Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.

                                    Don't Bury Medals

Medals are indeed a reflection of hard work and honesty. 113 police officers in Suva were awarded medals for long service, peacekeeping missions and bravery. These medals can be displayed at home well after the recipient has passed on.

Many people in the villages have buried medals together with the owners and on Remembrance Day there is nothing to show. Children or relatives go and march, plain cheated.

I would like to remind people not to bury medals with the owner, keep them as a visible memory of your loved ones who were awarded for the various reasons - for long service, peacekeeping missions and bravery. Even saving a life.

So please don’t bury the medals, keep them so that 100 years down the road descendants can proudly  display them as mementos and history can bee seen and not just remembered.

Comments

Anonymous said…
@ dont bury medals

I guess Alen has point. I recently went to the Fiji Museum in Suva where they are selling a book about the Fiji involvement in World War 1 (1914-1918)...titled 'Qaravi Nai Tavi".

It was an eye opener for me. More than a thousand men ans women from Fiji went to serve in that War.
Included among them was a George Lockington who was born in Kadavu in 1894, the son of Daniel Lockington and a Fijian woman by the name of Avatau AdiTini.

Can Allen explain to us his relationship with this George Lockington and what happened to his medals?

Otherwise, we are getting quite fed up with Allen's posturings on various issues without any evidence of his stake in the various issues he expounds.

Come on Allen, vakamacalataki iko mai.
the quill said…
I'm also getting beyond tired of Allen's pointless ramblings.

Last week his Fiji Times article hones on to the historic accounts of ship wrecks in Fiji and wove that into his personal account of eating poisoned fish.

Then, as Allen always does; jumps to conclusions and ponders aloud, that the reason for those ship wrecks were due to the effects of poisoned fish.

Allen really needs to work on his prose, which basically comes across as if written by a person in junior high school.

Even Fiji Times has stooped so low to give him a weekly column, that the general public have endure such meandering thoughts about Allen.

If that was not enough, Allen continues to write letters to the editors, that are equally pathetic, featuring a collection of hastily cobbled together words and punctuation marks- that do not have a subject, a verb or a noun.

One might even wonder, that Allen may be suffering from attention deficit disorder; that he needs to see his name in the paper every other day.

Give it a rest Allen, for your sake and our sanity.
Croz Walsh said…
@ The Quill ... It's easy to criticize. If you can do any better, send me your draft for possible publication. Allen doesn't set himself up as an expert or an especially educated person. He's an "ordinary bloke" who writes things as he sees and feels them. I find most of his short articles refreshing. Since you don't, don't read them.

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