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.

Weather forecast spot on

Last week at the height of the bad weather we got three predictions that it would rain again after 24 to 36 hours. They were spot on. Thank you to the Fiji Met office and Nadraki Fiji Limited managing director Neville Koop.  

It is fortunate that we now have better weather forecasters. We will be better prepared. Or rather – we should be better prepared. I was travelling with a group of volunteers distributing rations to people affected by the floods when we spotted a convoy of four-wheel drives.

We were told that it was the president and government officials out and about checking homes and speaking to the people. They were also assessing damage. At one village it was a delight to see the president, after talking with village elders, call all the children round to have a photo with him.  

Despite the flooding, he brought reassurance and there was laughter and smiles all around.  


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