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.
I was in the suburbs of Suva this week especially places that I used to frequent during my young days.
One of the things that I noticed is the people. -Goodness, I've never seen so many people all together in one place. I am reliably told that the population of the city is going down. Probably because of the growth of Nasinu but it didn't look that way. The market was full of people and the streets full of people. I think I have been away from Suva for too long. Because Autoclave is not congested like Suva.
And another thing that I noticed is the traffic office in Raiwaqa. Right near the Raiwaqa market pedestrian crossing, I spotted a woman police officer, standing on a box and visible for about six car lengths. What a delight to see this.
I am from Lautoka and we could do with a few traffic officers on point duty (as it is called) at critical points during the morning and afternoons. The important thing is the flow of traffic at intersections. The bad one is the intersection at Vomo Street and Drasa Avenue adjacent to the Red Cross office. The condition of the road is not a help at all.
But a big thank you to the police officers on point duty in Raiwaqa who kept the traffic flowing and controlling pedestrians.
Isa! I remember my primary schools days in Suva when police officers would be on point duty and it was a delight to watch some of them. Their arms never stopped and traffic never jammed. One of the police officers was so good that he looked like he was doing a make (dance).
It was a delight to watch.