One Fiji: A Letter in The Fiji Times

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This letter in today's Fiji Times perhaps deserves to go on the main page:

One Fiji

IT is so heart warming to note some of the good traits we still have as Fijians. I still see young and old men, when buses are full, giving up their seats to the elderly, to the young and to women and children regardless of race or ethnicity - it just happens instinctively.

I still see cars (no matter who is driving) pull over to the side whenever a hearse drives by with a funeral procession in tow - a sign of respect to the passed one - not something often seen in other lands.

I still see different ethnic groups cheer and cry and rally together whenever our rugby national teams take onto the field for yet another competition and feel the unseen patriotical bond we all share as one nation.

I still see everyone come together whenever we face natural disasters to help out our brother or sister in their time of need regardless; it always stirs my heart.

Fiji we still have hope. No matter our struggles, our shortfalls, we are indeed still one nation in many ways - and for that I am always proud to be called a Fijian.

Hennah Naco
Lautoka
[Ed. note.  Vinaka, Hennah, for bringing this to mt attention.]

Comments

Good thing going said…
To add to Hennah's list:
- I see school buses full of children who have submitted bus vouchers,
- I see the CWM Hospital looking more like a private hospital,
- I see that Primary School teachers will be given training in assesment at FNU,
- I see different groups of citizens assisting the needy with school fees,
- I see pensioners receiving less than a $100 monthly will receive that amount from March.
- I see more people planting their own vegetables.

We have a lot of good things going and to hope for.
Anonymous said…
Fiji has had a magical transformation in race relations.It is evident everywhere you go. This is where the difference is - the Qarase lot advocated racism;
the Bainimarama Govt advocates multiracialism. The ordinary Fijians carry the true spirit of Fiji but it is the rogue politicians who kept them apart for their own selfish ends. Letters to editor columns in the Fiji Times show healthy exchange of views, support for our sevens team comes as passionately from Indo-Fijians as indigenous Fijians. Indo-Fijians travel in record numbers to support the sevens team at every venue and the spirit of Fiji flows freely when they join other supporters. The walls of race, religion and culture crumble and children of Fiji rejoice together. Such letters will no doubt awaken people and accelerate racial harmony only if the racist politicians are kept out from the Parliament.
Anonymous said…
Fiji has had a magical transformation in race relations.It is evident everywhere you go. This is where the difference is - the Qarase lot advocated racism;
the Bainimarama Govt advocates multiracialism. The ordinary Fijians carry the true spirit of Fiji but it is the rogue politicians who kept them apart for their own selfish ends. Letters to editor columns in the Fiji Times show healthy exchange of views, support for our sevens team comes as passionately from Indo-Fijians as indigenous Fijians. Indo-Fijians travel in record numbers to support the sevens team at every venue and the spirit of Fiji flows freely when they join other supporters. The walls of race, religion and culture crumble and children of Fiji rejoice together. Such letters will no doubt awaken people and accelerate racial harmony only if the racist politicians are kept out from the Parliament.

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