Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On


I watched club rugby at Nadovu Park in Lautoka. Sometime last week we were told about the absence of medical staff when a player collapsed and died. Then in the evening I watched Super 15 and we see how medics run onto the filed the minute a player goes down. 

The game between the Hurricanes and Rebels saw three Rebel players serious injured by legitimate tackles.

While watching the games at Nadovu Park a thought crossed my mind, could the TV stations come down and record the games, so we can see the level of the game and the facilities. With the TV cameras there I’m sure the players will play above their capabilities and the organizers will have proper medical staff available. 

With the Super 15 we see doctors on the ground, not first aid people!

Seedling Bank

Fiji must now seriously set up “seedling bank” of all kinds of vegetables and root crop, to distribute to
farmers immediately after floods and cyclones. This bank can be funded by the banks and others who have so graciously  reached out and donated thousands of dollars. 

And may I suggest that these banks are set up all over Fiji and away from flood prone areas and secured to withstand cyclones. They shall be built to be almost indestructible. We need something like this because as life carries on and nature changing, we could be in for a rough time like we saw in the last floods and how high they have reached. 

Lets secure our future now because we have the funds from donors and the expertise very near at hand. I know we can do it. 

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.


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