Showing posts from January 29, 2012

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.
The Plot Thickens

Scrap metal in rivers, creeks unused lots, abandoned cars and ships, road signs, inspection chamber lids, drain grating, steel drive way plates, telephone cables and many more have been taken to be sold for a gain.

I was visiting friends at a place in Drasa-Vitogo Lautoka and noticed a chap at his home checking his solar hot water panels, which were on the ground. Apparently at around 3 am he heard noises coming from the roof and went to check and saw someone on the roof.

The person managed to get away. The resident found his solar panels in the front yard.

Like the story of Alice in Wonderland goes: “Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice.

Or like an older timer said, “The plo…

All the World's Religions Agree on the Dignity of Work


A book born out of a collaborative dialogue of the ILO with the World Council of Churches, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation as well as other organisations representing Judaism and Buddhism.
There are common threads running through all of these religious traditions on such issues as human dignity, solidarity and above all on the connection between work, social justice and the search for peace.
Only a few weeks ago a very interesting and important book was published by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. It was called Convergences: Decent Work and Social Justice in Religious Traditions – a Handbook.
The book is written against the background of globalisation and the current worldwide economic crisis. It states that, over the past few decades the world has experienced an upheaval from the process called globalisation from wh…

Economic Review January 2012