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Vanua Levu reef
A Bridge Too Far

When reading the article about the bridge that was supposed to have connect Vanua Levu and Viti Levu, an old joke came to mind.

A man was walking along a beach and saw a lamp half buried in the sand. He picked it up and thought to himself that it could be a magic lamp, so he rubbed it. Out came a genie who said, “You have released me from a thousand year prison you may make a wish.

The man quickly said, “Build me a bridge from Viti Levu to Vanua Levu.” The genie mmmm’d and aaaaahed and mmmm’d and aaaaahed some more. Then he said, “Hey man think of something easier, that’s one massive job.”

The man then said, “Ok, look into my wife’s mind and see what she really wants from me and life.”

The genies once again mmmm’d and aaaaahed and mmmm’d and aaaaahed some more and said, “How many lanes do you want on the bridge master.”

But the bridge article is interesting and I’m thankful that it has been cancelled. The reason – just look at our present roads, do you really think we can build and maintain that bridge.

But let's look for a lamp and see if a genie can build it for us, and he can maintain it also.


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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