Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

       Jaywalking at Uni

I went to the FNU campus in Natabua, Lautoka and witnessed something that should be addressed by the university.   When classes are finished students mill around in the middle of the road like it was okay. These students are there to earn a high level of education, yet they disregard road safety. Cars have to wait for them them to move to the side at their laid back rate. One student even had the audacity to scowl at me when I stopped to let him pass, and he had on earphones and wouldn't have heard the purring of my automobile.

If we have to get rid of jaywalkers from the main streets,can we start with private roads, like the universities.  I wonder if any of the students can stand up and talk about road safety and the dangers jay walking.

False Pretences

An old timer went to collect his social welfare cheque and was told a whole bunch hadn't come from Suva. He then asked to see the boss who was unavailable. Then he asked to see the assistant and he too was unavailable.

In his frustration the man said, these people should be here to speak to us and earn their pay. What they are doing is obtaining money by false pretences.

Take Care

Now that gold is being bought easily (as per advertisements) , may I encourage  Fijians of Indian origin to take more care on who they invite to their homes. The lady who was killed by an alleged miracle worker should be an indication.  We are surrounded by people who prey on the poor and desperate. Please don't talk about how much jewelry you have at home because these people could go on to tell others, and your home could become a target.

Those who prey on the poor and vulnerable  should be given lessons that they will never forget.

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.


Zero Tolerance said…
Predators prey not only on the 'poor and vulnerable': they are also at work in an organised, targeted way on the better-off - 'Ladies Who Lunch' and business people. The test? $30,000 collected recently in cash, it is reported, by persons in uniform, with identity tags who forced those they intercepted to go to the nearest ATM. No receipts were issued for the "On-the-Spot" fines demanded; no breathalyzer was produced; there is no such thing as 'Zero Tolerance' for alcohol: that is Sharia Law - not yet introduced. These people are guilty of Abuse of Office and of acting with impunity. Their entry into vehicles is an abuse of their powers: tantamount to abduction. They must be held to stringent account and, as President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya said of the Al Shabab terrorists he confronts in Nairobi: "We shall find them wherever they may be found". Quite so. Zero tolerance!

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