Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Bus Stand Upgrade

Thank you Suva City Council for the move to upgrade the Suva bus stand. Like I said before, its never too late. But it seems we only act when tragedies happen, don't you think so?

Anyway, the commuter has to be told not to cross between buses. There has to be proper markings where the commuter can cross.

We need to have wardens present at the bus stand telling people where not to cross. And it has to be an on going exercise because of the attitude of our people.We will go full ahead with enforcement and later on it will peter out - its a common thing in Fiji.

And as for the petering out of enforcement - let's look at the pedestrian crossing thingy, where people were fined for crossing "illegally". What happened to that? We now have the no smoking laws. I wonder how long they'll last. If they stop,  I'll say, "I told you so."


Suva Bus Stand Safety

Listening to radio announcers talk about the LTA officer at the Suva bus stand doing his bit for road safety and some people not listening makes me wonder about our peoples attitude.The LTA is not there to have fun but do a job to ensure there is safety on our roads.

One announcer said that as she sat at the bus stand a young woman crossed where crossing was not allowed and when the LTA rep told her not to cross she called back, "You're not my father!"

I suggest  police officers are present with the LTA rep so that when a pedestrian does this the police officer can arrest him or her, taken them to the police station and given a good talking to.

People jump up and down where there is a road accident, and now we have some people defying the requirements. If I had my way, a person defying LTA bus stand requirements should be taken to the police station and given a good hiding with a belt.


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.

Public pleased with the new walkway

07:04 Today

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Josephine Navula

Paving at the Suva bus station has now been completed with a new walkway to ensure public safety.

The new facility was constructed after the accident last week that claimed the lives of two people.

Commuters say they are now confident in using the Suva bus stand and feel safer.

Peanut seller, Satewan Nair says the new pathway has enabled them to operate business safely.

“It’s good and safe. There’s hump there and there, can’t cross. It’s very good for us for going across and doing business.”

The work carried out by the Suva City Council has done more than increase the safety of pePublic pleased with the new walkway

07:04 Today

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Josephine Navula

Paving at the Suva bus station has now been completed with a new walkway to ensure public safety.

The new facility was constructed after the accident last week that claimed the lives of two people.

Commuters say they are now confident in using the Suva bus stand and feel safer.

Peanut seller, Satewan Nair says the new pathway has enabled them to operate business safely.

“It’s good and safe. There’s hump there and there, can’t cross. It’s very good for us for going across and doing business.”

The work carried out by the Suva City Council has done more than increase the safety of pedestrians. Drivers are also benefiting from the initiative.

Serving as a taxi driver for 15 years, Sanjay Dutt says there’s no more over-crowding at the bus stand.

“It’s good, people crossing in the right manner. Like no more overcrowding and good for the buses and taxi drivers. Only thing we need the cut here for the Taxi to move out.”

The flow of the public at the bus stand is being monitored closely by the Suva City Council, the LTA and the Police Force.
- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19894/public-pleased-with-the-new--walkway#sthash.pq5HFRcJ.dpufdestrians. Drivers are also benefiting from the initiative.

Serving as a taxi driver for 15 years, Sanjay Dutt says there’s no more over-crowding at the bus stand.

“It’s good, people crossing in the right manner. Like no more overcrowding and good for the buses and taxi drivers. Only thing we need the cut here for the Taxi to move out.”

The flow of the public at the bus stand is being monitored closely by the Suva City Council, the LTA and the Police Force.

- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19894/public-pleased-with-the-new--walkway#sthash.pq5HFRcJ.dpuf

Public pleased with the new walkway

07:04 Today


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Josephine Navula
Paving at the Suva bus station has now been completed with a new walkway to ensure public safety.
The new facility was constructed after the accident last week that claimed the lives of two people.
Commuters say they are now confident in using the Suva bus stand and feel safer.
Peanut seller, Satewan Nair says the new pathway has enabled them to operate business safely.
“It’s good and safe. There’s hump there and there, can’t cross. It’s very good for us for going across and doing business.”
The work carried out by the Suva City Council has done more than increase the safety of pedestrians. Drivers are also benefiting from the initiative.
Serving as a taxi driver for 15 years, Sanjay Dutt says there’s no more over-crowding at the bus stand.
“It’s good, people crossing in the right manner. Like no more overcrowding and good for the buses and taxi drivers. Only thing we need the cut here for the Taxi to move out.”
The flow of the public at the bus stand is being monitored closely by the Suva City Council, the LTA and the Police Force.
- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19894/public-pleased-with-the-new--walkway#sthash.pq5HFRcJ.dpuf

Public pleased with the new walkway

07:04 Today


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Josephine Navula
Paving at the Suva bus station has now been completed with a new walkway to ensure public safety.
The new facility was constructed after the accident last week that claimed the lives of two people.
Commuters say they are now confident in using the Suva bus stand and feel safer.
Peanut seller, Satewan Nair says the new pathway has enabled them to operate business safely.
“It’s good and safe. There’s hump there and there, can’t cross. It’s very good for us for going across and doing business.”
The work carried out by the Suva City Council has done more than increase the safety of pedestrians. Drivers are also benefiting from the initiative.
Serving as a taxi driver for 15 years, Sanjay Dutt says there’s no more over-crowding at the bus stand.
“It’s good, people crossing in the right manner. Like no more overcrowding and good for the buses and taxi drivers. Only thing we need the cut here for the Taxi to move out.”
The flow of the public at the bus stand is being monitored closely by the Suva City Council, the LTA and the Police Force.
- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19894/public-pleased-with-the-new--walkway#sthash.pq5HFRcJ.dpuf

Public pleased with the new walkway

07:04 Today


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Josephine Navula
Paving at the Suva bus station has now been completed with a new walkway to ensure public safety.
The new facility was constructed after the accident last week that claimed the lives of two people.
Commuters say they are now confident in using the Suva bus stand and feel safer.
Peanut seller, Satewan Nair says the new pathway has enabled them to operate business safely.
“It’s good and safe. There’s hump there and there, can’t cross. It’s very good for us for going across and doing business.”
The work carried out by the Suva City Council has done more than increase the safety of pedestrians. Drivers are also benefiting from the initiative.
Serving as a taxi driver for 15 years, Sanjay Dutt says there’s no more over-crowding at the bus stand.
“It’s good, people crossing in the right manner. Like no more overcrowding and good for the buses and taxi drivers. Only thing we need the cut here for the Taxi to move out.”
The flow of the public at the bus stand is being monitored closely by the Suva City Council, the LTA and the Police Force.
- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19894/public-pleased-with-the-new--walkway#sthash.pq5HFRcJ.dpuf

Comments

Anonymous said…
Allen. Your support for this regime is easily inferred by your articles.

The fact that you blog on a pro-IG site says it all. Life does go on. But the misery this corrupt regime has brought on my village is evident. We will remember you, Allen. You try and be apolitical but you are not succeeding.
Anonymous said…
The comments from this regime supporting fool demonstrate just what this thug blog stands for. Lockington says that peopleshould be 'taken to the police station and given a good hiding with a belt'. This is a disgraceful comment for which an immediate apology should be made. Is this what the military regime supports? The idiot who should be taken to the barracks and flogged is the racist fool Lockington!
Allen the man said…
I really enjoy Allan's snippets about ordinary people and happenings and daily life in Fiji. All we get in the media is news on idiotic elites vying for political power - same old shit. Allen's writing is breath of fresh air. Keep up the good work. This regime is no worse or better than the last one so keep your focus on the people. Disregard the fools who take a literal meaning of your articles.
Crosbie Walsh said…
I deplore these bullying, cowardly threats. At least Allen, unlike you, is prepared to publish, in the Fiji Times, the Fiji Sun and elsewhere, over his own name. And it's my heading, "Life Goes On ..." not Allen's.
Crosbie Walsh said…
Good God! And people like you have a vote!
Anonymous said…
I'm with you Croz. Only people who support police taking people to the station and giving them a flogging should be allowed to vote. This is consistent with the regime approach to people opposing the coup - of to the military barracks for a bashing, eh Croz?
Thank the lord facist fools like you don't vote in the sham Fiji elections.
Anonymous said…
Good God. People like you have a vote.....something we have not had for 8 years. I forgot what a vote is. Do you have that problem in NZ Croz?
USP Student said…
I am 26 and I have never voted. People like Mr Walsh take their own rights and liberties for granted.

So I get to vote in September. Will it be a real election like you enjoy Croz. We have an AG who makes his own rules. It is disappointing when we need support from outside and all we get from you is articles supporting these removers of democracy.

You obviously care a great deal about the AG and his associates. It is a shame you do not care about people like me.

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