Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On


There was excitement in the voice of my Lautoka mate, Fly, who called to ask if I was in Lautoka.

I told him I was in Namulomulo. He said, "Sobo, the Prime Minister is coming to meet us today."

 I told him that he was on a campaign trail and that he was gathering signatures.

Fly, in his excitement, said that at least some of the vendors would get to meet him and perhaps he could hear some of their issues.

And Fly hopes that the PM will return to meet them again and again.

Don't worry Fly. The PM is a man of his word.  Just give your support and ask him when the shelter would be built to shade the Lautoka market outside vendors.

Speed Kills

We can deduce from the report of the horror crash that speed was a contributing factor to the accident. (FT 4/4).

The report says that the accident was so loud that it woke the neighbours forcing them out of their homes.

As a matter of precaution drivers are told to stay four car lengths away from the vehicle in front. This gives the driver time to stop if the vehicle in front stops suddenly.

This accident happened when the car in front stopped to indicate it was turning into Vatuvia Road.

If the truck had been following at the required distance, the accident  could have been avoided. If they were in a hurry to get somewhere, sadly the driver may have forgotten the slogan - better late then never.

My condolences to Joji Voli's family.

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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