Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen's had a burst of creative ideas recently, so I'm publishing three this week rather than the usual one or two.

 Good News

A report says that there has been a decline in imported prices has resulted in the reduction of prices for 450grams Rewa Full Cream milk powder by nearly five percent.

Fiji Commerce Commission chairman Mahendra Reddy said the reduction followed a submission from Fiji Dairy Limited and attributed this to a decline in imported prices.

I wonder how many shops will immediately reduce the cost of milk they have in stock — like when they raise the price of old stock when prices go up.

But thank you Doc. Reddy and the Commerce Commission for this.

By the way,  what about the price of hardware, what has happened to this issue?

Mud Slinging

If one looks properly, all the political parties seem to  have the same agenda:  to make Fiji a better place, create employment and other opportunities. They wish to create greener pastures right here.

However, while all have noble intentions, some sling mud at each other at the same time.

Ever since I can remember, political parties of old did the same thing. Will we ever get out of that proverbial rut? Will we ever have a general election where we have peace and quiet and the members of the parties explain their policies  without insulting another party or individual?

Sex Trade

Brazil police is on the look out for hot spots where child prostitution can take place. This is being done before the influx of people who will come to watch the soccer world cup.

World news articles say that this is bound to happen in the poorer
neighbourhoods and with the fact that there will be people who will engage underage sex workers.

Here in Fiji we just saw two people sent to jail for a very long time with regards to the sex trade. Who knows, this could be the tip of the iceberg as sex workers and their employers will be very discreet and it will be happening in an underground way.

No doubt there is a market for sex workers and the under age will be a novelty.

The two men have been sent to jail.  But what about the girls they employed? What happens to them? Will they also be charged?

And what about the clients who used their services, can't they be traced and also charged?

Let's do a thorough job and net all who are involved, that way the customers will be frightened and mend their wayward ways.

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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