Just a few days ago I had written a letter not to forget small business people, and they weren't forgotten.
They are now expected to pay a $1000 stamp duty. ABBAs song "money money money", comes to mind.
Watch our churches. Our Sunday collection will be the next target. I will make a bold statement and say it will be called Caeser's Duty.
Oilei ko Viti nikua.
By the way, what's the purpose for Stamp Duty? FRCA you there ?
While political parties and other organizations are talking about poverty and hardships faced by the people of Fiji organisers of festivals have confidence in the people.
We see the many week-long festivals happening in the West and soon we'll have the Sugar and the Hibiscus festival.
Stalls are not cheap but there is no lack of applicants. And to top it off, we see many people at the various grounds.
On the other hand, we also see supermarkets full on paydays and then there are the second hand clothing shops. Sometimes you can't get in.
For me this is a good sign.
And the general elections is on track things are looking good.
I just hope that we can create more employment so that we may forge ahead further.
The machine to determine the number allocated to each candidates in the National Candidates List looks like a lottery machine.
But then again the elections are similar to a lottery, each candidate vies and hopes the people will vote for them.
And the people, after voting they hope their candidate will deliver what he or she promised.
So let's spin the machine.
My advice to the people is keep your fingers and toes crossed that your candidate wins.
Who knows you may just get what you wished for.
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.