|Lavenia Waqavou (89) is assisted to vote|
A very big thank you to the Fijian Elections office for the huge effort put in. It's not an easy task running a general elections.
To the extra staff, vinaka va levu. Excuse the people if we may have been impatient or rude.
Now we await the counting.
I hope all will accept the result.
Our Overseas Brothers and Sisters
As the general elections drew near, friends, relatives and even strangers sent me messages on Facebook asking how things were progressing.
Then on election day the messages doubled. Fijians of all ethnicities living overseas are still interested in what is going on in Fiji. Many people have unkindly said that if they had Fiji at heart, then they should return to Fiji.
Fiji cant offer all of us decent jobs and thus people leave our shores for greener pastures, a better life and education for their children. Many people have relinquished their Fiji passports to enjoy what their new country has on offer.
Most of them still have family and friends in Fiji and thus make it their purpose to check up, that's why they write letters to the Editor and make comments on social media.
They are concerned about stability in Fiji because I'm sure many will one day return to retire or come back for a holiday or even set up a business.
For us who remain, lets love one another and live together in peace and harmony.
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.