What will this flag look like and will it unite the country as Frank Bainimarama says it will?
|Delana already suggesting flag will be a combination of entries. pic FBC|
Remember, he's ditched the current flag for one that reflects a 'modern and truly independent nation state.'
But he may find coming up with an exceptional flag more difficult than he realizes.
The competition ended last Friday and the National Flag Committee is sifting through 1430 entries it says it received.
We note that SODELPA handed in 7000 entries which were rejected by the committee. Why?
Look to the comments of chair, Sports Minister Iliesa Delana, and we get an idea of where they're going: Delana says the new flag may be a 'combination' of entries.
The country has been promised much so no doubt those behind the scenes will be working overtime to deliver a flag that fulfils expectations and saves Bainimarama face.
Because frankly none of the pictures we've seen come close to surpassing the current flag.
As the designer of our current flag, 80 year old Tessa Mackenzie, has said: 'It's very hard to envisage what they can choose which will be appropriate for everyone not just now but for the future.'
Editor's Note: Remember the robbery of the Nadi Aerotown Mobil service station last week? Five masked men tried to steal $500 but were thwarted after the police arrived.CCTV footage has now emerged showing the police arriving in three vehicles but instead of blocking the thieves' vehicle from the front and back, they park on the side and throw stones and sticks at the robbers!
Who are the cops and who are the robbers?