|People living in tents after Cyclone Winston|
People are still struggling to get back on their feet and are living in tents as they await government help to rebuild. Ninety percent of the nation meanwhile are suffering from 'cika' or conjunctivitis after the cyclone and floods.
FNPF paid out thousands in the last month to people affected by the cyclone, unfortunately some recipients misused this money for alcohol and partying. It has become a joke with people treating the FNPF assistance as 'Christmas come early'. This was evident during the recent Hong Kong 7s win where people were seen with placards saying 'Thank you FNPF'.
Natural disasters aside, a concerning trend is the rise in the number of rape and murder cases in Fiji.
Mere Ailevu's body was found on Deuba beach. The Year 7 student of Lomary Catholic Primary School was found half naked, dead with a Tee- shirt tied around her neck at Loloma Beach. She had been raped and murdered.
A 39-year-old security officer of Vunibuabua settlement in Deuba was charged with the rape and murder of the 14-year-old girl.
Today a 52-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to 12 years for raping his three-year-old niece in 2010.
There have been a few other rape and assault cases this year.
It seems Fiji has become not only coup coup land, but a land of sex perverts.