Letters to the Editor – Friday March 15th, 2019

A writer says stringent standards should be followed to allow foreign national Fijian citizenship. Picture: FILE

Fijian citizenship

The revelation that 196 foreign nationals were granted Fijian citizenship over a period of six months, between January and July 2016, is interesting (FT:14/03).

That would be an average of approximately 380 people per year.

In monetary terms that would be approximately $2 million in Immigration Department revenue.

Let’s hope money is not the incentive to allow as many people into the country.

There are a good number of bogus new immigrants who are neither a complement nor a good example of what a genuine new citizen ought to be.

We need more stringent standards and requirements from anyone who desires to become a Fijian citizen.

We are already experiencing many very arrogant, disrespectful, and inconsiderate newcomers to our shores.

Simon Hazelman

Rava Estate, Savusavu

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