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Negative comments will not deter sign language interpreters from doing their job

Negative comments will not deter sign language interpreters from doing their job

By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 04/05/2021
Sign language interpreter Claudette Wilson and Loraini Tabu

No amount of negative comments on social media will stop Claudette Wilson and Loraini Tabu from doing their duty and providing critical information from the COVID-19 press conferences to the members of the deaf community.

Wilson and Tabu have become familiar faces next to the Permanent Secretary for Health Dr. James Fong when he makes daily critical announcements in relation to the current COVID situation in Fiji.

Unfortunately, these two women who are heroes for what they are doing, have been attacked and ridiculed by some on social media for their expressions which are critical for members of the deaf community.

In an interview with fijivillage, Wilson says they have received so many negative comments however they are also grateful to those people that are providing them with positive comments and encouraging them.

She also says if Dr.Fong has a stern face it has to show on her face as well because the deaf community have to get the same message.

Tabu says the only thing that matters for her is the feedback that comes from the deaf community because she is providing them the message.


The two women have been working with the deaf community for more than 15 years.

Please send them uplifting and positive comments for their great service, and denounce those uncalled-for negative comments.




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