Opinion

Letters to the Editor – May 21, 2019

Local pictures for local articles At last we have gone local in From the Crowd (ST 19/5). I am not referring to Seona Smiles who has been around long enough to be thoroughly local, but...

Editorial comment – The challenge London offers

The stage is set for a thriller this weekend when the top teams on the World Rugby 7s Series converge on Twickenham Stadium in London. With a capacity to hold 82,000 people, it will be interesting to see how fans respond this weekend. We’ve won on this renowned turf three times, first in 2006, then...

20th May

Letters to the Editor – Monday, May 20, 2019

Stallions end Highlanders winning run The Stallions ended Naitasiri’s unbeaten run in the Skipper Cup and now that the traditional giants of Fiji have found their winning rhythm, momentum and attacking flair, it’s going to take a mountain for the other teams to defeat the Stallions. Radrodro, Nasilasila and Vucago showed their class and composure...

Editorial comment – Our region, our reality

CLIMATE change appears to be a touchy topic for some people. It draws emotional responses that can weigh in on different spectrums of the thought process. US President Donald Trump, for instance, has a different take on the issue. Sceptics will insist the leader of one of the most powerful nations on the planet has...

19th May

Editorial comment – An international priority

SOMETIMES young people can have a major impact on issues of national interest. Perhaps it’s because they come in with a very different mindset and appreciation of events that some of us take for granted. Or could it be that their innocent minds are simply speaking out what most of us are thinking. It was...

18th May

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, May 18, 2019

Bye Hank Finally, the Fiji Times Pte Limited executive consultant Hank Arts was farewelled by staff members on Thursday after the great Mr Arts spent some eight good years with our number one newspaper. Mr Arts has left behind a legacy for journalists to emulate and I hope that some will get a cue from...

Editorial comment – The issue of climate change

THE revelation that we are not on track even to reach what was agreed in Paris is pretty serious stuff. Coming from the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, it carries weight. Addressing youths at an interactive session at the University of the South Pacific in Suva this week, Mr Guterres said climate change was running...

17th May

Letters to the Editor – May 17, 2019

Wonder Roy So much has been said about Fiji soccer. Some people have even gone to the extent of saying that Fiji soccer will only play bazaar soccer and we will not progress up the rankings. Well, for me Roy Krishna is a mighty fine example of the individual doing things for himself and going...

Editorial comment – Our focus, our challenge

IT is interesting that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there is a “dangerous” upsurge in hatred and has called on Fijian parliamentarians to scale up their response to hate speech. Mr Guterres visited the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the scenes of two horrific terrorist attacks against Muslims before arriving in Fiji this...

16th May

Letters to the Editor – May 16, 2019

When warriors battle High from their success in the Skipper Cup, the Dr Ilaitia Tuisese Jr coached Highlanders will walk in as hot favourites against Nadroga at Lawaqa Park. Nadroga bounced back after earlier losses to Nadi and Suva to thrash Northland and the battle against Naitasiri at home will determine their fate in the...

Editorial comment – Our world, our reality

UNITED Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a shift of taxes from salaries to carbon, to stop subsidising fossil fuels and to stop building new coal plants by 2020. He made the call when addressing Pacific leaders at the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva yesterday. Mr Guterres is on his first official visit to...

15th May

Letters to the Editor – May 15, 2019

Fiji 7s off-loading game Days away from the crucial European leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series, Paula Dranisinukula has acknowledged that the off-load game of the Fiji team is destructive which tears the defensive lines of oppositions. But, let’s not be mistaken about it. Other teams are catching up. It is especially so after...

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