Opinion

Letters to the Editor – November 22, 2019

Flying Fijians’ cibi I have been watching our Flying Fijians performing the “cibi”. To me they are saying it so fast. It would be nice if it is said in a not so fast pace...

Editorial comment – Planning for the school holidays

TODAY is the last day of school for this year. It’s a day when students will finally put down their pens and books, and farewell another year of learning. Today, thousands of students will either welcome the break with great joy, or face it with mixed emotions. There is great anticipation in the air for...

21st November

Letters to the Editor – November 21, 2019

Suva athletes celebrate The athletes from the Capital City had every reason to celebrate as they walked away with the boys, girls and overall title when the FMF Chow Games came to a conclusion. The hard work and commitment of the athletes, officials and parents paid off as the defending champs made a clean sweep...

Editorial comment: Measles update

The revelation that there are now nine confirmed cases of measles in the Serua/Namosi Subdivision must stand as a warning for us. Health authorities yesterday said the latest confirmed cases were that of a 15-year-old from Wainadoi, and a two-year-old who had been staying in Waibogi, Serua. The two-year-old, it stated, returned home to Koronivia...

20th November

Letters to the Editor – November 20, 2019

Good game of rugby While many people didn’t swallow their selection, the youthful Flying Fijians have set the platform for 2023 RWC with the win over the Barbarians. I personally think the involvement of Senirusi Seruvakula creates the difference in the game plan, which eventually gave us the victory at Twickenham. Statistics- wise, our entry...

Editorial comment – Holiday mode

It’s that time of the year again when students start the countdown to the end of the school term for another year. It’s when they will put their pens down, their bags and uniforms away, and look forward to the end-of-year break. Thousands of students will roll back their sleeves and kick off their shoes...

19th November

Life is not a car part

AROUND the world, road traffic accidents are a major cause of death among all age groups and the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged five to 29 years. In fact, every 24 seconds someone dies on the road, amounting to 1.35 million deaths annually. The risk of dying in a road...

Letters to the Editor – November 19, 2019

Venice under water Because of climate change effects, the iconic city of Venice is currently under siege from historically high tides. This situation may open some eyes and minds of world leaders who have chosen to look away when it comes to climate change. Cries from the Pacific have fallen on deaf ears. There could...

18th November

Letters to the Editor – Pulsating victory

Pulsating victory THE pulsating victory over the Barbarians after 49 years has provided some relief for ardent Fijian fans after the depressing exit at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The team, which comprised the next generation and some unlucky players who missed selection to Japan, produced a gutsy performance. Those who rose early on Sunday...

Editorial comment – A strong start

WHAT a beauty that was! When all things are said and done, it does mean a lot to take a win at international level. More so when we remember our early exit at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. It wasn’t the stint we expected. In fact, it wasn’t what fans expected at all...

17th November

Letters to the Editor: Sunday November 17, 2019

That time of the year IT’S that time of the year again when the sekoula tree (flamboyant tree) beautifies our city. The red bloom is certainly a sight to see. The trees are in full bloom and it reminds us that Christmas is near. Here is one picture taken on Thursday that the photographer simply...

The meth challenge

THE revelation that methamphetamine seizures have increased by more than 50 folds when compared with six years ago is a major concern. It is a shocking state of affairs we find ourselves in right now. In 2013, police only recorded two cases linked to methamphetamine, compared with 14 cases in 2014 and 17 cases each...

16th November

Media landscape

VICTOR Mambor cuts an unassuming figure. Standing around 5ft 9’, he is quiet. There’s a touch of a sprightly jump in his stride though. It’s a bright and sunny Monday morning. There’s a slight breeze coming in over the Brisbane river, cutting its way across to the balcony of Room S02 – 7 at Griffith...

Letters to the Editor: Saturday November 16, 2019

Police support On Tuesday (12/11) in the 7pm FBC News Commissioner of Police Qiliho commented “Sections of the media and society are always quick to speak out against police when we are accused of any brutality but in this case, ever since we lost Constable Siuta and all these incidents – nobody except the Government...

Brutality claim under scrutiny

It’s good to note that Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj has confirmed investigations into claims police poured hot water on a suspect have begun. The commission, he said, was aware of the case and was conducting investigations into the man’s claims. He said the commission visited Navua Police Station, checked their records...

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