Opinion

Letters to the Editor – January 20, 2020

The best for Hamilton and Sydney READING with envy that New Zealand and the Bitzboks are returning with some big names such as Molia, Koroi, Kok, Afrika, Franco and company, this will simply add more...

Editorial comment – A matter of concern

The revelation that the majority of students who enter high school are either non-readers or slow readers is a major concern. This claim was made by Nakasi High School principal Praveen Chand during a heads of schools meeting at the Vunimono hall, Nausori, on Thursday last week. He said the issue was a tragedy for...

19th January

Letters to the Editor – Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hamilton 7s The Hamilton and Sydney sevens leg is the next in line, we hope our gallant sevens warriors can do much better this time, we are defending the trophy in Hamilton, we need to improve on discipline and tackles if we are to win this one, as for the tournament a week after in...

Editorial comment – Water safety and warnings

The revelation that police will resume the search for a man and his daughter will tear at many hearts. It’s an emotional tale about a family torn apart by the Wainikavou creek. There are many messages intertwined in this report. What will tug at the heartstrings is the fact that a father and daughter may...

18th January

Editorial comment – Our frustrating roads

School has started and with it has come niggling traffic jams. It’s a nightmare that does not seem to end. In fact, it’s no laughing matter that thousands of commuters find themselves stuck in heavy traffic daily in the Capital City. As police pointsmen and women do their best to ease frustrations, and they are...

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, January 18, 2020

Styrofoam products A brief item in FT 17/01, mentioned that the proposed ban on styrofoam products in Samoa, was being deferred for six months from January to June this year. This was to allow local companies to get rid of the styrofoam products that they had already in stock. With a similar ban also scheduled...

17th January

Letters to the Editor – January 17, 2019

Best platform for local players I agree with rugby legend Lote Tuqiri that the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast Sevens tournament was the best platform for local Fijian players to secure overseas contracts. Fijians are blessed as we get a chance to witness a feast of 7s year in, year out and watch unknowns become household...

Editorial comment – Watching the weather

As the Fiji Meteorological Service continues to keep a close eye on the system hovering above us, we have an opportunity to reflect on safety issues. The weather office is monitoring a high pressure system to the far South of Fiji which is pushing the impending tropical cyclone Tino further East, away from Vanua Levu....

16th January

Letters to the Editor – January 16, 2019

Out to impress Current 7s rep Terio Tamani and other 7s hopefuls such as former 7s rep Kitione Taliga will be out to impress selectors when the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s tournament gets rolling at Lawaqa Park. Unknown teams like Raiwasa Resort Taveuni will also be out to upset some big names. The 2020...

Editorial comment – Life’s many lessons

There are moments in time that will leave an indelible impression on our minds. Take, for instance, the report yesterday, about a group of firefighters in Vanua Levu who have been good Samaritans for a late colleague’s family. Death can leave a gap in the lives of those affected. It hurts those affected, and can...

15th January

Editorial comment – 7s rugby focus

It’s encouraging to note that national sevens coach Gareth Baber is not rushing former skipper Kalione Nasoko back into the fray. He’s actually allowing him time to recover from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) operation. That says a lot for the national coach. Player welfare is obviously a key component of his approach to coaching....

14th January

Letters to the Editor – January 14, 2019

Real life issues matter When it comes to real life issues The Fiji Times must be commended for having guts to publish them. The saying, ‘A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself’, comes to the forefront when I read The Fiji Times, which has just continued its excellent reporting from 2019. From the...

Editorial comment – Good, clean fun and games

National sevens rugby coach Gareth Baber makes an interesting point. He has seen the result of yellow cards at international level and it’s not good at all. It has left an indelible impression on his mind. He reckons it is a critical area that needs work, and that’s something he is focused on in the...

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