Opinion

27th March

Letters to the Editor – March 27, 2019

Trip to Hong Kong Congratulations to The Fiji Times HK 7s promotion winner Salaivalu Kubutorotoro. Thousands had taken part in the competition but the 26-year-old lass from Vatukoula had the final laugh as she prepares...

Editorial comment – Our hopes and aspirations

FORMER national sevens rugby maestro Waisale Serevi made some interesting comments the other day. As we gear up for the annual Hong Kong 7s, there are some valuable lessons in them. Now coaching the Russian 7s side, Serevi believes there is room for more dialogue between coaches and players in Fiji. Players representing the national...

26th March

Letters to the Editor – Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Special games The Fiji team to the Special Olympics in Dubai flew into Nadi Airport early Sunday morning with 17 medals from the Games and only a handful of people were there to greet them apart from their relatives and airport workers. I believe there were no government officials and no special or VIP treatment...

Editorial comment – Positive soccer vibes

IT was good to see Wellington Phoenix striker and Fiji captain Roy Krishna back in action at the weekend. In fact it is always good to watch the national side live in action at home. A tactical change at half-time, it seems, paid dividends for the national side, helping us defeat Mauritius 1-0 at Churchill...

25th March

Letters to the Editor – Monday, March 25, 2019

Police breaks drought The national stadium was a sea of blue as Police broke a 34-year drought to down Wardens Gold in the final of the 43rd Fiji Bitter Marist Rugby 7s tournament. The Blue outfit was dominant in pool play and showed composure to defeat defending champions Tabadamu in the quarter-final and Ratu Filise,...

23rd March

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, March 23, 2019

Preparation for Happy Valley outing With an injury cloud surrounding the likes of Jerry, Nasoko, Botitu, Tuimaba and Wise, I am positive that Baber will devise strategies to counter teams such as USA, NZ, Australia, England and Samoa who stand on our way to a record breaking 5-in-a-row wins at the Happy Valley. The Marist...

Editorial comment – Feast of 7s action

The stage is set for an interesting final day of the 43rd Marist 7s rugby tournament in Suva today. Yesterday, Marist Rugby Club president Lawrence Tikaram welcomed participating teams for this year’s tournament. “We warmly extended an invitation to all grassroots village clubs and teams to make the journey to the Mecca of all 7s...

22nd March

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s kicks off today!

IT’S Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens once again and the annual rugby fiesta is getting bigger and better every year. The tournament has both been the cradle and the crucible of Fijian sevens rugby for the past 43 years. It’s where one day you are a simple villager rubbing shoulders with internationally reputed players and another...

Editorial comment – A threat we must fight

The Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho made a powerful statement yesterday while addressing more than 200 recruits at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, Suva Terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand a week ago, he said, had brought the threat of terrorism even closer to our doors. Emerging threats to the...

21st March

Letters to the Editor – Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bula Boys win battle Our Bula Boys battled it out against New Caledonia and came out on top with a 3-0 win. Since the Fiji vs Solomons clash last year, which ended in a draw, fans witnessed international soccer at home. It was always going to be an uphill battle but our Bula Boys delivered...

Editorial comment – Our 7s, our game

ON FORM, and on paper, it seems Police and Tabadamu are bolters for top honours at this week’s Marist 7s rugby tournament at the National Stadium in Suva. They’ve had a sort of love-hate relationship in recent tournaments leading up to the annual Marist event. In their latest clash, the lawmen came off with a...

20th March

Letters to the Editor – March 20, 2019

Hate has no place I salute The Fiji Times for a brilliant reminder on yesterday’s front page — “Hate has no place”. The editorial was apt as well. Only if people could understand this message, surely our world would be a better place to live in. The massacre in Christchurch was least expected and has...

Editorial comment – The meaning of Holi

Colourful powders will be the order of the day for Hindus around the world as they celebrate Holi, the annual festival of colours this week. The festival is often referred to as New Year celebration for Hindus. It’s when Hindus come together to share a common theme. It is about colour, religious songs and the...

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