Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Keeping soccer clean

The revelation by the Fiji Football Association that it has budgeted $25,000 to fight drugs in sports is commendable. Fiji soccer’s governing body wants to create drug free ambassadors with educational programs yearly. The revelation...

9th August

Editorial comment – Childhood cancer awareness

Today, there are parents and guardians in Fiji who are struggling to overcome a sense of fear, and they try not to be overwhelmed by what is happening around them. Aside from the state of the world right now, with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting many nations quite hard, these families live with children who are...

8th August

Editorial comment – A big sporting weekend

You can’t run away from the fact that sport holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Fijians. After months of restrictions, soccer fans finally let their hair down, and pulled on their team colours at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday. The annual Battle of the Giants tournament got underway with a...

7th August

Editorial comment – The rule of law

The revelation that police will soon set up closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and increase visibility in Nausori Town is interesting. That was the word from Fiji Police Force chief operations officer ACP Abdul Khan. ACP Khan made the commitment during a meeting in Nausori on Wednesday with the Nausori Chamber of Commerce. It followed complaints...

6th August

Editorial comment – Keeping the virus at bay

As the Victorian government in Australia fights to try and contain the growing number of COVID-19 cases daily, people of Melbourne now have to endure strict lockdown conditions. The number of new infections there is growing. Around the world, there are different opinions on reopening borders, and businesses. As many countries start to reel from...

5th August

Editorial Comment: What’s happening

Whatever is happening in Nausori Town is certainly bothering some people. In fact it is a major issue that demands urgent attention as far as they are concerned. They speak of drug pushers, prostitution and glue sniffers turning Nausori into a crime-filled little town. Obviously fed up, they called The Fiji Times the other day,...

4th August

Editorial comment – A timely reminder

The revelation that we can expect to be hit by four tropical cyclones in the November 2020 to April 2021 season is interesting. A new model developed by a team of climate scientists from the University of Newcastle and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand is behind the forecast....

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