Editors Comment

20th September

Editorial comment – Game day hope

FLYING Fijians coach John McKee has named a powerpacked run-on side to take on the might of the Australian Wallabies tomorrow afternoon at Sapporo in Japan. It’s our opener at the Rugby World Cup 2019....

19th September

Editorial comment – Early detection is important

AS we look ahead to Pinktober, next month, perhaps we should be reminded about the importance of early detection in the fight against cancer. A surgeon has urged Fijian women to seek early medical attention if they believe they have breast cancer. Our report on Page 6 today quotes Colonial War Memorial Hospital consultant surgeon...

18th September

Editorial comment – Playing the breakdowns

Everything former Fijian international Tabai Matson said yesterday at the Abashiri Sports Training Field ground in Hokkaido, Japan made sense. The Flying Fijians assistant coach was echoing the sentiment of national coach John McKee and many other coaches. In fact it’s just the way things are. We can’t win without the ball. As Matson said,...

17th September

Our biggest security issue

This time last year, we reported that Police chief of operations at the time Rusiate Tudravu suggested that methamphetamine could become our biggest security issue if it was not controlled. The cheap, easy to make, and highly addictive drug, he said at the time, was being produced in the country through a lot of “dirty...

16th September

Editorial comment – Let’s keep the faith

FLYING Fijians rugby coach John McKee is banking on an element of surprise to stand us in good stead against the Australian Wallabies when we meet on September 21 at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The Flying Fijians arrived at Abashiri City on Friday and were greeted by a hospitable Japanese community led...

15th September

Editorial comment – All for a good cause

THERE was certainly a lot of interest yesterday hovering around Opposition Member of Parliament Lenora Qereqeretabua. She had put her iconic buiniga on the line. It was difficult to comprehend Lenora without her buiniga. It has been a source of great pride for Ms Qereqeretabua, and soon became a major talking point when she volunteered...

14th September

Editorial comment – Early detection important

The revelation that adults are highly likely to contract meningococcal disease (Men-C) than children is cause for concern. This was revealed by Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. The country, he said, recorded six deaths from the disease this year. He reiterated the need to seek early medical treatment. Dr Waqainabete insisted...

13th September

Support for the cause

Support easily stands out as a key element in the campaign against suicide. It encapsulates the foundation that is vital to combatting suicidal tendencies. Lifeline Fiji’s survey research analyst Ana Kaloucava insists support within the family unit, support groups and the community is important for people experiencing mental illness. Referring to Lifeline Fiji’s survey on...

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