Editors Comment

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...

21st November

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

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...

18th November

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

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

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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