Editors Comment

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...

19th January

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...

17th January

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

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

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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