Editors Comment

Editorial comment – New road opens opportunities

IT’S interesting how the construction of roads can actually make a difference in the lives of people. It’s obviously something a lot of us take for granted, especially the thousands of people who have grown...

22nd May

WWF staff and volunteers pick up rubbish on the Lami foreshore. Picture: LICE MOVONO

Editorial comment – Pick on litterbugs

IT IS encouraging to note that there is a concerted effort leaning towards the protection of our natural resources. At least that appears to be so when we consider the call for collective action to safeguard and protect it from the impact of improper waste management. iTaukei Affairs Board deputy officer Josefa Toganivalu made the...

21st May

Editorial comment – The challenge London offers

The stage is set for a thriller this weekend when the top teams on the World Rugby 7s Series converge on Twickenham Stadium in London. With a capacity to hold 82,000 people, it will be interesting to see how fans respond this weekend. We’ve won on this renowned turf three times, first in 2006, then...

20th May

Editorial comment – Our region, our reality

CLIMATE change appears to be a touchy topic for some people. It draws emotional responses that can weigh in on different spectrums of the thought process. US President Donald Trump, for instance, has a different take on the issue. Sceptics will insist the leader of one of the most powerful nations on the planet has...

19th May

Editorial comment – An international priority

SOMETIMES young people can have a major impact on issues of national interest. Perhaps it’s because they come in with a very different mindset and appreciation of events that some of us take for granted. Or could it be that their innocent minds are simply speaking out what most of us are thinking. It was...

18th May

Editorial comment – The issue of climate change

THE revelation that we are not on track even to reach what was agreed in Paris is pretty serious stuff. Coming from the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, it carries weight. Addressing youths at an interactive session at the University of the South Pacific in Suva this week, Mr Guterres said climate change was running...

17th May

Editorial comment – Our focus, our challenge

IT is interesting that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there is a “dangerous” upsurge in hatred and has called on Fijian parliamentarians to scale up their response to hate speech. Mr Guterres visited the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the scenes of two horrific terrorist attacks against Muslims before arriving in Fiji this...

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