From The Crowd

27th January

OPINION: WASH for safe health systems

While we all hope that 2021 might deliver a healthier, more secure world, we also all know that COVID- 19 has exposed inequalities and weaknesses in health systems and gaps in the fundamentals of healthcare, particularly relating to water, sanitation and...

24th January

The burden of decision-making

Not too long ago, initiatives on education were popular during political campaigns. The public saw such pronouncements as much needed relief, for it came at a time when prices were escalating while wages remained somewhat static. Hence, a number of programs like free tuition, free bus fares, scholarships and loans, and even free milk and...

23rd January

Passion for teaching: Transforming the way you teach

2021 is finally here. 2020 was a challenge in so many ways and we still have a way to go to completely recover from the devastation of the pandemic. But if you are a passionate teacher, you must be more determined and excited than ever to be the best you can be. Do you want...

Pulmonary embolism

Your blood goes from your heart to your lungs through your pulmonary artery. In the lungs, the blood is supplied with oxygen, and then it goes back to the heart, which pumps the oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body. When a blood clot gets caught in one of the arteries that go from...

Farmers face a bleak future

The story of the sugar industry in Fiji is a rich one. The girimatias were brought to Fiji because of sugar cane which forever changed the destiny of this land. However, the story does not appear to be headed for a happy ending. The sugar industry has been on the slippery slope for many decades....

Was the FRA a big mistake?

Motorists around Suva refer to them as “hell holes” — potholes that have become permanent features of the Suva landscape. They have become a nightmare to motorists — wrecking our vehicles, jarring our nerves and putting both motorists and pedestrians at grave risk. Yet in the past seven years the FijiFirst government has allocated $3...

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