From The Crowd

How are your joints

Osteoarthritis is perhaps the most recognised form of arthritis, which affects the whole joint including the bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles. The chance of developing osteoarthritis increases considerably after the age of 45. There are...

Digging deeper into Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways Chief Executive Andre Viljoen deserves a rap on the knuckles for his comment that the airline does not respond to political statements. He must not forget that the people of Fiji are the majority shareholders of the airline, which is in a critical situation facing virtual bankruptcy. It has had to turn to...

COVID-19 effect- Help in times of need

Dear readers, where to start, I decided to drive around the Island of Viti Levu with a vehicle full of provisions this week and see for myself, what the situation was like for our brothers and sisters in the Western part of the Island. I was deeply shocked to see that, what I had already...

The life of Apisai Tora – A story of friendship

On the night of August 5, I was restless and could not sleep. I turned the light off, tossed and turned, then put it on again. This happened several times. I was thinking about my friend of more than 50 years, Mohammed Apisai Vuniyayawa Tora. He was acknowledged as one of the most influential and...

Walking a healthy path

Walking is nature’s magical drug. This term was coined by late Jogindar Singh Kanwal, a prominent author and well known personality of Ba who died at the age of 89 yrs . He was the former principal of Khalsa High School Mr Jogindar has written many books (Fiction and Non Fiction) in Hindi and English...

Bitcoin – Digital coin of unknown origin

Just as there are many places in the physical world that are dangerous to visit e.g. Beirut, on the Internet there are places or sites where I would not recommend you venture into without appropriate protection or guidance and even then extreme caution. Both the Deep web and Darknet exists as a part of the...

14th August

OPINION: Fishing for success

Books by people in public life that present a story of the times in which they played a role can make for a dismal reading experience. My bookshelves are littered with half-read personal memoirs by Australian politicians, with faded bookmarks showing the point at which I concluded that the effort required to wade through the...

13th August

OPINION: Compacts of Free Association – the US and Marshall Islands

In a flurry of activity over the past nine months, the US has rediscovered the strategic value of the freely associated states in Micronesia. This article is in two parts: in the first I examine the geopolitical context of the US’ relations with the freely associated states, including China’s interest in the region; in the...

12th August

OPINION: A complex personality

Apisai Tora was a complex man whose personality was larger than life. These brief observations cannot possibly do justice to this enigmatic man who was a dominant figure in Fiji politics for almost half a century. It is for historians to fully chronicle his life and work as a trade unionist, indigenous rights’ activist and...

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