From the Editor-in Chief’s desk: Your May 17 briefing



After a weekend of interesting events here at our HQ in Suva, it is good to just get back into the groove so to speak.

The big one on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Tuesday, May 17 is about Unity Fiji Party leader Savenaca Narube expressing shock that the Government is allowing the full brunt of international price hikes of food and fuel to be fully borne by the Fijian people.

He said the recent increase in bus fares would hit the poor the hardest and also push others below the poverty line. The former Reserve Bank governor said the possibility of the Russia-Ukraine crisis escalating and India threatening to stop wheat exports would further deteriorate the situation in Fiji.

Read his story in The Fiji Times. Full reports on Pages 3, 4 and 5.


Here are some headlines that made the Fiji Times’ edition for Tuesday.


  • WHETHER the former Solicitor General, Sharvadar Sharma will be given leave to apply for a judicial review on his suspension and ultimate termination in November last year will be known next Monday.
  • THE Fijian Elections Office managed to register only 17 new eligible voters during the first day of registrations throughout Australia on Sunday.
  • SEVENTEEN sacrilege cases have been recorded by the Fiji Police Force between October 2021 and January this year.
  • NIKO Nawaikula and Ratu Suliano Matanitobua’s cases in the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court are contextually related. Defence lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo said this while replying to Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) lawyer Ashish Nand’s submissions in response to the application for the recusal of High Court judge Justice Dr Thushara Kumarage.


Page 34


  • THE Fiji Airways Fiji 7s squad members will engage in more community work in a bid to give back to the community.

Page 29 (Goal Fiji)


  • THE stage is all set for the 2022 Digicel Fiji Football Association Cup Tournament (Fiji FACT). Four matches will be played on Sunday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva before the tournament proper kicks off at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka on Thursday, May 26.


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