Opinion

Letters To The Editor – May 20

Pay attention, no littering THERE has been enough awareness from concerned citizens at the government and grassroots levels to make Fiji litter-free and our environment to be clean, neat and tidy. There are advantages of...

Editorial Comment – Worthwhile pursuit

AS many as 1800 people seeking assistance under the HOMES-CARE program returned home on Friday night after waiting several hours because of network glitches.

‘All coups are bad’

MAY 14 remains ingrained in the minds of many Fijians, including those who have migrated to other countries. This day gives us an opportunity to ponder two major events that happened 108 years apart but intricately linked. As it played out on May 14, 1987 and the period of events after that, the emergence of...

Letters to the Editor – May 19

Deadpool 2 – More crazier, hilarious and naughty DEADPOOL 2 is in town and screening at local cinemas. Compared with Deadpool 1 — Deadpool 2 is crazier, it’s hilarious and it’s naughty. It gets emotional. It gets controversial. It’s hard to explain in words apart from actually watching the movie. Some of the scenes are...

Editorial Comment – Protecting our environment

SOME of our registered political parties believe there is a need for us to improve our laws on the environment. The National Federation Party, Social Democratic Liberal Party and the Fiji Labour Party believe the protection of our environment was critical for our future generation. As we continue our count-down to the 2018 General Election,...

Ratu Kadavulevu School celebrates five major sports titles

HUNDREDS of villagers in Tailevu will be part of a major celebration today when they will march with the champion Ratu Kadavulevu School sporting heroes from Korovou Town to Lodoni.

China’s links with Fiji

WHEN Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Fiji in 2014 to strengthen economic and strategic ties with Fiji and Pacific Island nations, there was an affirming perception that a visionary global leader had come. Mr Xi had said: “The friendly exchanges between the people of China and Pacific Island countries date back to a long time...

Editorial comment – An opportunity for our women

The revelation that out of the 79 new recruits enlisted, six were the first females to be recruited by the Fiji Navy will attract attention.

Letters to the Editor – May 18

Touching experience JOVESA Naisua and The Fiji Times (17/05) captured beautifully the smiling picture of the 2018 Vodafone Tebara Carnival queen contestants at Ratu Cakobau Park. The contestants visited Wainibokasi Hospital and St Christopher’s Home and were touched by their experience. Hats off to the six beautiful young ladies who took up the challenge to...

Students’ workshop: Careers without formal qualification

LEARNING in school is very important as it moulds students and allows them to gain a qualification and ultimately get a career later in life. Learning outside of the school system is also critical as it complements classroom learning, develops the child’s ability in grasping life skills and makes them effective citizens in the future....

Letters to the Editor – May 17

Complete player LEONE Nakarawa has done it again. Having won a prestigious Europe player of the year award among the best is a great feat. Also an Olympian and No 1 off-load king in rugby, the lanky forward has proven once again how consistent, strong, agile and a complete player he is. I have never...

Editorial comment – One for WOWS

It was good to know that seven children suffering from cancer were part of the Walk On Walk Strong Kids Fiji’s Book Club and Art Craft Wednesday Program in Suva yesterday.

Solutions for our problems

SOCIETY is increasingly becoming complex with numerous difficult policy problems and people wanting “quick solutions” for each of their problems rather being patient to allow decision-makers to formulate the policy with appropriate analysis as a remedy. Each problem is unique and there is no standard method that can be used in each problem. So each...

Letters to the Editor – May 16

Selling for a living YOUR article in yesterday’s The Fiji Times titled “Rati sells vegies, fruits for a living” by Luke Rawalai is an epitome of the hard work and passion put in by women who continue to show their dominance andmanagerial skills in business. There are many mothers out there such as Mrs Rati...

Editorial Comment – Flying Fijians on the way

IT is good to know that Flying Fijians coach John McKee has a few strategies up his sleeves for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Letters to the Editor – May 15

Blues outmuscled A QUALITY opposition such as Wellington taught the Blues a soccer lesson. Although the scoreline is hard to digest, we have to accept the fact that Wellington was a class. Lautoka struggled to contain the hosts who capitalised on defensive blunders and lapse in concentration. As space opened up, the opposition found a...

Editorial Comment – Our children, our future

MINISTER for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa made an interesting observation last year.

Letters to the Editor – May 14

Angie’s love for her dad Isa, my heart broke when I read the story of Angie Bradburg’s love for her dad (ST 13/05). She is a disabled single mother dedicated to caring for her bedridden father. She is quoted as saying, “Sometimes my monthly allowance from the Government is used to buy my dad’s diapers...

Editorial comment – An important part of our history

TODAY is an important date for Fiji. As Minister for Local Government Parveen Kumar said yesterday, it is important to know and learn about the history of Girmitiyas.

Letters to the Editor- May 13

Flowers for mum A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to...