Opinion

Letters to the Editor – August 17

The Hibiscus festival Your editorial comment on the Hibiscus Festival being a centre stage for charity is supported. Whether it is the contestants getting stage fright for the first time or the vendors selling their...

Editorial comment – Our children, our concern

IT was five years ago that the Suva City Council engaged itself in a campaign to monitor the use of internet cafes by children at night in the Capital City. It did this with the support of the police force. At the time there was a disturbing perception that children flocked to these cafes late...

Letters to the Editor – August 16

Soccer coverage This year’s secondary schools’ soccer in the tourism town will go down in the history books. Apart from an increased number of teams, the finals were shown live on our number one TV station Fiji One. Hats off to Fiji One for this initiative and for becoming the medium of communication for the...

Editorial comment – Centre stage for charity

IT is good to see the Hibiscus Festival queen contestants showing confidence on stage as the annual event reached Day 5 yesterday in Nasinu. Surely there can be no doubts about the impact of the event, and its place on the minds of thousands of Fijians around the world. You’ve got to admit the Hibiscus...

Letters to the Editor – August 15

No smartphones at school Starting next month, French children will no longer be able to use their smartphones or tablets at school. The new legislation, which was passed by lawmakers prohibits the use of smartphones and other internet-connected devices for schoolchildren aged between 3 and 15. French high schools with children aged 15 and older...

Editorial comment – Keeping it right on the road

THE revelation that 22 out of the 46 road deaths so far this year were results of speeding is a concern. The Fiji Police Force also confirmed that out of the 46 victims, 21 were passengers and 24 were drivers and pedestrians. Speeding, it said, continues to be the leading cause of road fatalities in...

Letters to the Editor – August 14

Lions roar Once again Churchill Park proved friendly to the Babasiga Lions who ended Lautoka’s unbeaten run. Earlier the Lions stole the CVC title from the Sugar City and beat the hosts during the BOG. The loss to the Lions ended the Blues hopes of making the semis. Hats off to the Lions, in particular...

Editorial comment – Nurturing young ruggers

THE victory and the manner in which it was achieved by Ratu Kadavulevu School in the final of the under-18 grade of the Deans Trophy competition is turning heads. Sceptics are wondering whether there is something available for RKS mentor Nacanieli Saumi to do at Rugby House. If it hasn’t already sunk in, they are...

Letters to the Editor – August 13

Kaila! stars rock Hearty congratulations to the 2018 Kaila! Star Search competition champion Marika Bosekoviti. Our star not only walked away $1000 richer but also won hearts and fame for his beautiful performance. Bosekoviti attributed his win to sheer hard work and the fact that he believed in himself. His efforts, passion and commitment should...

Editorial comment – Embracing life

JOSEPH Underwood was 17 when he died on Saturday morning. Before that his dad Wilfred Underwood had tried communicating with him, asking him whether he wanted to go home. He claims he got a response. Young Joseph reacted. His father reckons he tried to tell him that he wanted to go home. Before that, his...

Powerade Super Deans: RKS defends U14 title

Ratu Kadavulevu School has successfully defended its Under-14 grade title at the 2018 Fiji Secondary Schools Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship. The Lodoni-based side didn’t do it easily though as the final against Queen Victoria School ended in a 5-all draw after the end of extra time. Flanker, Ratu Vilikesa Rokovonolagi scored for RKS first...

Letters to the Editor – August 10

Dusty road a concern IN 2015, the road between Levuka and Vuma Village was tarsealed. Severe Tropical Cylone Winston destroyed the Oneviro stretch. This is a straight road allowing cars to speed along this gravelled piece generating terrible dust. The houses along this road are covered in dust 24 hours a day; louvres need to...

Editorial comment – Deans finals beckon

FORMER Flying Fijian number eight Sisa Koyamaibole has high hopes for the sport at high school level. He looked fit yesterday when he popped into The Fiji Times newsroom. The lanky forward, now plying his trade with Brive in the French Top 14 rugby competition, was lapping up the hospitality back home with his wife....

Letters to the Editor: August 9

Queens ready Indeed, a beautiful snap shot by our photographer Jo Naisua as he captured four of the 2018 Hibiscus Festival contestants in yesterday’s paper. While the queens are excited about participating in the Mother of all Festivals, I hope they will be trained and nurtured well so that they do not disappoint their fans...

Editorial comment – Getting our bearings right

MANY of us take a lot of things for granted. For instance, we have proper roads, with potholes to bear with in some places, proper footpaths, bus services, cabs on the prowl for passengers, minivans and other modes of transport that take us from point A to B. We have bridges that go over waterways,...

Letters to the Editor – August 8

‘Bula’ Bhullar the golfer EIGHT-TIMES Asian Tour champion and Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar said Bula in a perfect way at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course as he smiled his way home with the spoils from the championship. After the win on his debut tour to Fiji, Mr Bhullar paid tribute to golfer Vijay Singh...

Editorial comment – The value of life

INSPIRING tales are slowly emerging, three days after the horrific accident at Nabou on Saturday, of people who rushed in to assist victims. Australian Football League Fiji sports development co-ordinator, Matelita Tuilevuka, was travelling to Momi that day when she came across the carnage left by the three-vehicle collision. She spoke about her life changing...

Death-dealing meat: Food poisoning by bloody chicken

FOOD poisoning caused the death of a mum on holiday as a result of a few mouthfuls of uncooked chicken, while she was visiting the Greek island of Corfu with her husband and two children. A bout of gastro caused blood clots to form throughout her body although she was fit and healthy – but...

Letters to the Editor – August 7

Wainisavulevu weir saga HAD the Wainisavulevu weir debacle happened in some other country, some heads would have rolled by now. But then some might say we are still a developing nation and bound to make such mistakes. However, we cannot ignore that such errors are costly and also cause irreparable and irreversible damage. It could...

Editorial comment – Aftermath of a crash

THE horror of the road accident at Nabou between Nadi and Sigatoka is still reverberating around the country. As police investigations continue, affected families are slowly trying to pick up the pieces. It will take some time for many of them to get over the shocking scenes at the accident site and the horrific images...

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