Editors Comment

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.

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,...

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.

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.

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.

Editorial Comment – Our children, our future

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

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.

Editorial comment – Honouring mothers

TODAY we celebrate Mother’s Day just as we have done every year. And by doing so, some would say, risk losing the importance of such a day.

Editorial comment – Roads matter

It is difficult to shrug aside the fact that roads matter a great deal for Fijians.

Editorial comment – Standing behind Fiji 7s

National 7s rugby coach Gareth Baber is optimistic members of his squad will continue to produce desired results. He insists this is despite what he terms “the continuous criticism” they face from fans. After winning four tournaments in the 2017/2018 World Rugby Sevens Series, Baber said they would continue to work hard and strive for...

Editorial comment – A rugby challenge

SINCE its establishment about a century ago, Ratu Kadavulevu School has produced many sons who have received national and international recognition in various disciplines. For current and former students, despite their various differences, there is one common denominator that unites Lodonians — rugby. It makes this all-boys’ school special. Founded in 1924 by the late...

Editorial comment – Impact of climate change

THE call by the Prime Minister and COP23 president Voreqe Bainimarama that affluent nations bear a heavy responsibility to ensure that less affluent nations bearing the brunt of the impact of climate change do not suffer unnecessarily is interesting. Speaking at the opening of a workshop on long-term climate finance in Bonn, Germany, on Monday,...

Editorial comment – Concern over drugs

It is a concern that police have confirmed they are wary of small-scale overnight labs used to manufacture methamphetamine in the country. Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu confirmed small-scale producers had also been arrested in recent weeks with regards to meth production.

Editorial comment – Back to school

THIS morning would have been a hectic one for parents and guardians around the country. It would have been the same for students as they geared up to return to school today.

Editorial Comment – Locals can do it

A REPORT we carry today talks about fashion in Fiji. Not too long ago, depending on how old or young you are, the idea of holding such an event and all its related activities in Fiji would have been just that — an idea. And maybe, some would even call it a farfetched one at...

Editorial Comment – Media laws

MEDIA laws are on the radar of some political parties leading up to the elections this year it seems. The National Federation Party, Social Democratic Liberal Party, and the Fiji Labour Party believe the media environment in the country is restrictive. The registered parties were all asked for their views on the media in Fiji....

Editorial Comment – Vaccination programme

The announcement by the Health Ministry that it has procured more than 124,000 vaccines for Fijians aged 19 years and below for prevention against Meningococcal disease will no doubt be welcomed. Health Minister Rosy Akbar said of the more than 124,000 vaccines procured at this stage, 63,000 Men-C doses would arrive in the country today....

Editorial Comment – World Press Freedom Day

TODAY is a very special day for journalists. Today is World Press Freedom Day.

Our environment, our responsibility

The revelation that owners of a foreign fishing vessel have been fined $20,000 for breaching the Sea Ports Management Regulations 2008 will no doubt attract attention.

Editorial comment: What a beauty!

You’ve got to hand it to the national side. They certainly know how to attract attention. There was a lot of that at the weekend. What a beauty it was to dump New Zealand and South Africa enroute to the final of the Singapore leg of the World Rugby 7s series. Victory was sweet. We...