Opinion

Letters to the Editor – Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Men in black thump Suva THE men in black were the only ones able to attain maximum points from the last round of the Digicel Premier League (DPL) fixtures played over the weekend. This was...

Editorial comment – Connecting the dots

It was bound to happen anyway! The bit about residents of the Nabua Muslim League settlement wanting to know why some businesses continue to sell glue to under-aged children when they are aware of how it will be used. We had initially highlighted this issue of glue sniffing in Nausori recently, buoyed by the fact...

4th July

Editorial comment – Facilitating change

The revelation that we have almost 67 per cent of our population overweight is cause for concern. It should attract attention. In fact it should be something we consider as a challenge to overcome as soon as possible. It may not be something we look at as a walk in the park, but the effort...

Letters to the Editor – Monday, July 4, 2022

Flying Fijians and Nadroga Stallions THE white colours of the Flying Fijians and Nadroga flew high with some scintillating rugby. The Flying Fijians blitzed the Tongans at the HFC Bank Stadium with a strong forward display -scrums, line-outs, rucks and mauls – that allowed the backline to run at will. Bossman Habosi scavenged for ball,...

3rd July

Letters to the Editor – Sunday, July 3, 2022

On the rise Everything seems to be on the rise. Food price, fuel price, poverty level, sea level, Covid-19 etc. Isa o Viti! Wise Muavono Balawa, Lautoka New normal The barking dog orchestra in the middle of the night and all night seems to have become a normal and accepted part of life in Simla,...

Editorial comment – Let’s discuss measles

The revelation that the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has identified six cases of measles will no doubt attract attention. In fact it should, to ensure we are able to contain it. As of July 1, two cases, we learn, were detected in Labasa, three in Rewa and one in Nasinu. The ministry, we...

2nd July

Real life scenarios

At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a chicken coop because it sure looked like one! Several pieces of old rusted corrugated roofing iron had been thrown together in what appeared to be a makeshift hut. An old flattened out cardboard box that had been threaded with string on one side was...

Shattered promises – Words are not cheap!

If ever there was a time for words by the ruling party in Fiji to be highly synthetic, budget season is that moment. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a wander through the past budgets and parse through the facts versus the fake truths. In maintaining objectivity, it would be remiss of us to classify all...

Up the cane price

Until the post COVID-economic recovery is substantially realised, the sugar industry will need to be supported to provide economic and social stability to a significant part of our population who reside in the cane belt. A strong, justifiable case exists for an increase in the minimum guaranteed price for sugar cane to meet ongoing escalating...

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, July 2, 2022

A tough race route THE fittest will survive when the Munro Leys Namosi Marathon kicks off today with about 300 runners. Event director Marita Manley, via The Fiji Times, (30/06) shared that there had been a lot of interest from stakeholders after a successful maiden event in the highlands in 2020. She added the highlands...

Editorial comment – Anticipating quality rugby

The hype is building up to today’s opener for the Flying Fijians when we take on the might of Tonga in Suva. That’s when the Pacific Nations Cup competition gets underway at the National Stadium. On paper, fans can expect a thriller. There is already an exciting edge to the match with the host of...

1st July

Letters to the Editor – Friday, July 01, 2022

Skilled workers leaving I WOULD like to differ from the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum when he said that skilled workers had left the country because of the shortage of a skilled workforce in Australia and New Zealand (FT 28/06). According to some skilled workers whom I have heard from, like teachers and...

Editorial comment – A reminder about the NCD fight

Around this time in 2019, we highlighted the issue of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We noted that the crisis had been hitting the high notes as per awareness. The message was apt then as it is today! Newly elected president of the Fiji College of General Practitioners at the time, Dr Ram Raju said NCDs could...

30th June

Editorial comment – Bring it on!

The stage is set for a feast of top quality rugby action this weekend in Suva. Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter has made no bones about the quality of preparation he expects, and says the national team is ready for its opening Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga. While there will be a lot...

Letters to the Editor – Thursday, June 30, 2022

Lessons from the Oceania 7s Congratulations to the All Blacks for winning the Oceania 7s tournament which was the final hit-out before the Commonwealth Games 7s to be played next month in Birmingham. Fiji lost to Australia A 29-19 and 26-24, and then to the All Blacks 19-5. The side managed to beat Tonga in...

29th June

Letters to the Editor – Wednesday, June 29, 2022

In the top 10! The picture of Domo Vou Talei finalist Titilia Lacanivalu at the Thurston Gardens added excitement to the front page of the trusted brand (FT 28/06). Sharing her story, Lacanivalu said that she was ecstatic when she got the call that she had made it into the top 10. Titilia, who was...

Editorial comment – A roof over their head

Sometimes we need a reality check to keep us grounded. We need motivation and inspiration to stay focused on life. When all seems lost, hope can reignite the desire to live life to the brim sometimes. In the face of the troubles of the world, a family of four is now joyful, and embracing life...

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