Opinion

Letters to the Editor – November 22

Sukuna Bowl challenge The Sukuna Bowl rugby challenge is an annual tradition of two teams of players who not only play in the prestigious challenge but later they move on to represent the nation in...

Editorial comment – Path Forward

NOW that the election results are out, and our Prime Minister confirmed for another four-year term, interest is slowly shifting to the make-up of our new Parliament. PM Voreqe Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party dominate our Parliament with 27 seats as opposed to Sitiveni Rabuka’s Social Democratic Liberal Party’s 21 seats and Professor Biman Prasad’s National Federation...

21st November

Letters to the Editor – November 21

Yalalevu creates history Yalalevu and Nailaga had the last laugh as they played the final of the Vodafone NCC on Monday. It was an all-Ba affair and my buddy from Ba master Timoci Seru was on cloud nine as the Taito Bula-mentored Nailaga defied odds to pull through from the group stages while master Shalen...

Editorial comment – Our Prime Minister

FijiFirst Party leader Voreqe Bainimarama is our Prime Minister. Mr Bainimarama took his oath yesterday before the President Jioji Konrote at the State House in Suva. Yesterday’s events brought an end to the first part of the process to put our government in place, and comes in the wake of his party’s victory at the...

20th November

Letters to the Editor – November 20, 2018

Tough battle Yesterday’s sports headline read ‘Fiji runs riot’. I smiled as I thought about how we beat the 18th ranked Uruguay side. I would love to see the same headline come next week when our Flying Fijians face the 8th ranked France. Fiji had previously beaten the Los Teros in 1999 (39-24) and 2015...

Editorial comment – Promote love, respect

YESTERDAY was a special day for Muslims around the country. We celebrated the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. Muslims believe the prophet was a perfect example of being upright, merciful, compassionate, truthful, brave, generous and distant from all evil character. We should embrace that and together dedicate ourselves to doing good for our country. We should...

19th November

Letters to the Editor – November 19

Impressive scoreline Fiji secured an impressive score line through an unimpressive performance against Uruguay which has a much lower world ranking. There were a lot of isolated and individualistic plays which will be exposed easily by France. If Fiji has to bask in glory this weekend, they will have to produce a relentless team effort....

Editorial comment – The people have spoken

YESTERDAY marked the end of the 2018 General Election. It marked the end of a period that culminated in two weeks of intense campaigning. In the heated battles, parties clung onto strategies they calculated would woo the important component in the election process — the voters. However that panned out, campaigning reached unprecedented levels of...

18th November

Letters to the Editor – November 18

Poll reaction AFTER the FijiFirst party won an outright majority at the 2014 General Election, five opposition parties that contested the election, said they did not accept the result because of voting irregularities. Even though, a Multinational Observer Group of 92 international observers, said the elections was credible and they saw no evidence of fraud,...

Editorial comment – Blackout period over

THE blackout period is over and done with. As results slowly come in from the Fijian Elections Office — we are left to keep our emotions in check. Obviously, for many people, this isn’t something that will be easy to control given the heated debates over the past two weeks. The battlelines were drawn the...

17th November

Letters to the Editor – November 17

Poor performance It was an unexpected result after the Flying Fijians lost miserably to the Scots. It seemed it was a one-way affair as the Scottish side tamed our side, demolishing them 54-17. We were laced with national and international reps, yet we could not match the opponent. This week, the side faces Uruguay and...

Editorial comment – Staying focused

THERE is excitement in the air as we prepare to take on the might of Uruguay this weekend. What is of particular interest is the announcement by national coach John McKee that the “Sledgehammer” Eroni Sau would be on the wing early tomorrow morning in Gloucester, England. If that wasn’t good enough for fans, the...

16th November

Letters to the Editor – November 16

Scots set RWC pace Veteran journalist Kameli Rakoko’s article in yesterday’s The Fiji Times “Scots set RWC pace” must be taken seriously. This line “Their cry for blood was rewarded when the Bravehearts responded without missing a beat to the finely-tuned flute of the pied piper Townsend and his captain,” added a smile to my...

Editorial comment – Being vigilant

At this time last year, we were actually discussing a rise in cases of dengue fever when compared with the previous year. Acting National Advisor on Communicable Diseases Dr Aalisha Sahukhan then said that of the 2699 cases of dengue fever, the highest numbers were recorded in the Western and Central divisions. The number was...

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