Opinion

10th December

Letters to the Editor – December 10, 2019

Still my champions Battle on the Dunes, featuring Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz was much talked about by many. Some went to the extent of posting on social media and saying that AJ is not...

Editorial comment – Road tragedy

Two people are dead! They were killed in a horrific road accident yesterday at Nabukavesi, between Suva and Navua. One person is in a critical condition at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, and a bus driver is under observation at the Navua Hospital following the accident. It is sad that death has to...

9th December

Letters to the Editor – December 9, 2019

Poor Dubai outing AFTER struggling to beat Japan, Fiji lost to Argentina in a must-win match and despite beating France, our boys were bundled out of pool play. It was the first time in 21 years that Fiji failed to qualify from the pool. Argentina, with the likes of Luna, Moroni, Schulz, Ulloa, Etchart, Alvarez,...

Editorial comment – Slow start to series

THE national sevens side yesterday settled for ninth position on the World Rugby Sevens Series after the opener in Dubai. It was the first time for us to miss the cup quarter-finals in 21 years. Two yellow cards in the first half didn’t help our cause, although Fiji led 12-5 at the break. The game...

8th December

Letters to the Editor: Sunday November 8, 2019

What happened in Dubai WHAT I thought was going to be a weekend of near heart attack and guzzling of the tropical root juice, turned out to be a thoroughly lacklustre performance by our boys. The missed tackles and the yellow cards did us in. Fiji has the speed, the built, the experience, what happened?...

Picking up the pieces

The national side succumbed to Argentina 21-24 and came back to defeat France 24-14 in the final round of pool games at the Dubai 7s yesterday. It wasn’t enough though to guide us through to the cup quarter-finals. In the end, with all teams in our pool having the same number of wins, entry into...

7th December

Letters to the Editor: Saturday November 7, 2019

Great boxing match The heavyweight re-match showdown between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia is set to attract millions of eyes. Earlier Mexican-American Ruiz had produced one of boxing’s biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated Anthony Joshua with a seventh round stoppage at New York’s Madison Square Garden after having...

Focusing on the measles scare

THE revelation that we now have two more cases of measles recorded in the Central Division is cause for concern. The numbers are slowly rising going by the stats offered by the Health Ministry. It has taken the number of cases detected in Fiji to date to 18. The two new cases included a three-month-old...

6th December

Letters to the Editor: Friday November 6, 2019

Sevens rugby action The 2019/2020 HSBC 7s action begins with the Dubai leg kicking off this weekend. The challenge is on our coach Gareth Baber to give the result that pleases us. No doubt he has been working very hard moulding the players and building a formidable team. Let’s hope that he has made no...

Leading by example

It’s hard to get over the fact that Fijian wonder boy Roy Krishna is making headlines in the Indian Super League. Having joined the ATK club this season, the former Labasa man won the Hero of the Month award for November, this week. The ace striker has been in impressive form in the ISL. In...

5th December

Editorial comment – Flying Fijians coach

IT’S getting pretty hot at the top it seems. The top being at the helm of the Flying Fijians team, that is. When all things are said and done, this is going to attract a lot of attention for rugby fans. Flying Fijians coach John McKee has been at the helm of a side that...

4th December

Letters to the Editor – December 4, 2019

Messi grabs Ballon d’Or BARCELONA’S Lionel Messi broke another record as the legend walked away with his sixth Ballon d’Or award after being in phenomenal form. Although Messi has not shined for his home country (Argentina), he has done enough for his club that saw him create shockwaves as the masterclass scored his 700th goal...

Editorial comment – Tough opening tournament

NATIONAL sevens rugby coach Gareth Baber is under no illusions that the opening tournament in the World Rugby 7s series is going to be easy. It’s the first tournament that matters, he reckons. It’s why we should be wary of our opponents in Pool A. This is going to be a tough test seeing as...

3rd December

Letters to the Editor -0 December 3, 2019

Never too late to learn WHILE many his age are staring down a death certificate, 62-year-old Ilaisa Lomadroka took to the classroom after dropping out of primary school education 47 years ago, to earn himself a Trade Certificate in Joinery from the Dreketi Central College in Macuata (FT 02/11). What an inspiration for elderly folks...

Editorial comment – Maximum visibility

The buzz word these days seems to be ‘visibility’. Or putting it in the context of the police force ‘maximum visibility’. We learn that we should expect to see more police officers out and about this month as we take our first few steps into the festive season. Divisional police commanders have apparently been directed...

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