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Letters to the Editor – October 20, 2018

Primary schools IDC AS the primary schools IDC concluded in Lautoka, a new generation of stars stamped their mark and impact at Churchill Park. In a tough battle, teams fought for supremacy. While some players...

Editorial comment – Bring on the Vikings

FIJI Drua coach Senirusi Seruvakula wants us to converge on Churchill Park this afternoon when they take on the might of the Canberra Vikings. The historic first home National Rugby Championship semi-final is already attracting massive attention. However, it seems the Drua’s home games have recorded average crowds in the past, especially with it being...

Letters to the Editor – October 19

Congratulating the Blues IT was definitely a sea of blue all around during the Fiji Day celebration last Wednesday. Congratulations to Lautoka Football Association (LFA) president Abdul Kadir and the mighty Blues in successfully defending the IDC title. Kadir has created history by being the first LFA president to record back-to-back national league titles, IDC...

Editorial comment – Battlelines drawn

Now that numbers have been attached to candidates for the 2018 General Election, attention will surely shift to campaigning by the various political parties. This is when the intensity picks up as parties lift the tempo on their campaign platforms. Now more than ever it is important that voters are steadfast in why they must...

Letters to the Editor – October 18

Drua Vs Flying Fijians I WOULD have loved a cracker between the Seruvakula-coached Drua side and the McKee-coached Flying Fijians and an opportunity for fans to choose the final squad. I reckon more Drua players would have had the opportunity to take a crack at their overseas counterparts for a spot in the team. For...

Editorial comment – Counting down the days

WE are now almost on to the final leg of our election process which culminates with our votes on November 14. Today, we will have the national candidates’ ball draw. That’s when numbers will be allotted to candidates. Postal voting applications close at 5pm on October 24 and pre-poll voting begins on November 5. Pre-poll...

Letters to the Editor – October 17

All the best Yesterday’s FT captured a year 10 student preparing for his exam. That reminded me of Peter Drucker’s quote that “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. With this inspiring quote, I wish our Year 10 students all the best for the Year 10 external exams. Dear children, please...

Editorial comment – A voter’s challenge

Now that we have the final approved list of candidates eligible for the 2018 General Election, attention will start shifting to the political parties. It’ll be interesting to see how the parties target their audience — the masses. Year 2014 showed us how the election will be fought. There can be no doubts about visual...

Letters to the Editor – October 16

Hard work pays off The article titled “Hard work pays off” by Ana (F/T 15/10) could not have come at a better time as our children prepare for their exams. It was pleasing to read that Elina, who hails from Cakaudrove, found her way in a man’s world as she is the only female road...

Editorial comment – Exam time it is

The Attorney-General and Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has reminded students sitting for their Term Three exams this week that no exam was the sole determinant of their future. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reassured the students that their hard work would be recognised and that their achievement would be a stepping stone to new and better opportunities. Today...

Letters to the Editor – October 15

Knockout blow KAMELI Rakoko urged the Fiji Airways Drua to keep it cool and hurt the Aussies where it hurt the most and that was on the scoreboard (FT 13/10) and the Drua seemed to have read that line well as our flamboyant brigade waved the ball like a magic wand to weather the final...

Editorial comment – Stage set for NRC semi-final

THE stage is set for what is building up to be an exciting semi-final of the National Rugby Championship this weekend. The Fiji Drua defeated hot favourites the Force 33-28 in the final round robin fixture on Saturday. The win catapulted the Drua to the top of the points table. They claimed the Horan-Little Shield...

Better relaying weather information

SEVERAL Pacific meteorological authorities are changing the way they communicate technical information in order to reach a wider cross section of the community. Fiji and Solomon Islands meteorologists attending a meeting of regional weather forecasters in Nadi last week presented evidence of concerted efforts they were making to reach more people. The weather services say...

A daily challenge

THERE is a familiar ring to fire safety campaigns. They talk about safety issues, touch on tips and advocate a proactive stance. Awareness of danger spots and signs are impressed upon the masses. They talk about proactive action and what to do in the event of a fire. It is not unusual to get a...

Letters to the Editor – October 13

Have faith Yes, we all hope that the Fiji Airways Drua team understand that they have not secured a home semi-final just yet, as explained by Rajnesh Ishwar Lingam (FT 10/10). We all hope and pray that they will give it their all to keep the force of the Western Force at bay. If the...

Letters to the Editor – October 12

Height advantage Your back page article of Sean Marcus Algar and Jeneiro Wakeham is indeed an inspiration and motivation to our upcoming and enthusiastic rugby lovers. Standing at 1.97m and 2.03m respectively, what an awesome sight to see (FT 18/9/18). Those at the “white house” should look for more tall players who are six feet...

Editorial comment – Dialysis treatment

THE revelation that kidney patients with less than $30,000 income will now pay only $75 per session for dialysis treatment will no doubt be welcomed. At least by those who stand to benefit immediately. Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar confirmed that children under the age of 18, irrespective of household income status,...

‘Bula’ trademark saga

PROMINENT Fiji lawyer Richard Naidu today clears the air that the word bula can still be used by anyone and any other business. Mr Naidu was responding to media reports and a public outcry after a US based company trademarked the word Bula. “The legal effect of this trademark registration is minimal. It means —...

Letters to the Editor – October 11

Cities battle As I celebrated Fiji Day, memories lingered and I thought about how we used to celebrate Fiji Day in the hidden paradise. If history corrects me the Fiji Day holiday coincided with the IDC finals. Those days it was 60 minutes of exciting, entertaining and fast-paced soccer. If we were lucky then Narains...

Editorial comment – A special day

YOU could sense it in the air. Yesterday was special. Thousands of Fijians made it special. They turned out in blue yesterday, marking an important day in our nation’s history. It was obvious the day had special meaning for many Fijians. Fijians converged at many beaches around the country for a day out with family...

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