Opinion

26th February

Letters to the Editor – February 26, 2020

Preparation for LA 7s Gareth Baber and our troops should focus on preparing well for the Los Angeles 7s. Pooled with South Korea, France and Argentina, our boys face an uphill battle. On our way...

Editorial comment – An indelible impression

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama believes Fiji’s partnership with New Zealand today sits at unparalleled strength. He made the comment while welcoming New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday. Mr Bainimarama said through Ms Ardern’s inclusive and compassionate brand of leadership, she had earned a profile that extended far beyond New Zealand, winning the hearts and...

25th February

Letters to the Editor – February 25, 2020

Letters to the Times Can you imagine a Fiji without The Fiji Times and its consistent letter writers? Prominent names such as the evergreen Allen Lockington, Rajnesh Ishwar Lingham, Kiniviliame Keteca, Dan Urai, Rajend Naidu, Vijay Naidu, Selwa Nandan, Arvind Mani, Korina Waibuta, Sukha Singh, Amrit Singh, Floyd Robinson, Simon Hazelman, Areki Dawai, Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa,...

Editorial comment – 7s rugby challenge

IT’S interesting that national coach Gareth Baber is considering allowing members of the national side the chance to participate in regional and local tournaments. It’s to keep them in shape for the final legs of the World Rugby HSBC 7s Series in Singapore and Hong Kong, he says. The two tournaments have been shifted to...

24th February

Letters to the Editor – February 24, 2020

Rewa shines in Labasa THE Champion versus Champion winners, Labasa, suffered another humiliating loss at home. This time it was the Rewa side that defeated the Lions in their VPL encounter at Subrail Park 3-1. What a wonderful victory this has been for the visitors who only a week ago stunned Nadi at Prince Charles...

Editorial comment – Let’s be proactive

As much as we may want to cast aside developments on the coronavirus front, we must reflect on its spread, and steps now being taken to fight it around the world. The World Health Organization reported on Saturday that two new countries (Lebanon and Israel) reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. It...

23rd February

Letters to the Editor: Sunday February 23, 2020

New 7s talent FIJI has a load of talented young men when it comes to 7s rugby. Another lad has stepped up and this time it’s the captain of the Police team Suliano Volivoli. Looking at his physique, he is a big boy. He joins the Fiji team to play in the Los Angeles leg...

Fire safety is critical

THE revelation that a newly-renovated house at Hibiscus Lane along Bryce St, Raiwaqa, Suva, was destroyed by a fire yesterday should serve as a warning for us all. Fires are powerful enough to destroy homes. That’s when years of hard work, sacrifice, love and attention can go up in smoke, in minutes. It leaves a...

22nd February

Letters to the Editor: Saturday February 22, 2020

Sevens show THE 33rd Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s kicked off at Prince Charles Park yesterday as big guns Westfield Babas, Red Rock, Police, Uluinakau, Ratu Filise, Wardens, Tabadamu and Nawaka set their eyes on the cup. Like the Marist 7s, the Fiji Bitter Nawaka 7s holds a special place in the hearts of many 7s...

Importance of sport to the economy

THE revelation that sports stars plying their trade overseas are contributing between $30 million and $60m to the Fijian economy annually is interesting. It actually places this form of remittance on a very high pedestal. There are many ways these remittances churn out positives. They help to cover basic needs for those who are at...

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