Editors Comment

1st December

Editors Comment: Exam time

It is encouraging to note that 8235 Year 13 students sat for their first paper in the Fiji Year 13 certificate examination on Monday. Education Minister Premila Kumar said to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted...

30th November

Editor’s Comment: Appreciating lessons learnt.

The fact that as many as 462 staff members and frontliners from the Health Ministry received mental health screening and psychosocial support at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic is something we should take note of. We learn that local counselling and social services NGO Empower Pacific provided this service during the pandemic. Exposure to...

29th November

Editor’s Comment

The fact that police are investigating two fatal accidents which happened at the weekend should be a reminder for us all about road safety. We keep talking about this issue because there have been deaths connected to it over the years. Police reported the first fatality happened last Friday evening along Princes Rd near Colo-i-Suva...

28th November

Editorial comment – Rape stats a concern

It is never easy to accept reports of children being raped. So there will be concern over reports that child rape this year has increased to 70 cases compared with 24 cases reported last year. Out of the 70 cases, the Central and Northern divisions recorded the most with 38 reported at the Fiji Women’s...

27th November

Editorial comment – Say no to violence against women

It is a concern that counsellors continue to encounter cases of women who are struggling to meet their family’s needs or suffering from violence and relationship issues. Empower Pacific CEO Patrick Morgam shared this at the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign in Lautoka on Friday. Counsellors, he said, often provide immediate support...

26th November

Editorial comment – When numbers stand out

A lot of Fijians will be encouraged by the revelation that tourists are continuing to arrive in the country in numbers. Last month, a total of 70,152 tourists arrived in the country. It was, however, lower than the 72,657 who arrived in September. The Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBOS) said out of the 70,152 visitors,...