Editors Comment

21st October

Editorial comment – Safety first

USA Today reported an interesting case of death by COVID-19 the other day. The death from COVID-19 complications of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday, it said, could add fuel to those...

19th October

Editorial comment – A reminder for us all

The fact that four people are recovering in hospital after they were involved in three separate road accidents at the weekend should attract attention. In fact it should keep us on our toes. It should encourage us to be proactive whenever we are out on the road. Any accident on our roads must raise concern....

18th October

Editorial comment – Special day for Muslims

Today Muslims around the world, will celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. It is a special day for them. They believe the prophet was a perfect example of being upright, merciful, compassionate, truthful, brave, and generous. These are qualities many people place great value on. Wherever you are, and whatever you plan to do on...

17th October

Editorial comment: Early detection important

Minister for Women and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar made an interesting point yesterday. While speaking at the Pinktober and International Rural Women’s Day celebrations in Ba yesterday, Ms Akbar said women hide their problems. She stressed the importance of women coming forward to seek help for their needs. Women hide their problems, she said, because...

16th October

Editorial comment: Staying safe on our roads

Within the 12 hours that ended yesterday, we are told police booked 128 drivers for speeding in the Western Division. There were 93 bookings in the Southern Division. There were 24 bookings in the Eastern Division for speeding, and the North recorded six bookings. We raise this as we head into the long weekend. We...

15th October

Editorial comment: Big things afoot for our rugby

Exciting times are afoot it seems for sports fans around the country. The general manager high performance for Fiji Rugby, Simon Raiwalui, is adamant the Fijian Drua are going to be very competitive when the Super Rugby Pacific competition starts next season. Raiwalui believes the Drua’s participation is an important step in the development of...