Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Making it happen in Suva

It is encouraging that the Suva Retailers Association is in talks with the Suva City Council on new initiatives to encourage the return of tourists to the Capital City. We say this in the wake...

27th September

Editorial comment – Why we must be engaged

It’s not something many Fijians may want to talk about, however, methamphetamine is a topic of discussion. It must be a topic of conversation and be ingrained in the greater scheme of things. National Federation Party (NFP) president Pio Tikoduadua raised an issue last week that obviously upset some people. He referred to the hard...

26th September

Editorial comment – Standing up together

The revelation that the Fiji Police Force made 39 arrests in relation to methamphetamine between the months of January and August this year will attract attention. It actually takes the meth issue and places it firmly in the faces of the masses! Statistics showed that of these 39 arrests, 10 were made in April alone,...

25th September

Editorial comment – The meth story

The other day Fijian Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho spoke out against a National Federation Party statement regarding hard drugs use and sale in Fiji. He said the statement “is rubbishing all the organisations that we work together with” to fight the issue. The statement was in response to questions over comments made by...

24th September

Editorial comment – A new life

The report on Page 6 today about Adi Emma Tuitoga is special. She underwent screening last year for congenital heart disease at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital. That’s when the 13-year-old was told she had a heart condition that had existed from birth and doctors informed her father it was life-threatening. Overwhelmed...

23rd September

Editorial comment – Congratulations in order

Hooray! The Junior Bula Boys have beaten New Caledonia 1-0 to qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia next year. Central midfielder Nabil Begg scored the winner. Remember we made it to the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand so this is the second time we will be heading into the...

22nd September

Editorial comment – Keeping a tab on figures

It is encouraging to know that tourism bookings from the Canadian market are well above the 2019 level, and that of the Northern American market looks solid. We have a report today about Tourism Fiji chief executive Brent Hill suggesting the Nadi-Vancouver promotional flight allowed the team to seal the deal and carried out a...

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