Editors Comment

Editorial comment – A reminder about road safety

A man died on Sunday afternoon after the mini-van he was driving collided with a Republic of Fiji Military Forces bus at Olosara in Sigatoka. Police said the victim allegedly lost control of the van,...

30th November

Editorial – When safety matters

It was interesting to note that Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu said statistics disseminated by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was proof of how seriously the Fiji Police Force addressed unruly officers. A career police officer, Mr Tudravu made the comment in response to a statement issued by the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum...

29th November

Editorial comment – Attacking gender-based violence

Fiji National University Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr William May made a bold statement when he said Fijians needed to wake up to the fact that the majority of our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are not safe in their own homes. The statistics don’t lie. They tell us a story that should concern us all. When...

28th November

Editorial comment – Sporting challenge

Around this time last year we were marvelling at the amazing strength of a youngster from Levuka. We marvelled at her confidence. We were left wondering about the future, and what it would unveil for a youngster who had slipped through our hands. There was amazement at the stack of weights on the bar, and...

27th November

Editorial comment – Standing up to violence against women

The revelation that 77 domestic violence cases were reported to the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Nadi branch during the COVID-19 Lautoka lockdown will raise interest. They were from women who had lost their jobs, we are told. This was according to acting Nadi branch project officer and counsellor Lavenia Tuidama. Most women, she pointed out,...

26th November

Editorial comment – A reminder for us all

The announcement yesterday of three new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will attract attention. In fact, it should ensure we stay vigilant. According to the ministry, the first two cases are Fijian citizens both in their 40s who worked in a mining company in Mali, travelling home...

16 days of activism

On its website, the UN Women has highlighted the global theme ‘Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect!’ to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence which starts today. It is amplifying the call for global action to bridge gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention,...

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