Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Let’s do this!

As residents in Suva and Nausori go into total lockdown over the next few days until Wednesday morning, we are buoyed by the fact that the majority of Fijians are in tune with what is...

14th May

Editorial comment – We must fight this together

It’s hard not to be enveloped by emotions when there is death. You could see it in the faces of permanent secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong, and Dr Aalisha Sahukhan last night. It wasn’t difficult to spot the slight quiver in their voices. Overcome by the moment, by the...

13th May

Editorial comment – Panic buying reality

What took place on Tuesday in many parts of the Capital City shouldn’t have happened. But it did! There was mass panic brought about by rumours of an impending national lockdown. Where it stemmed from, whether via social media, or a news story, it is hard to tell. But there was chaos in some instances,...

12th May

Editorial comment – United we must move forward

Not too many people realise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fijians until they see things for themselves. It’s difficult to appreciate this when you are far removed from the hardship thousands of Fijians are being forced to live with. For instance, there are no jobs for carrier drivers in Nadi Town. This may...

11th May

Editorial comment – Keeping our fingers crossed

The recent lockdown in the Capital City, movement restrictions, containment rules, and general adherence to COVID-19 safety tips mean Timaleti Nabulu has a lot of time to think, and ponder on events around her. Two things dominate her thoughts these days. One is the severe hardship her family is facing because of job losses caused...

10th May

Editorial comment – Contrasts in our lives

At 65 years old, Lila Wati has experienced a lot in life. As we face the current predicament of COVID-19 cases popping up around us, forcing lockdowns and designated containment areas over recent weeks, she now has to get used to going to bed hungry. The Lakena, Nausori resident said her family’s situation was so...

9th May

Editorial comment – Our roles, our responsibility

It was a little after 1pm yesterday. There was a slight drizzle over the Nasinu suburb of Kinoya. Three men sat at a bus shelter as others stood around them. They were all dressed in uniforms, with blue plastic covering part of the clothes worn by the others. The three sat with their heads resting...

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