Editors Comment

Editorial comment – 7s fever in the city

The hype is building up at the annual Marist 7s rugby tournament in Suva. Every year the cream of the crop of our 7s pool converge at the national stadium to compete for top honours....

25th September

Editorial comment – Taking the lead

It was encouraging to note that an educational one-day water safety fair drew 146 children to Suva’s Damodar Aquatic Centre yesterday. The event was organised as an immediate response to the recent drowning cases around the country. The first of its kind, the initiative, targeting children between the ages of five and 18 years, was...

24th September

Editorial comment: A growing concern

It seems there is no end in sight as police confirmed another case of drowning yesterday. A five-year-old boy drowned during a family picnic in Vunidogoloa Village, Savusavu on Monday. The stats are shocking and should be a major concern. In fact we should all be concerned, and we should be forced into action, to...

23rd September

Letters to the Editor – September 23, 2020

Foreshore mangrove planting  We read in the media this week about an environmental group that has been planting thousands of mangrove seedlings at the Suva foreshore with an aim to plant even more. While concern about the environment and its protection is admirable, this project certainly raises some questions. The Suva foreshore between the stadium...

Editorial comment – Cutting road accidents

“Wait here. I will be back soon!” They were the last words Ledua Bulutani said to his wife Olivia Lele on Sunday. She would never hear from her husband again. Mr Bulutani and his 62-year-old aunt died in a freak accident when the car they were travelling in veered off the road and tumbled down...

22nd September

Editorial comment – Making tough calls

Pete Navosailagi was loved by his family. He would have celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday. In fact his mum, Adi Ateca Vokili, looked forward to the big day. There was cause for celebration, for many reasons. Ms Vokili said she spoke to her son last week. He had called her to apologise that he would...

21st September

Editorial comment – Alcohol and our curfew

The revelation by police that most people arrested for curfew breaches on Thursday and Friday were intoxicated is sort of becoming the norm in a sense. There have been quite a few people arrested drunk and in breach of curfew hours recently. With the panic, uncertainty and frustrations built up by the COVID-19 pandemic, you’d...

20th September

Editorial comment – Some encouraging news

The revelation that Australia has reportedly opened up its borders to certain parts of the country for New Zealanders is interesting. However, we learn that travel between the two trans-Tasman neighbours will only be allowed for Kiwi nationals and not their Australian counterparts. Speaking on the new decision reached on Friday, Australian High Commissioner to...

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