Editors Comment

12th July

Editorial Comment: Facing our fears

It is encouraging to note that the safety of hotel workers at quarantine facilities in Nadi is considered very important. Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete confirmed they are now being tested after cases of COVID-19...

11th July

Editorial Comment: Dealing with new cases

With the total number of our new COVID-19 cases standing at eight as of yesterday, health authorities will now be on reassurance mode. As acting permanent secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said yesterday, the five new cases were Fijian passengers on board the repatriated flight from India that landed...

10th July

Editorial Comment: Cancer and the herbal factor

General surgery and pediatric surgery specialist Dr Josese Turagava has made no bones about the need for people not to rely on herbal medicine as a cure for cancer. Speaking at the launch of the annual Bushells Fiji’s Biggest Morning Tea event in Suva on Wednesday morning, he insisted herbal treatment chewed up time. The...

9th July

Editorial Comment: Being human and staying on course

As our students return to school around the country, we are left to ponder on a number of issues that need attention. The announcement this week that we have three new cases of COVID-19 was to be expected. In fact, we should expect this as repatriation flights arrive in the country. It’s just the way...

7th July

Editorial comment – Keeping a lid on complacency

The revelation that a 66-year-old man has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now recorded as Fiji’s 19th case, will receive mixed emotions. On one hand, it was to be expected given the fact that we were still receiving repatriation flights. This meant our border was open for returning citizens. Now the positive bit here...