Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Factoring in a 7s buffer period

Our all-time 7s rugby top try-scorer Jerry Tuwai has made no bones about the commitment we must show in the world series. He said receiving the 2019 Fiji Sportsman of the Year Award on Saturday...

18th February

Editorial comment – Getting back into the grind

Expectation is high this week. You can almost feel the anticipation. Of what? Who knows? The first sitting of Parliament for this year got underway yesterday. We continue to take those little steps in our progression into an era that should be about embracing democracy. In 2015, the UNDP resident representative Osnat Lubrani said, “We...

17th February

Editorial comment – Congratulations are in order

The annual Sports Awards are keenly anticipated. They have become a key element in the recognition of sportsmen and women in Fiji. They have an important place in setting standards, and serve as motivation for many sportsman and woman. Every year our sportsmen and women strive for top honours in their sporting disciplines. They strive...

16th February

Editorial comment – Placing love on the highest pedestal

We are now at the tail end of the emotional ride that would have built up prior to Valentine’s Day on Friday. For whatever it’s worth, the day would have inched out a sense of love and joy for couples. It would have been an opportune time to engage in a bit of love and...

15th February

Editorial comment – Positive sign

It is encouraging to note that Fiji has examined the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review report working group’s recommendations, and supports that it should take legislative measures, ensuring the right to freedom of expression is protected in line with provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This was outlined...

14th February

Editorial comment – Staying focused on the virus

It’s interesting that the Ministry of Health’s head of health protection, Dr Aalisha Sahukhan, says it is looking at various health facilities as a quarantine area for suspected coronavirus cases. Our report today reveals the ministry is “looking for an isolation facility for the Central Division”. “We are looking at all the different health facilities...

13th February

Editorial comment – Making the right calls

There were contrasts as the coronavirus continued to infect people around the world. Leading researchers warned it could infect billions of people if it’s not contained soon. The World Health Organization began a two-day summit in Geneva yesterday to fast-track tests, drugs and vaccines to help slow the outbreak of the virus which, by yesterday,...

E-Edition