Editors Comment

5th April

Cut the ignorance, follow the law

THE Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama did not pull his punches yesterday in a press conference in Suva. He made no bones about what people should be doing as the number of COVID-19 cases rises in...

4th April

Great challenges for us all

THERE are moments in time when we will look back and reflect on events that have left an indelible impression on our minds. It’s difficult to shrug aside what COVID-19 will mean to people in the future. Lives have changed, some overnight. On a global scale, millions have been forced to adapt to a life...

2nd April

Editorial comment – Controlling what we can

THE World Health Organization yesterday sounded a warning that will no doubt attract attention. The battle against COVID-19, it stated, is going to be long-term for Asia and the Pacific. In saying that, the WHO Western Pacific Regional Director Dr Takeshi Kasai warned the region could not afford to let its guard down. As we...

1st April

Editorial comment – Some lessons for us all

It was encouraging yesterday to see villagers in a part of Tailevu adhering to social distancing. As COVID-19 continues to take a grip in much more developed countries around the globe, it is truly inspiring to see Fijians playing their part in the fight against the pandemic. At least seven villages in Tailevu yesterday had...

31st March

Editorial comment – Stay vigilant, proactive

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete reckons the confirmation of a New Zealand national testing positive to COVID-19 two days after returning from Fiji should be a wake-up call for everyone. We agree. It should be keeping everyone on their toes. That’s if they aren’t already vigilant, and proactive. It’s either standing on your toes or...