From the Editor-in-Chief’s Desk: Your April 8 briefing

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Here are some headlines for The Fiji Times’ edition for Thursday, April 8.

The big one on PAGE 1 is about:

Mass reconciliation

WALKING the streets armed with knives and sticks is now the norm for some people in Nabua, Suva, says Methodist Circuit Pastor Saiasi Qalica who is calling for a mass reconciliation to bring back peace to their streets.

Vunivalu of Bau

THERE has not been any recent discussions on the installation of the Vunivalu of Bau.

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Vunivalu installation

ROKO Tui Bau Ratu Timothy Daniel says there has been no recent talk on the issue surrounding the installation of the Vunivalu of Bau.

A step closer

CHANDRA Sen says he is one step closer to being reunited with his two daughters in Australia after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab yesterday.

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Human rights matters

RELUCTANCE to address politically sensitive human rights matters had led observers to assess the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission as pro-government, claims the United States Department of State 2020 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Fiji.

Violence

IN cases of violence, one must remember that no one becomes the ultimate winner because in one way or the other, everyone is affected.

Members of the Police Special Response Unit station at Mead Rd in Nabua. Picture: ATU RASEA

Constant fear

SOME residents of Sukanaivalu Road and Mead Road housing in Nabua now live in constant in fear – to the extent that some were now arming themselves.

Tight-lipped

THE Fiji Police Force is remaining tight-lipped on its investigations into the Easter weekend brawl in Nabua last week.

No charges

NO charges have been laid yet in the assault of a Year 12 student in Suva last week.

SOCIAL TIMES

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Check out the five pages of Social Times inside for the latest on the local social circuit.

SPORTS

Tailevu rugby

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The big one on the Sports pages is about former national rugby flyhalf Seremaia Bai taking over the coaching job for the Tailevu side this season.

There’s a lot more to read inside but you’ll have to get a copy to know what we are talking about.

Happy reading!

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