From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your June 26 briefing



As we wrap up tonight, I was struck by two stories in our International section, on Page 10 of The Sunday Times’ edition for June 26. It took me a while going through this page, and I did ponder on many questions and the relevance to our situation back here in Fiji.

# In Berlin, the head of the United Nations warned that the world faces a “catastrophe” because of the growing shortage of food around the globe.

On Friday, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine added to the disruptions caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an “unprecedented global hunger crisis” already affecting hundreds of millions of people.

# In a landmark ruling, the US Supreme Court removed the constitutional right to abortion, forcing clinics in some states to close.

About half of the states are expected to introduce new restrictions or bans. Of these 13 have outlawed abortion instantly. I found the response by the President of the US Joe Biden quite interesting indeed.

You can read these reports in The Sunday Times.


Here are some headlines that also made The Sunday Times.

The big one on the front page is about politics.

FijiFirst party general secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said contradictory statements and disagreements within a number of opposition parties was telling of the kind of leadership they would bring if they ever got into power.


Firewood for cooking

NASINU villager Nikeri Marama has put the family’s kerosene stove away and her son has an added chore – collecting firewood for their cooking purposes.


GOVERNMENT ministers are open to criticism, says Minister for Agriculture Mahendra Reddy.

Bus concert

FIJI’S first-ever bus concert was held in Suva on Tuesday to mark World Music Day.


Criminal activities

WITH the increase in criminal activities within some neighbourhoods in and around the Capital City, residents of Kinoya in Nasinu, led by Viniana Seru want to see changes and part of that is to construct a multipurpose court on Velau ground for their youth.




We have a list of quality articles for your reading pleasure on Sunday.


Check out the regular sections from Behind the News with JOHN KAMEA, Discovering Fiji, Look back in History, Food with Chef LANCE SEETO to Bollybaat!



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QUEEN Victoria School will look to make a clean sweep of the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby League finals next week after booking their spots in three grades at the semi-finals at Ratu Cakobau Park in Nausori.

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Athletics Fiji

ATHLETICS Fiji is preparing athletes who can fly the Fijian flag on the international stage after 2030. This was adamant as majority age group athletes took part in the weekly competition at Suva’s ANZ Stadium.


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