From the Editor-in Chief’s desk: Your May 28 briefing
28 May, 2022, 7:54 am
Today is the day fans of the Fijian Drua have been waiting for. Today is when the Drua take on the challenge of the Chiefs in their final game of the Super Rugby Pacific competition.
Fans will be converging on Churchill Park in Lautoka to watch what they hope will be an exciting clash.
The weather has been good so far here in the Western Division. It was sunny yesterday and there is hope that the weather holds today.
So in effect, we can expect a top of the range fast paced clash on perfect underfoot conditions.
Soccer fans will be looking forward to some top class action at the Fiji FACT and there’s top 7s action in London.
The big one though on the front page of The Fiji Times’ edition for Saturday, May 28 is on questions raised about our engagement as a nation with superpowers.
There is also a second story about the impact of any decision to align any future salary increases with the national minimum wage, on civil servants.
## We have a special wraparound over the front page and it is on the Drua’s final game.
It was nice catching up with our team at The Fiji Times West Bureau yesterday. Always encouraging and inspiring to touch base with the team, and talk about issues of mutual interest.
It’s the weekend and we have a strong list of opinions for your reading pleasure.
We also have seven pages of letters to the editor.
PAGE 12 – challenges for the parties
By JIOJI KOTOBALAVU
ALTHOUGH the Government has yet to announce the precise dates for this year’s general elections, registered political parties have started in earnest their campaigns to win voter support.
PAGE 28 – Political plays, plots and ploys
By SENI NABOU
NO wonder the field of politics is lumped with a less than sterling reputation. It is because of the sweeping stereotype that everyone who “does” politics is cut-throat, immoral, ambitious, compulsive liars, corrupt, slanderous, toxic, narcissistic, hypocritical, disruptive and scandalous.
PAGE 30 – Spiritual awakening
By COLIN DEOKI
I’VE had lots of wonderful teachers in life. But two have been outstanding. Both have mentored me in different ways that are unique yet powerfully transformational.
PAGEs 32-33 – Fiji Times Anniversary – Gift of sight
By JOHN MITCHELL
THE gift of sight is something we take for granted in our everyday lives. The ability to see is a blessing that many of our fellow sisters and brothers do not have the pleasure of enjoying.
PAGE 34 – Ferocity of social media
By JO OLVER
THE internet … the bane of our existence! – Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter. They are to be loved and hated all at the same time. Loved because we can quickly share information and photos.
PAGE 35 – Allen – True son of Fiji
By AJAY BHAI AMRIT
BULA readers, this week, I wanted to write about an individual who is compassionate, caring and a true son of Fiji. He serves the poor in his community regardless of race, religion, creed and gender, he is selfless in his work and only serves one race and that is the human race.
PAGE 38 – Undying passion
By ARVIND MANI
THOSE who remember my father (there are not too many left) will recall him as a person of impeccable integrity, who was hardworking and instilled good values in anyone who was in his earshot – and dedicated his life selflessly in the service of TISI.
PAGE 40 – Treat for every Fijian
By RAJNESH LINGAM
OUR national men’s and women’s 7s sides played in the early hours of Monday morning, but Fijians did not mind losing their sleep as the victories that unfolded before their eyes made their day.
PAGE 42 – Cryptocurrency and Android hacks
By ILAITIA B. TUISAWAU
OWNERS of cryptocurrencies have had a rough few weeks since the war in Ukraine and the Luna token crisis, which affected the cryptocurrency prices.
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