Opinion

Editorial comment: Our 7s hope

The ingredients are all there for a heart-stopper this morning when we take on the might of New Zealand in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco. While our semi-final opponents...

Letters to the Editor: July 20

Sevens rugby focus The Fiji Times headline article on Eroni Sau respecting the decision to drop him from the RWC is timely. Our focus is on how we are preparing to counter this new format and intriguing RWC setup. The team has been named and let’s get together as fans and supporters, well-wishers and support...

Editorial comment: Hard drug concern

The discovery of more white substance washed ashore in Lau and Taveuni this week is worrying. What is a major concern is that the authorities believe it is cocaine in its concentrated form. Acting Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair pleaded with Fijians to contact the toll-free number 3318529 if they stumbled across any suspicious brown...

Letters to the Editor – July 19

An inspiration for all Thank you The Fiji Times for highlighting the stories of our 7s players. In particular, I refer to Tuesday’s headline on Josua Tuisova. The piece highlights that our rugby hero dropped out of school after class 7. He joined his father cutting cane in Ba as a young adult. He later...

Cancer focus

THE fact that there are 1100 new cases of cancer every year, and that an average of 700 people die annually from it is frightening. The figures are according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. In fact the mere thought of cancer, as it is, is quite daunting really for many people. The...

Letters to the Editor: July 18

Eat and learn The Fiji Times editorial’s inspiring and empowering message on self-sufficiency in food production (FT 15/07/18) should be valued and taken to heart for all individuals who care for their wellbeing. Because of the needs of putting quality food and healthy food on the table, there is an immediate need to grow our...

Editorial comment: Let’s join the fight

THE revelation that more than 300 villagers of Tamavua Village in Suva were content after the release of the first batch of mosquitoes with Wolbachia this week is quite interesting. They were released at their village on Monday as the fight continues against mosquito-borne diseases. Tui Tamavua Ratu Apenisa Loki said it was a proactive...

Letters to the Editor: July 17

French brilliance and magic THE planet’s ultimate game, the final of the 21st World Cup soccer, was amazing as France stunned Croatia to win after the sweet victory at home 20 years ago. Leading up to the final our local writer Shalwyn had his ‘7 predator analysis’ which went in favour of France. Shalwyn stated...

Editorial comment: Language diversity

YESTERDAY was an important day for students of Suva Sangam College who launched their Language Week with the theme, ‘Language diversity, our future’. Students were asked whether they could imagine a world without languages? How would you communicate? How would you express yourselves? How would you say that you are feeling sick? That you are...

Letters to the Editor: July 16

Unstoppable Suva The national sevens side has now officially started the final countdown for the assault on the Rugby World Cup Sevens title. Yesterday national coach Gareth Baber named a power-packed side. He has included six of our gold medal winning side to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio in 2016. He’s included strong...

Editorial comment: Our countdown starts

The national sevens side has now officially started the final countdown for the assault on the Rugby World Cup Sevens title. Yesterday national coach Gareth Baber named a power-packed side. He has included six of our gold medal winning side to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio in 2016. He’s included strong France-based centre...

Questionable questions

The question that seems to be on many lips is “when is the next election”? Although, with the way things get announced around here, by the time you read this, it may be redundant. According to the Fijian Elections Office, elections can be held after three years and six months have passed since the first...

Letters to the Editor – July 15

Audit in, audit out PARLIAMENT has come to an end it’s been four years and soon we will go to the polls. Or to put in in a fancy way parliament has ended sine die. There are 50 people in that party. How many of them have spoken again after their maiden speech? We have...

Editorial comment – Eat and learn

A REPORT we carry today on pages two and three of Soul Living, complete with several pictures, tells of an initiative at Ratu Kadavulevu School — tilapia farming. Going through information available online, the students of RKS are in for some nutritional meals when the tilapia is harvested, as it was recently on Friday July...

Letters to the Editor – July 14

A new winner With the FIFA World Cup soccer ending this Monday, a lot would be at stake, especially for Croatian football as they would be making their first finals. I believe the Croatians would be out there to write their piece of history. Croatia is a relatively small country with a population of about...

Editorial comment – Our Sugar industry

THE future of Fiji’s sugar industry is such a hot topic for some of our registered political parties. Once the backbone of our economy, sugar has rumbled, and rolled along a path that inches out varying degrees of emotions. You could either fall on to one extreme or take the opposing view. In early 2012...

Digital resources

BY Dr Tanveer Haider Naqvi AT present technology is dominating all spheres of human activity and fusion of electronic, computer and communication technology not only gave birth to electronic publishing, but also revolutionised the world of digital publication. Therefore, it has become apparent that mostly publishers are publishing their products in digital format and the...

Letters to the Editor – July 12

World Cup showdown I loved reading the correspondence from two of our renowned writers Shad and Shalwyn. Just like letters from Narayan, Wise, Dan, Sukha, Shah and Allen, I always look forward to letters sent from Mukta Ben and the anaconda town. Shalwyn had his own piece of Mathematics puzzle regarding number 7 and has...

When there is hope

As celebrations rang out across the world over the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in the mountains of Thailand on Tuesday, tales of heroism are slowly emerging. Stuck deep inside a cave, hours away from civilisation, the rescue effort took on massive proportions. Various options were discussed...

Then there was light

Nailaga Village sits a few minutes outside the little township of Ba in Western Viti Levu. The national highway cuts right through it. Humps are placed along the way, obviously to slow down traffic. This is where the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has installed 25 solar streetlights. They are lined up along the highway, a...

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