Opinion

Editorial comment – Our frustrating roads

School has started and with it has come niggling traffic jams. It’s a nightmare that does not seem to end. In fact, it’s no laughing matter that thousands of commuters find themselves stuck in heavy...

17th January

Letters to the Editor – January 17, 2019

Best platform for local players I agree with rugby legend Lote Tuqiri that the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast Sevens tournament was the best platform for local Fijian players to secure overseas contracts. Fijians are blessed as we get a chance to witness a feast of 7s year in, year out and watch unknowns become household...

Editorial comment – Watching the weather

As the Fiji Meteorological Service continues to keep a close eye on the system hovering above us, we have an opportunity to reflect on safety issues. The weather office is monitoring a high pressure system to the far South of Fiji which is pushing the impending tropical cyclone Tino further East, away from Vanua Levu....

16th January

Letters to the Editor – January 16, 2019

Out to impress Current 7s rep Terio Tamani and other 7s hopefuls such as former 7s rep Kitione Taliga will be out to impress selectors when the McDonald’s Fiji’s Coral Coast 7s tournament gets rolling at Lawaqa Park. Unknown teams like Raiwasa Resort Taveuni will also be out to upset some big names. The 2020...

Editorial comment – Life’s many lessons

There are moments in time that will leave an indelible impression on our minds. Take, for instance, the report yesterday, about a group of firefighters in Vanua Levu who have been good Samaritans for a late colleague’s family. Death can leave a gap in the lives of those affected. It hurts those affected, and can...

15th January

Editorial comment – 7s rugby focus

It’s encouraging to note that national sevens coach Gareth Baber is not rushing former skipper Kalione Nasoko back into the fray. He’s actually allowing him time to recover from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) operation. That says a lot for the national coach. Player welfare is obviously a key component of his approach to coaching....

14th January

Letters to the Editor – January 14, 2019

Real life issues matter When it comes to real life issues The Fiji Times must be commended for having guts to publish them. The saying, ‘A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself’, comes to the forefront when I read The Fiji Times, which has just continued its excellent reporting from 2019. From the...

Editorial comment – Good, clean fun and games

National sevens rugby coach Gareth Baber makes an interesting point. He has seen the result of yellow cards at international level and it’s not good at all. It has left an indelible impression on his mind. He reckons it is a critical area that needs work, and that’s something he is focused on in the...

13th January

Letters to the Editor – Monday, January 13, 2020

Human nature THE worst of the bushfire ravages engulfing large parts of Australia have brought out the best of human nature — bravery, community solidarity, compassion, empathy, kindness, generosity, altruism, an affinity with nature and wildlife. Wish that was all. But alas it also brought out the dark side of human nature — selfishness, greed...

Editorial comment – It’s back to school

IT’S back to school today for thousands of students around the country. For some though, school starts tomorrow. As we send our children off to school today, let’s reflect on the year that was, and look forward with optimism this year. Let’s make it a positive term one for our children. Understandably there would have...

12th January

Letters to the Editor: Sunday January 12, 2020

Confusing road markings LAST month I witnessed two accidents at the Jerusalem Rd roundabout in Nabua and I was almost involved in one myself that prompted me to look further into the management of the flow of traffic in this hazardous spot. I was clearly adhering to the road markings when another vehicle travelling in...

Good news for the heart

THE revelation that Fiji will be home to the first dedicated pediatric health facility when the $25 million Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital opens later this year will no doubt be met with joy. According to Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, the centre would be the biggest children’s hospital outside of Australia and New Zealand....

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