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A role model: Those who grab opportunities will succeed

LIFE is full of challenges and opportunities, only those who grab those opportunities and overcome struggles will succeed in life. This advice was given to Dr Amar Singh by his father, while growing up at...

Letters to the Editor – December 15, 2018

Jerry’s departure IT will be hard to accept the bitter truth but rugby fans will soon have to come to terms with the departure of our playmaker to the United States. It is rumoured that Jerry has landed himself an elusive contract and we may not see the nippy but versatile rugger don the white...

Editorial comment – We have been warned

The revelation that young Fijians are at high risk of contracting typhoid following an outbreak in Naitasiri will raise some concern. The warning though comes from the Ministry of Health. In the wake of the outbreak last week, Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said they had recorded 31 confirmed and 14 suspected cases in young...

14th December

Letters to the Editor – December 14

Best memory of Rasta I BELIEVE Rasta Rasivhenge can match any sevens player with his speed. With such knowledge and speed, I wonder why he never took on the sport as a player. Anyway, the best memory I have of this man is during the Olympics final between Fiji and Great Britain. We were part...

Editorial comment – Climate change education

It is encouraging that climate change education would be incorporated into the learning experience for early childhood education (ECE). Ministry of Education director primary education Hem Chand, while speaking during the annual ECE national conference at the Fiji National University’s Lautoka campus, said ECE teachers would be the best agents to transform the minds and...

12th December

Watch that alcohol

DEPUTY Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu is urging people to drink alcohol sensibly this festive season. It makes sense that the police would be concerned about its consumption following two separate incidents involving alcohol last week. Three people in their 50s fell from the second floor of an apartment building during a party in Nasese...

11th December

Letters to the Editor – December 11, 2018

Happy 7s rugby endingĀ  The happy ending that Bollywood movies present had somehow eluded our national 7s team in Cape Town! However, on Monday morning when fireworks lit the Madiba skies, the happy ending we were dying for eventuated. Finishing fifth in South Africa three years in a row did not go down too well...

10th December

Letters to the Editor – December 10, 2018

Congratulations in order Congratulations to Christine Lyons for being selected as general manager for the Fiji Times company. While I congratulate you, I lament that Hank Arts has finally decided to call it a day. At 71, whew, Hank, you certainly leave behind a legacy. The Fiji Times went through some rough times lately but...

Editorial comment – Empowering our women

KADAVU native Masi Dave is pretty set in her ways. She’s determined to make a difference in many ways. At 27, Ms Dave runs a business in an industry that brims with men. She’s determined to be an inspiration for women. Her Nadi-based building contractor company employs a group of women who are not too...

9th December

Letters to the Editor – December 9

Khashoggi killing ‘Pompeo: No evidence links prince to Khashoggi killing’ ( FT 4/12/). Not true. I believe there is fairly concrete evidence according to CIA’s own investigation. But people believe what they set their mind on believing regardless of the evidence to the contrary. Thus, we have US President Donald Trump believing climate change is...

Editorial comment – Around good Samaritans

Fifteen-year-old Unaisi Radinibeqa yearns for a lot of things in life. She’s like any other youngster her age in many ways, with her own hopes and aspirations. The Bible verse Psalms 23 holds special meaning for Unaisi, who is a cancer patient, as she lies on her hospital bed. The verse is well known to...

Wet weather insect pests

Perspiration isn’t the only thing that comes popping out in the humid tropical weather. Just the other night I lay steaming under the ceiling fan in my room, trying to counter the humidity until the incipient storm broke and let loose a cooling downpour. The distant rumble of thunder was suddenly drowned out by a...

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