Opinion

Letters to the Editor – April 19, 2019

Full of energy Editor Fred Wesley summed up the essence of the Fiji Finals in yesterday’s editorial, “People look forward to the annual Fiji Finals. “It attracts the imagination of the masses. There is something...

Editorial comment – Where to from here

Congratulations are in order for the giants of Fiji secondary schools athletics. Ratu Kadavulevu School and Adi Cakobau School yesterday kept the powerbase of high schools athletics firmly in the Central Division. RKS, once a dominant force in high school athletics came back with a bang last year. They had come so close the previous...

17th April

Letters to the Editor – Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Running for glory Once again The Fiji Times has done a wonderful coverage building up to the 2019 Coca-Cola Games! First it was the beautiful cover page showing our athletes from Gau Secondary School and then the heart-touching stories from the various schools taking part in this year’s Fiji Finals. Newspapers play a vital role...

Editorial comment – Something to look out for

The heat’s well and truly up at the annual Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Finals in the Capital City, even if the skies opened up intermittently throughout yesterday. The rain, when it did fall, failed to deter the enthusiasm and energy at the national stadium. At the end of the day, it was clear that competition...

16th April

Letters to the Editor – April 16, 2019

Most successful team What is wrong with these people criticising and some even swearing at our Fiji Airways Fiji 7s players for the one point loss in Singapore on social media. Fiji is the most successful team on this leg of the series. They won five in a row at Hong Kong, setting a record...

Editorial comment – We are here again

WE are here again, smack bang at the start of what is expected to be three exciting days of athletics action at the National Stadium in Suva. It seems that way from the outset. The fans are headed here, into the Capital City. The old scholars are loading social media, showing their support and allegiance....

15th April

Letters to the Editor – April 15, 2019

Today in history In The Sunday Times, there is a segment dedicated to “Today in History”. The section contains excerpts from The Fiji Times from various years. Yesterday (14/4), the front pages from 1958 and 1984 were highlighted. Correct me if I am wrong. In those two years, the price of The Fiji Times was...

Editorial comment – No stroll in the park

Fijian fans would have been forgiven if they’d assumed we should have had a smooth path straight into the quarter-finals of the Singapore 7s at the weekend. Hopes were quite high when we rocked through to a massive 50-12 win over Canada in our first pool match on Saturday. Hopes would have been pretty high...

13th April

Entire economy at risk

Through taxes and expenditure, Government has a huge impact on our daily lives. Government does not have money of its own to spend. It taxes us for its income. Total government revenue has increased from 26 per cent of GDP five years ago to over 30 per cent. Government has grabbed an additional $400 million...

Letters to the Editor – April 13, 2019

Watching the big three The Hong Kong battle has been won, however, if there is any slight hope that we are safe in the top four then let’s think twice. The top three teams are separated by five and seven points and the fourth team lags behind 19 points. For sure we will have a...

Editorial comment – Pulling out all stops

IT’S interesting that national coach Gareth Baber has made one change to the team to defend the Singapore 7s title this weekend. Yasawa man Napolioni Ratu has been named in the 12-member team for the two-day tournament which starts today. He replaces Terio Tamani. As we count down to the beginning of the event, Baber...

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