Opinion

Letters to the Editor – November 20, 2018

Tough battle Yesterday’s sports headline read ‘Fiji runs riot’. I smiled as I thought about how we beat the 18th ranked Uruguay side. I would love to see the same headline come next week when...

Editorial comment – Promote love, respect

YESTERDAY was a special day for Muslims around the country. We celebrated the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. Muslims believe the prophet was a perfect example of being upright, merciful, compassionate, truthful, brave, generous and distant from all evil character. We should embrace that and together dedicate ourselves to doing good for our country. We should...

19th November

Letters to the Editor – November 19

Impressive scoreline Fiji secured an impressive score line through an unimpressive performance against Uruguay which has a much lower world ranking. There were a lot of isolated and individualistic plays which will be exposed easily by France. If Fiji has to bask in glory this weekend, they will have to produce a relentless team effort....

Editorial comment – The people have spoken

YESTERDAY marked the end of the 2018 General Election. It marked the end of a period that culminated in two weeks of intense campaigning. In the heated battles, parties clung onto strategies they calculated would woo the important component in the election process — the voters. However that panned out, campaigning reached unprecedented levels of...

18th November

Letters to the Editor – November 18

Poll reaction AFTER the FijiFirst party won an outright majority at the 2014 General Election, five opposition parties that contested the election, said they did not accept the result because of voting irregularities. Even though, a Multinational Observer Group of 92 international observers, said the elections was credible and they saw no evidence of fraud,...

Editorial comment – Blackout period over

THE blackout period is over and done with. As results slowly come in from the Fijian Elections Office — we are left to keep our emotions in check. Obviously, for many people, this isn’t something that will be easy to control given the heated debates over the past two weeks. The battlelines were drawn the...

17th November

Letters to the Editor – November 17

Poor performance It was an unexpected result after the Flying Fijians lost miserably to the Scots. It seemed it was a one-way affair as the Scottish side tamed our side, demolishing them 54-17. We were laced with national and international reps, yet we could not match the opponent. This week, the side faces Uruguay and...

Editorial comment – Staying focused

THERE is excitement in the air as we prepare to take on the might of Uruguay this weekend. What is of particular interest is the announcement by national coach John McKee that the “Sledgehammer” Eroni Sau would be on the wing early tomorrow morning in Gloucester, England. If that wasn’t good enough for fans, the...

16th November

Letters to the Editor – November 16

Scots set RWC pace Veteran journalist Kameli Rakoko’s article in yesterday’s The Fiji Times “Scots set RWC pace” must be taken seriously. This line “Their cry for blood was rewarded when the Bravehearts responded without missing a beat to the finely-tuned flute of the pied piper Townsend and his captain,” added a smile to my...

Editorial comment – Being vigilant

At this time last year, we were actually discussing a rise in cases of dengue fever when compared with the previous year. Acting National Advisor on Communicable Diseases Dr Aalisha Sahukhan then said that of the 2699 cases of dengue fever, the highest numbers were recorded in the Western and Central divisions. The number was...

15th November

Letters to the Editor – November 15

Mark of ‘a good man’ I must commend the turaganikoro of Gusuisavu Village — Navitalai Matanawa. It has been reported (FT 14/11) that more than 30 students from Gusuisavu Village in Naitasiri who go to Naqali District School did not attend school yesterday 13/11 because their village headman was concerned for their safety. This is...

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Editorial comment – Go Fiji, go

IT is good to know that national rugby coach John McKee says they have put last weekend’s loss to Scotland behind them and are now focused on their next game this weekend. Last week’s loss, he said, was disappointing but they had taken what they could from that and would concentrate on preparations for Uruguay....

14th November

Letters to the Editor: November

Drug find HARD drugs have been found by people on Naviti while walking to and fro going about their business. I wonder of what value? A whole heap of full beer kegs I believe but pending analysis of course. All you drug peddlers, stop throwing plastic parcels into our ocean. It’s such a foolish thing...

Editorial comment: Expect more rain

Heavy rain at the weekend forced the closure of a road in Naitasiri. In fact the state of the road forced 30 students from a nearby village to stay away from school because the village headman, Navitalai Matanawa, feared for their safety. Knee deep mud forced the closure of Savu Rd, which leads to Gusuisavu...

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