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Editorial comment: The issue of vaccines

The announcement that there is a possibility that Fiji could get its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from India soon is interesting. Acting Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Sukanta Charan Sahoo said the vaccines could...

25th January

Water safety call

Thirteen-year-old student, Pauliasi Ratunawaqe was well-mannered and hardworking. His mother Wati Taleimaitoga remembers him as a great helper who went out of his way to help her at home. “Sometimes when there was no food, he would go out of his way to either dive for freshwater mussels or go to the farm to get...

24th January

Editorial comment – Some hope out there

When Australia recorded a fourth day of zero coronavirus cases on Thursday, it prompted the chief of the country’s most populous state to call for a special travel “bubble” with Pacific island nations. ABC News reported New South Wales had also recorded its fifth straight day with no locally acquired coronavirus cases, but authorities warned...

23rd January

Editorial comment – Yearning for 7s magic

It wasn’t really a full day yesterday at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka. However, the base was there, hopefully setting the stage for some big things today when competition at the inaugural Super 7s rugby tournament resumes this morning. As national 7s coach Gareth Baber pointed out yesterday, the intention is there, to get quality opposition...

21st January

No compromises

Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation CEO Kameli Batiweti made an interesting statement yesterday. He said it would be in the Government’s best interest to listen to advice. There is a need, he said, for political affiliations to be set aside and to find best solutions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic, he said, is...

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