Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Fighting against hard drugs

IT WAS interesting to note the impact the hard drug situation in our country has had on various sections of society. Yesterday, a group of mothers, calling themselves the “Ministry of Mums” made a commitment...

24th August

Editorial comment – Going back to school

SOMETIMES we just have to pre-empt some things in life. As we count down to the start of our final school term for the year, we take this time to raise a few reminders. Term Three is the business end of the school year, and is important for exam classes and forms. This is when...

23rd August

Editorial comment – Fire safety advice

THE revelation that two children and four adults escaped with their lives after a fire engulfed their three-bedroom home along Tamani Lane off Milverton Rd, Suva, on Wednesday will attract attention. The National Fire Authority confirmed the occupants were asleep at the time of the incident. At 8.02am, it confirmed, the Suva Fire Station was...

22nd August

Editorial comment – Questions linger

THE revelation by the permanent secretary for Sports Maretino Nemani of Government’s assistance in the development of our golden girl of weightlifting, Eileen Cikamatana, will attract interest. Yesterday, Mr Maretino urged sports organisations to look after their athletes well. His views came after Cikamatana broke 46 records during the 2019 Quaycentre Australian Junior & Under-23...

21st August

Editorial comment – Calling on the 16th man

AS we count down the days to the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the hype is slowly building up around the Flying Fijians. We are now 30 days away from our opener against the Australian Wallabies. Still reeling from their crushing 0-36 loss to the New Zealand All Blacks at the...

20th August

Editorial comment – Top weightlifting prospect

What else can we say but what a display of power and confidence! Fijian youngster Eileen Cikamatana has etched her name in the history books, breaking 46 weightlifting records including three world records during the Australian National and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Sydney at the weekend. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist is now the number...

19th August

Editorial comment – Correcting a wrong

THE revelation that three cases of assault on police officers were recorded last weekend is cause for concern. We can only hope the cases and the manner in which the attacks happened are not reflective of an underlying fight against authority. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said in the first incident five men in their 20s...

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