Editors Comment

Editorial comment: Placing value on fire safety

It is sad, and unfortunate that a family in Volivoli, Rakiraki, will have a bleak Diwali this year after their two-bedroom home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. We learn that Praveen Reddy and...

27th October

Editorial comment: Encouraging turn of events

This issue of the reopening of our international border is attracting attention. As we gear up for the reopening next month, we are reminded about why tourism is important for many reasons, and high on that is the local economy. So when Rosie Holidays announced it has received more than 5000 bookings over the past...

26th October

Editorial comment: Making it count for us all

As we count down the days to the reopening of our international border, attention has to shift to getting Fijians ready. There can be no doubts about the fact Fijians in the tourism industry are anticipating a change in fortunes. They are looking forward to good things. The COVID-19 pandemic has not been good for...

25th October

Editorial comment – Encouraging news

The revelation that Qantas and Jetstar announced last Friday that they have several new international flights from November in light of increased bookings from Australians is encouraging. One of their most popular destinations we are told is Fiji. We are told there was an increase of 200 per cent in bookings for Jetstar flights following...

24th October

Editorial comment – Water safety

The revelation that an 11-year-old student is alleged to have drowned in the Sigatoka River earlier this week will once again raise the issue of water safety. The victim, according to police, travelled from Suva with her parents, and had gone swimming without their knowledge. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the victim had been warned...

23rd October

Editorial comment – Sticking to the rules

The reopening of the containment borders in September started a chain of events that saw a slow return of foot traffic in most urban centres around the country. It then kick-started a rather quick return of traffic around the country as people lapped up the return of freedom to travel. Now with sports set to...

22nd October

Editorial comment – Our children’s education

There were some interesting figures released when the Fiji Bureau of Statistics carried out the Fiji Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey in March and April this year. It stated 31.7 per cent children of secondary school age were not attending school when the survey was done. It revealed that 28.2 per cent children of upper secondary...

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