Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Keeping the focus on COVID-19

It’s interesting how things have changed over the months since the announcement of our first COVID- 19 case in Lautoka. As the pandemic continues to grip the world, we aren’t immune at all. On the...

1st July

Editorial Comment: Exciting times for women’s soccer

The confirmation that the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand is like a breath of fresh air for soccer in the region. Scheduled for July and August, the event will shift the focus of attention on to our region. The fact that NZ are hosts means they have...

29th June

Contemplating that return to school

As we count down the hours to the resumption of school for some of our students tomorrow, there is no doubt about the massive interest this is attracting. The resumption of classes comes with its challenges. It’s encouraging to note how stakeholders are all preparing to return to classes. Today, we read about how students...

28th June

Time for a reset

Yesterday a family was in mourning. This followed the discovery of a 14-year-old boy’s body in the Cunningham river in Suva yesterday. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the victim lived in Caubati, Nasinu, and had gone swimming with his friends when he disappeared. As a post-mortem examination is conducted to determine the cause of death,...

27th June

Facing the reality of hard drugs

On this day last year, we discussed the issue of dealing with drug addicts. In fact it was topped by the frightening reality that we lacked knowledge about dealing with such people. The revelation by the officer-in-charge at the time at the Police Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) Drug Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anare...

26th June

Editorial Comment: The good Samaritans

There are moments in time when the human spirit, and concern for a fellow human being, can be powerful reminders of just who we are in the greater scheme of things. When you slowly sift through stories of hardship, and consider the actions of people, it is hard not to be overwhelmed by emotions sometimes....

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