Opinion

20th August

Letters to the Editor – August 20, 2019

Dragons top ranking Before the RWC Fiji’s pool opponents and Six Nations Rugby champions Wales received a major boost as the Dragons have risen to the top of the world rugby ranking displacing the All...

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

Letters to the Editor – August 19, 2019

Importance of the cibi Well our warriors for the RWC (Rugby World Cup) in the land of the rising sun have been chosen and all that is left is to tweak those wrongs to a right and we should be all set to go and do battle. Now I know this topic is a bit...

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...

18th August

Letters the Editor – August 18, 2019

Children selling food I refer to the report (FT 17/8) on children selling food at night to make ends meet. Each time I read about children selling food or bu, I wonder what the parents are doing. Are the parents also out and about selling food and bu? I could be overstepping the mark here...

Editorial comment – Walking on, walking strong

The weather wasn’t on their side yesterday. It didn’t deter organisers of the Walk On Walk Strong (WOWS) Kids Fiji walk and fun run in Sigatoka yesterday though. They were motivated. It rained throughout the night, and as dawn broke in the Western town, the rain didn’t seem to be going anywhere. It was cold...

17th August

Governance in the Pacific – The forgotten issue

There was a time when Australia lectured the Pacific. John Howard said in 2004 that Australia had a “special responsibility” to help the Pacific but that we sought “reforms and better governance as conditions of that assistance”. Those days must seem a long time ago to the current Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has...

Letters to the Editor – August 17, 2019

Strong RWC squad National 15s coach John McKee in his address after the RWC (Rugby World Cup) squad was named said he was pleased to name a strong group of players who were capable of challenging for a playoff spot in the land of the rising sun. He said the squad named was out to...

Editorial comment – Onward to the RWC 2019

FLYING Fijians coach John McKee has made no bones about what he expects from our squad for next month’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The players must step up and embrace challenges ahead. There is no time to waste with 36 days to go for our opener against Australia on September 21 in Sapporo, Japan....

16th August

Letters to the Editor – August 16, 2019

Stars in the making The future of Fiji rugby is at this year’s Vodafone Kaji Rugby Championship. The championship, which is held at Lawaqa Park, aims to develop grassroots rugby to a standard that will benefit our national rugby team. This year’s championship boasts 68 teams and 1290 players. While the standard of rugby displayed...

Editorial comment – Stepping up in the court

THE fact that Suva and Nasinu dominated this year’s Central Primary Schools Netball Tournament which was held over two days at the National Netball Centre in Suva will attract attention. It may be a foregone conclusion for some people though. Suva made a clean sweep in three grades — in the under-9, 12 and 14...

15th August

Letters to the Editor – August 15, 2019

Flying Fijians’ line-up for RWC 2019 We’ve watched several games by our national team since the win against the Maori All Blacks. Each game had a different set of players and it’s obvious that coach John McKee is gauging our players and combinations. A good number of players clearly stood out with great performances and...

Editorial comment – A traumatic experience

LIFE can be tough on some of us. It can sometimes also depend on how we see things and perhaps the turn of events in our lives. When Emori Raluveisoba called his elder sister at 7pm to find out where she was, he was reassured knowing his sister Vika Radinibau was on her way home....

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