Opinion

Letters to the Editor – June 17, 2019

Skipper Cup thrills The Solo Nute-coached Suva brigade marched into the final unbeaten and the boys in blue are set to defend the Skipper Cup title they won in style at Lawaqa Park (36-35). Nadroga,...

Editorial comment – Embracing fire safety

AS authorities investigate the cause of four separate structural fires in the Western Division at the weekend, perhaps this should be an apt reason for us to be proactive. Police have urged homeowners to be vigilant after fire destroyed a six-bedroom home in Nawaka, Nadi, on Saturday afternoon. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the cause...

16th June

Letters to the Editor – June 16, 2019

Affection or what IN my time it was “nice bola” or “car shine”. Today, it’s “uro”. Mmmmm … no wonder NCDs (non-communicable diseases) have multiplied! ALLEN LOCKINGTON Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka Congratulations in order Heartiest congratulations to the Capital City side for maintaining superiority and ascendancy for an emphatic win over my young Jack’s Nadi...

Editorial comment – Only the best for RWC 2019

IT’S good to see eight local-based players included in the 42-member Flying Fijians squad to the upcoming Test Series against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks, and the Pacific Nations Cup. The ultimate goal though is a spot in our Rugby World Cup campaign later this year. National coach John McKee has named a powerful...

15th June

Letters to the Editor – June 15, 2019`

Environmental concerns After analysing the recent budget, I was quite pleased to realise the efforts by the Bainimarama Government in placing a higher levy on the purchase of plastics and also banning certain products in days to come. These have been an environment hazard for quite some time now. I was a bit confused over...

Editorial comment – Empowering our women

MINISTER for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa believes the fifth National Women’s Expo which came to a close yesterday was the beginning of a journey towards economic empowerment for women in Fiji. Closing the expo yesterday, Mrs Vuniwaqa said unofficially the total earnings from the three-day event was a staggering $450,938. This, she...

14th June

Letters to the Editor – June 14, 2019

Drug dealers The stern warning by our Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimaranma, to dealers of hard drugs is not only proper but it’s great to see government stepping up its game to combat drug smuggling by introducing non-intrusive inspection equipment (FT 13/06). Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, also stated that police are aware of a...

Editorial comment – Safety, security first

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has made a very powerful statement against hard drugs. He sounded a warning the other day, basically calling on drug peddlers to stay away. He made no bones about the commitment of the Fijian border security forces to fight much more than the drug war. In keeping with that general line...

12th June

Letters to the Editor – June 12, 2019

Carnivals galore After witnessing the Tebara Carnival, people are up for the Vodafone Millennium Sinu Carnival in Nasinu and the Digicel Ba Farmers Carnival. These days carnivals bring people together to witness fun and entertainment and enjoy the rides, food and savouries, while the queens get the much-needed public exposure to present their ideas and...

Editorial comment – Living life

LIFE is full of contrasts. Yet there has to be a balance somehow. When there is good, there’s obviously room for bad somewhere, somehow. Yesterday, a 24-year-old man from Namosi poured his heart out. Petero Vunidilo’s heart was broken. He was in an emotional state. He spoke about the love of his life. Marriage had...

11th June

Letters to the Editor – June 11, 2019

Danielle Baber WELCOME to the rugby crazy world Mrs Baber! As the wife of Fiji’s most successful coach on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series circuit, I believe that you’ll have to develop a thick skin to swallow all the comments that come across after our 7s team performs on the series. The boys win...

Editorial comment -Preparing our Flying Fijians

It is good to know that Flying Fijians coach John McKee has announced an experienced coaching group to steer us through the Pacific Test Series, Pacific Nations Cup and the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year. McKee has roped in the services of 2015 Flying Fijians assistant coach Tabai Matson with Neil Barnes...

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