Opinion

Letters to the Editor – January 24, 2020

Fijian 7s rugby flavour SEEING Tu Meli Derenalagi and Raijieli Daveua with the Hamilton 7s trophies made my day. Immediately my mind drifted to our priceless wins in Hamilton in 2018 and 2019. The Fiji...

Editorial comment – Singing up a storm in Hamilton

IN the sea of Fijian supporters at the Hamilton 7s tomorrow, there will be our newest fan. Tracey Blake turned 48 on Wednesday, and it wasn’t like any other day. How could it be like any other day when she had her very own choir sing her birthday song? She had made her way across...

23rd January

Letters to the Editor – January 23, 2020

Eyes on Hamilton Our editor-in-chief coined a wonderful editorial in yesterday’s paper. I agree with Wesley that Fijians around the world are keenly anticipating some magic this weekend. Those who watched the 2018 and 2019 victory would have got the gist of Wesley’s message. The 2018 win was special. We were on the verge of...

Editorial comment – On the lookout for a virus

It is encouraging to note that local authorities have raised border monitoring at international ports and airports in the wake of reports of nine deaths in China to the deadly coronavirus. By yesterday, there were about 450 confirmed cases in China and five other countries. Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete confirmed that scrutiny at all...

22nd January

Letters to the Editor – January 22, 2020

Co-captain’s role In December 2018, I had written a letter in support of 2019 World Rugby 7s rookie of the year Ratu Meli Derenalagi and I had stated that the young lad was bound for stardom. Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the former QVS star has been chosen to be the co-captain...

Editorial comment – All eyes on Hamilton

FORMER New Zealand All Blacks 7s skipper Karl Te Nana believes Fiji and New Zealand are the teams to beat this weekend at the Hamilton 7s. It’s a pretty bold statement considering the outcome at the Dubai and Cape Town leg of the World 7s series. When you factor in our dismal efforts, it takes...

21st January

Letters to the Editor: Tuesday 21 January, 2019

Police defends title Congratulations to the Police Blues for completing a treble at Lawaqa Park and walking away with the spoils from this year’s McDonald’s Coral Coast 7s. Police beat former 7s giants Ratu Filise and I’m sure that the performance of Suli Volivoli, Sami Viriviri, Kiti Taliga, Keponi Paul and Rusi Matai from Police...

Addressing inconsiderate drivers

JUST the other day we highlighted the issue of potholes and traffic congestion as school starts for the new year. It’s not an easy subject to cover because of the many interlinking issues. They make this an interesting subject. It’s quite close to the hearts of thousands of commuters because they travel daily to and...

20th January

Letters to the Editor – January 20, 2020

The best for Hamilton and Sydney READING with envy that New Zealand and the Bitzboks are returning with some big names such as Molia, Koroi, Kok, Afrika, Franco and company, this will simply add more spice to Hamilton and Sydney sevens. Our best 13 have been chosen and Tuivuaka and Ikanikoda, both impact players, are...

Editorial comment – A matter of concern

The revelation that the majority of students who enter high school are either non-readers or slow readers is a major concern. This claim was made by Nakasi High School principal Praveen Chand during a heads of schools meeting at the Vunimono hall, Nausori, on Thursday last week. He said the issue was a tragedy for...

19th January

Letters to the Editor – Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hamilton 7s The Hamilton and Sydney sevens leg is the next in line, we hope our gallant sevens warriors can do much better this time, we are defending the trophy in Hamilton, we need to improve on discipline and tackles if we are to win this one, as for the tournament a week after in...

Editorial comment – Water safety and warnings

The revelation that police will resume the search for a man and his daughter will tear at many hearts. It’s an emotional tale about a family torn apart by the Wainikavou creek. There are many messages intertwined in this report. What will tug at the heartstrings is the fact that a father and daughter may...

18th January

Editorial comment – Our frustrating roads

School has started and with it has come niggling traffic jams. It’s a nightmare that does not seem to end. In fact, it’s no laughing matter that thousands of commuters find themselves stuck in heavy traffic daily in the Capital City. As police pointsmen and women do their best to ease frustrations, and they are...

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, January 18, 2020

Styrofoam products A brief item in FT 17/01, mentioned that the proposed ban on styrofoam products in Samoa, was being deferred for six months from January to June this year. This was to allow local companies to get rid of the styrofoam products that they had already in stock. With a similar ban also scheduled...

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