Opinion

Letters to the Editor – December 11, 2018

Happy 7s rugby endingĀ  The happy ending that Bollywood movies present had somehow eluded our national 7s team in Cape Town! However, on Monday morning when fireworks lit the Madiba skies, the happy ending we...

10th December

Letters to the Editor – December 10, 2018

Congratulations in order Congratulations to Christine Lyons for being selected as general manager for the Fiji Times company. While I congratulate you, I lament that Hank Arts has finally decided to call it a day. At 71, whew, Hank, you certainly leave behind a legacy. The Fiji Times went through some rough times lately but...

Editorial comment – Empowering our women

KADAVU native Masi Dave is pretty set in her ways. She’s determined to make a difference in many ways. At 27, Ms Dave runs a business in an industry that brims with men. She’s determined to be an inspiration for women. Her Nadi-based building contractor company employs a group of women who are not too...

9th December

Letters to the Editor – December 9

Khashoggi killing ‘Pompeo: No evidence links prince to Khashoggi killing’ ( FT 4/12/). Not true. I believe there is fairly concrete evidence according to CIA’s own investigation. But people believe what they set their mind on believing regardless of the evidence to the contrary. Thus, we have US President Donald Trump believing climate change is...

Editorial comment – Around good Samaritans

Fifteen-year-old Unaisi Radinibeqa yearns for a lot of things in life. She’s like any other youngster her age in many ways, with her own hopes and aspirations. The Bible verse Psalms 23 holds special meaning for Unaisi, who is a cancer patient, as she lies on her hospital bed. The verse is well known to...

Wet weather insect pests

Perspiration isn’t the only thing that comes popping out in the humid tropical weather. Just the other night I lay steaming under the ceiling fan in my room, trying to counter the humidity until the incipient storm broke and let loose a cooling downpour. The distant rumble of thunder was suddenly drowned out by a...

8th December

Letters to the Editor – December 8

Tsunami warning There was a certain irony in the fact that on the same day as a tsunami warning was issued in the Suva area as a practice measure, a genuine tsunami warning was issued internationally later that same day but to the best of my knowledge not broadcast to the public in low-lying areas...

Editorial – Be disciplined, be dangerous

The stage is set for what is building up to be an action-packed weekend of sevens rugby for most Fijians. It’s the festive season. We have before us a period to be merry with Christmas and New Year just around the corner. Last weekend’s dismal show against the USA in the Cup quarter-final of the...

7th December

Letters to the Editor – December 7

Bound for stardom Victorian Ratu Meli Derenalagi made yesterday’s front page after Gareth Baber singled out him as the player to watch. The son of Vuniani “White Shark” Derenalagi and the nephew of tall timber Semisi Naevo, Meli was a star for the QVS rugby team and his performance earned him a spot in the...

Editorial comment – Countdown to Cape Town

In the face of the heavy influx of rookies in our sevens rugby campaign this season, there is still an element of respect attached to the national side. On the roll against Fiji in the quarter-finals of the Dubai 7s last weekend, USA coach Mike Friday kept his men on the ground. Experience had taught...

6th December

Letters to the Editor – December 6

Shining example WOW, 85 and still going strong. Taveuni islander Suliano Jese Koroinacika is a shining quintessential of hard work, discipline and healthy living. For him to do what he does at this twilight age is no small feat. Thank you The Fiji Times for sharing this intriguing story which is truly inspiring. Unfortunately exemplary...

Editorial comment – Tsunami preparedness

The director for the National Disaster Management office, Anare Leweniqila, yesterday made it clear that a surprise communication tsunami test does not require prior warning. Before the test the NDMO ran yesterday, Mr Leweniqila said this was to analyse the readiness status of those who lived along coastal areas. The surprise communication test by the...

5th December

Letters to the Editor – December 5

Hooray! Oh no! Yesterday’s (04/12) The Fiji Times was interesting. Front page: A new Boeing 737 MAX 8 for our airline. The meningococcal disease outbreak that began in March has started to ease off, and the price of LPG goes up. Hooray hooray … and suddenly … Oh no! Allen Lockington Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka...

Editorial comment – Safety at sea

Members of the public have been asked to adhere to safety rules when out at sea. In a statement on Monday, the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) urged people to adhere to safety messages and strictly follow maritime safety rules as we head into the festive season. Many Fijians, it said, plan to visit...

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