Opinion

19th February

Letters to the Editor – February 19, 2019

Vernacular newspapers I would like to comment on the letter (17/2) by Mohammed Imraz Janif on vernacular newspapers. While I agree with your correspondent in complimenting The Fiji Times on revamping both newspapers, I disagree...

Editorial comment – Clamping down on yaqona thieves

THE revelation that there appears to be a surge in yaqona theft in parts of Cakaudrove on Vanua Levu is definitely a concern. In fact it should raise the anger of every right thinking person. It must! If you consider the time and effort put in by farmers to grow yaqona, then it must prick...

18th February

Letters to the Editor – February 18, 2019

ACS sets high standards Defending Fiji Finals champion and the girls from Sawani set a high standard upon the conclusion of the school’s inter-house competition as Kakala took the spoils, pushing Uci to second spot. What delighted me most was the competitive spirit despite the heavy rain in the Capital City and the fact that...

Editorial comment – Proactive approach

THE revelation that our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has sent out a warning to property developers to work within the laws that ensure the protection of Fiji’s environment will no doubt attract attention. Speaking to tourism operators on Denarau at the weekend, the PM said the protection and preservation of Fiji’s natural environment was important...

17th February

Editorial comment – One for the kids

Yesterday children under the WOWS Kids Fiji program enjoyed a day out with family and friends who helped them forget about their daily struggles. Fun activities and games were organised by the WOWS Kids Fiji team of volunteers who brought out birthday cakes for three of the young patients in Lautoka. According to WOWS Kids...

16th February

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, February 16, 2019

Derelict vessels GREAT pictures and exposure of the truth in The Fiji Times pages 31 and 32 on February 13, relevant to the two derelicts at the Vitogo Bay in Lautoka, the most annoying one is the Gotta-Go-Fiji cruise ship that has been on the reef close to waterfront and straight in front of the...

Editorial comment – FNPF member contributions

THE revelation that the Fiji National Provident Fund is owed $9.05 million in member contributions is interesting. This, we are told, includes $4.75m from previous financial years and $4.3m for the period July, 2018 – December, 2018. This was revealed by FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi yesterday. He said the fund was able to...

15th February

Letters to the Editor – February 15, 2019

52 years of endless love I SALUTE Unaisi and Josese Ravu for their 52 years of endless love and forgiveness and their message to young couples is timely — “listen, respect each other and most importantly communicate”. Furthermore, the couple issued a thought-provoking reminder that “marriage is a lifetime commitment” and this must not fall...

Editorial comment – Platform for discussions

Parliament, as usual, has been action-packed this week. In fact parliamentary sessions can be quite interesting. There is a space for robust debates and discussions. There is a level of respect expected and thick skins thrown in. It is a place where differing opinions are heard, and there should be room for consensus. This is...

14th February

Letters to the Editor – February 14, 2019

Bogilevu’s health and fitness mantra KEVUELI Bogilevu’s health and fitness mantra is an inspiration for all of us especially with the vulnerable and ever-increasing NCDs cases in Fiji. At 89 years, Bogilevu’s vision is to surpass his father’s age of 94. His strict discipline on diet coupled with a stringent timetable on sleeping hours makes...

Editorial comment – Loving one another

IT’S that time of the year once again when love is supposedly in the air. Whatever that means for you! Mother-nature is surely not going to be bothered by that fact though. However you plan to spend today, and whether you are brimming with emotions, with a touch of love thrown in perhaps, it is...

13th February

Letters to the Editor – February 13, 2019

Those beautiful trees I BELIEVE someone from Lautoka City Council decided to cut as many as eight trees on Corbett St in Lautoka. Our Prime Minister was the president of COP23 and someone destroyed those beautiful trees. Dosen’t the council has better things to do than cut beautiful trees which were not harming anybody.  LCC...

Editorial comment -Getting things into perspectivs

EXPECTATION is high. There is even a touch of anticipation. You can almost feel it. Of what though? Who knows? The first sitting of parliament for this year which got underway on Monday is actually attracting a lot of interest. We have a new Speaker of the House in Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. Now that we...

12th February

Letters to the Editor – Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Well done MY heartfelt congratulations go to the goldminers for registering a back to back victory in the Vodafone Premier League. Only a week ago, the Capital City boys had no answer to the onslaught of the men in gold. At the weekend it was Rewa who went down to the Tavua outfit. Indeed, this is a...

Editorial comment – Important boxing questions

ACCREDITED New Zealand National Boxing official Faiyaz Khan has defended the decision to stop the Fiji light heavyweight title fight between Savenaca Naliva and Joseph Kwadjo in the sixth round. Khan, after consultation with the Boxing Commission of Fiji officials, declared the fight a no contest, taking into consideration the safety of the boxers after...

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