Editors Comment

19th February

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....

18th February

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

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

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

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

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

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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