Editors Comment

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...

23rd January

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

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

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

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

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...

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