Editors Comment

26th November

Editorial comment – A reminder for us all

The announcement yesterday of three new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will attract attention. In fact, it should ensure we stay vigilant. According to the ministry, the...

16 days of activism

On its website, the UN Women has highlighted the global theme ‘Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect!’ to mark 16 days of activism against gender-based violence which starts today. It is amplifying the call for global action to bridge gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention,...

24th November

Editorial comment: Interesting equation

Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu says marijuana is illegal and needs to be eradicated. He made the comment after Kadavu villagers asked for a substitute crop as police continue the fight against marijuana farms on the island. To this, Mr Tudravu responded that the Fiji Police Force could not provide an alternative crop and...

23rd November

Editorial comment – Out with bullies

WE totally agree with the Health and Medical Services Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete that bullies should never be entertained in schools. In fact we say bullies should not be tolerated at all. Adding to that, bullies in schools must be pointed out and urgently dealt with. It should not end there, their parents and guardians...

22nd November

Editorial comment: Need for vigilance

The revelation that drug peddlers in Lautoka are selling marijuana and other drugs within the Lautoka market vicinity is a concern. This was recently highlighted by the Lautoka Market Vendors Association with hopes the issue would be looked into with some urgency. President Filomena O’Neill said since the issue was brought to light last year,...

21st November

Editorial comment: Sports over the weekend

Fijian fans were fixated on cheering the Flying Fijians this weekend against Italy in an Autumn Nations Cup clash. It would have announced our foray into the event following the cancellation of our first game, against France last weekend. Now staring at a blank wall following the announcement that we had 29 cases of COVID-19...

20th November

Editorial comment – Our children, our future

The revelation that Fiji recorded 870 cases of child abuse and neglect from January to July this year, and 494 girls were subjected to neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy is cause for concern. Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa spoke about this. She said this was according to the Child...

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