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Editorial Comment: Cancer and the herbal factor

General surgery and pediatric surgery specialist Dr Josese Turagava has made no bones about the need for people not to rely on herbal medicine as a cure for cancer. Speaking at the launch of the...

9th July

Editorial Comment: Being human and staying on course

As our students return to school around the country, we are left to ponder on a number of issues that need attention. The announcement this week that we have three new cases of COVID-19 was to be expected. In fact, we should expect this as repatriation flights arrive in the country. It’s just the way...

7th July

Editorial comment – Keeping a lid on complacency

The revelation that a 66-year-old man has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now recorded as Fiji’s 19th case, will receive mixed emotions. On one hand, it was to be expected given the fact that we were still receiving repatriation flights. This meant our border was open for returning citizens. Now the positive bit here...

5th July

Editorial comment – Getting into survival mode

It was interesting to read about former hotel workers Viliame Tagisaya and Semi Waqa now being labourers on a sugarcane farm. As we reported yesterday, three weeks ago they made the switch from greeting tourists daily to battling the scorching heat in the cane fields of Drasa, Lautoka. They have accepted the cards dealt to...

4th July

Editorial comment – A different 4th of July

Today is an important day for the people of the United States of America. Much like our special day on October 10, today, Independence Day or the Fourth of July is significant for Americans. It means different things for different people. Americans around the world will reflect on many things today, ensuring the day is...

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