From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your December 5 briefing
5 December, 2021, 1:33 am
Here are some headlines that made The Sunday Times’ edition for December 5.
But before that, remember we are celebrating our 152nd year anniversary and you can win cash prizes. Scroll down for details.
Call to remove Elections Supervisor
THE Fiji Labour Party delegates conference in Lautoka passed a resolution calling for the removal of Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem from the position. The delegates also resolved the party take legal action on this matter if the Constitutional Offices Commission (CoC) fails to investigate Mr Saneem. “The conference, therefore, directs the party to take appropriate legal action to resolve the matter in the interest of justice, fair play and the conduct of free and fair general elections in 2022/23,” states the FLP resolution.
IT is impossible for any one country or one organisation to address all of the challenges the ocean faces, says Attorney-General and Minister responsible for Climate Change Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. He made this comment on Friday during the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Fijian government and the Waitt Institute. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum while commending the partnership said this was another fundamental step towards that better, bluer and more sustainable future.
THE Ministry of Health recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases between Tuesday to Friday. This, according to the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Health Dr James Fong.
2022 General Election
AS the nation prepares for the next general election, eight districts in the interior of Naitasiri are still waiting for Government to fulfil some of its “unkept development promises” made between 2016 to 2018. The issue was raised by the chairman of Bose Vanua – Naitasiri, Ratu Timoci Rokobukete during a recent talanoa session with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Nairukuruku Village in the district of Matailobau, Naitasiri.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR/LEADER
Readers have their say on issues that matter to them. Read their views on Pages 6 and 7.
The leader is on the national side’s foray at the Dubai 7s and we touch on lessons at the event, and why it is important for us to embrace change and accept our shortcomings. Turn to Page 6.
We have a list of quality articles for your reading pleasure.
Read Behind The News with JOHN KAMEA, Today in History, Discovering Fiji, Food with Chef LANCE SEETO and there is also something for those interested in entertainment news. We have Bollybaat!
The big one on the back page is about rugby 7s.
Dubai 7s memories
DUBAI will always hold a lot of memories for a lot of Fijian 7s players because this is where most began their journey to rugby stardom. Former Fiji 7s captain and Olympic Games gold medallist Osea Kolinisau, who is part of the Life After Rugby and also playing 7s rugby at the International Invitational in Dubai said the place held a lot of memories.
YOU CAN WIN CASH WITH THE TIMES
Remember we are celebrating our 152nd anniversary and you can win cash with the Times. There were 10 winners in September and 20 winners in October. In November, 30 lucky readers had the chance to win $152 each, and also get into the draw to win the grand prize of $15,200. In this month of December, 40 lucky readers will win cash prizes!
All you have to do to get into the draw is to cut out the masthead of the Fiji Times, write your name and address, and a phone contact on it, and drop this into a bin at a participating store near you. Turn to Page 25 for details!