From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your October 17 briefing
16 October, 2021, 11:35 pm
Bula vinaka everyone
It was a lovely start to the long weekend here in the Capital City, Suva today. The weather was fine and sunny today. It was pleasant indeed for an outing with the family and loved ones.
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Here are some headlines in The Sunday Times edition for October 17.
Lives lost forever
BUSINESSES will recover, jobs will come back, but the lives are lost forever. These were the sentiments of Unity Fiji party leader Savenaca Narube in a statement calling for the remembrance of the decision by Government not to lock the country down in the early stages of the second wave of the pandemic, which he says cost us many lives. “As the country painfully emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, we hear self-congratulations by this government,” he said. “There is absolutely nothing to gloat about.”
Voter cards for Fijians overseas
THE Fijian Elections Office is looking at the legalities surrounding Fijians overseas who wanted new voter cards. This, according to Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem during a press conference at Nakasi voters centre this week. “For overseas voters, we will be announcing plans on how they could update their details on their voter cards,” he said.
WOMEN hide their problems, says Minister for Women and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar. While speaking at the Pinktober and International Rural Women’s Day celebrations in Ba yesterday, Ms Akbar explained the importance of women coming forward to seek help for their needs. “Women hide their problems because they think if their family comes to know about it, how will they see her?” she said.
Vanua Levu travel
ALL those intending to travel to Vanua Levu and the Maritime Islands must be fully vaccinated, registered and in possession of a pass from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services before purchasing their tickets or boarding a vessel of aircraft.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR/ LEADER
Turn to pages 6 and 7 for some interesting letters to the editor. Feel the emotions, find out what’s trending and read different opinions on issues that matter. The leader is on Pinktober and the importance of early detection. It matters in the end. It could save a life!
There’s a list of top articles for your Sunday reading pleasure. Check out Behind the News with JOHN KAMEA, Today in History, Discovering Fiji, Bollybaat entertainment, and Food with Chef LANCE SEETO.
The big one on the back page is about 7s rugby in the wake of the stepping down of Gareth Baber. Read about what stand-in coach Saiasi Fuli has to say.
Fuli ready for task ahead
STAND in Fiji 7s coach Saiasi Fuli who takes over from departing coach Gareth Baber has assured the people of Fiji that he is ready to take up the task ahead in leading the men’s team. Currently in the midst of preparing our Fijiana 7s team to next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa, Fuli is confident of the task he has been given. “I can fully assure the people of Fiji that the program is stable and firm from your leadership,” Fuli said.
There’s more to read inside but you’ll have to get a copy to know what we are talking about. Happy reading!