From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your September 25 briefing

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The big one on the front page of The Sunday Times for September 25 is on politics.

The People’s Alliance Party provisional candidate, Lynda Tabuya, during a media conference in Nadera, Nasinu yesterday, insisted that attacking the ‘Rock the vote’ campaign was an attempt to shift attention away from another event. Read about that in The Sunday Times!


Here are some headlines inside:


  • STAKEHOLDERS at an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) consultation have suggested that reports and documents should be electronically submitted instead of using papers or hard copies.
  • THE University of the South Pacific hosted more than 1300 students at its Lautoka Campus during the institution’s first face-to-face open day since the global pandemic.
  • ABUNDANT resources would not provide the desired returns if resource owners failed to think commercially, says Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy.
  • THE fight against cancer by the WOWS Kids Fiji charitable trust received a huge $5000 boost from chemists Ray Pharmaceuticals in Lautoka yesterday. The timely gift goes towards assisting close to 75 young cancer patients across the country.

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  •  CLIMATE change impacts, action and financing and COVID-19 pandemic recovery were two of the many key topics discussed at the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) at the East-West Centre (EWC), Hawaii, recently.
  • OVER the past 15 years, the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North has spent $1.8 million on community development projects, says committee chairman Rajneel Maharaj.
  • THE French Armed Forces considers the Republic of Fiji Military Forces an important counterpart in its bid to maintain stability amid the increasing sphere of Chinese influence in the Pacific.


We have all your regular features and opinions inside.


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  • A new champion will be crowned in this year’s Vodafone Super Deans U18 Championship after reigning champion Queen Victoria School lost to Natabua High School 21-8 yesterday.

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Backed by more than 1000 fans that turned up to watch the final, the Rakiraki U14 side came out on top.


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