Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Staying grounded

The announcement that a 30-year-old man is our latest border quarantine case of COVID-19 should bring us back down to earth in as far as the global pandemic is concerned. For many Fijians, every time...

25th February

Editorial comment – Leptospirosis warning

The revelation that Fiji has recorded 10 suspected leptospirosis deaths is a major concern. According to Ministry of Health statistics, most of the dead are young men. “What we tend to say is that it is common in young men,” Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said. “It’s usually the young men who are going out...

24th February

Editorial comment – Let’s consider our role

The revelation that the Fiji Police Force has discovered illicit drugs more lethal than methamphetamine being produced locally is a major concern. In fact it must initiate discussion at all levels of society. Any suggestion that this is produced locally will prick at the very heart of society, and draw fear and concern. Where are...

23rd February

Editorial comment: Handling the drug problem

The revelation that a seven-year-old student is the youngest person in Fiji to have been found in possession of marijuana will come as a shocker for many people. The Fiji Police Force Drugs Unit officer-in-charge, Assistant Superintendent of Police Anare Masitabua made the revelation in an interview during the community policing symposium at The Pearl...

22nd February

Editorial comment: A reminder about Mother Nature

As day broke on this date back in 2016, we had just come off a night of horror and terrifying experiences. Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston went past us in a blaze of fury and power. Until that day, and night, no one had felt the power of a Cat 5, or Category 5 cyclone. Winston...

A reminder about Mother Nature

As day broke on this date back in 2016, we had just come off a night of horror and terrifying experiences. Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston went past us in a blaze of fury and power. Until that day, and night, no one had felt the power of a Cat 5, or Category 5 cyclone. Winston...

21st February

Editorial comment – The discipline factor

National 7s rugby coach Gareth Baber has no qualms about what he expects from members of his squad. Leave aside the expected requirements such as fitness, pace, talent, size and the willingness to work as a team. There has to be discipline. All the other factors will come together and nicely deliver the goods when...

20th February

Editorial comment – Let’s talk about meth

The revelation that five men are in police custody after they were arrested in Suva for allegedly being in possession of white substances believed to be methamphetamine is interesting. The five, aged between 29 and 44 years, were found with zip lock plastic bags containing the substance. Acting Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu reiterated that...

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