Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Employment challenges

The revelation that more than 220 businesses in Fiji are finding it difficult to fill positions for electricians, refrigeration and air conditioning technicians, plumbers, construction and joinery workers and automotive mechanics will no doubt attract attention....

1st October

Editorial comment – A moment in time

The stage is set for a feast of secondary schools rugby today. That’s when the semi-finals of the Deans Trophy competition moves across to Prince Charles Park in Nadi. And when all things are said and done, attention will no doubt be on the two rookies in the lineup. That’s Ba Provincial Free Bird Institute...

30th September

Editorial comment – Our children, our future

It is difficult having to live with cancer. It’s tough when a loved one is suffering. As we wrap up the month again, when we try and create awareness about childhood cancer, we are reminded about how fragile life is. We are reminded about the importance of family support and especially the need for early...

29th September

Editorial comment – Shocking NCD stats

It is shocking that every two seconds one person under the age of 70 loses his or her life to non-communicable diseases! The World Health Organization, in a report titled Invisible numbers: The true extent of noncommunicable diseases and what to do about them stated major risk factors. These included tobacco use, an unhealthy diet,...

28th September

Editorial comment – Making it happen in Suva

It is encouraging that the Suva Retailers Association is in talks with the Suva City Council on new initiatives to encourage the return of tourists to the Capital City. We say this in the wake of the cruise liner visit to Suva at the weekend. With international travel restrictions lifted, tourists are slowly returning to...

27th September

Editorial comment – Why we must be engaged

It’s not something many Fijians may want to talk about, however, methamphetamine is a topic of discussion. It must be a topic of conversation and be ingrained in the greater scheme of things. National Federation Party (NFP) president Pio Tikoduadua raised an issue last week that obviously upset some people. He referred to the hard...

26th September

Editorial comment – Standing up together

The revelation that the Fiji Police Force made 39 arrests in relation to methamphetamine between the months of January and August this year will attract attention. It actually takes the meth issue and places it firmly in the faces of the masses! Statistics showed that of these 39 arrests, 10 were made in April alone,...

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