Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Where we draw the line

The extent to which the police force will go to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Fijians heading to and from the Deans Trophy competition in the Western Division this weekend is encouraging. We note...

4th October

Editorial comment – Watch those infringement notices

It is a concern that over 80,000 traffic infringement notices (TINs) were issued by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in 2020. LTA CEO Flagon Bekker confirmed the figure. Speaking before the Standing Committee on Social Affairs regarding LTA’s 2014-2017 annual reports, Mr Bekker said 64,126 offenders held full licences while 16,230 were provisional licence holders....

3rd October

Editorial comment – A special month

Every time we discuss this month, we realise how important it is for Fijians. We say this if we are going to discuss development, reflect on what we have come through, and ponder on our future. But that’s a story for another day. This month is also set aside to highlight a major health concern....

2nd October

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. This is part of the National Training and Productivity Council’s Industry and Community Discussion Forum Report 2022. It states a...

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,...

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