Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Why we should listen to good advice

Permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong made an emotional plea yesterday, pointing to contact tracing. It’s not easy to do it the traditional way, he said. An app, careFiji, is supposed...

5th May

Editorial comment – Let’s do this Fiji

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong announced last night that there were no new cases of COVID- 19 to report. It would have inched out a sense of relief around the country. Let’s not forget though, the fight isn’t over. The virus isn’t to be taken lightly at all....

4th May

Editorial comment – Moving on

Yesterday was supposed to be a special day for journalists around the world. It was a day set aside to basically acknowledge the work of the media. This was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, according to the UN website, May 3 is...

3rd May

For the public good

Today is supposed to be a special day for journalists. Today is World Press Freedom Day. For whatever it is worth, we hope today is an opportunity for people to understand the work of journalists, and that we will acknowledge people in the news and those who read, listen to, view, and surf the internet...

Editorial comment – For the public good

Today is supposed to be a special day for journalists. Today is World Press Freedom Day. For whatever it is worth, we hope today is an opportunity for people to understand the work of journalists, and that we will acknowledge people in the news and those who read, listen to, view, and surf the internet...

2nd May

Editorial comment – We must break the chains

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong sounded a warning last night that we all must take note of. He confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 when he opened his daily briefing for the nation. They are the 5-year-old and the 15-year-old daughters of the mother from Cunningham in Suva. Both cases,...

1st May

Editorial comment – At war with COVID-19

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong last night reinforced the need for residents of Suva and Nausori to go into battle mode against COVID-19. Starting at 8 o’clock last night, he said the Capital City and Nausori corridor would be on “war footing”. We have 56 hours, he said, to break...

30th April

Editorial comment – Watching out for each other

One message continues to come out daily during the briefing by the Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong. It’s for us to stay home. Containment protocols can be demanding, he acknowledged. However, he said the restrictions “are very nearly measures of last resort. They are in effect because lives depend on their being enforced”....

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