From The Crowd

2nd August

Protecting our ecosystem – International Day for the Conservation of Mangroves

With July 26 being International Day for the Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem, it offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of mangroves to the wellbeing of people, communities, and the natural environment. Globally, mangrove ecosystems are amongst one of the biologically...

A good deed for our little champs – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. August 2021 is a Childhood Cancer Awareness month with a difference in Fiji. The COVID-19 pandemic brought about major operational changes at WOWS Kids Fiji (WKF) which we have embraced since 2020. We know the reality that despite the pandemic, childhood cancer is not going away from Fiji. And we are fully aware...

1st August

Breaking the budget

Maths are not my strong suit, but oddly enough, I know some basics about budgeting. Not in your proper accountants’ sense, but how to operate on a budget. This is something to do with the presence in my childhood of the purse. Not any old purse, but a shabby green thing with a metal clip...

31st July

The magnificent 7s

What a truly historical and passionate evening it was for our brave and talented players as they stood strong and firm defeating all opponents who tried to lay siege to their gold medal aspirations. It was an uplifting experience to witness this Olympics rugby 7s event as it unfolded when Fiji went through the entire...

Super performance: A win like no other; one to unite all Fijians

Yes we did it again. We are now the Olympic champions for the second time. It was a super performance from a super team. Against the backdrop of COVID-19 coupled with unprecedented challenges, we once again stood our ground and made it to the pinnacle of sevens rugby on the planet. Emulating the success of...

Keep private data safe – The psychology of cybersecurity

Building secure information systems is all very well and good, but if you really want to keep your private data safe, the best way is with an understanding of how people think. It’s a truth of war from ancient times no matter how formidable your defenses, no matter how thick your city walls or how...

Ways to boost your immune system- fighting off diseases

Helpful ways to strengthen your immune system and fight off disease How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your...

27th July

Not if but how – Foreign workers on Australian farms

In 2006, under pressure from the Pacific to introduce a seasonal worker scheme, and under pressure from Australian farmers to address labour shortages, the Howard government introduced the second-year backpacker visa. This gave working holiday makers on a one-year visa a second-year visa if they worked in a regional area for three months. The policy shift was both transformational and immensely damaging. It...

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