Letters To The Editors

Letters to the Editor – August 20

Fong takes crown The crowning of Jessica Fong marked a memorable and exciting 2018 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival despite some unforeseen circumstances. Representing the Fiji Society for the Blind and sponsored by Autocare, Jessica stood...

Letters to the Editor – August 19

Taxi permits I have received visitation from new taxi permit winners in Lautoka seeking advice on how to buy a car when struggling to feed themselves. Dan Urai, Lautoka Software issue I believe Mr Saneem (SOE) said NADRA will provide the software so that they can know how many ballot papers to print and how...

Letters to the Editor – August 18

Rugby and the Hibiscus Festival Your sports headline story on rugby course and players turning heads for the Fiji Drua team is supported. Eroni Sau, Kalivati Tawake and the flamboyant Frank Lomani have all transformed from Drua warriors to Flying Fijians playing at national test level and there are many more in line. Special mention...

Letters to the Editor – August 17

The Hibiscus festival Your editorial comment on the Hibiscus Festival being a centre stage for charity is supported. Whether it is the contestants getting stage fright for the first time or the vendors selling their food and products, or the people pitching in to make the event lively, the essence of the week-long event is...

Letters to the Editor – August 16

Soccer coverage This year’s secondary schools’ soccer in the tourism town will go down in the history books. Apart from an increased number of teams, the finals were shown live on our number one TV station Fiji One. Hats off to Fiji One for this initiative and for becoming the medium of communication for the...

Letters to the Editor – August 15

No smartphones at school Starting next month, French children will no longer be able to use their smartphones or tablets at school. The new legislation, which was passed by lawmakers prohibits the use of smartphones and other internet-connected devices for schoolchildren aged between 3 and 15. French high schools with children aged 15 and older...

Letters to the Editor – August 14

Lions roar Once again Churchill Park proved friendly to the Babasiga Lions who ended Lautoka’s unbeaten run. Earlier the Lions stole the CVC title from the Sugar City and beat the hosts during the BOG. The loss to the Lions ended the Blues hopes of making the semis. Hats off to the Lions, in particular...

Letters to the Editor – August 13

Kaila! stars rock Hearty congratulations to the 2018 Kaila! Star Search competition champion Marika Bosekoviti. Our star not only walked away $1000 richer but also won hearts and fame for his beautiful performance. Bosekoviti attributed his win to sheer hard work and the fact that he believed in himself. His efforts, passion and commitment should...

Powerade Super Deans: RKS defends U14 title

Ratu Kadavulevu School has successfully defended its Under-14 grade title at the 2018 Fiji Secondary Schools Powerade Super Deans Rugby Championship. The Lodoni-based side didn’t do it easily though as the final against Queen Victoria School ended in a 5-all draw after the end of extra time. Flanker, Ratu Vilikesa Rokovonolagi scored for RKS first...

Letters to the Editor – August 10

Dusty road a concern IN 2015, the road between Levuka and Vuma Village was tarsealed. Severe Tropical Cylone Winston destroyed the Oneviro stretch. This is a straight road allowing cars to speed along this gravelled piece generating terrible dust. The houses along this road are covered in dust 24 hours a day; louvres need to...

Letters to the Editor: August 9

Queens ready Indeed, a beautiful snap shot by our photographer Jo Naisua as he captured four of the 2018 Hibiscus Festival contestants in yesterday’s paper. While the queens are excited about participating in the Mother of all Festivals, I hope they will be trained and nurtured well so that they do not disappoint their fans...

Letters to the Editor – August 8

‘Bula’ Bhullar the golfer EIGHT-TIMES Asian Tour champion and Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar said Bula in a perfect way at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course as he smiled his way home with the spoils from the championship. After the win on his debut tour to Fiji, Mr Bhullar paid tribute to golfer Vijay Singh...

Letters to the Editor – August 7

Wainisavulevu weir saga HAD the Wainisavulevu weir debacle happened in some other country, some heads would have rolled by now. But then some might say we are still a developing nation and bound to make such mistakes. However, we cannot ignore that such errors are costly and also cause irreparable and irreversible damage. It could...

Editorial comment – August 6

RKS spot on at Deans competition The Lodoni brigade did not disappoint their loyal fans and former scholars as the boys, as I had predicted, made it to the final of all the grades except the U17. The Powerade Super Deans semis was slightly overshadowed by the horrific road accident that involved the Ratu Navula...

Letters to the Editor – August 5

People’s thoughts After reading the posts on Facebook about the fatal accident at Cuvu, people spoke their minds. Here are some of their thoughts. 1. How did the head-on collision happen? 2. Was speed involved and one of the drivers lost control? 3. Was there any other factors? 4. There are many cars on the...

Letters to the Editor – August 4

Hibiscus festival, a Suva event The mother of all festivals is no longer the Mother of all Festivals simply because it is not being held in the mother of all cities – the City of Suva; the Capital of Fiji. The MOAF or Hibiscus Festival should be held in Suva because it is unique to...

Letters to the Editor – August 3

On the big stage Amidst the tropical paradise, green field and beautiful and unbelievable topography and landscape, local and international golfers will battle it on the big stage at the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. Months of preparation and the coverage via The Fiji Times added flavour to the tournament. Local golfers such as Roneel...

Letters to the Editor – August 2

Wonderful festival idea What a wonderful idea indeed that the Vodafone Millennium Sinu Festival contestants prepared for jaba and sulu night at Valelevu. The festival also saw the queens’ “sulu and jaba” category which was introduced last year and was also something the festival is known for. According to festival pageant consultant Epeli Tuibeqa it...

Letters to the Editor – July 31

ONCE again when Ba needed a marksman and crafty striker to get them a title and end their losing streak, Abbu Zahid and Samuela Nabenia stepped up and did not let their passionate fans down. Zahid slotted in the opener and walked away with the player of the tournament award and golden boot award. When...

Letters to the Editor – July 30

Environmental impact Thank you The Fiji Times, July 28, pages 1 and 3 for exposing the reality in the interior of Viti Levu at the Wainisavulevu River where our Monasavu dam is constructed. The google map of the dried up vegetation is very worrying specifically when one considers the negative adverse environmental impact this will...

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