Opinion

Letters to the Editor – November 13

Oceania Sevens rugby What a cracker of a game the final between the two rivals Fiji and New Zealand from the first whistle to the last. It sure was an edge of the seat expected...

Weather warning

THE revelation that a tropical disturbance TD02F has developed near the Solomon Islands and is expected to bring strong and gusty winds over Fiji from tomorrow will no doubt attract attention. A statement issued by the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) yesterday confirmed this. FMS director Ravind Kumar said Fiji could expect north-easterly winds with speeds...

11th November

November to remember

A cow gives milk to the whole village but it does not make noise. But when a hen lays just one egg that can not even feed one child it crows and makes noise to the whole village to know that it has laid an egg. People who offer little help keep shouting and writing...

Daylight Saving

Australia had their Daylight Saving one week before ours and we were only an hour difference with them, instead of the normal two hours difference. Now that Fiji has opted to have its own Daylight Saving, the normal two hour time difference with Australia remains. Apart from enjoying and making use of the extra daylight...

Street lights

Could the relevant authority fix the timing as to when the street lights get turned on in Kermode Rd Lautoka. At the moment the lights turn on at 8.35pm (d.s.t) daily leaving the streets in darkness from after sunset which is about 7pm. Because of the darkness, until the street lights get switched on, the...

Oceania 7s

Watching the replays of the Oceania 7s I could see the huge difference in levels of rugby that exist in Oceania. 62 nil is the score between some bigger 7s nations. Skill levels differ so much so, that at times I wondered if only one team was on the field. And to the coach who...

Expert advice

IF you want to know about the success or failure of government on health and education system take time to listen to doctors,  nurses and  teachers . Don’t be misled by others. Dan Urai Lautoka

Campaign blackout

I believe all the candidates can now go and take a jump from the Rewa bridge (the old one, that is). You will find the experience thrilling, just as you have left us, the poor folks, bewitched with your election promises. Samu Railoa Tailevu

Fiji’s messiah

I just said wow when I read (FT/11) that a candidate said that the prime minister was Fiji’s messiah. Trues up? Allen Lockington Kava Place, Waiyavi, Lautoka  

Editorial comment- 2018 General Election:Election day beckons

TODAY is officially the last day political parties can campaign. That right ends at midnight though. Surely, campaigns are going to be wrapped up around the country if they haven’t already been done so yesterday. The challenge on the parties and aspiring candidates is to leave an indelible impression on the minds of the voters....

Party manifesto

So all the parties have come out with their manifesto containing glorious promises. I wonder whether the average voter even knows about the existence of such statements or understand it’s implications. Vote wisely.   WISE MUAVONO Balawa, Lautoka

10th November

Editorial comment- 2018 General Election: Wrapping up the campaign

WE are just a day away from the start of the blackout period as we count down to election day on November 14. There is a sense of expectation in the air. You might even detect a sense of excitement. The political parties are already lapping up the final days of campaigning. Today they have...

9th November

Letters to the Editor – November 9

Diwali sweets and all The much hyped and fun-filled Diwali festivities are over. The skies glittered with an array of fireworks and it certainly was a marvel to watch such a bright display on the darkest night. Mouth-watering sweets and scrumptious food and pleasantries were gleefully exchanged, which reminds I probably need to get a...

Editorial comment – In the lead-up to the polls

AS we count down the days to the official blackout period prior to our election day, we are reminded about the importance of such an event. The chairwoman of the NGO Coalition for Human Rights, Nalini Singh has made some interesting comments. Fijians, she said, should be able to make a free decision when they...

8th November

Letters to the Editor – November 8

Road hump hazard Last year in September, motorists were taken by surprise when two sets of road humps were installed along Ratu Dovi Rd near the Coke factory. Later on, the Fiji Roads Authority claimed that it was a hazardous spot where a lot of accidents took place and the speed was reduced to 30kmph....

Editorial comment – Being part of the process

WE are back to elections mode today. Yesterday was a special day for Hindus around the country. They joined millions of the faithful around the world to celebrate a special day in their religious calendar. Diwali is special every year. It’s an opportunity to reflect on life. The faithful went through tradition and long held...

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