Opinion

Letters to the Editor – January 26, 2020

Ole downfall My brother won the battle in front of the TV last week as Liverpool clinched a 2-0 victory over my beloved Man United. Of course it was sad, the greater sadness arrived when...

Editorial comment – Two down, one to go

By the time reserve forward Apenisa Cakaubalavu dived over for his try, taking the national side over Australia yesterday, Fijian fans were already hyped up. What a beauty that was! What a start, and what an ending! You could feel the excitement in Hamilton yesterday. It was clear who the dominant voices belonged to at...

25th January

Letters to the Editor – January 25, 2020

Winning hearts and minds You ask any 7s follower around the globe and they’ll tell you about the friendliness and hospitality of the Fijians. Our 7s boys have been winning hearts and minds on the international arena and the Kenyan 7s team was one of the first 7s teams to share the friendliness and oneness...

Editorial comment – Propping up our team

The stage is set for an exciting of weekend of sevens rugby in Hamilton, New Zealand. That’s the general consensus in Hamilton anyway. When all things are said and done, it was difficult to shrug aside the powerful presence of Fijian fans when the teams had their meet and greet outing with fans at the...

24th January

Letters to the Editor – January 24, 2020

Fijian 7s rugby flavour SEEING Tu Meli Derenalagi and Raijieli Daveua with the Hamilton 7s trophies made my day. Immediately my mind drifted to our priceless wins in Hamilton in 2018 and 2019. The Fiji Times team in Hamilton (Maikeli Seru and veteran photographer Rama) has been superb because they have built a wonderful momentum...

Editorial comment – Singing up a storm in Hamilton

IN the sea of Fijian supporters at the Hamilton 7s tomorrow, there will be our newest fan. Tracey Blake turned 48 on Wednesday, and it wasn’t like any other day. How could it be like any other day when she had her very own choir sing her birthday song? She had made her way across...

23rd January

Letters to the Editor – January 23, 2020

Eyes on Hamilton Our editor-in-chief coined a wonderful editorial in yesterday’s paper. I agree with Wesley that Fijians around the world are keenly anticipating some magic this weekend. Those who watched the 2018 and 2019 victory would have got the gist of Wesley’s message. The 2018 win was special. We were on the verge of...

Editorial comment – On the lookout for a virus

It is encouraging to note that local authorities have raised border monitoring at international ports and airports in the wake of reports of nine deaths in China to the deadly coronavirus. By yesterday, there were about 450 confirmed cases in China and five other countries. Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete confirmed that scrutiny at all...

22nd January

Letters to the Editor – January 22, 2020

Co-captain’s role In December 2018, I had written a letter in support of 2019 World Rugby 7s rookie of the year Ratu Meli Derenalagi and I had stated that the young lad was bound for stardom. Hence, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the former QVS star has been chosen to be the co-captain...

Editorial comment – All eyes on Hamilton

FORMER New Zealand All Blacks 7s skipper Karl Te Nana believes Fiji and New Zealand are the teams to beat this weekend at the Hamilton 7s. It’s a pretty bold statement considering the outcome at the Dubai and Cape Town leg of the World 7s series. When you factor in our dismal efforts, it takes...

21st January

Letters to the Editor: Tuesday 21 January, 2019

Police defends title Congratulations to the Police Blues for completing a treble at Lawaqa Park and walking away with the spoils from this year’s McDonald’s Coral Coast 7s. Police beat former 7s giants Ratu Filise and I’m sure that the performance of Suli Volivoli, Sami Viriviri, Kiti Taliga, Keponi Paul and Rusi Matai from Police...

Addressing inconsiderate drivers

JUST the other day we highlighted the issue of potholes and traffic congestion as school starts for the new year. It’s not an easy subject to cover because of the many interlinking issues. They make this an interesting subject. It’s quite close to the hearts of thousands of commuters because they travel daily to and...

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