Editors Comment

18th June

Editorial comment – Raising water safety

IT is sad that two families are mourning the loss of their loved ones following separate incidents where a man’s body was found floating in a river in Labasa and a child allegedly drowned in...

17th June

Editorial comment – Embracing fire safety

AS authorities investigate the cause of four separate structural fires in the Western Division at the weekend, perhaps this should be an apt reason for us to be proactive. Police have urged homeowners to be vigilant after fire destroyed a six-bedroom home in Nawaka, Nadi, on Saturday afternoon. Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the cause...

16th June

Editorial comment – Only the best for RWC 2019

IT’S good to see eight local-based players included in the 42-member Flying Fijians squad to the upcoming Test Series against the New Zealand Maori All Blacks, and the Pacific Nations Cup. The ultimate goal though is a spot in our Rugby World Cup campaign later this year. National coach John McKee has named a powerful...

15th June

Editorial comment – Empowering our women

MINISTER for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa believes the fifth National Women’s Expo which came to a close yesterday was the beginning of a journey towards economic empowerment for women in Fiji. Closing the expo yesterday, Mrs Vuniwaqa said unofficially the total earnings from the three-day event was a staggering $450,938. This, she...

14th June

Editorial comment – Safety, security first

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has made a very powerful statement against hard drugs. He sounded a warning the other day, basically calling on drug peddlers to stay away. He made no bones about the commitment of the Fijian border security forces to fight much more than the drug war. In keeping with that general line...