Editors Comment

First day back at school

It’s that time of the year again, when our students go back to school around the country. As we send our children off to school today, perhaps it is apt that we reflect on the...

Back to school

It’s that time of the year again when we start the count down to the beginning of another school term. We are hours away from the start of term one. Today though is when teachers will report to work, to set the base for students to start tomorrow. Understandably, many of our children are still...

18th January

Editorial comment: Back to school

It’s that time of the year again when we start the count down to the beginning of another school term. We are hours away from the start of term one. Today though is when teachers will report to work, to set the base for students to start tomorrow. Understandably, many of our children are still...

17th January

Editorial comment: Encouraging turn of events

It is encouraging to note that the Fiji Police Force will use drones when school resumes next week to ensure there is a free flow of traffic. Police chief operations officer ACP Abdul Khan said the use of drones would help them gauge traffic and deploy officers to traffic hot spots. The drones, he said,...

16th January

Editorial comment: Talking about road safety

Yesterday villagers of Viseisei, Vuda, sent out a strong message to motorists travelling through their community. They want all motorists to adhere to road rules and this was inspired by the tragic death of eight-year-old Mereoni Vuniyayawa last Saturday. The Viseisei Primary School student was hit by a vehicle when the driver lost control of...

15th January

Editorial comment: Where to from here

The revelation that Fiji is the hub for human trafficking in the Pacific is worrying. This message was conveyed during the UN International Organisation for Migration Countering Human Trafficking training yesterday. European Union representative Francesco Ponzoni said Fiji was considered the transit and destination country for human trafficking. Trafficking in human beings is fast becoming...

Importance of education

Around this time last year, we learnt that some students who entered high school were either nonreaders or slow readers. This was a major concern. The claim was made by a high school principal Praveen Chand during a heads of schools meeting at the Vunimono hall, Nausori that week. He said the issue was a...

13th January

Those potholes again

It is interesting to note that a delay in the supply of bitumen has resulted in delays to roadworks on Delainavesi Rd. That’s according to Fiji Roads Authority acting CEO Kamal Prasad. Works, he said, were scheduled to start on the road last week, however, due to bitumen supply issues, they were temporarily patching potholes....

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