Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Creating awareness for our children

New Zealand High Commission First Secretary Christine Conway made a powerful statement the other day when she said we all have the power to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. She...

11th August

Editorial comment – Fire safety matters

Every time someone dies in a house fire, there is great concern. People want to know what caused the fire. They will want to know who died, and how it happened. It tugs at the heart strings. It raises concern, and causes friction in some affected families. There are many questions asked, and there is...

10th August

Editorial comment – When the curtains fall

As the curtains closed on the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in England, sporting enthusiasts will look back with mixed emotions. We have been competing at the event for decades. We prepare well, and we come off with many fond memories. This time, as the hosts turned up the beat, and lit up the sky,...

9th August

Editorial comment – When giants fall

After winger Kurt-Lee Arendse scored his first international try, he was red carded as South Africa thumped the New Zealand All Blacks with a comfortable 26-10 victory in their Rugby Championship opener at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday. It was the story of the night, at least the part about tries that is. The Springboks...

8th August

Editorial comment – The alternative

Award-winning political sociologist and global interdisciplinary scholar Professor Steven Ratuva made sense when he spoke about criminal activities and options for vulnerable youth. Unless there is an alternative, criminal activities may not be the option which vulnerable youth would grab, he said. Prof Ratuva spoke at the inaugural Pacific Regional Law Enforcement Conference in Nadi....

7th August

Editorial comment – Safety matters

Recent COVID-19 deaths are supposed to ensure we are proactive. At least that’s the line the Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong seems to be leaning towards. The recent three deaths, he said, demonstrated the recurring theme that vulnerable persons need close oversight and early hospital intervention. Dr Fong said the first COVID-19 death...

6th August

Editorial comment – The issue of transnational crime

The revelation that the Pacific region remains susceptible to transnational organised crimes must be placed on a very high plane. Pacific Islands Forum secretary-general Henry Puna, while closing the inaugural Pacific Regional Law Enforcement Conference in Nadi this week, said geopolitical competition, COVID-19 and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine continued to exacerbate the region’s economic...

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