Editors Comment

Editorial comment – The meth story

The other day Fijian Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho spoke out against a National Federation Party statement regarding hard drugs use and sale in Fiji. He said the statement “is rubbishing all the organisations...

24th September

Editorial comment – A new life

The report on Page 6 today about Adi Emma Tuitoga is special. She underwent screening last year for congenital heart disease at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Children’s Heart Hospital. That’s when the 13-year-old was told she had a heart condition that had existed from birth and doctors informed her father it was life-threatening. Overwhelmed...

23rd September

Editorial comment – Congratulations in order

Hooray! The Junior Bula Boys have beaten New Caledonia 1-0 to qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia next year. Central midfielder Nabil Begg scored the winner. Remember we made it to the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand so this is the second time we will be heading into the...

22nd September

Editorial comment – Keeping a tab on figures

It is encouraging to know that tourism bookings from the Canadian market are well above the 2019 level, and that of the Northern American market looks solid. We have a report today about Tourism Fiji chief executive Brent Hill suggesting the Nadi-Vancouver promotional flight allowed the team to seal the deal and carried out a...

21st September

Editorial comment – Understanding RHD

The revelation that one child in every classroom in Fiji could have rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is frightening. It is the second leading cause of death for children and youths between the ages of 5-29 years. RHD Control and Prevention Community Organisation manager Erini Tokarua made the statement while speaking to The Fiji Times yesterday....

20th September

Editorial comment – Our choices, now!

The recent announcement by the National Fire Authority that it recorded eight fire incidents in the first two weeks of this month is cause for concern. NFA chief executive officer CEO Puamau Sowane was quoted saying the number of residential fires had increased recently and it was of great concern. NFA statistics from January this...

19th September

Editorial comment – Good to know

The revelation that Fiji received 70,110 visitors in August is encouraging. Tourism Fiji chief executive Brent Hill said the numbers coming were a testament to the hard work of the collective industry. “From Fiji Airways and our airline partners adding capacity to hotels doing a super job on service and tourism operators delivering an exceptional...

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