Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Bring it on!

The stage is set for a feast of top quality rugby action this weekend in Suva. Flying Fijians head coach Vern Cotter has made no bones about the quality of preparation he expects, and says...

Letters to the Editor – Thursday, June 30, 2022

Lessons from the Oceania 7s Congratulations to the All Blacks for winning the Oceania 7s tournament which was the final hit-out before the Commonwealth Games 7s to be played next month in Birmingham. Fiji lost to Australia A 29-19 and 26-24, and then to the All Blacks 19-5. The side managed to beat Tonga in...

29th June

Editorial comment – A roof over their head

Sometimes we need a reality check to keep us grounded. We need motivation and inspiration to stay focused on life. When all seems lost, hope can reignite the desire to live life to the brim sometimes. In the face of the troubles of the world, a family of four is now joyful, and embracing life...

28th June

Editorial comment – Fighting the world’s drug problem

On this day in 2020, we discussed the issue of drugs. We touched on drug addicts and the interlinked issues. We discussed the frightening reality that we lacked knowledge about dealing with such people. We learnt that our doctors lacked this knowledge at the time. The revelation by the officer-in-charge at the time at the...

26th June

Editorial comment – Initiating change

Yesterday, residents of Kinoya in Nasinu converged on Velau ground. It was a meeting filled with emotions. It had a purpose and there was a concerted effort to drive that message through. When all things are said and done, it is when residents come together for a common purpose, and are focused on a common...

25th June

Editorial comment – A wake-up call

The revelation by the Health Ministry permanent secretary, Dr James Fong, that “a number of individuals are under investigation” for demonstrating symptoms similar to monkeypox, will attract attention. Where the index of suspicion was high, he said, the individuals were isolated. Isolation precautions, he said, would remain in place until either the cases were proven...

24th June

Editorial comment – Sirens and all

The comments by the Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong, about ambulances and sirens, is quite interesting. He put ambulance drivers on notice, suggesting they would need to get special approval from authorities before turning on sirens and driving over the speed limit. If they were transferring a patient, they were now urged to...

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