Opinion

Life is not a car part

AROUND the world, road traffic accidents are a major cause of death among all age groups and the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged five to 29 years. In fact, every...

Letters to the Editor – November 19, 2019

Venice under water Because of climate change effects, the iconic city of Venice is currently under siege from historically high tides. This situation may open some eyes and minds of world leaders who have chosen to look away when it comes to climate change. Cries from the Pacific have fallen on deaf ears. There could...

18th November

Letters to the Editor – Pulsating victory

Pulsating victory THE pulsating victory over the Barbarians after 49 years has provided some relief for ardent Fijian fans after the depressing exit at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The team, which comprised the next generation and some unlucky players who missed selection to Japan, produced a gutsy performance. Those who rose early on Sunday...

Editorial comment – A strong start

WHAT a beauty that was! When all things are said and done, it does mean a lot to take a win at international level. More so when we remember our early exit at the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. It wasn’t the stint we expected. In fact, it wasn’t what fans expected at all...

17th November

Letters to the Editor: Sunday November 17, 2019

That time of the year IT’S that time of the year again when the sekoula tree (flamboyant tree) beautifies our city. The red bloom is certainly a sight to see. The trees are in full bloom and it reminds us that Christmas is near. Here is one picture taken on Thursday that the photographer simply...

The meth challenge

THE revelation that methamphetamine seizures have increased by more than 50 folds when compared with six years ago is a major concern. It is a shocking state of affairs we find ourselves in right now. In 2013, police only recorded two cases linked to methamphetamine, compared with 14 cases in 2014 and 17 cases each...

16th November

Media landscape

VICTOR Mambor cuts an unassuming figure. Standing around 5ft 9’, he is quiet. There’s a touch of a sprightly jump in his stride though. It’s a bright and sunny Monday morning. There’s a slight breeze coming in over the Brisbane river, cutting its way across to the balcony of Room S02 – 7 at Griffith...

Letters to the Editor: Saturday November 16, 2019

Police support On Tuesday (12/11) in the 7pm FBC News Commissioner of Police Qiliho commented “Sections of the media and society are always quick to speak out against police when we are accused of any brutality but in this case, ever since we lost Constable Siuta and all these incidents – nobody except the Government...

Brutality claim under scrutiny

It’s good to note that Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj has confirmed investigations into claims police poured hot water on a suspect have begun. The commission, he said, was aware of the case and was conducting investigations into the man’s claims. He said the commission visited Navua Police Station, checked their records...

15th November

Letters to the Editor – November 15, 2019

Police and taser guns Fiji police is planning to get taser guns to help them counter the attact by civilians. The late Andrew Hughes our former police commissioner had that same idea about 15 years back. Why we had to wait for 15 years to decide that we need taser guns? Let’s look at things...

Editorial comment – Fighting the meth flood

The deaths of two people stemming from the manufacture of methamphetamine (Ice) should not come as a shocker! What should be a shocker is the fact that we have allowed this to happen and to reach this stage. It is shocking that we have not been able to police this effectively over the years. It...

14th November

The meth epidemic

THE revelation that the St Giles Psychiatric Hospital in Suva is treating teenagers for methamphetamine abuse every month should not come as a shock now. Not when reports of people caught with methamphetamine have been on the rise. Not when arrests have been made, and people linked to the manufacture of this frightening and highly...

Letters to the Editor – November 14, 2019

Super Eileen Cikamatana HEARTIEST congratulations to Eileen Cikamatana for setting a world junior record in Australian colours and securing two gold medals and a silver medal at the IWF Grand Prix in Lima. It’s a delight to see that our once gold medal prospect is making headlines for her adopted country. I agree with the...

13th November

Letters to the Editor – November 13, 2019

Better days ahead I’M pleased with the efforts shown by Fiji Bati coach Brandon Costin as he led the Fiji Bati to two thunderous wins over Toa Samoa and the PNG Kumuls. After belting Samoa (44-18), the Bati did not waste time outclassing the Kumuls (22-20) to gain automatic promotion and battle the Kiwis and...

Editorial comment – Assault on police officers

Now that we have another case of assault on police officers, attention will no doubt shift to probable causes. So what is happening? Why are police officers being attacked, and with such frequency? Recent attacks make this a shocking state of affairs, and will place pressure on the Police Commissioner to try and understand why...

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