Opinion

Letters to the Editor – Saturday, March 23, 2019

Preparation for Happy Valley outing With an injury cloud surrounding the likes of Jerry, Nasoko, Botitu, Tuimaba and Wise, I am positive that Baber will devise strategies to counter teams such as USA, NZ, Australia,...

Editorial comment – Feast of 7s action

The stage is set for an interesting final day of the 43rd Marist 7s rugby tournament in Suva today. Yesterday, Marist Rugby Club president Lawrence Tikaram welcomed participating teams for this year’s tournament. “We warmly extended an invitation to all grassroots village clubs and teams to make the journey to the Mecca of all 7s...

22nd March

Fiji Bitter Marist 7s kicks off today!

IT’S Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens once again and the annual rugby fiesta is getting bigger and better every year. The tournament has both been the cradle and the crucible of Fijian sevens rugby for the past 43 years. It’s where one day you are a simple villager rubbing shoulders with internationally reputed players and another...

Editorial comment – A threat we must fight

The Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho made a powerful statement yesterday while addressing more than 200 recruits at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, Suva Terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand a week ago, he said, had brought the threat of terrorism even closer to our doors. Emerging threats to the...

21st March

Letters to the Editor – Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bula Boys win battle Our Bula Boys battled it out against New Caledonia and came out on top with a 3-0 win. Since the Fiji vs Solomons clash last year, which ended in a draw, fans witnessed international soccer at home. It was always going to be an uphill battle but our Bula Boys delivered...

Editorial comment – Our 7s, our game

ON FORM, and on paper, it seems Police and Tabadamu are bolters for top honours at this week’s Marist 7s rugby tournament at the National Stadium in Suva. They’ve had a sort of love-hate relationship in recent tournaments leading up to the annual Marist event. In their latest clash, the lawmen came off with a...

20th March

Letters to the Editor – March 20, 2019

Hate has no place I salute The Fiji Times for a brilliant reminder on yesterday’s front page — “Hate has no place”. The editorial was apt as well. Only if people could understand this message, surely our world would be a better place to live in. The massacre in Christchurch was least expected and has...

Editorial comment – The meaning of Holi

Colourful powders will be the order of the day for Hindus around the world as they celebrate Holi, the annual festival of colours this week. The festival is often referred to as New Year celebration for Hindus. It’s when Hindus come together to share a common theme. It is about colour, religious songs and the...

19th March

Letters to the Editor – March 19, 2019

Sevens support It’s pleasing to note that Russia 7s coach and our own Waisale Serevi is confident that Fiji can win the 2018-19 World Rugby Sevens Series (WRSS) title. Serevi, who was the first coach/player to guide Fiji to the 2005-06 WRSS and 1997 RWC 7s titles, has Fiji at heart and the saying “you...

Editorial comment – No place for terrorism

THE Pesh Imam of the Maunatul Islam Association of Fiji, Alim Muhiyideen Shah Faizi had no qualms about his message in the wake of the terror killings in Christchurch on Friday last week. There is no place for violence, terrorism or killing in the name of religion! The Islamic cleric made the comment yesterday while...

18th March

Letters to the Editor – March 18, 2019

Christchurch massacre As the Pacific stood in unity, my mind and thoughts went to the families of those who lost their lives in the Lynnwood mosque massacre. Sadly, defenceless women, men and children lost their lives. Reading stories via The Sunday Times melted hearts as I felt for those who lost their lives. My family’s...

Editorial comment – Our challenge

The death count has risen in the wake of the Christchurch massacre. As messages of support for families of the victims, and strong condemnation of the killing spree that continues to grip the world, pour into New Zealand, we are drawn into a web of overwhelming sadness, anger, frustration and uncertainty. In the face of...

17th March

Letters to the Editor – March 17, 2019

Regular white man THE Australian Breton Tarrant, the perpetrator of the Muslim massacre in Christchurch, claims he is just a “regular white man”. That’s so scary. How many more of the Breton Tarrant variety are out there in our midst? RAJEND NAIDU, Sydney, Australia Working hours I HAD wished the CEO of this foods company...

Editorial comment – When reality sets in

THERE can be no doubts about the impact the horrific killings in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday have had on the world. It made the headlines around the world, including on BBC and CNN. It emphasised the fact that the global community is very tightly linked, and the world is quite small with...

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