Opinion

Letters to the Editor – May 25, 2019

Princes or Princess Road SO a colleague of mine out of curiosity asked us what’s the correct name of Princes/Princess Road. Google map told us it was Princess Rd — which we all confidently agreed...

Editorial comment – Bring it on

The stage is set for an action-packed weekend of sevens rugby. Today we start our final assault on the top prize in World Rugby’s 7s Series. We head into the famous Twickenham Stadium as defending champions. That will not mean much though when the tournament gets underway. That’s when every team enters on a level...

24th May

Letters to the Editor – Friday, May 24, 2019

A ‘gem’ of an athlete THE name Yeshnil Karan will be remembered in years to come. The Tavua College student surprised many when he scooped gold in the senior boys 1500m and 3000m event and despite this achievement, Yeshnil missed out on a spot to the Pacific Games in Samoa. I believe this controversial decision...

Editorial comment – Stop those yaqona thieves

IT IS good to know that no leniency will be shown to green yaqona thieves and buyers on Taveuni. Perpetrators will now be charged with theft. Responding to claims from farmers on the island that the rise in green yaqona theft had been fuelled by the lack of regulations in place for perpetrators, Northern divisional...

23rd May

Letters to the Editor – Thursday, May 23, 2019

Record lifts I have written two previous letters requesting Weightlifting Fiji to solve the impasse and work out a way so that we don’t lose upcoming weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana but I guess both letters did not hit the bullseye. Even the Sports Minister seems to have lost interest in solving the impasse despite Cikamatana’s performance...

Editorial comment – New road opens opportunities

IT’S interesting how the construction of roads can actually make a difference in the lives of people. It’s obviously something a lot of us take for granted, especially the thousands of people who have grown up with well-constructed roads. It is when you live in Nawaisomo Village in the district of Nagonenicolo in Naitasiri, that...

22nd May

WWF staff and volunteers pick up rubbish on the Lami foreshore. Picture: LICE MOVONO

Editorial comment – Pick on litterbugs

IT IS encouraging to note that there is a concerted effort leaning towards the protection of our natural resources. At least that appears to be so when we consider the call for collective action to safeguard and protect it from the impact of improper waste management. iTaukei Affairs Board deputy officer Josefa Toganivalu made the...

21st May

Letters to the Editor – May 21, 2019

Local pictures for local articles At last we have gone local in From the Crowd (ST 19/5). I am not referring to Seona Smiles who has been around long enough to be thoroughly local, but to the illustrations that accompany her articles. I hope The Sunday Times will continue to find local pictures to accompany...

Editorial comment – The challenge London offers

The stage is set for a thriller this weekend when the top teams on the World Rugby 7s Series converge on Twickenham Stadium in London. With a capacity to hold 82,000 people, it will be interesting to see how fans respond this weekend. We’ve won on this renowned turf three times, first in 2006, then...

20th May

Letters to the Editor – Monday, May 20, 2019

Stallions end Highlanders winning run The Stallions ended Naitasiri’s unbeaten run in the Skipper Cup and now that the traditional giants of Fiji have found their winning rhythm, momentum and attacking flair, it’s going to take a mountain for the other teams to defeat the Stallions. Radrodro, Nasilasila and Vucago showed their class and composure...

Editorial comment – Our region, our reality

CLIMATE change appears to be a touchy topic for some people. It draws emotional responses that can weigh in on different spectrums of the thought process. US President Donald Trump, for instance, has a different take on the issue. Sceptics will insist the leader of one of the most powerful nations on the planet has...

19th May

Editorial comment – An international priority

SOMETIMES young people can have a major impact on issues of national interest. Perhaps it’s because they come in with a very different mindset and appreciation of events that some of us take for granted. Or could it be that their innocent minds are simply speaking out what most of us are thinking. It was...

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