Editors Comment

Editorial comment – All for one, one for all

Every night for the past few weeks, we have been hearing permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong pleading with us to stay home. If you do not have a reason to...

16th May

Editorial comment – Let’s be united

It is encouraging to note that the Fiji Centre for Disease Control has been fully decontaminated and will resume processing COVID-19 tests. In his statement last night, the permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said all remaining staff have continued to test negative for COVID-19. None of the laboratory staff, he...

15th May

Editorial comment – Let’s do this!

As residents in Suva and Nausori go into total lockdown over the next few days until Wednesday morning, we are buoyed by the fact that the majority of Fijians are in tune with what is expected of them. They know what is required. They value the importance of why they must stay home. They understand...

14th May

Editorial comment – We must fight this together

It’s hard not to be enveloped by emotions when there is death. You could see it in the faces of permanent secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong, and Dr Aalisha Sahukhan last night. It wasn’t difficult to spot the slight quiver in their voices. Overcome by the moment, by the...

13th May

Editorial comment – Panic buying reality

What took place on Tuesday in many parts of the Capital City shouldn’t have happened. But it did! There was mass panic brought about by rumours of an impending national lockdown. Where it stemmed from, whether via social media, or a news story, it is hard to tell. But there was chaos in some instances,...

12th May

Editorial comment – United we must move forward

Not too many people realise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fijians until they see things for themselves. It’s difficult to appreciate this when you are far removed from the hardship thousands of Fijians are being forced to live with. For instance, there are no jobs for carrier drivers in Nadi Town. This may...

11th May

Editorial comment – Keeping our fingers crossed

The recent lockdown in the Capital City, movement restrictions, containment rules, and general adherence to COVID-19 safety tips mean Timaleti Nabulu has a lot of time to think, and ponder on events around her. Two things dominate her thoughts these days. One is the severe hardship her family is facing because of job losses caused...

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