Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Raising the fight against drugs

THE revelation that two 16-year-old students were arrested by Police on Thursday after they were allegedly found with dried leaves believed to be marijuana will attract attention. Police assistant spokesperson Pawan Kumar confirmed the two...

19th January

Editorial comment – Sevens challenge

RUGBY 7s wizard Waisale Serevi is confident the national side will come off with a blinder in Hamilton, New Zealand next weekend. The former national sevens maestro flew into the country yesterday, heading straight to Nadroga for the annual Coral Coast 7s tournament at Lawaqa Park. Serevi flew in from the US yesterday and arrived...

18th January

Editorial comment – Our ties with Australia

AUSTRALIA’S latest announcements on bilateral trade opportunities and assistance are certainly going to be met with a lot of interest. From the outset, it’s bound to raise positive reactions. Who wouldn’t want investment and trade opportunities anyway? Such a massive injection would send off positive ripple effects across the nation. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday...

17th January

Editorial comment – Addressing health woes

MINISTER for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete yesterday made no bones about the importance of service, and consideration for the welfare of people. He expressed sadness that there were reports of doctors and medical professionals who were rude “or perceived to be uncaring in their dealing with patients”. Speaking during the induction of...

16th January

Editorial comment – Education, opportunity

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama would have shrugged aside any inhibitions when he spoke about education in his address before the start of the new school term. To students preparing for the start of the term, he said, “I want each of you to know that we, your parents, your grandparents, guardians and friends are all...

15th January

Editorial comment – Back to school

IT was back to school yesterday for thousands of students around the country. For some, school starts today. As we send them off for the first term of school, perhaps we should reflect on the year that was and work towards making this new term a positive one. There were many last minute issues to...

14th January

Editorial comment – Drugs awareness

It is encouraging to note that our police force will be elevating its efforts in the fight against green and white drugs this year. As our report on Page 3 today highlights, Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho said they have completed analysing crimes statistics from last year and have identified areas they would be...

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