Editors Comment

2nd March

Editorial comment – Cut the misinformation

THERE have outlandish suggestions to beat COVID-19, and much talk about the negative impact of vaccines. They are challenging scenarios that have flooded the internet space over recent months. In fact health specialists suggest there...

1st March

Editorial comment – When discipline matters

National 7s coach Gareth Baber saw red on Saturday. In fact, who wouldn’t in the wake of the indiscipline shown on the field at the annual Nawaka 7s tournament at Prince Charles Park in Nadi. It marred an otherwise important tournament for the sport. It forced Baber to urge club coaches to take responsibility in...

26th February

Editorial comment – Staying grounded

The announcement that a 30-year-old man is our latest border quarantine case of COVID-19 should bring us back down to earth in as far as the global pandemic is concerned. For many Fijians, every time we get a confirmed case, there will be a touch of concern raised. In fact we cannot afford to be...

25th February

Editorial comment – Leptospirosis warning

The revelation that Fiji has recorded 10 suspected leptospirosis deaths is a major concern. According to Ministry of Health statistics, most of the dead are young men. “What we tend to say is that it is common in young men,” Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said. “It’s usually the young men who are going out...

24th February

Editorial comment – Let’s consider our role

The revelation that the Fiji Police Force has discovered illicit drugs more lethal than methamphetamine being produced locally is a major concern. In fact it must initiate discussion at all levels of society. Any suggestion that this is produced locally will prick at the very heart of society, and draw fear and concern. Where are...