Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Making tough calls

Pete Navosailagi was loved by his family. He would have celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday. In fact his mum, Adi Ateca Vokili, looked forward to the big day. There was cause for celebration, for many...

21st September

Editorial comment – Alcohol and our curfew

The revelation by police that most people arrested for curfew breaches on Thursday and Friday were intoxicated is sort of becoming the norm in a sense. There have been quite a few people arrested drunk and in breach of curfew hours recently. With the panic, uncertainty and frustrations built up by the COVID-19 pandemic, you’d...

20th September

Editorial comment – Some encouraging news

The revelation that Australia has reportedly opened up its borders to certain parts of the country for New Zealanders is interesting. However, we learn that travel between the two trans-Tasman neighbours will only be allowed for Kiwi nationals and not their Australian counterparts. Speaking on the new decision reached on Friday, Australian High Commissioner to...

19th September

Editorial comment – Plan for the holidays

The end of our revised school term yesterday would have left an indelible impression on the minds of the family of two brothers who allegedly drowned in Lautoka. The brothers had reportedly skipped school to go swimming with friends when the incident happened. Shivnil Singh, 17, and his 16-year-old sibling Shalveen Singh were students of...

18th September

Editors comment: Something to think about

The fact that the Nadi International Airport has been ranked in the top 10 most scenic airports of 2020 by voters around the globe is encouraging. In fact it should truly inspire us as a nation. According to PrivateFly, a global private jet charter broker company, voters said the views of the Nadi bay and...

17th September

Editorial comment – Not the time to step back

Nadi Hospital COVID-19 Response Unit head Dr Pablo Romakin made an interesting comment at the recent Fiji College of General Practitioners Western Faculty mini-conference in Nadi. He raised an important issue that must be looked at critically. He said an incident where three people in quarantine drank alcohol with officers tasked with monitoring them highlighted...

16th September

Editorial comment – Our little reminders

Every time we read of people coming off COVID-19 quarantine facilities after 14 days in lockdown, there should be a sense of appreciation of how we are faring as a nation. Negative tests come with a sigh of relief in many quarters. It means we live to fight another day so to speak. It ensures...

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