Editors Comment

22nd March

Editorial comment – A threat we must fight

The Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho made a powerful statement yesterday while addressing more than 200 recruits at the Fiji Police Academy in Nasova, Suva Terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand a week ago, he said, had brought the threat of terrorism even closer to our doors. Emerging threats to the...

21st March

Editorial comment – Our 7s, our game

ON FORM, and on paper, it seems Police and Tabadamu are bolters for top honours at this week’s Marist 7s rugby tournament at the National Stadium in Suva. They’ve had a sort of love-hate relationship in recent tournaments leading up to the annual Marist event. In their latest clash, the lawmen came off with a...

20th March

Editorial comment – The meaning of Holi

Colourful powders will be the order of the day for Hindus around the world as they celebrate Holi, the annual festival of colours this week. The festival is often referred to as New Year celebration for Hindus. It’s when Hindus come together to share a common theme. It is about colour, religious songs and the...

19th March

Editorial comment – No place for terrorism

THE Pesh Imam of the Maunatul Islam Association of Fiji, Alim Muhiyideen Shah Faizi had no qualms about his message in the wake of the terror killings in Christchurch on Friday last week. There is no place for violence, terrorism or killing in the name of religion! The Islamic cleric made the comment yesterday while...

18th March

Editorial comment – Our challenge

The death count has risen in the wake of the Christchurch massacre. As messages of support for families of the victims, and strong condemnation of the killing spree that continues to grip the world, pour into New Zealand, we are drawn into a web of overwhelming sadness, anger, frustration and uncertainty. In the face of...

17th March

Editorial comment – When reality sets in

THERE can be no doubts about the impact the horrific killings in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday have had on the world. It made the headlines around the world, including on BBC and CNN. It emphasised the fact that the global community is very tightly linked, and the world is quite small with...

16th March

Editorial comment – Shocking, despicable terror

Why did it happen? How could it happen? We are not supposed to be hearing of such shocking news! Not in our region! Aren’t we supposed to be part of a region that values life? We are rich in history, culture and tradition. We value family among many other things. What happened yesterday in Christchurch,...

15th March

Students in Savusavu with their new road safety equipment. Picture SUPPLIED

Editorial comment – Making a change on our roads

ROAD safety campaigns are nothing new for us. In fact they aren’t a brand new concept. For as long as we have had roads, we’ve probably had equal attention on road safety. There has to be a balance anyway. The challenge though is getting that balance, when road users appreciate the need for vigilance and...