Editors Comment

Editorial comment – A reminder for us

When permanent secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong made his daily COVID-19 announcement on Saturday, there was something that stood out. He highlighted another new border quarantine COVID-19 positive case....

26th September

Editorial comment: Role of the media

The Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga said quite a lot on Friday in her end of week statement on the Media Industry Development Act 2010 in Parliament. She blamed reckless reporting by journalists as “one of the causes of violence and economic destruction over the past years”. She said dishonest media had played...

25th September

Editorial comment: Where we stand

We may not share the views of others about important issues. In fact we differ in our opinions on various matters, and that’s a fact! Different people will have different views about what constitutes good news. We may differ in our opinions about scenarios and events that happen around us. Some events will prick at...

24th September

Editorial comment – Cut out littering, please

It was encouraging to note that the Ministry of Forestry staff members relaunched their Forest Litter Prevention Campaign. This comes in the wake of what it says was the increasing household rubbish dumping at the Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve. Forestry Officer Parks and Reserves Unit Forest Resource Assessment and Conservation Division Apisai Moce is quoted saying...

23rd September

Editorial comment – Staying safe for our children

The permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services Ministry Dr James Fong announced 118 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period ending at 8am on Tuesday. He said there were 113 new recoveries which meant there were 12,948 active cases. When you consider the figures, we have actually had very high numbers. There have...

22nd September

Editorial comment – Backing our Drua

A lot of interest is slowly shifting to the resumption of sporting events around the country. In fact there is quite a bit of interest on how soon active competitions can start again. For now though, attention is focused on the Fijian Drua Super Rugby franchise, which has signed up 20 players out of its...

21st September

Editorial comment – Protect our children

HEALTH Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete made some interesting comments yesterday in Parliament. While COVID-19 has largely affected the older population, he said, a review of the ministry’s disease outbreak data has revealed that Fiji has to date recorded 8345 cases of COVID-19 in the age range of 0 to 19 years. Dr Waqainabete revealed this...

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