Editors Comment

18th November

Editorial comment – A strong start

WHAT a beauty that was! When all things are said and done, it does mean a lot to take a win at international level. More so when we remember our early exit at the Rugby...

17th November

The meth challenge

THE revelation that methamphetamine seizures have increased by more than 50 folds when compared with six years ago is a major concern. It is a shocking state of affairs we find ourselves in right now. In 2013, police only recorded two cases linked to methamphetamine, compared with 14 cases in 2014 and 17 cases each...

16th November

Letters to the Editor: Saturday November 16, 2019

Police support On Tuesday (12/11) in the 7pm FBC News Commissioner of Police Qiliho commented “Sections of the media and society are always quick to speak out against police when we are accused of any brutality but in this case, ever since we lost Constable Siuta and all these incidents – nobody except the Government...

Brutality claim under scrutiny

It’s good to note that Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj has confirmed investigations into claims police poured hot water on a suspect have begun. The commission, he said, was aware of the case and was conducting investigations into the man’s claims. He said the commission visited Navua Police Station, checked their records...

15th November

Editorial comment – Fighting the meth flood

The deaths of two people stemming from the manufacture of methamphetamine (Ice) should not come as a shocker! What should be a shocker is the fact that we have allowed this to happen and to reach this stage. It is shocking that we have not been able to police this effectively over the years. It...

14th November

The meth epidemic

THE revelation that the St Giles Psychiatric Hospital in Suva is treating teenagers for methamphetamine abuse every month should not come as a shock now. Not when reports of people caught with methamphetamine have been on the rise. Not when arrests have been made, and people linked to the manufacture of this frightening and highly...

13th November

Editorial comment – Assault on police officers

Now that we have another case of assault on police officers, attention will no doubt shift to probable causes. So what is happening? Why are police officers being attacked, and with such frequency? Recent attacks make this a shocking state of affairs, and will place pressure on the Police Commissioner to try and understand why...

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