Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Lessons on our roads

Sometimes, in our busy lives, we unintentionally forget some important moments in time. Perhaps we just need to sit back sometimes, and reflect on how far we have come, or moved on. Aside from the...

15th January

Editorial comment – Encouraging news

The revelation that COVID-19 test positivity among tourists remains low is encouraging. Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya confirmed this. He reiterated Government’s position that it does not view hotels as major drivers of transmission. Tourist arrival numbers for January, he said, had not changed. “Most people find Fiji a wonderful destination to come to,” Mr Koya...

14th January

Editorial comment: COVID-19 deaths

When Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong announced seven new COVID-19 deaths for the seven days to Tuesday, January 11, bringing the virus death toll to 721, there has to be some concern. He revealed this in a COVID-19 update on Wednesday this week, when he also announced 2165 new cases. In the past...

13th January

Let’s not forget to read

With school on hold now, we have an opportunity to look back at an important issue we seem to have forgotten. Around this time back in 2020, we learnt that the majority of students who entered high school were either non-readers or slow readers. It was a shock to the system and to many Fijians....

12th January

Editorial: Something to think about

There are many things we can discuss this early in the new year. With heavy rain around the country inching out floodwaters, we are reminded about water safety. We are also reminded about natural disasters and the fact that we are well into the cyclone season. This is an annual window that means we have...

11th January

Editorial comment – A reminder about water safety

The revelation that 17 people have drowned during natural disasters between 2017 and August 2021 is interesting. The data was released by the Fiji Police Force and was highlighted by National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) director Vasiti Soko. The majority of these incidents, she noted, involved people being swept away by strong currents while trying...

10th January

Editorial comment – We know what must be done

When our number of COVID-19 positive cases rose, we expected some changes in the rules. In fact we all should have expected that. It was coming anyway. Now that we are into the third wave of the pandemic here in Fiji, these are issues that we can’t shrug aside. Given the rate of community transmission,...

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