Editors Comment

Editorial comment – When fires destroy lives

Every time we have house fires, there is concern and when it involves a death, people get upset. Campaigns are held every year, and we talk a lot about fire safety. Yet every year, there...

14th August

Editorial comment – Developing the reading habit

Just the other day, Education Minister Premila Kumar said parents were rarely taking the time to read with their children. She said this at the launch of 10 books on oceans and inclusive climate action which will be available in English, iTaukei and the Fiji Hindi languages. Parental involvement, she said, was a critical part...

12th August

Editorial comment – Creating awareness for our children

New Zealand High Commission First Secretary Christine Conway made a powerful statement the other day when she said we all have the power to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer. She spoke at the launch of the Walk On Walk Strong (WOWS) Kids Fiji childhood cancer awareness month at the Tanoa...

11th August

Editorial comment – Fire safety matters

Every time someone dies in a house fire, there is great concern. People want to know what caused the fire. They will want to know who died, and how it happened. It tugs at the heart strings. It raises concern, and causes friction in some affected families. There are many questions asked, and there is...

10th August

Editorial comment – When the curtains fall

As the curtains closed on the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in England, sporting enthusiasts will look back with mixed emotions. We have been competing at the event for decades. We prepare well, and we come off with many fond memories. This time, as the hosts turned up the beat, and lit up the sky,...

9th August

Editorial comment – When giants fall

After winger Kurt-Lee Arendse scored his first international try, he was red carded as South Africa thumped the New Zealand All Blacks with a comfortable 26-10 victory in their Rugby Championship opener at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday. It was the story of the night, at least the part about tries that is. The Springboks...

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