From the Editor-in-Chief’s desk: Your Sept 26 briefing
26 September, 2021, 12:17 am
Bula vinaka everyone
Here are some reports that made headlines in The Sunday Times’ edition for September 26.
Before that though, remember we are celebrating our 152nd year anniversary and 10 lucky people can get into the draw and win cash prizes this month.
All you have to do is to cut out the masthead of The Fiji Times, write your name, address and phone number and place this in a bin provided at a store that sells the newspaper near you. It’s that easy! Check out Page 19 for details!
Voter registration laws
THE recent amendments to laws on voter registration will prove costly for people living in areas where Government services are not readily available says prominent lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo.
THE Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga has blamed the reckless reporting by journalists as one of the causes of violence and economic destruction over the past years.
Role of the media: Page 6. (Our response)
New area of interest
OVALAU Island in the Lomaiviti Group is the new area of interest after two people under quarantine in Levuka were tested positive for COVID-19.
Debate on voting
THE debate on voting by acclamation in Parliament should be resolved by a Parliamentary vote, says former general secretary to Parliament Mary Chapman.
AMIDST COVID-19 challenges, farmers in Bua have chosen to remain positive and raised $20,000 for their farm road project.
PORT Denarau has made changes to its Blue Lane entry requirements.
VILLAGES in the northern parts of the Yasawa Group have gone into lockdown after positive cases were reported in a number of villages within the Yasawa district.
THE Ministry of Education had received 767 applications for transfers from teachers so far this year, says Education Minister Premila Kumar.
POST Fiji was owed $9.6 million by an overseas company.
THE increase in children getting vaccinated for COVID-19 was a clear indication that there has been a lot of awareness and advocacy with parents on the safety of their children, Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete told Parliament this week.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Read about what people are talking about, and understand issues they find relevant. Feel the pulse of the nation. Pages 6 and 7.
There’s a lot to read on Sunday.
We have Behind the News with JOHN KAMEA, Discovering Fiji, and From the Crowd with SEONA SMILES.
Food with Chef LANCE SEETO, and we have entertainment news for you in Bollybaat.
The big one on the back page is about: FIJI National Rugby League chief executive officer Don Natabe is optimistic about the commencement of the prestigious Fiji National Rugby League’s Vodafone Cup tournament in November.
MORE TO READ INSIDE
There’s more to read inside but you’ll have to get a copy to know what we are talking about. Happy reading!