Editors Comment

Editorial comment – The alternative

Award-winning political sociologist and global interdisciplinary scholar Professor Steven Ratuva made sense when he spoke about criminal activities and options for vulnerable youth. Unless there is an alternative, criminal activities may not be the option...

7th August

Editorial comment – Safety matters

Recent COVID-19 deaths are supposed to ensure we are proactive. At least that’s the line the Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong seems to be leaning towards. The recent three deaths, he said, demonstrated the recurring theme that vulnerable persons need close oversight and early hospital intervention. Dr Fong said the first COVID-19 death...

6th August

Editorial comment – The issue of transnational crime

The revelation that the Pacific region remains susceptible to transnational organised crimes must be placed on a very high plane. Pacific Islands Forum secretary-general Henry Puna, while closing the inaugural Pacific Regional Law Enforcement Conference in Nadi this week, said geopolitical competition, COVID-19 and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine continued to exacerbate the region’s economic...

5th August

Editorial comment – Gold it is for Eileen

When former Fiji weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana won that gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, she attracted attention across the world. It was because of the fact that she became the first woman in the world to win gold medals at the Games for two different countries. She etched her name on the annals of the...

4th August

Editorial comment – Transnational crime

It is a concern that the Pacific remains exposed to a range of transnational crime activity and the footprint of organised crime activity is expanding. Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) acting chair Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti raised this issue. She said this was highlighted in key findings in 2012. The Samoa Police Force deputy commissioner...

3rd August

Editorial comment – Silver it is!

When Waisea Nacuqu ran down the touchline for that win against the New Zealand side in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games 7s rugby competition, he carried the hopes and aspirations of Fijian fans. That try in the golden point spell was special. And what a beauty it was! From 0-14 to 19-14! With so...

2nd August

Editorial comment – Child cancer month

As the war against COVID-19 continues, we are left to accept that it isn’t going to be a stroll in the park so to speak. The pandemic has been dragging on, with new variants popping up around the world. It has basically changed the way we look at life now. In the face of that,...

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