From The Crowd

China’s healthcare reforms – A tool for domestic political elites

In 2009, the Chinese government unveiled its ambitious, complex healthcare reforms, pledging to provide affordable, equitable and effective health services for all by 2020. Integral to the reforms was strengthening the primary care system —...

7th August

Behind the News: A call for needed change – Call made to ‘scrap’ or ‘reform’ media laws in Fiji

There was a call made this week to “scrap” or “reform” media laws in Fiji. This call was one of the recommendations of the “National Media Reporting Of The 2018 Fijian General Elections” report launched by Dialogue Fiji in Suva yesterday. During its launch, co-author and University of the South Pacific Journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra...

6th August

UNs declaration a huge boost for Fiji

The United Nations General Assembly’s declaration that access to clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a universal human right is historic and comes at a critical juncture in terms of climate change and its impact on our country and on the planet. The declaration calls upon States, international organisations, and business enterprises to scale up...

Pet corner: Some dogs require more attention

Some dogs require more care and attention to skin and hair than others. Take the Maltese for example. If you have one of this breed or are planning to get one, keep in mind the requirement for consistent and regular grooming. https://www.petmaltese.com/maltese-grooming is one of the dozens of sites dedicated to helping people keep their...

China’s provocative military action; Taiwan steadfast

With the official arrival of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China announced that the People’s Liberation Army will conduct three days of live fire exercises in six areas adjacent to Taiwan’s main island from Thursday to Sunday. Judging from the scope of military exercises announced by China, it will conduct exercises in...

Bri-Eileen-ant – Fiji’s strongest woman

This has to be the moment in sport to date! How brilliant was Ovalau lass, Eileen Cikamatana on the National Exhibition Centre platform in Marston Green in Birmingham earlier this week? The only thing sour about the biggest moment in sport where a Fijian has been involved was that she wore the Aussie green and...

5th August

Water to the people – Villagers have access to new clean sources

Having access to clean water is vital to our health, communities, and economy but many others are enjoying this privilege, villagers of Beqa and Yanuca have had to look for proper water source for the past several years. However, thanks to Pacific Blue Foundation’s Beqa Lagoon Initiative on water security this issue will soon be...

2nd August

Compulsory moral education

MORAL values are the key components of a person’s character. They are personality traits guiding people to make decisions and judgements according to their own sense of what is right and wrong, which is based on collective and individual experiences. While moral values are essential in whatever stage of life we are in, the values...

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