Editors Comment

Editorial comment – Rape stats a concern

It is never easy to accept reports of children being raped. So there will be concern over reports that child rape this year has increased to 70 cases compared with 24 cases reported last year....

27th November

Editorial comment – Say no to violence against women

It is a concern that counsellors continue to encounter cases of women who are struggling to meet their family’s needs or suffering from violence and relationship issues. Empower Pacific CEO Patrick Morgam shared this at the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign in Lautoka on Friday. Counsellors, he said, often provide immediate support...

26th November

Editorial comment – When numbers stand out

A lot of Fijians will be encouraged by the revelation that tourists are continuing to arrive in the country in numbers. Last month, a total of 70,152 tourists arrived in the country. It was, however, lower than the 72,657 who arrived in September. The Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBOS) said out of the 70,152 visitors,...

24th November

Editorial comment – For our own good

The fact that a clean-up campaign collected more than 300kg of recyclables in Nausori recently needs to be highlighted. The campaign was organised by the Youth and Sports Ministry with support from Waste Recyclers Fiji Ltd (WRFL) and the Pacific Recycling Foundation (PRF). It attracted more than 100 people who took part in the initiative...

22nd November

Editorial comment – Bringing down our numbers

So we now have 461 young offenders between the ages of 18 and 25 years under the care of the Fiji Corrections Service, which is quite a large number! The figure was highlighted by FCS Commissioner Commander Francis Kean while addressing 14 senior pastors and retired teachers during the Sow-A-Seed (SAS) mentorship project in Suva...

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