From The Crowd

26th June

The Defence Club’s famous dollar bills

Last week, Discovering Fiji took a rare glimpse into one of Defence Club’s most famous antiquated pieces – The Chandos wooden bar counter from London that has been on permanent loan to the Suva establishment...

Behind the News: Housing crime and landlords

The development of public housing started in Fiji in the late 1950s when there was a demand for affordable homes for low-income owners. Then crime level was low and society embraced its values. Many successful individuals and families today find their beginnings in urban housing communities, where they and their children were born and raised....

25th June

Opinion: Camouflaging the truth; what is said in the dark will be heard in daylight

Once again, The Fiji Times of Thursday, June 23, 2022, exposes more stupidity and ridicule by a minister in the ruling party, who should know better. As divine providence would have it, this headlined exposé is released a mere day after the general secretary of the ruling party creates a hullabaloo about reporting four opposition...

Opinion: Rules for everything; Is this really how our democracy should be?

From yesterday’s The Fiji Times comes the news that Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, who (as well as being the minister responsible for elections), is the secretary of the ruling FijiFirst party (FF), has written a long letter of complaint to the Fiji Elections Office about – well, about everybody else. People in the Fiji Labour Party...

Opinion: ‘Fiji’s failed economy’

An economic recovery needs to address the failures in the Fijian economy which were evident before the pandemic. It would be centred around a restructuring of the economy to make it more resilient to global shocks like COVID and to generate meaningful growth that creates wealth for all. FijiFirst party has failed to do this....

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