VUDE Queen Laisa Vulakoro was overwhelmed by the talent on show in Round 1 of the annual Kaila! Star Search 2017 on Thursday night in Suva.
"THE death of a baby is like a stone cast into the stillness of a quiet pool; the concentric ripples of despair sweep out in all directions, affecting many, many people."
I thank the office of Auditor-General for positively responding to the concerns raised with regard to the Electoral Management System (FT 23/6 on pages 1 and 6).
Editor-In-Chief Fred Wesley's editorial heading (FT:23/06) Quality opposition on show certainly got my attention.
THERE seems to be a misguided belief that politics is the cause of all evil in the sugar industry and that its removal will purge the industry of all its ills.
WE learn from the Electoral Commission Papua New Guinea website that "eligible voters throughout PNG will now be able to lookup their enrolment details on the electronic Electoral Roll Lookup developed by the PNG Elections Commission".
How come Fiji needs NADRA from Pakistan to develop theirs?
THE rugby paddock at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala will be on fire today as the mighty and confident Scottish side will settle for nothing less than a victory against the Flying Fijians.
I sincerely hope that Mr Hutchinson's resignation will not hinder the completion of the unfinished works on the tarsealing of the road running through Raralevu Village and the Namata Village access road.
Riding high into the Capital City after breaking Aussie hearts, the Gregor Townsend-coached Brave Hearts will be the side to beat.
Apart from promoting first class and reliable news, our number one newspaper has been promoting local talent in music through the Kaila! Star Search competition.
As the years go by I see the constant rise in Fijian fans towards the State of Origin (SoO) clashes.
So much focus and attention on the sugar industry but little to nothing on the coconut industry?
I often struggle to identify the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats and their effects on our bodies.
Then there are also polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and so these medical terms become more and more complicated. Since the focus now is on prevention of NCDs, people are often advised to read the labels on foodstuff in shops before they buy.
Can the Health Ministry find a way whereby these complex terms are clearly clarified to the public? In turn, people will then make better choices during shopping. And this in a way might also help to reduce NCDs in the country!
It is very much appreciated to know that people like Jone Baravilala (FT 22/6) are taking a stand to save some species so that future generations may keep enjoying these delicacies.
A lot of people in our beloved island nation love eating fish.
I BELIEVE our National Budget should focus on allocations of funds into:
YESTERDAY morning a truck was parked at the driveway while a guy called out "boso, boso" (boss, boss).
We are told that our PM will be touring the Northern Division this week.
THE announcement of the Flying Fijians team to take on the might of Scotland tomorrow is certainly going to get fans rubbing their hands in glee.
The picture of Jerry Burotu getting emotional during his marriage would have really touched a lot of people.
In many countries, citizenship applications come with mandatory tests and naturalisation requirements, a process that our Immigration Department obviously does not necessitate, for the majority of new citizens show nothing but total disrespect to Fijians.
Donald Singh must be commended for his brilliant piece on Roy and Gamel (FT 21/06), surely everyone was thinking the same right, perhaps not Nilesh.
Sports is not a lifetime commodity, players must be used sparingly.
Man, I would give you a prize for your piece but not for your modesty.
I wish to highlight that I still have noticed that some students have been given ill-treatment at school.
With lots of domestic cases and violence going on, it makes me wonder if there is a body that takes care of men's rights? In this world of equal rights, I believe more emphasis is given to women and what they say and men have no say at all.
I met a doctor at the weekend who came from Australia and after having a yarn around the sportsman's beer, he said his specialty was sports medicine.
Fiji has a lot of unused land crying out to be cultivated.
Is there a need for a change in marketing strategy for international Test held at home?
Fiji and Scotland have a rich history. Scotland has only lost once in the six previous meetings with Fiji, a 51-26 defeat in Suva in 1998 that the touring side blamed at the time on unfamiliarity with the humid conditions in the Fijian capital.
TONIGHT is very important for 25 contestants who will be part of Round 1 of the Kaila! Star Search 2017 which starts at Village 6 cinemas in Suva.