THE battle is well and truly on for Nacanieli Cawanibuka and the national side in Dubai.
Pray tell, how does a "Bollywood" dance number performed by Miss Fiji represent us?
Fiji Football Association will announce a new coach in a couple of weeks.
The reported ruling delivered by the Fiji Court of Appeal (FT 01/12) regarding the powers of the Fiji Electoral Commission with regards to the role of the Supervisor of Elections speaks volumes on the relationship between these two institutions.
THE national rugby sevens team spiced up the festive season with a strong performance at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai over the past two days.
I MIGHT be speaking too high of them but my instincts tell me that since John O'Connor and Francis Kean have taken control over the affairs of FRU, we have slightly moved away from the grounds of failure to be seen climbing the mountains of success.
I REFER to your report of the ruling of the Court of Appeal (FT 1/12/2016) that Supervisor of Election, Mohammed Saneem, had disobeyed the directive of the Fiji Electoral Commission on the finalisation time and publication of the list of candidates for the 2014 election.
I HAVE said this before and I will say it again — our border security agencies must be trained to speak other languages of the people who are a threat to security.
COME to think of it, what a parent did in selling the free milk supplied by the Ministry of Education to Year One students should not be classed as abuse but smart thinking.
POLICE have reported two drowning cases in the country.
AFTER the emotional roller- coaster ride to Brazil and returning home triumphant with the spoils, our national treasures march into Dubai as favourites for the cup title.
I believe the Fiji 7s team has been awarded the team of the year award by the famous Esquire ME where sevens maestro Waisale Serevi presented the trophy to the team (Fiji Village 1/12). Not only are they the Olympic Games 2016 sevens champion, and the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champ, they now enter the 2016/17 series starting with Dubai, holding the 2016 team of the year award.
It is a good effort by the Ministry of Forests to salvage trees damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in the Dawasamu areas in Tailevu. The forests on the hills of Nakorotubu are affected as well. Can the Ministry of Forests embark on reforestation in cyclone-affected areas? Please plant indigenous seedlings only.
PRIVATE rental owners are now taking a lot of risks.
WITH Fiji soccer continuing to take a nosedive, how many more expatriate soccer coaches will Fiji FA have to appoint in order to improve the sport in the country and on the international platform? (FT, 1/12).
I READ in the other day's Fiji Times Online that it costs an average of $20,000 per year to incarcerate an inmate at a Corrections Centre.
I AM very much humbled today 1/12/2016.
I dearly want to thank Nem and Talei for the unique and wonderful show ? Tribute to the classics �? they created and hosted that was featured on Fiji TV on Saturday and Sunday last week.Thank you Fiji TV for airing this high quality show at the Grand Pacific Hotel and those who have been the kind sponsors.
Stand-in national sevens coach Nacanieli Cawanibuka has named a powerful line-up for the opening leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series which starts today in Dubai.
As reported, it is great and such a relief to note the support from our two big brothers from the South Pacific nations of Australia and New Zealand that have pledged, given and reassured their tiny island country family that they will do all possible in reducing their country's carbon emissions to 1.5C as brokered during the Paris signed agreement for COP21.
I BELIEVE there is a need to teach law as part of subjects at both primary and secondary school levels. This will not only enhance their understanding of why we have laws, but also their rights as citizens as well. It is quite evident that the respect for law and order seems to be fast diminishing nowadays.
I believe it is well known that if someone puts on a white coat, many people will assume they are a health professional and trust them.
Wow! It cost $20,000 to keep a person in our corrections department (prison). Some of us work so hard but never get that much in a year.
I must commend the state's initiative to provide children with special needs the best and accessible education to enable them to have equal employment opportunities in the public and private sectors.
My favourite month of the year is here. The month filled with joy, happiness and lots of parties and merrymaking.
Rewa and Ba have qualified for the OFC.
AT this time last year, three families were mourning the loss of a loved one after cases of people drowning.