Democracy under test again in Fiji

Editorial One Issue 403, November 1, 2018 Fiji’s President Major General (Retired) Jioji Konusi Konrote has rightly said that the forthcoming general election places the country on the crossroads of democracy and that the choice of the people will define the country’s future, The quadrennial election, scheduled to be held on November 14, 2018, can shape the direction of the…

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Why Journalism is becoming a deadly profession

Editorial Two Issue 403, November 1, 2018 Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister Trade and Export Growth David Parker should be applauded for condemning in the ‘strongest of terms’ the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The brutal murder of an outspoken scribe inside the diplomatic mission of his own country in Istanbul raises several questions over the value…

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Rumour mill keeps Bridges in a spin

Peter Wilson Mr Bridges’ grip on the National Party leadership has almost certainly been weakened by the disastrous press conference he called to explain why Jami-Lee Ross decided to go on leave. The Botany MP will be away for several months dealing with what he described as “personal and private” health issues. Unwise decision Inevitably, the media questioned Mr Bridges on…

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Indo-Pak relations at another stalemate

Editorial Two Issue 401, October 1, 2018 Hopes of relations between India and Pakistan reaching a turning point to move towards conciliation rather than confrontation have yet again died with the cancellation of a proposed meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The meeting, proposed to be held on the side-lines of…

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