Nemani Delaibatiki

Perhaps Most Balanced Writer In Fiji These Days: Leading Author Praises Fiji Sun Editor’s Analysis
Opinion

Perhaps Most Balanced Writer In Fiji These Days: Leading Author Praises Fiji Sun Editor’s Analysis

Nemani Delaibatiki’s piece dealt with the celebration-commemoration of the Indenture adventure in Fiji which began...

Between The Lines: Don’t Mess With Military
Between the Lines, COVID-19

Between The Lines: Don’t Mess With Military

Media were told not to approach returnees on the special Air New Zealand flight from Auckland.

Between The Lines: Sugar
Between the Lines

Between The Lines: Sugar

With no sugar in supply at the supermarkets, some went into a panic mode.

War On COVID-19: Beat The Boredom During Lockdown, Self-Isolation
Analysis

War On COVID-19: Beat The Boredom During Lockdown, Self-Isolation

To those with children, be innovative and create activities that will keep them occupied and busy.

COVID-19: Renters, Mortgage Holders Will Need Some Form Of Relief To Beat The Crisis
Analysis

COVID-19: Renters, Mortgage Holders Will Need Some Form Of Relief To Beat The Crisis

Banks and financial institutions are in the best position to help Government keep the wheels of the economy turning....

A 10% Pay Cut By Ministers, Permanent Secretaries And Heads Of Statutory Organisations Would Show Leadership To The Nation
Opinion

A 10% Pay Cut By Ministers, Permanent Secretaries And Heads Of Statutory Organisations Would Show Leadership To The Nation

CEOs and top managers of companies could also consider similar moves to protect jobs and businesses as coronavirus h...

UniFiji Could Face Compensation Claim As Battle Over Retirement Age Of 65 Years Escalates
Analysis

UniFiji Could Face Compensation Claim As Battle Over Retirement Age Of 65 Years Escalates

Irate University of Fiji’s senior academics over 65 years old could claim for compensation that is expected to run...

Report Vindicates Government Reforms To Clean Up Provincial Councils
Analysis, Politics

Report Vindicates Government Reforms To Clean Up Provincial Councils

It was unfortunate that the Opposition MPs were absent because some, if not most of them, were members of the SDL Go...

We Need To Listen To What The Ordinary People Are Saying
Opinion

We Need To Listen To What The Ordinary People Are Saying

Some politicians would like us to think that they are representing the people’s views when they speak on certain i...

No Coincidence In Rise Of Porn Viewing And Spike In Sexual Offences
Opinion

No Coincidence In Rise Of Porn Viewing And Spike In Sexual Offences

Latest ratings show Fijians are accessing pornographic websites more than other local websites.

Sexual Offences: We Can No Longer Sit Back As Spectators And Do Nothing About This Evil
Opinion

Sexual Offences: We Can No Longer Sit Back As Spectators And Do Nothing About This Evil

Sadly, rape and sexual offences appear to be steadily on the rise.The danger is that they could be accepted as the n...

Deadly Virus Discussion Is A Matter Of National Interest
Opinion

Deadly Virus Discussion Is A Matter Of National Interest

Conspiracy theorists are also coming up with their own takes, from a biological terror weapon development gone wrong...

Different Interpretations Sometimes Muddy What It Means To Talk About Issues That Matter The Most To People
Analysis

Different Interpretations Sometimes Muddy What It Means To Talk About Issues That Matter The Most To People

When we talk about needs, there are no barriers. Every community has needs and these have to be addressed on that ba...

Between The Lines: Lactating Help?
Between the Lines

Between The Lines: Lactating Help?

One of the women who had just given birth in a maternity unit was not lactating well. She was trying to get her baby...

Nemani Delaibatiki: SODELPA Walks Tightrope To Try To Strike Balance Between Focus On Indigenous Interests And National Conversation
Analysis

Nemani Delaibatiki: SODELPA Walks Tightrope To Try To Strike Balance Between Focus On Indigenous Interests And National Conversation

How can it reconcile the two when its advocacy is purely indigenous? That’s its power base which it will focus on.

Nemani Delaibatiki: No Grog, No Lavish Meals During School Hours Good Policy
Editorial

Nemani Delaibatiki: No Grog, No Lavish Meals During School Hours Good Policy

Schools do not have the luxury to splash their meager resources on entertaining guests when they can be used to upgr...

Appointment Of Indo-Fijian Principal In Predominantly Itaukei Schools Not New
NATION

Appointment Of Indo-Fijian Principal In Predominantly Itaukei Schools Not New

When it was first done by Ratu Mara in 1984 at Ratu Kadavulevu School, there was no big public outcry. It became a s...

Navua Head On Collision Lands Men In Hospital
NATION

Navua Head On Collision Lands Men In Hospital

The accident involving a Toyota Landcruiser van heading towards Suva and a Maxus heading in the opposite direction o...

Nemani Delaibatiki: We Need To Change Our Mindset On how We Treat Our Women Every Where
Opinion

Nemani Delaibatiki: We Need To Change Our Mindset On how We Treat Our Women Every Where

If we are to strictly follow the national policy, then men cannot casually pass sexual or suggestive remarks at wome...

Nemani Delaibatiki: Role Of The Provincial Councils Needs Review
Analysis

Nemani Delaibatiki: Role Of The Provincial Councils Needs Review

Is it another layer of bureaucracy that slows down development in provinces? Do villages that pay provincial levy ge...

Nemani Delaibatiki: Gavoka Selective In Referring To Article
Opinion

Nemani Delaibatiki: Gavoka Selective In Referring To Article

In my discussion with ordinary peo­ple in Ba I found it interest­ing that despite Gov­ernment assistance to help ...

Fiji Sun 20th Anniversary: Tale Of Two Newspapers
Feature

Fiji Sun 20th Anniversary: Tale Of Two Newspapers

Mr Patel also worried that the Fiji Times would become a dominant monopoly with the struggling Daily Post near to co...

Let’s Turn Up To Work, Attend School, Keep Shops Open As Normal Today To Defy Those Who Want To Cause Trouble
Opinion

Let’s Turn Up To Work, Attend School, Keep Shops Open As Normal Today To Defy Those Who Want To Cause Trouble

Those who want instability represent the minority and we cannot allow them to impose their will on us. They thrive o...

Newspaper Man Acquitted
NEWS

Newspaper Man Acquitted

Resident Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne found that prosecution had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the a...

Magic Of Hong Kong 7s Breaks Barriers, Unites All Fijians
Analysis

Magic Of Hong Kong 7s Breaks Barriers, Unites All Fijians

The majority of fans were not in Hong Kong physically, but were there in spirit through prayers. And the reps knew i...

Cost, One Of Biggest Hurdles In Fighting Against Terrorism
Analysis

Cost, One Of Biggest Hurdles In Fighting Against Terrorism

It is estimated that on average $27.4 million (Fijian) a year is what it costs to conduct 24-hour, seven-day week, a...

Posthumous Award For Late Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni
Opinion

Posthumous Award For Late Speaker Dr Jiko Luveni

The late Dr Jiko Luveni gets my vote for a posthumous award for the Top Woman of the Year. The country’s first wom...

Analysis: PM, A-G Committed To Making Fiji A Modern Nation State
NATION

Analysis: PM, A-G Committed To Making Fiji A Modern Nation State

If there is one strong evidence that clearly shows that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimara­ma and Attorney-General Aiy...

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