Unfit players: Fiji 7s coach

SUVA, (FIJI TIMES) – Vodafone  7s coach Ben Ryan has put our national sevens players on a strict diet and strenuous training to get them in form for the 2016 Rio Olympics, which is only eight weeks away. Back from their two-week break after the HSBC London 7s and in their second day of camp,…

Hayne’s battle 7s selection

SUVA, 16 JUNE 2016 (FIJI TIMES) – While he has that ability to create a media circus, Jarryd Hayne has also been able to win the respect of Vodafone 7s coach Ben Ryan. Ryan said he had told Hayne that he had a slim chance of making it to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games but…

Fiji eyes 7s event

Suva (Fiji Times) – PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji would like to host one of the tournaments of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Speaking at a private dinner for the World Rugby delegates at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in Nadi on Monday evening, Bainimrama who is the Fiji Rugby Union president…

Strong stuff from SFA

Urgent action is needed THIS week forestry regulatory body, Solomon Forest Association (SFA) issued a veiled warning that if the Government does not act in doing something about rogue logging companies, it would wind up. Such drastic action would leave the door wide open for fly-by-night loggers to come and go and to practice their…

Facing up to corruption

Dear Editor – Taking a principled stand against corruption, especially when corruption is entrenched, doesn’t come without some cost, personally and even politically, as appears to have been hinted at in the latter case in the Solomon Islands. Let me first illustrate by what I mean when I refer to personal cost when facing up…

Have we not learned the lesson?

RECENT rumours of another tension have reportedly forced a number of families to leave Honiara for their home province. This is despite denial by authorities on Guadalcanal, as well as the police, of another uprising. The fact that these families left shows the severity the rumours have had on the community. At one of the…

Tension will affect investment: Barker

Port Moresby (The National) – AN economist says disruptions to business operations by public protests may incur additional costs to business operators. Institute of National Affairs executive director Paul Barker told The National last week following tension in Port Moresby last week saying the situation would have some impact on investment confidence as well.  Commenting…