The Fiji Times » From the Editor’s Desk: Your February 27 briefing

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Yesterday’s big game would have been the Drua and Brumbies game in the Super Rugby Pacific competition. At least that was for many Fijians with an interest in rugby.

The Drua succumbed to a very polished and well-drilled Brumbies outfit that came out brimming with Aussie Wallabies.

It was a game that laid bare the difference in standards.

But at the end of the day, we live and we learn. We take lessons at home to work and improve.

The Drua are now preparing to face the Melbourne Rebels in their next game.

In the meantime, here are some headlines that made the Sunday Times February 27 edition.

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  • WHY no record of Walesi Pte Ltd has yet been tabled in Parliament. National Federation Party Vice President Lenora Qereqeretabua made the comment and called on the government to be transparent and accountable and publicly reveal Walesi’s accounts. (FULL REPORT ON PAGE 3)

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  • A TWO-MONTH-OLD infant from West Division is among seven COVID-19 deaths reported between Jan. 24 and Feb. 9.

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  • Deaths from NON-communicable diseases occur most often in countries like Fiji due to lack of access to specialist medical care.

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  • MANY parents are unaware that their children are exposed to pornography between the ages of 8 and 11, says Letitia Shelton, founder of Fiji Free from Porn. She said the parents were unaware because the children have their own phones and were unsupervised.

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  • The MINISTER of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, has challenged his senior staff to carry out reality checks on why they have not achieved what they were supposed to have realized.

SPORTS

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  • TWICE Olympics winner Jerry Tuwai says members of the men’s national rugby sevens team are working on their suits and bonding well ahead of the Singapore leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

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  • FIJIAN Drua captain Nemani Nagusa says that despite losing 42-3 to the Brumbies yesterday, the team came out with a lot of positives.

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  • ARCH rivals Ba and Labasa will face off in the 2021 Digicel Women’s Inter-District Championship Final at ANZ Stadium in Suva this afternoon for the third consecutive year.
  • NEW Women’s National Coach Lisa Cole has said she would like to see changes made to the format of the Digicel Women’s Inter-District Championship to allow enough recovery for players to present quality football.

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