The Fiji Times » From the Editor’s Desk: Your July 22 briefing


The big front page story of the Friday July 22 edition of the Fiji Times is an interesting article on police forces, beards and turbans.

We also have one on politics, with questions asked about the Sugar Ministry’s allocation in the 2022-2023 national budget and the impact on the guaranteed price of sugar per ton of cane.

Read these stories and more in the Fiji Times!


Here are some additional titles.


  • LITTERS in Nausori and Nasinu continues to be a major challenge for Nausori City Council.
  • EDUCATION is the government’s response to the high foreign demand for skilled Fijians, which has led to labor shortages in the country
  • THE ITaukei Lands Trust Board currently holds $40 million on behalf of more than 45,000 Fijian landowners under the age of 18, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said


  • A projected economic growth of 12.4% will result in the highest ever growth in Fiji’s gross domestic product (GDP), says the Economic and Fiscal Supplement to the National Budget 2022-23 which was tabled in Parliament last week.
  • Fiji’s total exports for 2022 are estimated at $2 billion, up from $1.8 billion in 2021, says the Economic and Fiscal Supplement to the National Budget 2022-23 which was tabled in Parliament last week.
  • POLICE have found the body of three-year-old Benjamin Ralia, who was reported missing earlier this week in Nadi.
  • FIJI Airways did not respond to questions from this newspaper about the dollar value of the management contract with Fiji Airports Limited.


  • A lawyer for NADI said the prison sentences given to marijuana growers should be reviewed and alternative methods of punishment should be explored for growers.
  • TWO brothers charged with attempted murder and breaching bail conditions have been released on bail by Ba Magistrates Court.


page 50

  • NADI will be the underdog in the Skipper Cup quarter-final against defending champion Suva at Nadi’s Prince Charles Park on Friday.

Page 47

  • POSSESSION is vital, but unfortunately for the Fiji Pearls they gave up most of it which caused their fall to Tonga 29-59 in the second round of the Vodafone Oceania World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday night in Suva.

Page 46

  • Digicel Kulas women’s football team will face Cook Islands in the quarter-finals of the Oceania Football Confederation Women’s Nations Cup 2022 on Sunday.


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