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A transcipt of an interview with 1975 Fiji Times editor, Vijendra Kumar.
In his 29 years with the Fiji Times, chief photographer Asalei Lave has survived death, disapointment, criticism and blame. But there have been many exciting moments. 
Both the Fiji Times and the Daily Post reinforced the colonial myth that Fijian chiefs are the rightful rulers of Fiji, emphasising that Fiji, and this presumably means Fijians, was not ready for a multiracial constitution.
Recently the Daily Post has been the favourite whipping boy of anyone who has anything to say about anything. We get blasted in Parliament, we get blasted by the Government, we get blasted by the Opposition, we get blasted in the newspaper, we get...
The sale of the Daily Post and the draconian decision by a Samoan court to gag the Observer are worrying developments for the Pacific news media.  Even if the Fiji Government upholds its promise to stay out of the Daily Post's day to day activities...
We are grateful for the attempt by Senator Bole to satisfy us that Fiji's senators are a hardworking and productive group of unelected people. When he attacked this newspaper in the Senate on Tuesday he gave what he called a brief explanation of how...
The publisher and the editor of The Fiji Times appeared before the Fiji Senate Privileges Commitee on 8 October 1997. Publisher Alan Robinson and editor Samisoni Kakaivalu were called to answer allegations that the newspaper breached parlimentary...
When the Senate sat for 20 minutes yesterday it cost taxpayers $2400. In those 20 minutes senators said a prayer, adopted the minutes of thier sitting and heard the Senator Filipe Bole move the reading five Bills. The House then adjourned for tea...
Commended: The Fiji Times team of reporter Ilaitia Turagabeci and photographer Asaeli Lave were commended for their report uncovering a drug farm in the Rakiraki highlands where cash-starved villagers thrive on income from 'grass'.
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