Virtual leadership- a new norm?

By Dennis Rounds

During times of national crisis, people look to their government for political leadership, meaningful financial and welfare assistance, and general reassurance.

The COVID-19 pandemic might not be a war in the true sense of the word, but for Fijians this year, it has become a national crisis.

There are daily spikes in the number of people contracting the virus and the number of related deaths continue to record a steady rise.

In April last year (2020), when Fiji appeared to have “contained” the spread of COVID-19, there were 17 positive cases with no deaths.

This led to Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama making a bold . . .

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