The Fiji newspaper, the Fiji Times, is today marking 148 years since it was founded.
The paper began in Levuka in 1869 and its first edition was published on 4 September.
The first editor George Littleton Griffiths said the company made no pretensions of greatness but promised to "'watch the times" and try to make the paper "a public good; a practical, useful and honest medium for the support of honour, truth and right".
In an editorial today the paper said the comments were apt then, and continue to motivate the paper today.
It said the comments serve as "a major challenge and guideline for the newspaper".