Travel

9th December

Qeleni’s ghost and pools

Much is known about the Bouma and Lavena falls, at the northern end of Taveuni. These cascading beauties have wowed tourists and locals the world over for decades. But the lesser known Qeleni pools, in...

Amazing cultural experience

THE tradition and culture of the iTaukei people has always been of interest to many people who visit Fiji for the first time. For many years, visitors and tourists have been left to wonder the amazing cultural experiences experienced in the traditional iTaukei setting and many have always dug deeper in their willingness to understand...

A man’s vision

IT was a dream ignited by a passion, an idea fueled by a desire and a hope for a brighter future inspired by their remoteness and geographical location. Radike Qereqeretabua has been one of the people behind it all – Kadavu’s growing popularity in the tourism industry and his island home Dravuni is now one...

Ownership of Toberua Island

WHEN the island of Toberua was finally approved by Her Majesty Queen Victoria to be given to Fiji’s former Governor Sir Arthur Gordon as a gift from the Great Council of Chiefs members, it marked an incredible journey of ownership for the tropical paradise. After Sir Arthur Gordon’s (who became the First Lord Stanmore) death...

Peace be with you

ON Wednesday this week, this newspaper ran the story of a young man from India travelling around the world on his bicycle promoting awareness on peace and climate change. His campaign may have seemed overtly weird to some, if not futile. I mean, why would a globe-trotting cyclist from the Indian sub-continent want to circumnavigate...

5th December

We need a jetty

THE plea of the people of Nabukelevu-i-Ra on Kadavu to have a jetty was voiced in Parliament last week by one of their sons, Opposition MP Simione Rasova. In moving his maiden speech, Mr Rasova said a jetty would assist villagers of Nabukelevu-i-Ra, Daku and Naceva. “We need a jetty in Nabukelvu-i-Ra and at Daku,...

Comply with international standards

SHIPS visiting Fiji’s shores comply with international standards set out by the International Maritime Organisation through the various International conventions provided for the safety of ships and seafarers. This also includes the travelling passengers, security of ports and ships and the conventions ensuring the protection of the marine environment, says Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji...

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