People

PEOPLE: A passion for sewing

She is a renowned tailor operating from Cumming St in Suva. Praveen Lata, 43, a single mother has definitely made a name for herself in the big city. She works six days a week and...

Disability no excuse

Many see disability as a hindrance or obstacle in achieving their dream. For Krishneer Sen he saw it from a different perspective. As a person with hearing impairment, Sen, 33, realised he didn’t have the same opportunities as others in the community, but that did not deter him from fulfilling his dream. Originally from Korotogo...

28th September

Work of art

Alifereti Malai’s life is as colourful as the pieces he paints. His art is a reflection of a life that went through twists and turns, and the fact that he emerged unscathed through it all, is testimony to his strength and character. The 54-year-old said he spent his younger days hustling in the streets of...

26th September

Journey back home

Monday, September 28 is very special. It is a day when Setareki Ledua becomes one of the youngest captains to sail a traditional war canoe across Fiji waters. The young man from Fulaga in Lau, will skipper the drua, I Vola Siga Vou, on a six-week journey starting from Vuda in Lautoka. Titled “Na Lesu...

25th September

Sewing a future – Marama a driving force in her family

Her hands and skills as a tailor have earned a livelihood for her and her family – a mother of four, who once was a promising applicant to join the British Army. Plans to enlist into the British Army suddenly changed for Ravaela Marama Cakaubuli, who found the love of her life and decided to...

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