People

Man on a mission

Edwin Reade migrated to Australia shortly after high school at the age of 22 and began work in the banking industry — a career that spanned across 25 years. He still had a lot more...

20th January

PEOPLE: Alice ready to serve

Alice Fong Pickering was one of many teachers who graduated recently with a Diploma in Counselling from the Australia Pacific Training Centre. Alice says her passion lies with children and she is a strong advocate of child protection. “Wherever my journey in life takes me, my one goal is to serve children, if not only in Fiji, then on a...

19th January

Gusuisavu bakery

Business has been going well for one of Naitasiri’s renowned bakeries. Gusuisavu bakery is situated along the Sawani-Serea highway and is a popular stopover for villagers and travellers looking to purchase delicious bread. Cashier Seruwaia Rokotimo says their busiest times for operation was in the mornings and late afternoons when customers are on their way...

18th January

PEOPLE: Nele’s long journey

Tavuya Village in Dreketi, Rewa, is considered one of the remote villages in the Rewa delta. To get there you either have to travel by small wooden boats or take a gruelling one hour walk through mangroves, a route frequently travelled by villagers living within those parts. One of those individuals is Merewairita Nele, who...

16th January

Adi Vani’s triumph

When Adi Vani Nibicavu Tasere lost her parents in 2016, she was overwhelmed with sorrow and even lost hope on completing her studies. Adi Vani said her dad died after an illness and her mum followed. It all happened in the same year, both deaths struck the family hard especially Adi Vani who was the...

15th January

PEOPLE: Passion for baking

Vianney Maria Filomena Tokona or Vee as she is known to her family, friends and workmates is a young woman with a passion for family. The 23-year-old works as a bartender and is also an entrepreneur. “After leaving high school I went to university to study occupational health and safety which was back in 2016,” Vee said. “The following year one of...

Raduva an eco-champ

Being an eco-champ is not an easy task for a teenager. Balancing school work while being an active force in the environmental field can be quite strenuous. But the 17-year-old, St Joseph’s Secondary School student AnnMary Raduva, has made it seem almost easy, judging by the many accolades and praise she has received while attaining...

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