10th April

PEOPLE: Staying positive

Moving from the small town of Tavua to Suva and to set up business during the COVID- 19 crisis is no easy feat. But Fiona Namosimalua-Borisi learnt to adapt quickly and her determination saw her...

9th April

Making ends meet – Ledua hones skills

SAKIUSA Ledua is using the skills he acquired while working at the Public Works Department to provide a living for his family. The 54-year-old Raviravi, Matuku, native shelved a construction business he established after leaving the PWD and now focuses his attention on making gardening utensils. He said poor health over the past few years...

8th April

‘Passion’ drives Kurusiga – Living off the fruits of her labour

A LOCAL businesswoman is living off the fruits of her labour that she and her late husband sowed in 2009. Api Kurusiga, who runs Lapita Marketing Enterprises, said the business was established 12 years ago while she was employed at the Australian High Commission as her retirement plan. “I retired last year as senior business...

6th April

Mat weaving

Akosita Baleivuna operates a thriving business selling mats via social media platform Facebook. But the story behind how she got here is interesting and inspirational. Ms Baleivuna said she learnt how to weave mats from her mother and grandmother while they were living on Vatoa Island, Lau. She said her lesson began with helping her...