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Fiji Airways honoured at 2022 World Airline Awards

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Fiji Airways took home the award for Best Airline Staff Service – Australia & Pacific at the World Airline Awards, held September 23 in London. It is the second time passengers have chosen Fiji Airways for this top prize. The airline also won the award in 2019. The award assess all frontline service contact points […]

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U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Quintet Performs Concerts in Fiji   

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The U.S. Pacific Fleet Band’s woodwind quintet Tradewinds will perform a series of concerts in Suva and on Vanua Levu from September 14 – 21 in support of ongoing cultural exchange between the United States and Fiji.  The musical ensemble, which serves under the United States Pacific Fleet, will hold public concerts on Thursday, September […]

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Pacific tourism workers resilient in adversity

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Pacific researchers assessing the wellbeing of tourism-reliant communities in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands amid the COVID-19 pandemic have found these communities are mainly resilient in the face of adversity. Professor Regina Scheyvens and Dr Apisalome Movono’s ongoing study “Measuring the Well-being of Tourism-Reliant Communities in the South Pacific during the COVID-19 pandemic” […]

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Near horizons: Vunilagi’s community literacy efforts

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By Samantha Magick “Our children are valuable and we have the responsibility to ensure that they are educated;  that they have the basic needs to go through school.” That’s the firmly-held belief of Vunilagi Book Club founder Mariana Waqa, who for four years has worked with a group of volunteers to bring high-quality books and […]

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Collected conversations: Iliesa Samu’s ‘They Said’

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By Iliesa Tora First it was Sandalwood Blood. Now it’s They Said. Two books in a space of seven years, authored by a Fijian in Tonga, Iliesa Samu Lala. Now 72 years old, the almost-7-foot giant of a man’s recent work, They Said, collects discussions and conversations he recorded over the years as he travelled the globe. These […]

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Mia Kami

Mia Kami: Harnessing the power of music to decolonise the mind

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By Rowena Singh “Performing is more than just me standing up and singing a song in front of people; it is a chance for me to share a vision and a mission,” says Tonga’s Mia Kami. Kami’s original songs are full of meaning, delivered in her warm, effortless voice. A student at the University of […]

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Kokomana

From tree to bar to table

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By Samisoni Pareti and Samantha Magick Kokomana is a small artisan ‘tree-to-bar’ chocolate maker and social enterprise run by Richard and Anne Markham in Savusavu, northern Fiji. The operation produces about 100 bars of high-quality chocolate bars—almost entirely by hand—each week, using cocoa beans from communities, particularly around Natewa Bay (including from Ana and Manoa […]

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Mausio honoured for progressive fashion business

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By Leila Parina “I am excited and humbled as well to be part of the whole experience and the industry as well,” said Michael Mausio after winning the “Progressive Development in a Fashion Business” category at the Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) Awards. Although he has been nominated before, this was Mausio’s first win at the […]

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TikTok Stardom: Prasad showcases Fiji

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Fijian internet sensation Shaheel Shermont Prasad will be strutting his stuff in various tourism hotspots in and around Nadi, showcasing Fiji’s beauty and outlining various tourism experiences, says Tourism Fiji. Shermont captured the attention of the world, when his videos, showing him emulating high fashion parades while barefoot, and adorned with inanimate objects such as […]

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Fiji passport services to be provided in San Francisco

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Passport services have been made easier for Fijian passport holders in the United States of America.  The Fijian Government through the Department of Immigration will install e-passport biometric equipment at the Fijian Trade Commission in San Francisco in two weeks time.  Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama assured the Fijian diaspora that services to Fijians will commence […]

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Life on Moce Island

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Words and images: Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Imagine waking up to the sound of chirping birds, soft lapping waves and a soft breeze, uninterrupted by the sound of loud, noisy traffic and the fast pace of city life. That is what it’s like to live on Moce island in Fiji. On Moce in the Lau group, 325km […]

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Finalists selected in Fiji music competition

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After a vigorous shortlisting process, 10 finalists have been chosen by the Domo Vou Talei music competition panel of judges and will now receive ten weeks of coaching from industry experts. Over 130 eclectic entries were received from all over Fiji in the new competition for original music. The Domo Vou Talei judges said the […]

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How Fiji’s biggest cancer fundraiser was born

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What started as a small interaction over a cup of coffee in 2006 has today turned out to be the biggest cancer fundraising event in Fiji. As Motibhai Group executive director Bhupendra Patel recalls, it was a mere coincidence that he happened to meet a group of Australian ladies at the Suva Central complex on one fine morning 17 […]

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