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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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Sigatoka River Safari wins global award

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Sigatoka River Safari has successfully defended its title as Oceania’s Leading Adventure Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year. Managing Director Jay Whyte says its a reflection of the team working at Sigatoka River Safari, and of the people of Navosa and the 18 villages they work with throughout the […]

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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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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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Pacific Regional Cultural Strategy launched in Suva

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti The 50th anniversary of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture was marked in Suva this month with fire-dancjng and Rotuman rhythms, as well as contemporary dances and songs. The theme ‘Na wekaqu, noqu iyau’ which means ‘My relationships are my heritage and wealth,” put a spotlight on kinships and relationships. In […]

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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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Fiji Fashion Week launch

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Beauty, heart, strength and sustainability By Sera Tikotikodua-Sefeti The Fiji Fashion Week launch on Saturday night saw Fiji’s creative community and its supporters enjoy a fun-filled evening that showcased this year’s exciting lineup of designers. Fiji Fashion Week Managing Director, Ellen Whippy-Knight, told guests that this year’s event will be headlined by “Australia’s global-renowned designer […]

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Suva Marathon Club runs Pacific Harbour

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Members and friends of the Suva Marathon Club (SMC) ran the streets of Pacific Harbour for the first time on Saturday 4 December. More than 150 runners turned up, from athletic clubs, groups of friends and families,  corporates and community groups.  All runners were encouraged to wear orange in support of the 16 days of […]

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Fiji reopens with hope for gradual normalcy, despite Omicron

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By Jason Jett “It’s a happy day for us,” Fiji Airports acting CEO Isei Tudreu said during a news conference in Nadi, as the nation officially reopened to international travel today. Moments later, with Flight FJ914 from Sydney – the first regular flight since the April 2020 lockdown – nearing Fijian airspace, a contingent of […]

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Cleaning up Mount Korobaba

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A group of Creative Arts students from the Fiji National University (FNU) recently partnered with the Youths for Integrity Fiji and Transparency Fiji in a cleanup exercise at Mount Korobaba, a popular hiking site outside Suva. The team from the College of Humanities and Education was led by Jerry Wong, acting Associate Dean TVET-CHE/Senior Lecturer […]

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Digitising the Fiji Museum

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The Fiji Museum has been awarded a US202,259 grant to complete a full digital documentation of its holdings, making them accessible online to people everywhere. US Chargé d’affaires Tony Greubel said his government’s partnership with the museum “will support the museum in collecting, recording, digitising, preserving, and sharing objects and research materials that tell an […]

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