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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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African tulip

A greener future for tourism in Fiji?

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By Anne Moorhead Recently I arrived back in Fiji after nearly two years away. One of the first changes I noticed, on the drive from Nadi to Suva, was the proliferation of the African tulip tree. It’s a beautiful tree, with huge scarlet flowers – hence its introduction a few decades ago as a garden […]

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US Pacific Fleet Band Quintet

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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Sigatoka River Safari jetboat

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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Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven in the Mamanucas

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By Kite Pareti A few beers and a pen….and Fiji’s newest floating bar and restaurant came alive. Located in the turquoise waters of the Mamanucas – Seventh Heaven – is a F$4million investment by four New Zealanders: Eddy and Martin Rotteveel, John Cornwell, and Glen Matheson. With a jumping platform, massage rooms, kitchen and bar, […]

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Suva Marathon Club

Obese? Fat? No!

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Shedding those kilos and avoiding NCDs with the Suva Marathon Club By Sadhana Sen In early 2014, a group of ‘fairly decent’ runners living and working out of Fiji’s capital, Suva decided to pursue the idea of creating a platform to promote marathon running for Pacific islanders, and to use it to encourage healthy living […]

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Bean Peanut

Bean Peanut

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A brilliant Fijian Story from the Lighthouse Fiji team about Fiji’s longest serving bean peanut seller, a Suva bus stand icon Mausam Ali.

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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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Vunilagi Book Club

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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