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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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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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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Suva Short Film Festival

Suva International Short Film Festival

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Join us for an afternoon & night of International award-winning short films from USA, South Africa, UK, Japan and more. From Fiji, the festival will showcase recognized local films by up-and-coming Fijian filmmakers, together with films from former winners of the local Kula Film Awards. The event also marks the launch of the country’s Media Learning […]

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Nanuku meal

One Night Only: Celebrity Chef Louis Tikaram returns with a tasting menu at Nanuku Resort

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By Rajan Sami Photos by Chris Sharma/Gallery Fiji, Wendy King There was a ‘prodigal son returns’ quality to the one night only tasting menu that Fijian-Australian celebrity chef Louis Tikaram presented at Nanuku Resort in Pacific Harbour in late June. The Brisbane-based chef briefly regaled diners — many of whom, like myself, had made the […]

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Nasese bus world music day

All aboard the Nasese bus: Destination-World Music Day

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By Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti Suva’s Nasese bus has the reputation of being not just a scenic trip as it skirts Suva’s foreshore, but also a good place to sit back and enjoy the preferred tunes of your driver turned DJ. While the view might be—we hope temporarily—marred by long-running roadwork on Queen Elizabeth Drive, the chilled […]

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Eurofest films

European Film Festival on this weekend

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The first European Film Festival to be held in Suva is on this weekend, with films from Finland to France, Slovakia to Spain and more. The European Film Festival is an annual and global event. This year, the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific brings the European Film Festival to the Pacific for […]

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Models at Fiji Fashion Week launch

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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Jewel of the Pacific

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By Debbie Singh The Maria Daulato kei Jisu Na Gone Sau mai Nasareci (Immaculate Maria and Jesus the Child King of Nazareth) is a masterpiece in mosaic depicting Mother Mary and the child Jesus. The magnificent mural is the first of its kind in Fiji and the Pacific, and was created by Fijian artist George […]

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Uto ni Yalo holiday program

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It’s the holiday season and what better way to keep your children occupied than having them learn about cultural protocols and seafaring skills. For $175 over 5 days and 6 hours daily, the Uto Ni Yalo Trust has put together this drua sailing program for a week for children between the ages of 13 to […]

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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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