People

Peace of mind: Vitila’s road to recovery

The road to success for Nadi-based Vee’s Organic Farm owner Vitila Vuniwaqa was never easy. The 47-year-old former flight attendant fought hard to overcome stroke which she suffered in 2010. “I started working as a...

25th September

PEOPLE: Life on the farm

From an early age Ponito Veikoso began to explore what the world had to offer. Raised in Muamua Village in Vanauabalavu, Lau, Veikoso always wanted to live an independent life. With almost every family having a copra oven in Muamua, he said from as early as three years old, he followed his siblings and father...

23rd September

Love your neighbour

The Bible verse “love your neighbour as you love yourself” from Mathew 22:39 is a verse that Naomi Tuikoro Komai strongly lives by. The kind and God-fearing woman from Namata Village in Bau, Tailevu is a staunch Christian whose faith has directed her to make good decisions. Ms Komai, who resides in Nadovi Settlement, Rakiraki,...

22nd September

Jivulu’s journey – Three-hour trek to the road

You see people smile, but when you get to know their stories it grounds you in reality of the struggles they endure daily to survive and provide for their families. Farmer Kaliova Jivulu is among the brave Fijian who endure the hardships of farming and travelling to the city and towns in search for a...

20th September

Point of Origin – Islanders forced to relocate after war

Like many other villagers on Taveuni and surrounding islands who lost their land following the war with Ma’afu and his warriors, those of Kocoma on Qamea also faced the same axe. The paramount chief of Cakaudrove at that time, Tuikilakila, sold Naitauba Island, outside Taveuni after the Kocoma villagers supported the Tongans in the war...

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