People

A gift of poetry

Nicknamed Rijavale Bera, he is wellknown as a storyteller, one gifted with a talent of putting words in poems and songs. Over the years, he gradually became well-known on social media and local radio stations,...

21st September

Rhonda’s reality – A tough life for being different

Basic rights for many may be privileges to some. When walking alone is no longer considered safe, that’s when basic rights of a person are compromised. Such is the life of Ratu Eroni Ledua Dina, a training and quality manager employed at Mindpearl Fiji. Eroni, who is intimately known as Rhonda, faces a different kind...

20th September

Man with many talents

George Wasile, commonly known as Tropic Thunda in the local art fraternity is our spotlight for this week. He shares his story of becoming an artist and how his family has been supportive of his artistry. He featured his work at the Arts Matter Exhibition last week which was organised by the French Embassy. Name:...

The return and Alice’s glass art journey

Inside Alice Hill’s annealing oven, glass designs take their turn cooling down. Before they ended up there, they are first carefully blown from molten glass removed from a crucible where the heat goes up to a daunting 1100-degrees centigrade. They are paddled into shape and resurrected to life, manifested in bottles, plates, and an endless array...

18th September

PEOPLE: Little dholakia

The complexity of dholak (Indian drum) playing did not hinder Arnav Chand’s little fingers from giving it a try. The belief that little children cannot play dholak perfectly was proven wrong by Arnav. Originally from Rambisessar Rd, Sawani, Nausori, he is known as the youngest dholakia in the community. Arnav, 7, is a Year 2...

17th September

Juice of life – Keveni starts a business to support his family

Satisfying everyone’s thirst with a refreshing chilled glass of juice on a hot sunny day is what Keveni Seru aims to do through his profession. Originally from Navola in Ra, the father of two started a juice business outside the Suva Municipal Market to support himself financially. Before all this, he was a student at...

16th September

Young and ambitious

For Releshni Artika Karan nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it and have faith in yourself to achieve your dream. She was born on July 30, 1984, in Fiji to Jai Karan and Urmila Karan. She has an elder sister, who resides in France and a younger brother, who stays in Sigatoka,...

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