Local Travel

20th September

Tinned tuna – Chicken of the sea

Tinned tuna – how could we possibly live without the canned fish in the Pacific Islands – especially during a pandemic or recession. Once touted as “chicken of the sea” by US servicemen, it’s easy...

Petroglyphs – The mystery of Vatulele’s spirit path and cliff paintings

After a 30-minute boat ride from Vatulele’s chiefly capital, Ekubu, we landed on a short sandy shoreline hit by blistering coastal winds. It was 10am and the sun was not in its usual spirited form. Skies were misty grey and shrouded by miserable falling confetti of rain. I had arrived on the island the night...

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...

Unity and faith – Part 8

The view of the scaffolding that surrounds the Vunisei Methodist Church will only be around for another month or so. The goal of the $100,000 plus project is to ensure one of the oldest Methodist Church in Toga District remains viable, said Aminiasi Driu, Vunisei Church consultant. Mr Driu said the nearly 200 families that...

19th September

The history of Fiji tourism

Part 5 In 1970, Rory Scott, who was then the gen­eral manager of the Fiji Visitors Bureau, presented a paper to the Fiji Society entitled The Development of Tourism in Fiji since 1923. This article is based on that paper. THE Suva Tourist Bureau was born on May 1, 1923, the children of a body...

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