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People | Grandma’s post-Winston trauma inspires Dr Moleen’s research

Witnessing the trauma her 80-year-old cane grower grandmother experienced after the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston was¬†Moleen Monita Nand’s inspiration to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy¬†research on policy options for climate change loss and...

25th May

People | Suli’s Kere Vude wins

Nothing in life ever comes easy and local entertainer Suliasi Uluilakeba knows that. The hardworking musician from Natokalau, Matuku in Lau was nominated in five categories at the 2023 FIPRA Music Awards held on May 13. His song, titled ‘Kere Vude’ was a sensation and got nominated for the Best Composition, Artist of the Year,...

24th May

People | A news vendor’s calling

Jovesa Sekiqali has been selling newspapers along Victoria Parade in Suva for the past two years. It is a job that requires utmost patience but one he does without regret. From Monday to Saturday, the Tavuki, Kadavu native ekes out a living by selling bales of The Fiji Times and The Fiji Sun newspapers. “I...

23rd May

Power of hard work

Juggling university and family life may be tough but it did not steer Saleshni Mala Prasad from her goal of pursuing higher education. And although her journey was fraught with challenges, her diligence enabled her to reap the fruits of her hard work and graduate with a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of...

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