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Beach Out In Labasa

Beach Out In Labasa
Emosi Tolevu (third from the left-back) with his family and friends at Korovatu beach in Labasa celebrated Christmas on December 25. Photo:Shratika Naidu
December 27
10:00 2017

More than 800 people flocked to Korovatu Beach in Labasa to spend their Christmas day.

The beach is one of the popular picnic spot members of the pub­lic usually go to during holidays over the years.

Taraivini Lesi of Qamea Island was with her family spending time on the beach, watching over her grandchildren play in the water.

“My son-in-law, Esala Rabuka, originally from Drekeniwai Vil­lage in Cakaudrove Province and now residing at Vunivau, Labasa decided to do something differ­ent,” Ms Lesi said.

“We moved from the trend of travelling down to the village to come together as a family to the beach away from home to cel­ebrate Christmas.

“It’s good to try this different arrangement to get the family together.”

The 76-year-old grandmother said the 14-member family ar­rived at the beach in three vehi­cles.

Another family member Emosi Tolevu, 27, an employee of Tai­wan Timber said he travelled from Dreketi to celebrate Christ­mas with his loved ones.

The business partners of In Fashion (clothing business in La­basa) were also at the beach with their families who came from Suva.

Korovatu Beach is a family busi­ness managed by Rishi Chand, who said from January 1, 2018 a sign board would be placed at the entrance since the lease has been bought by a foreign investor.

“The man is from Christchurch in New Zealand and he bought a 30-year lease,” said Mr Chand who is a rice and sugarcane farmer said.

“The new owner plans to up­grade the picnic spot and build a hotel next year. This will mean the image of this favourite pic­nic spot and operation will be changed.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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