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‘Never Drop Our Guard’

Keeping the connection with stakeholders and the public by keeping the communication channels open, was a strength Ms Vilsoni- Raduva planned to build on, in her line of work. She joined the mainstream media in 2002, when she signed up as a cadet reporter for Daily Post. Following her stints with The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun, Ms Vilsoni- Raduva branched out to communications and public relations.
19 May 2022 02:00
‘Never Drop Our Guard’
Moira Vilsoni-Raduva Fiji Airports Manager Communications and Public Relations. Photo: Supplied.

No two days are ever the same at Fiji Airports, a challenge that the new manager communications and public relations, has embraced as she settles into her new role.

“There is more than meets the eye,” says Moira Vilsoni-Raduva.

She joined the organisation earlier this month, replacing Christopher Chand, who held the post for the past six years.

 

Both worked in the mainstream media before branching out to corporate communications.

Just two weeks into her job, she said the Fiji Airports family was very welcoming.

“The inductions have given me a fair idea of the specialised fields of airport operations,” Ms Vilsoni- Raduva said.

 

“Every new day, we should anticipate a challenge it can be internet connectivity, or something beyond our control.

“I have learned from my colleagues that we must never drop our guard in our line of work.”

The 38-year old communications specialist previously spent three years with the University of the South Pacific’s PaCESD department in Suva.

 

The ‘Upu native of ‘Elsio, Malha’a, in Rotuma said it was important to identify and add value to staff everyday lives.

Such efforts, she said, included bird culling, working at the incinerators, at the fire station, at the control tower, administrative work or at the domestic outer island airports.

 

“I work with a wonderful team that have beautiful stories to share from their everyday professional work to their own personal lives,” Mrs Vilsoni-Raduva said.

“As an example, the Fijian Drua captain’s father is part of the Fiji Airports family and is a wellrespected person in the organisation.

“It’s about identifying these stories and then creating the vibes and space to share with our audience and followers.”

 

Keeping the connection with stakeholders and the public by keeping the communication channels open, was a strength Ms Vilsoni- Raduva planned to build on, in her line of work.

She joined the mainstream media in 2002, when she signed up as a cadet reporter for Daily Post.

Following her stints with The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun, Ms Vilsoni- Raduva branched out to communications and public relations.

 

Going West
The mother-of-three moved her family to Nadi three weeks ago, to prepare for their new life in the Western Division.

“We left our comfort zone, packed and loaded the very little we had in a carrier, and took the road trip to Nadi,” she said.

“We have never looked back.”

“We have settled in at our new home.”

 

Acclimatising, it seems, is the only matter remaining to be settled in the Raduva family, as they begin a new life in the West.

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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