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    Teppanyaki Chef Yalayala Has No Regrets Over Her Decisions

Teppanyaki Chef Yalayala Has No Regrets Over Her Decisions

Ulamila Muasara Yalayala, 40, has never regretted a minute she has spent as a Demi-chef at The Westin Kitchen. Demi chefs serve as valuable assistants to executive chefs in restaurants.

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    Vendor Overcomes Culture Shock to Earn a Living

Vendor Overcomes Culture Shock to Earn a Living

Selling vegetables at the market is a good way to earn a living, says Mrs Sisilia Ratu. Forty-nine-year-old Mrs Ratu has been selling vegetables and root crops at the Suva

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    Dry Spell Makes North Farmers Pray for Rain

Dry Spell Makes North Farmers Pray for Rain

Farmers in the Northern Division are praying for rain as they have been experiencing a dry spell for two months. Naren Pratap, a cash crop farmer at Boubale in Labasa

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    Mother of five content with what she makes

Mother of five content with what she makes

Watching vendors go about their business fascinated Lozrin Singh of Burerua Village in Tailevu. The mother of five, 10 years ago made the decision to sell at the Suva Municipal

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    Shopper Sticks to Needs, Ignores Wants

Shopper Sticks to Needs, Ignores Wants

Mother of three Raijieli Rogo does not enter the supermarket with a long list of items because she lives a simple life. The 58-year-old widow lives with her children at

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    Dynamic Currency Conversion Exchange

Dynamic Currency Conversion Exchange

When expatriates or tourists visit a foreign country and seek to make a financial transaction they usually gravitate towards a bank they are familiar with. For many it would be

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    Minister Assures North Women Groups Markets For Their Products

Minister Assures North Women Groups Markets For Their Products

Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is tasked with creating a more sustainable market for women artisans to sell and promote their products. This was highlighted by Minister for

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    Shopping List Saves Time, Money, Says Shopper

Shopping List Saves Time, Money, Says Shopper

A shopping list lets you purchase every important thing in a single visit to the supermarket and not wasting your precious time. Fourty four-year-old grandmother, Anita Devi made this comment

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    Newest Vendor Settling In Well

Newest Vendor Settling In Well

Hamida Bi of Tabucola, Labasa is the newest vendor at Labasa Market. The mother of two boys has been selling vegetables for a month now. The 42-year-old left housegirl job

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Retiree Keeps Herself Busy, Makes Money As A Vendor

  Retiree Keeps Herself Busy, Makes Money As A Vendor

Following her retirement from Labasa Hospital as a cook in March this year Jotivini Diroqo has another opening to continue

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Widow Draws More From Selling at Market

  Widow Draws More From Selling at Market

  Selling vegetables at the market has more than one advantage so says widow Parbha Kumari. It is because apart

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Fitness Trainer Particular with Calories When Shopping

  Fitness Trainer Particular with Calories When Shopping

Fitness and personal trainer Sioni Albert Junior Yuen takes his time when shopping because he only puts into the trol­ley

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  For more than 15 years, Shalendra Pras­ad of Malolo has been selling vegetables at a stall in Nadi market

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Sub-standard Eggs Place Consumers at Risk

  Sub-standard Eggs Place Consumers at Risk

  Eggs are a popular source of protein in Fiji. Due to its popularity at meal times, eggs are strictly

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Waqeravi Thrives On His Watermelons

  Waqeravi Thrives On His Watermelons

  Neori Waqeravi had to shelve his goal of pursuing further studies at tertiary level after completing high school due

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 Gloria’s Shopping Spree

   Gloria’s Shopping Spree

    Shopping is regarded as one of the great stress relievers. Nadi businesswoman Gloria Halima Waqatabu, 27 agrees. “I

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Exercise Your Consumer Rights When Purchasing Mobile Phones

  Exercise Your Consumer Rights When Purchasing Mobile Phones

In a fast advancing digital world, mobile phones are fast becoming a necessity for all. There are myriad of functions

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Working Mother Gives Up Job To Be A Vendor

  Working Mother Gives Up Job To Be A Vendor

Getting up early in the morning and doing all her household chores before going to work was too difficult for

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Liku Enjoys Shopping Healthy

  Liku Enjoys Shopping Healthy

Paulini Liku does not need to draft a shopping list during her shopping days. To her shopping was always a

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Adelene Hopes To Keep Fijians Healthy

  Adelene Hopes To Keep Fijians Healthy

“Want to lose weight, tone your body, build endurance, improve flexibility and feel healthier, then Get Lean Fiji can work

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Nitesh Holds Nursing At Heart

  Nitesh Holds Nursing At Heart

Salvindra Nitesh, 25, believes being a nurse  should not only focus  on performing the work of a medical profession, but

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Abundance of Fresh Foods Amaze Expats

  Abundance of Fresh Foods Amaze Expats

The abundance of fresh foods grown in the sun fascinates Lute Berends and his wife Nicole. The couple from Netherlands

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TELS Makes Devi the First Accountant in her Family

  TELS Makes Devi the First Accountant in her Family

Shaleshni Devi, 22, is indebted to the Tertiary Education and Loans Board (TSLB) for the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (TELS)

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Qoro does flower arrangements for extra income

  Qoro does flower arrangements for extra income

  Inoke Qoro apart from being a market vendor also does flower arrangements to complement his daily income. Mr Qoro,

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Ueenteroti Women Make Bread for a Living

  Ueenteroti Women Make Bread for a Living

Laselase Settlement women in Rabi sell bread for a living. In the same business they hope to empower school dropouts

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Vendor’s Earnings Better Than Her Previous Jobs

  Vendor’s Earnings Better Than Her Previous Jobs

Katarina Qalomai’s earnings as a garment factory worker and then a kitchen hand at a tea house were not sufficient

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Ex-Kitchen Hand Makes More Money as Vendor

  Ex-Kitchen Hand Makes More Money as Vendor

For 13 years, Anil Achari worked as a kitchen hand at a hotel in Lautoka. As the sole bread winner,

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Frequent Shoppers Live Longer, says Adi Taraivosa

  Frequent Shoppers Live Longer, says Adi Taraivosa

People who spend a lot of time shopping live longer and are less likely to suffer from depression says Adi

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Some Security Services Making Consumers Insecure: Council

  Some Security Services Making Consumers Insecure: Council

Hiring a security company to guard a home or premises is something that consumers do to give themselves peace of

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