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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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    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 from making money every day you also get to meet

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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 items with the lowest calories. Mr Yuen Junior, 19, believes

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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 have been living in Suva the last 16 months shop

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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) as she is about to complete her university under­graduate programme.

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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, 47 has been a market vendor at the Lautoka Market

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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 and women into venturing out to small businesses. Ueenteroti Women’s

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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 so she decided to run a stall at the Valelevu

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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, he had quit his job in 2011 after he realised

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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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Running Own Business Is Rewarding, Says Kumar

  Running Own Business Is Rewarding, Says Kumar

Sumant Kumar is among female market vendors in Lautoka Market whose busi­ness has bloomed over the past years. The 52-year-old

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Island Chill Marathon Defending Champion Hopes to Represent Fiji

  Island Chill Marathon Defending Champion Hopes to Represent Fiji

Fiji-born Benjamin (Ben) Ashkettle runs more than 250 kilometres every week in preparation for marathons he takes part in around

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No Regrets After selling At Market for Four Decades

  No Regrets After selling At Market for Four Decades

On a cold and wet Monday af­ternoon Monika Balali was found sitting cosy at Nausori Market selling her produce. This

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Women Bee Keepers Fund Tertiary Students From Profit

  Women Bee Keepers Fund Tertiary Students From Profit

Despite facing challenges, the Tosovata Women’s Club in Bulileka village outside Labasa town is determined to make it big in

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Venina’s Switch To Middleman Is Fresh Experience

  Venina’s Switch To Middleman Is Fresh Experience

Selling as a middleman at the Nausori Market is a new experience for Venina Vakarusere. Ms Vakarusre has been selling

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Canteen Owner Does Not Take Shopping List Lightly

  Canteen Owner Does Not Take Shopping List Lightly

The importance of a shopping list can­not be underestimated by customers because it brings the venture into a con­trolled exercise.

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Be Persistent as a Journalist

  Be Persistent as a Journalist

Growing up, Inoke Malovesi always admired the work jour­nalists and media reporters do. It follows suit that the Lomaiviti na­tive

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Social Work Helps Head Teacher Drive Koro School

  Social Work Helps Head Teacher Drive Koro School

  The countryside upbringing from Vunivau, Labasa, and social activity in that rural setting has allowed Nabasovi District School head

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Fascination Of Boats Paves Career Path For Kumar

  Fascination Of Boats Paves Career Path For Kumar

Ashok Kumar was always fascinated with boats. It is not surprising that he now owns a flourishing boat building business

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Skipper Happy With Four Decades of Seafaring

  Skipper Happy With Four Decades of Seafaring

After four decades in the sea­faring business, Captain Inoke Ratotodro is closing out his twilight years with the fast growing

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Freshness Brings An Edge: Lutumaitoga

  Freshness Brings An Edge: Lutumaitoga

Batiki vendor Elenoa Lutumaitoga said the freshness of her wreath was an edge in at­tracting more customers in selling her

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Regional Student Goes For Fresh Varieties

  Regional Student Goes For Fresh Varieties

Island students studying in Fiji should pull their resources together for food. Mother of two, Jasmine Henry from the Federated

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Healthy Diet Keeps Doctors Away

  Healthy Diet Keeps Doctors Away

Mother of one Kesaia Dovitaba believes eating right keeps doctors away. Ms Dovitaba, 37 is always ac­companied by her husband

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Climate Change Affects Vegetable Supplies: Vendor

  Climate Change Affects Vegetable Supplies: Vendor

Rippling effects of climate change are no longer a joke. So says Labasa mar­ket vendor Kuldip Chand of Siberia. Mr

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Never Give Up When Pursuing Career: Artist

  Never Give Up When Pursuing Career: Artist

Stay true to yourself, and al­ways be open to learn more. So says local fashion designer Rosie Emberson-Semisi. “Work hard

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Saravaki feels pinch of recent cyclones

  Saravaki feels pinch of recent cyclones

Lavenia Saravaki is hardly making good returns from her Labasa market stall. This is because the cost of veg­etables is

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Shopping Trip a Family Treat For Farmer

  Shopping Trip a Family Treat For Farmer

Bonefasio Rokomasi is a typi­cal itaukei father of two. The 31-year-old Mr Rokomasi of Nasealevu, Sasa, Macuata is a cash

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Leba Bases Her Market Ethnics On Trust

  Leba Bases Her Market Ethnics On Trust

Baseva Leba of Nasolo village bases her business ethics on trust – that is why she gets her supplies from

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