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Valentine Qalowaqa, 22, Directs Fiji TV’s Midday LIVE News Bulletin

The 22-year-old is the first female to direct the mid-day news for Fiji Television. She was praised by the Women In Media, an initiative of the Fijian Media Association (FMA) for taking on the challenge.
24 May 2022 16:00
Valentine Qalowaqa, 22, Directs Fiji TV’s Midday LIVE News Bulletin
Valentine Qalowaqa at the Fiji Television studio control room with Fiji One News broadcaster and journalist Solomone Rabulu. Photo: Supplied.

Meet Valentine Qalowaqa.

The 22-year-old is the first female to direct the mid-day news for Fiji Television.

She was praised by the Women In Media, an initiative of the Fijian Media Association (FMA) for taking on the challenge.

 

Through her job as a camera-woman, she hopes to show the beauty of Fiji and what our country has to offer.

Not only will she stop here, she has set herself a goal – to direct the 6pm news bulletin.

The Women In Media acknowledged young women who were leading newsrooms and studios in the media industry.

 

How Many Places Have You Visited Around Fiji?
Outside of Viti Levu, only Labasa.

 

What Is The One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visitors To, And Why?
My village in Naqia, Wainibuka, Tailevu.

This is where they can enjoy a cool swim in the famous Wainibuka River.

 

Gloria Jeans Damodar City, Suva. Photo: Leon Lord.

Gloria Jeans Damodar City, Suva. File Photo: Leon Lord.

What is your favourite place for coffee/pie, and why?
Gloria Jeans.

It has this extra milk taste that I love and enjoy.

 

What is your favourite backyard spot?
At home, gardening with my mom in her flower garden.

 

Aerial view of part of the Wyndham resort on Denaurau Island.

Aerial view of part of the Wyndham resort on Denaurau Island.

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list, and why?
There’s a lot to discover in Fiji and I hope that I will be able to travel to these places.

However, I enjoyed my time at Wyndham Resort Fiji.

 

Feedback: laisa.kabulevu@fijisun.com.fj



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