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Dry Spell Makes North Farmers Pray for Rain
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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. Nar...

Abundance of Fresh Foods Amaze Expats
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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 Netherlan...

TELS Makes Devi the First Accountant in her Family
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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 Sc...

Qoro does flower arrangements for extra income
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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 ...

Ueenteroti Women Make Bread for a Living
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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...

Vendor’s Earnings Better Than Her Previous Jobs
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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...

Ex-Kitchen Hand Makes More Money as Vendor
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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 ...

Frequent Shoppers Live Longer, says Adi Taraivosa
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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 Taraivosa...

Some Security Services Making Consumers Insecure: Council
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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 min...

Running Own Business Is Rewarding, Says Kumar
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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 ...

Island Chill Marathon Defending Champion Hopes to Represent Fiji
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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 pa...

No Regrets After selling At Market for Four Decades
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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. Thi...

Women Bee Keepers Fund Tertiary Students From Profit
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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...

Venina’s Switch To Middleman Is Fresh Experience
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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 sellin...

Canteen Owner Does Not Take Shopping List Lightly
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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 con­...

Be Persistent as a Journalist
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Be Persistent as a Journalist

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

Social Work Helps Head Teacher Drive Koro School
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Social Work Helps Head Teacher Drive Koro School

  The countryside upbringing from Vunivau, Labasa, and social activity in that rural setting has allowed Nabaso...

Fascination Of Boats Paves Career Path For Kumar
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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 busi...

Skipper Happy With Four Decades of Seafaring
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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 f...

Freshness Brings An Edge: Lutumaitoga
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Freshness Brings An Edge: Lutumaitoga

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

Regional Student Goes For Fresh Varieties
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Regional Student Goes For Fresh Varieties

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

Healthy Diet Keeps Doctors Away
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Healthy Diet Keeps Doctors Away

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

Climate Change Affects Vegetable Supplies: Vendor
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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 ...

Never Give Up When Pursuing Career: Artist
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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. “...

Saravaki feels pinch of recent cyclones
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Saravaki feels pinch of recent cyclones

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

Shopping Trip a Family Treat For Farmer
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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 ...

Leba Bases Her Market Ethnics On Trust
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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 one farm...

Market vendor overcomes shyness
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Market vendor overcomes shyness

It was through her selling at the market that she has overcome her shyness. She is so happy that finally she can com...

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