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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 is something she has been do­ing the past 42 years.

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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 bee-keeping and pro­ducing honey. The club consists of 31 members,

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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 farm produce from their Lutu, Wainibuka farm for the past

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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. Fiji Sun’s shopper of the week, 44-year-old Seruwaia Tinai found

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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 is now a public relations officer with giant shipping agency,

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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 teacher Avilash Krishna to come out of his own and

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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 in Lautoka. “Having a career was important to me, financial

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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 roll on roll off ferries giant Goundar Shipping Limited pleased

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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 crea­tions. “If you sell fresh wreaths, you will have many

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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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Market vendor overcomes shyness

  Market vendor overcomes shyness

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

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Market vendor has no regrets

  Market vendor has no regrets

It was the constant support from her parents that allowed Sonya Lata of Naikabula in Lautoka to start up her

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Time Barred Policies

  Time Barred Policies

In modern day, most people have become accustomed to creating a hedge fund for unforeseen circumstances. Making regular contributions to

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Waqabaca Won’t Miss Chance to Sell Harvest, Catch

  Waqabaca Won’t Miss Chance to Sell Harvest, Catch

Easi Waqabaca of  Doi in Ono-i-Lau prospers on what she is able to collect, catch and harvest whenever there is

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Menopause Matters

  Menopause Matters

Dr Krupali Rathod Tappoo is an Australian qualified general practitioner, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

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Vendor Siptain Happy At The Market

  Vendor Siptain Happy At The Market

Mohammed Siptain, 46, originally from Pakistan has been selling fresh fruits and vegetables at the Lautoka Market for the past

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Choosing A Market Job After Retirement

  Choosing A Market Job After Retirement

Following her retirement from the hospitality industry, 68-year-old Susana Navuni chose the market to pass time. She has been selling

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Vakaloloma Goes For Quality, Range And Affordability

  Vakaloloma Goes For Quality, Range And Affordability

  Fifty-four-year-old Milika Vakaloloma of Banaras in Lautoka loves shopping at NewWorld IGA Lautoka because of the many weekly specials

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Waqa Coaches Daughter on Shopping Tips

  Waqa Coaches Daughter on Shopping Tips

Lepani Waqa, a civil servant, who has four years left to retirement, appreciates spending time with his 16-year-old daughter Ilisabeta.

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Make This Father’s Day A Memorable One

  Make This Father’s Day A Memorable One

A father is a teacher, an inspiration, a leader and a survivor. They play the role of being the head of

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Rota Continues Father’s Legacy

  Rota Continues Father’s Legacy

  It has been over eight years since 33-year-old Rota Waqaituinayau took over operating her father’s fish market business. Growing

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Prices Vary At Nadi Market

  Prices Vary At Nadi Market

The prices of food crops and vegetables at the Nadi Market vary and likewise the demand from customers. For 28-year-old

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Shop For Healthy Groceries

  Shop For Healthy Groceries

Forty- year-old Sereana Bui from Naluwai, Naitasiri knows that good nutrition starts with smart choices in the grocery store. One

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