Travel

Journey to the Holy Land

LEAVING South Korea, the team of 12 Pacific Island journalists endured another 10 hours on board the Korean Air plane to Israel. Also on board the plane were 23 Fijians who were on a holy...

Rescue boats with tyres

TEAMS from the National Disaster Management Office can now aid disaster response, search and rescue operations along coastal areas with the introduction of the new Sealegs amphibious boats. The vessels, valued at $NZ200, 000 ($F288, 458), are to help NDMO personnel carry out proper response. They will address the constraints of transport and logistics resources...

Save a child’s heart, save the future

THERE are many heroes among us, many who have gone before us and many yet to come. However way they are seen, or how we perceive them, there will always be heroes on planet Earth. Every now and then there are great men and women who go above and beyond the call of duty to...

In love with the food

BULA Viti, by the time you read this, our group of Pacific Island journalists would have been half way through our tour of the Holy Land. We landed at 2:35pm at the Incheon International Airport in South Korea. Also on the same flight were members of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces who were going...

Sealed with a kiss

A TRADITIONAL marriage proposal set on a balcony while watching the sunset in Noumea was all Daniel Orbell and Kristin Blewman needed to start their beautiful journey together. After 13 years of courting, the couple made it official by tying the knot in front of family and friends at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. Daniel,...

History of Tavuni

TAVUNI Hill Fort or Tavuni Archeological and Botanical Park Investment located about four kilometres from Sigatoka Town is perhaps one of the country’s well preserved village sites. It is a hill fort that leaves behind remnants of a culture entwining Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga. It was said the site was established by a...

Tawake’s heritage tales – Part 4

This is the fourth part of this series of Discovering Fiji which focuses on the people of Tawake and their origins. Last week, we highlighted the death of tribal warrior Vakaminoniqala who was replaced by Tevita Rasolo who led a few fights with neighbouring clans. This final part of the Tawake series shares the history...

Fijians meet in the Holy Land

IT was a happy moment for the Fijian journalists currently on tour in Israel when they met five Fijians serving in the United Nations. Led by Ratu Inoke Mataitini the five Fijian soldiers drove from Syria and the Golan Heights for an unplanned meet with the journalists at Carpaneum. “It is such a happy moment...

Tourism sustainability is a UN priority

ADVANCING sustainability through tourism is one of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s priorities, says UNWTO secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili. While speaking at the 30th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia and UNWTO Regional Seminar on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism...

Israel reaffirms support for Fiji and Pacific

THE Israeli government today reaffirmed its stand of its willingness to help Fiji and other Pacific Island states. While briefing Pacific Island Journalists at the Israeli Foreign Affairs Office in Jerusalem, General Director Yuvan Rotem said their government was willing to share their knowledge in all areas including health, food and water security and technology....

Peninsula Hotel opens $600k facelift

SUVA’S Peninsula International Hotel is now more than just a typical city accommodation with the latest addition of its new exquisite lounge bar. The hotel, one the most iconic and oldest in the Capital City, has opened its new Baka Lounge Bar adding another exciting feather to its cap and more hype to its guests’...

Overcoming challenges

TO describe Onisimo Votea 23, in a single word one would straightforwardly use the word witty. Witty in the sense that anyone who meets him would likely become a friend instantly and of course laughter being the key ingredient associated with this budding friendship.

Matokana – This is Navosa

MATOKANA villagers say if you have never been to Matokana, you have never been to Navosa.

Adventures while in Navua

IN the mid 1800s an Englishman, John Humphery Danford discovered, lived and took part in the tribal wars along the Navua River in the province of Namosi.

Kaila News: Trip of a lifetime to Japan

Hi everyone! Konnichiwa (This means “hello” in Japanese).

Trekking to heaven

IMAGINE this, waking up early in the morning with the clouds on your feet. And as the mist rests softly on the mountain peaks, like a cloth draped over a pillow, the sun’s ray tries to penetrate the clouds, as birds chirp from the canopy. As you trek through tall, green grass wet with morning...

Share the real Fiji experience

IN an effort to share the real Fiji living experience with the outside world, community centred non-governmental organisation, Naqaqa Foundation has circulated 13 short films on Youtube and Vimeo.

Couple loves first visit here

ROYAL Caribbean Cruises’ Explorer of the Seas berthed at the Lautoka Port yesterday morning bringing more than 3000 passengers to the Sugar City.

Social media outcry

A Tourism Fiji promotional video posted on Instagram has stirred an outcry for wrongly translating the word “toilet” in the iTaukei language.

Fiji’s visitor numbers up in first 3 months

VISITOR arrivals to Fiji increased by 5.1 per cent over the January to March period of this year, up from 163,226 to 171,504 arrivals when compared with the corresponding period in 2017. The Provisional Visitor Arrivals for March 2018 released by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBOS) noted that the March arrivals also experienced a...

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