People

James’ jams a buzz – An idea to support his family

Encouraged by his mother-in-law and his wife, James Louis took it upon himself to learn how to make guava jam and to turn his newfound skill into a business. He started the venture in 2019...

5th May

Struggle, strife and strength

Fazil Imraz’s story is one of struggle, strife and strength — all rolled into one. He said things took a downward turn after he lost his father in 1983. Mr Imraz said things were so bad that he found himself on the streets of Suva and Lautoka cities, a place he called home for more...

4th May

Call Vavei any day, any time

PEOPLE in Wainibokasi, Rewa and Tailevu will give you a puzzled look if you ask for Sunil Dutt Krishna. But mention the name Vavei and everyone will know who you are talking about. Mr Krishna, a popular taxidriver, was christened Vavei because that’s the greeting he uses to anyone and everyone who flags a ride...

3rd May

The man behind Hunky Dog

When stumbling out of a Suva bar there is a welcoming aroma of sizzling sausages, chops, patties, chow mien noodles and toasting buns, among the many other odours. In pre-COVID times this tinkering of the senses would begin at about 5pm and go on through the night until the very last pairs of boogie shoes...

1st May

Hope in times of crisis – Roadside food stall is Miriama’s lifeline

MiriamaMoceiwai is a woman of courage and determination. She believes nothing comes about easy and it takes courage and determination to earn and live a better life in this world. The implementation of the current COVID-19 lockdown in the Lautoka containment area has not deterred Moceiwai from continuing sell from her roadside food stall. It...

30th April

Education is the key

WORK hard to become successful. That’s the sentiment of David Harish Chand of Balata, Nausori. The 41-year-old is seen daily on the streets of Nausori town selling socks, cotton buds, mosquito coil burners, razor blades, safety pins. It’s a business he has been engaged in long enough to understand how tough life is without proper...

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