1st February

People: Healing old scars

The pain of losing a loved one is an unbearable agony — hard to erase from a person’s memory. Such is the pain Losana Nai has had to bear. She lost four close family members...

31st January

Living off her hobby – Kwon’s foray into quilting

Aside from its throng of tents and stalls, the monthly RoC market in Suva is a unique sea of cuisine and craftwork. But among the hustle and bustle of the RoC crowd, you will find Mira Kwon seated, almost hidden behind a wall of quilted bags, pouches and toys – all hand-crafted to perfection. Her...

30th January

Tane’s amazing collection – A mixture of Kiribati and Tuvalu

As you stroll through the Suva Curio and Handicraft Centre in Suva you cannot miss the intricately woven products by Toka Tane on display. Ms Tane who had Kiribati and Tuvalu backgrounds was born in Kiribati but moved to Fiji with her parents as a one-year-old. Her father was a doctor assigned to Ono-i-Lau and...

28th January

On a mission to help

Sheik Sahib is on a mission to help people. The 49-year-old Justice of Peace says ever since he was a young boy growing up in Naviyago, Lautoka, he was always encouraged to help people. He said he credits this lifelong endeavour for community work to his parents. “They always old me, ‘keep up your good...

27th January

Craft sales from scratch

STARTING off her business with limited knowledge and practice in making tapa, Fijian mats, jewellery and garlands, Torika Nayabo is now a familiar face at the Suva Flea market. Over the past 10 years her business has grown into a choice for local designers, international clients and locals for items ranging from garlands, mats for...