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Islanders keep fingers crossed

Jone Kalouniviti
Monday, March 17, 2014

WAYA islanders in the Yasawas are keeping their fingers crossed hoping the Youth and Sports Ministry will help them obtain tools for small engine repairs on the island.

This is after the ministry conducted a week-long training workshop on the island attended by 54 men and 25 women.

The workshop covered small engine operations and touched on art and craft for tourism purposes.

Yalobi Village headman Josua Sauqaqa said the training was an excellent opportunity for the youths as many operated boats and brush cutters to earn money.

"Our knowledge of operating engines are very basic, so this workshop will really be helpful, towards the maintenance of engines," he said.

"The only thing we lack here are the proper tools and we hope the ministry will help us with this."

Mr Sauqaqa said the art and craft aspect of the workshop would benefit the women as they serviced the six resorts on the island.

Senior West youth officer Valami Naloga said they were looking into ways to get tools for the people of Waya.

Boat operator Livinai Bose, 32, from Yalobi told this newspaper the program would help him look after his engines better.

"I have been doing this a while, but really never understood fully how an engine works, I am happy I know more now," he said.








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