People

Love and commitment – Tuilau quits dream to look after parents

Sailasa Tuilau had dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer. It was an area of interest for the Nasauwere villager of Naitasiri ever since he was a little boy. He was always fascinated with how machines...

28th July

Sudesh’s leaves a lasting impression – Votualevu’s grass cutter

When Sudesh Prakash started his grass cutting business merely a decade ago, he was reluctant at first about investing in the trade. He was uncertain of the possibility of earning good revenue from it. A couple of years later, the Votualevu, Nadi resident realised this sole trade was about dedication and commitment and ensuring he...

27th July

Fuata’s COVID-19 recipe – Live, love and bake

Jean Tiana Rose Fuata was in her last year of studies at the University of the South Pacific when Fiji recorded its first case of COVID-19. Acting on a hunch that the situation in Fiji would be uncertain going into the future, she started baking and selling brownies to help out with meeting some of the costs at home. Ms...

26th July

Proud garage owner – Zibran, a school dropout becomes successful

When health issues robbed him of completing high school, Abdul Zibran turned to using his knowledge about fixing vehicles to earn a living. The Maqbool Rd, in Nadera, Nasinu resident, said he now had a completely new outlook on life and a definition to the word “success.” “Being educated does not mean success, there are various ways for one to succeed in...

24th July

Life: Certainly not a bed of roses

If there is anyone who knows a life of struggle and how success is only achieved through determination, it would have to be Alesia Ranadi Batigai. The Sawani villager has overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges for about two decades. The 45-year-old mother-of-three said she struggled to make ends meet because her husband had spent time in...

23rd July

Kumar, a problem solver – ‘Reimaging the possible’

HARRSHAL Kumar has never let his colourful academic journey get in the way of enjoying life in general. As a young, successful careered Fijian, he believes it is always important to balance life by having a passion that drives an individual to learn and, while simultaneously, exploring the other beautiful aspects of life that cannot be found only in books. The Lautoka...

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