6th June

People | Sailina’s willing heart

Every time work seems tough and the weather at sea turns boisterous, Sailina Likuvono remembers her two children. Their faces give her strength she needs to do her work and push her to persevere in...

5th June

A change of heart

Growing up in a remote village bordering the Ba and Navosa highlands, Joeli Kubukawa’s, life seemed simple. Life was laid back and he did not understand much about the law nor the democratic concept of civic responsibility. The law was something he took for granted, until May last year. That was when he was convicted...

2nd June

For the love of family

Motivation allows people to see beyond their jobs. For Joneti Rokotuibau, her source of inspiration has always been her family. Though her wages were, for many years, inadequate to afford the life she wanted for her family, they were enough to encourage her to do better. That push urged the mother-of-two to switch vocation. As...

1st June

From streets to farm

After spending most of his life on the streets, Naqelesi Tikolevu decided to call it quits. He realised he needed to change a few things in life if he was ever going to be successful. With a change of heart, he turned his life around. Today, more than anything else, the 62-year-old does not want...

31st May

Ana the sea voyager

The vaka (Tongan for sailing canoe) changes you, says Ana Fifita. She is a member of the Uto Ni Yalo crew and had been sailing on contemporary Pacific voyaging vessels since 2011. Originally from the village of Matamaka, on the island of Vava’u in the Kingdom of Tonga, she comes from a boat building family....