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...

30th May

Ram reminisces the old days

Cola vina (hello in most western dialects)! That’s how nonagenarian, Ram Narayan, usually welcomes visitors to his Drasa home on the outskirts of Lautoka. His greetings are usually followed by his insistence on sharing stories reminiscent of the olden days. At 92 years old, Ram’s voice and bodily strength are a far cry from what...

29th May

People | Grandma’s post-Winston trauma inspires Dr Moleen’s research

Witnessing the trauma her 80-year-old cane grower grandmother experienced after the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston was Moleen Monita Nand’s inspiration to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy research on policy options for climate change loss and damage. What better way could she finish her latest educational accomplishment than to be awarded the John Lewis Prize (Gold...