2019 Stories

Fiji’s most awarded young chef
Fiji’s most awarded young chef, Navneet Reddy has always had great admiration and respect for a Chef’s uniform. “My dad is a chef. Seeing him wearing the chef’s uniform and his dedication to the work, made me want to follow his footsteps,” he said. A self-confessed foodie, Reddy comes from a family of three siblings. He has two sisters and is the middle child. After finishing Year 12 studies from Sigatoka Methodist College in 2009, Reddy enrolled in the Certificate...Read More
Back to school after 13 years
Renuka Yankaiya Kumar is a testament that people can go back to studies even if they have been away from the classroom for some time.  Kumar has two qualifications from FNU – both of which were attained more than a decade apart.  Straight after high school, Kumar enrolled in the Diploma of Business (Applied Computing) programme at the Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), now, College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS).  She graduated in 2004.  She started her...Read More
The Ship Captain
As a child, Inia Leqa would keep a lookout for ships coming into his village of Nayau in Lau.  The young lad was fascinated with sailing, and he would eagerly wait for ships to come in, dreaming that he would be working on one in the future.  Leqa is now the captain of a ship sailing Fiji waters and transporting Pine – the green gold of Fiji.  “This is something I always wanted to do. I enjoy it a lot as I work with people from different cultures. I get to learn about their ...Read More
Chef Krishna
Rahul Krishna has always been passionate about cooking. As a kid, he would be in the kitchen, helping his mum. He clearly remembers cooking his first meal at the age of eight. “I love cooking. I was so excited when I cooked my first meal; egg and potato curry. I clearly remember every moment of it. Thereafter, I used to cook for my elder brother in the afternoons before he went to work,” he said. Krishna was born and raised in Toorak, Suva. His family later moved to Muanikoso, ...Read More
Training & Development is Singh’s Passion
Intrigued with the recruitment, training and management of employees by organisations, Rinshu Singh developed a strong affection to pursue a career in Human Resource Management. Singh, born and raised in Sonaisali Rd, Nadi, enrolled in Bachelor of Commerce (Business Management and Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations) offered by the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS) soon after completing high school. “I c...Read More