2019 Stories

The Cake Maker
Determined to be a chef at the tender age of six, Bertrand Jang’s success story is one of perseverance, persistence and aspiring to accomplish your goals in life. Today, Jang proudly owns a bakery, where he spends most of his day whipping up exquisite cakes and sweet delights that he describes will surely send you to ‘cake heaven’. “I knew I wanted to be a chef at the age of six and there was no stopping me. It was probably the easiest decision of my life,” he said. Jang ...Read More
Leading Fiji’s TVET Sector
Alumeci Tuisawau is a respected name when it comes to Fiji’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) section. She has served in a number of senior positions in the education sector of the nation with her most recent position being the Director TVET at the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA). Aiming at making Fiji a knowledge-based society, the Fijian Government has listed education as an important item on its agenda. TVET is marked as a cornerstone of reform i...Read More
Nursing – A way of Life
Patricia Khan brings compassion, comfort and a sense of hope in the lives of people who are not well.  A nurse by profession, Khan set on a journey to care for others inspired by her mother who was a Senior Nurse.  Khan’s life wasn’t easy as her father had passed away when she was nine years old. She however proudly admits the void was never felt as her mother proficiently took on the role as the ‘head’ of the house. “We did have some tough times when I was growi...Read More
One Step at a Time
Cervical cancer can be prevented and can be cured if it is detected early.  This is the message, Dr Amanda Noovao Hill, an alumnus of the Fiji School of Medicine (FSM), now FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) and the current Acting Head of Department-Surgery, Anaesthesia and Women’s Health would like the women of Fiji and the Pacific to know.  Getting women to be tested for cervical cancer has been a long-standing challenge despite knowing that the best wa...Read More
Film and TV Production Studies Leads Cagi to Success
Adi Elenoa Titokovesi Cagi enjoyed music so much that she decided to make a career out of it. “I grew up with music as my ‘thing’. Later on, during my high school life, I thought it would be cool to take up Disc Jockeying as a career and even seriously pondered and entertained the idea,” said Cagi. However, this career choice did not go well with her parents. “Of course, my parents, frowned upon this and as the ones financing my education at the time, they had a sa...Read More