COTS Removal drive

CoTS Removal Drive

The Crown-of-thorns starfish were removed from the coral reef off of the coast of Beqa. Picture SUPPLIED Monday, September 19, 2016 by Sikeli Qounadovu Youth of Rukua Village, on Beqa island with the support of Beqa Lagoon Resort, successfully carried out the Island’s very first ‘Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (COTS) removal’ initiative. According to research by the […]

The Ocean Keepers

The Ocean Keepers

Semiti Cama with one of his new drua canoe under construction. Picture: Jona Konataci Monday, December 05, 2016 by Matilda Simmons WHEN master navigator Jiujiua Bera first saw the Disney’s animated movie Moana at its premier in Damodar Cinema early this month, the 51-year-old cried. The Moce, Lau Islander said he instantly remembered times when […]

Sailing with the past

Sailing with the Past

Learning young … a boy on one of the traditional vessels to be raced today. Picture: Jone Luvenitoga Friday, August 22, 2014 by Sailosi Batiratu IN Suva Harbour today will be a sight which would have been common on the sea of inhabited stretches of coastline in days before the outboard engine and diesel-powered sailing […]

From father to son

From Father to Son

Children prepare their small canoes, bakanawa, for a race at the Suva foreshore last year on Friday, August 23. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU Thursday, August 07, 2014 by Sailosi Batiratu “I FLICK it from the inside and I will know from the sound whether we have the required thickness.” The it, Walesi Jone Tukana Temo was […]


Camakau Comeback

Saturday, August 24, 2013 by Daniel Naidu ABOUT 30 local sailors took part in the annual Veitau Waqa traditional canoe race which was held yesterday as part of the 2013 Hibiscus Festival celebrations. The wet weather experienced by the Capital City this week was replaced with sunshine and blue skies which saw a large crowd, […]


Camakau the Winner

Friday, August 23, 2013 by Daniel Naidu THE Veitau Waqa, the annual traditional canoe race organised by Pacific Blue Foundation as part of the Hibiscus Festival celebration, takes place today.   And 2012 champion Joji Misaele is ready to defend his crown. “We have been preparing for this race for almost two months now,” said […]