Romanticizing Village Life

“There are commentators in Fiji’s media today that tend to romanticize village life. I beg to differ.” I wrote the above under the ‘About’ Page, referring to a picture of three Dravuni young men standing in the crystal sea and with the caption: “Having pushed the visitors’ boat out to sea after their fun-filled visit,…

The Tale of Ravouvou and Raluve iVanuakula

The news of Raluve iVanuakula‘s beauty spread to all corners of Fiji and even to the royal courts of the King of Tonga. The King was very impressed and wanted the young beauty to be the bride of his prince. Tongan warriors kidnapped Raluve iVanuakula and took her forcibly to the Kingdom for the grand…

“Uto ni Yalo” night-sailed to Dravuni

The “Uto ni Yalo” (Heart of Souls or Heart of the Spirit), a hand-crafted traditional ocean voyaging canoe, night-sailed to Dravuni from Suva, arriving at its destination on Saturday, 30 January 2010, at about 5pm. The oceanic visitor and its crew were greeted with traditional ‘cere’. It meant that the crew members, men and women,…