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December 2011 Blog Posts (12)

A Travelogue to the Yasawa Islands by Marilyn Marsh--Part 2, How to get there

Long time Fijiguide.com contributor and stalwart Marilyn Marsh has just returned from her annual trip to Fiji. This year she visited the Yasawa Group. Marilyn is an excellent writer and a…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 29, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Travelogue to the Yasawa Islands by Marilyn Marsh--Part 1, How to get there

 

Long time Fijiguide.com contributor Marilyn Marsh has just returned from her annual trip to Fiji.  This year she focused on the Yasawa Group. Marilyn is an excellent writer and a photographer…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 25, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The King of the Sea: Making Fiji a Shark Sanctuary

The King of the Sea: Making Fiji a Shark Sanctuary 

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Added by Helen Sykes on December 20, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

CORAL Campaigns to Protect Sharks

Sharks are perhaps the most misunderstood and widely feared creature in the sea.  

Caribbean Reef Shark by Jeff Yonover

CORAL is developing programs to increase shark protection.  

See the PowerPoint Presentations and Shark Hope video here…

Click here to learn more about our shark protection campaign in…

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Added by Helen Sykes on December 20, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Help Needed

A good friend of mine is holidaying in Fiji, he will be marrying his girlfriend whilst on vaction in Fiji. I would like to add a message in his card in Fijian.Translation needed:"Congratulations and Good Luck for the Future"Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

Shaun

Added by Shaun Scott on December 20, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.39

Twice during the night I dreamt I was sleeping in a car. I woke once when the sky was overcast and low, torn with black patches full of stars. The night was ... loud; yes, that was the word. The uproar of countless insects and a glimpse of the Southern Cross brought to…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 16, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.38

 

The Tuka movement was started by a man named Dugumoi, a commoner who took for himself the title Navosavakadua, "He Who Speaks But Once." This was in fact the Fijian term for the British chief justice, referring to his power of life and death. Dugumoi cobbled together a number of Fijian and foreign elements, as a way to turn the mana of the whites to…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

News from Labasa way

Fij iguide.com members Joe and Julie Smelser, owners of Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures (located 18 minutes from Labasa Airport on the northern coast of Vanua Levu) were kind enough to…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.37

The Fijians, like the American Indians, had no natural defences against the disease. Within months at least a quarter of Fiji's population died. To the recently pacified hill tribes this was a clear case of divine punishment for forsaking their old gods and submitting to the foreigners. Most of them renounced the new ways and went into open rebellion against…
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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 8, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.36

Some reports say that women were tabu in the naga, others that they brought food for the men, and yet others that the graduated initiates and young women of the tribe united in a sex orgy at the precinct. 

These ' inconsistencies probably result from descriptions of different rituals, or…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- The Spirit's Way-- Chapter 3.35



Western Viti Levu has been the centre of a good many unorthodox beliefs. Long before Europeans arrived, the area seems to have been influenced by Melanesian cults emanating from Vanuatu (the New Hebrides). The most important of these involved rituals to promote the fertility of yams, pigs, and human beings. Secret rites were held in special rectangular precincts that contained four pyramidal stone altars…
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Added by Robert F. Kay on December 3, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

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