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Fijiguide.com Report: A new definitive reference on Fijian Grammar--and much more--Part II



Albert Schütz, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, has been engaged in Fijian language research since 1960. I first met him in Fiji in 1980 when he was involved in the Fijian Dictionary Project. In the following years, his…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 21, 2014 at 7:19pm — 1 Comment

Fijiguide.com Report: A new definitive reference on Fijian Grammar--and much more



Albert Schütz, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, has been engaged in Fijian language research since 1960. I first met him in Fiji in 1980 when he was involved in the Fijian Dictionary Project. In the following years, his interest on the Fijian language has never waned. Of late he’s labored intensively on a
Fijian Reference Grammar, the…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

One of the best surfers in the world shows how it's done in Fiji...

One of the best surfers in the world shows how it's done in Fiji...

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fantastic Vacation in Nadi

I just returned from a fantastic 14-day vacation in Nadi, Denarau Island.  We (4 other girlfriends) stayed from May 9th through May 22nd at the Wyndham Resort (I am an owner). This was the first time I've stayed in the Fiji property and was very pleased.  We stayed in a 2-bedroom oceanfront view unit in building 4000 which had a great view of the pool area and ocean.  The resort was absolutely beautiful and the…

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Added by Rosemary Tyler on June 26, 2014 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Fijiguide.com Video Pick: A Funeral

It's rare that you see true Fijian culture expressed in a video. It's not something that is particularly tourist oriented. On the contrary.  It's something private and very intimate.  There's something very timeless here…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on June 26, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Fiji Video: Street Talk in Suva

Well folks...it doesn't get more real that this conversation...but I think there's much more to be done in the way of videos that give vulagi an opportunity to get to know Fijian culture...what do you think?

Added by Robert F. Kay on June 16, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Fiji Surfing: Watch these women cut up the waves at the Fiji Women's Pro Competition

Professional Surfing in Fiji has gone big time...and not just for the men...

Added by Robert F. Kay on June 11, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Report: Re-opening of GPH is nearly there

The biggest buzz in Suva these days is the impending opening of the Grand Pacific Hotel sometime this month. The $90 million makeover of this South Pacific icon coincides with the 100th anniversary of the hotel.

After months of renovations, the GPH has for all practical purposes has been restored.

All the 113 rooms have been completed and now…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on May 28, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Film Review: Rare Footage of QE II and Ratu Sukuna

This segment is taken from an old newsreel. It's extremely rare Footage of the Queen's visit in 1954.  You also have an unusual appearance of Ratu Sukuna talking from 16.02 to 16.35.  I don't think I've ever seen a depiction of him on film. He is considered the father of modern Fiji. …

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Added by Robert F. Kay on May 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Film Review: A Scrap of History from the Second World War

This little scrap of history was posted by the Fiji Museum. It consists of servicemen from Fiji arriving in England for the Victory Parade in April of 1946. You'll recognize some famous people if you look closely. It was to be part of a newsreel but was unused. There are a views of the aircraft carrier HMS Atheling, with Fijian officers…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on May 11, 2014 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Fav Video--Check out VOU's moves

Let's segue for a moment from Fiji Independence and the 1970s and fast forward several decades to the present time.

In the old days the words avant-garde and Fiji would not be in the same sentence. That's changed mightily with VOU, a dance group that illustrates Fiji's art scene has…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on April 9, 2014 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Film Review: INDEPENDENCE FOR FIJI 1970 Part 2/5

Here's Part 2 of the independence series....sorry about the delay folks.  It begins with a very young Prince Charles drinking grog...

Added by Robert F. Kay on March 30, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Film Review: INDEPENDENCE FOR FIJI 1970 Part 1/5

When I first found this film the phrase came back to me--Fiji the way the world should be. This was the line used by the Fiji Visitors Bureau prior to all those nasty coups over the last 20 years. They don't use that anymore.…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 23, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Film Review: Great Dive montage

One of the better dive videos I've seen in a long time...part of it was shot in Pacific Harbour...

Added by Robert F. Kay on March 15, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Video Review: Suva Tour

Lately I've been checking what Fiji stuff is out there on video.  There's not a lot I've found so far of earthshaking interest. 

That said, if you've never been to Suva before, you can see a bit of the street life, architecture and a few landmarks here and there. The film appears to have been made by a German girl…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Report: Kava could help prevent Bladder Cancer

Anyone who visits Fiji can’t help being introduced to kava or yaqona—the national beverage which is consumed in great quantities both by indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians.…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on March 3, 2014 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Documentary: Nat Geo Islands Fiji

Here's part 2 of the Nat Geo Islands Fiji series. Part tourism, part culture part politics and gloomy warning about impending eco-disaster. Would like to hear your comments.

Added by Robert F. Kay on March 1, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Documentary: Nat Geo Islands Fiji

This National Geographic special on Fiji is featured in a three part series on youtube.

It couldn't be more different than the documentary made in the late 1950s that we posted recently. This National Geographic (Australia) production was made about three years ago.…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 22, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Documentary: Two Men of Fiji

What a difference half a century makes.

Shot in Tubou, the main village of Lakeba in Lau, this is a snippet of "Two Men of Fiji", an hour long film made in 1959. It was directed and scripted by Brett Porter of Shell Film Unit Australia.…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on February 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fijiguide.com Surf sessions: Cloudbreak action January 25

Yesterday's Cloudbreak...mahalo to Fijisurfco.com for the great photos...

Yes, wet T-shirt time at Cloudbreak...vinaka to Fijisurfco.com for the art

Added by Robert F. Kay on January 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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