Rosalia Ralulu is Miss Fiji Broadcasting at the Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival 2014. She is a 2nd year student in Management & Public Administration and she hopes to complete a law degree after that. Rosalia is promoting youth development which promotes alternative pathways for Fiji's young people and she is from Vanua Levu but grew up in Fiji's jetset town, Nadi.
The people of Kiribati, a group of islands in the Pacific ocean particularly exposed to climate change, now own a possible refuge elsewhere. President Anote Tong has recently finalised the purchase of 20 sq km on Vanua Levu, one of the Fiji islands, about 2,000km away.
A new early Lapita site discovered in Bua, Vanua Levu, along the west coast of the Seseleka Peninsula, was occupied between 2,700 and 3,000 years ago. But will it predate the oldest known Lapita site in Fiji in Bourewa in the Natadola area of Nadroga that was first occupied 3,100 years ago? The Lapita people extensively colonised many islands in the southwestern Pacific between 3,100 and 2,600 years ago; evidence suggests they possibly migrated from southern parts of China and Taiwan.