IF PAULINE Kamali had her way, Fiji's first reggae band, Exodus, would have enjoyed the financial fruits of their musical success. The Tubou St, Suva, resident was part of the group's songwriting team in the early '80s and saw first-hand the band's rise from poverty to stardom.
In Port Vila on Independence Day, if you wanted to know where the party was all you had to do was follow the people with flags in their hair. On July 30, the whole town was snaking its way up to the slopes of Independence Park high above the town; those with thick, curly locks just popped the red-yellow-green-and-black national flag into their 'do, the more follicular-challenged tucked it into a cap.
At November's Island Studies Lecture, Dr. Jean Mitchell will share "Stories of Weathering Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu: Leaf-houses, Flying Foxes, and Body Bags." The lecture is Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus.