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Our Fe­bru­ary Is­sue was a great hit be­cause we touched on an is­sue that many still grap­ple with to­day. Although death is our one and only true des­ti­na­tion in life, how we go and when of­ten dic­tates how we mourn our dead. It was in re­mem­brance of a true love lost that we de­cided our Fe­bru­ary cover story. Fe­bru­ary was our month of love and we hope that Te­vita and Galu­oko Se­vico’s story has truly in­spired many cou­ples to trea­sure each other ev­ery day. The loss of one per­son has in­spired many to pick up the pieces to their failed re­la­tion­ships as in Galu­oko’s own words, “Trea­sure each day is if it were your last, for when they are gone all they leave be­hind are those special mo­ments where you both did ev­ery­thing you ever wanted to do.” These are words to up­hold and prac­tice in this day and age where bro­ken fam­i­lies and bro­ken hearts and spir­its are a daily oc­cur­rence in Fiji. We are be­gin­ning to de­velop a gen­er­a­tion of chil­dren brought up in and around much hurt and less lov­ing. Mov­ing on to our March is­sue. March is the month of 7s rugby in Fiji and also the World. By the time this is­sue comes out, our Voda­fone Fiji 7s rugby glad­i­a­tors will be tus­sling with the best in the world in Las Ve­gas. Last year at this time, Fiji was at its low­est point in his­tory. Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston, the strong­est Cy­clone ever to hit Fiji reached its peak on Fe­bru­ary 20, 2017 with sus­tained wind speeds up to 230km per hour shortly be­fore mak­ing land­fall in be­tween Ra and Tailevu. TC Win­ston left in its wake 44 dead, more than 40,000 dam­aged homes and im­pacted di­rectly on the lives of around 350,000 peo­ple, with to­tal dam­ages es­ti­mated at around FJ$2.98 bil­lion. The Gov­ern­ment would de­clare a state of emer­gency for 60 days and a year later peo­ple are still try­ing to re­build their lives. A week af­ter the TC Win­ston hit, our na­tional 7s Glad­i­a­tors man­aged to bring the smiles back to Fi­jians all over the world by claim­ing the Las Ve­gas 7s ti­tle for Fi­jians back home. This month we hon­our those who lost their lives a year ago. We also cel­e­brate new be­gin­nings. We con­grat­u­late Fiji 7s skip­per Osea Kolin­isau and Tavu Fa on their new jour­ney. We also raise a toast to Jasa and Vani Vere­malua who tied the knot af­ter a five year courtship.

We hope you en­joy our March is­sue – its all about Rugby and Ro­mance.

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