Fiji Hit With Powerful Earthquake

Fiji Hit With Powerful Earthquake

At approximately 7 pm local time, a powerful earthquake hit  to the Northeast of Ndoi Island, Fiji. The event had a magnitude of 6.9, one of the largest reported anywhere in the world in recent weeks. It struck in the  ocean at a depth of 416 kilometers, strong enough to shake the  islands. No Tsunami […]

Kava Consumption on the Upsurge

Kava Consumption on the Upsurge

Kava, a plant from the South Pacific, has been around in the US for a long time. It’s been in Vanuatu even longer. In 1900, kava extract was listed in the Sears catalog as a “temperance wine” during a time that people were selling it as an option to rum and other alcoholic drinks. Anyone […]

Kava May Be Strangled by Greedy Exporters

Kava May Be Strangled by Greedy Exporters

A South Pacific drink, kava, may be endangered by its own success, or the greed of people who profit from its sale. It’s the end of the workday in Vanuatu and the men in the community relax with their favorite drink. As they talk about their day went and make plans for the weekend, an […]

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