For years tourists who come to Fiji have seen our country as the Paradise of the
Pacific . But there is poverty in Paradise and it is increasing – not decreasing .
The challenge for all of us is to realize that another world is possible and that we
Publisher: Computer Science Press, Incorporated
"A 2002-2003 Housing Income and Expenditure survey showed that 34.4% of Fiji's population lived below the poverty line. An estimated 12.5 % are living in over 180 squatter settlements around the country. This booklet presents some case studies of real people living in these squatter settlements along with stories from those working with families in squatter settlements over a number of years." --Publisher.
POVERTY. WITH. PRIDE. At some time during the night of 10th October 1931, my
mother brought me into the world. This happening occurred in a tiny bedroom of
a small rundown terraced cottage in a place called Clayton, on the outskirts of ...
Author: Rocky Mason
Poverty to Paradise, by Rocky Mason is a story of courage, fear, deprivation and humour. There are times when you will laugh out loud and others when you will weep. It's the definitive autobiography of a man who has been there, done that and still proudly wears the T Shirt. It's an eventful life of tough childhood wartime experiences, a successful amateur boxing career of 69 straight wins in 87 fights only to move from "Gumshield to Greasepaint" and a life in showbiz working for the "Holiday Camp King," Billy Butlin. Drawing on a multitude of sources Rocky offers a compelling account of those six gruelling years 1939 - 45. Food shortages, conscientious objectors, head lice, visits of the nit-nurse, rationing, nightly air raids and his own personal experience of evacuation to an atrocious boys camp. During what was a 30 year association with Butlins, Rocky became a personal friend of almost every showbiz star in the country, many of whom have contributed to this book. .
Hence in those days mankind were not very poor ; nor was poverty a cause of
difference among them ; and rich they could not be , if they had no gold or silver ,
and such at that time was their condition . And the community which has neither ...
Author: William Fairfield Warren
Treatise on ancient, medieval and modern cosmologic, ethnologic, geologic and religious thought concerning Eden and the North Pole as a centre of distribution for animal and plant species.