Success follows Fiji’s commercial broadcaster

Early this year, Fiji’s privately owned radio stations, FM96 and Navtarang, said good-bye to their turn-of-the-century home overlooking the tropical port of Suva.

The white colonial bungalow, a one-time “house of ill repute”, had repeatedly expanded to accommodate the growing radio enterprise – until it could expand no more.

The building was obviously in poor repair. It lacked features like air conditioning to make life more tolerable during humid cyclone seasons.

Nevertheless, managing director William Parkinson found several of his employees were reluctant to abandon the old place.

“They said they would miss the friendly ghost, a woman who regularly appeared during over-night shifts to keep them company.”

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