by Serafina Silaitoga
A WELL-KNOWN tourist site on Taveuni has won the heart of American Ambassador Frankie Reed who has plans to promote the attraction when she visits Washington DC soon.
Ms Reed, who visited the Lavena waterfalls and coastal walk tourist site at the north end of Taveuni last week, could not get over the natural beauty of the place.
"The Lavena coastal walk is just so beautiful," she said. "I enjoyed my trip to Taveuni and for this particular project, which I wouldn't have known or seen if I had not visited Taveuni, needs to be shared with tourists. "I have a meeting back home in Washington DC where all American ambassadors around the world will converge for a meeting and I will surely share with them this tourist site. This is a big tourist destination American tourists should know about."
At the Lavena resthouse, Ms Reed sat with villagers and employees of the tourist project where she gave them time to share challenges faced in running the project.
"I am glad that I visited this site and the village school as well because it will help me see how else we can help," she said.
Ms Reed also presented her sevusevu to Tui Cakau Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu while on the island.
Her visit was welcomed by many villagers who labelled Ms Reed's visit as historic