Abariga - Cruise Ship Staff - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Kelepi Abariga

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Cruise Ship Staff


Apart from my profession as a TV Producer, I had also spent a few years working as Entertainment & Public Relations Officer with the 250 passenger Cruise Ship MV Reef Escape that is owned by Captain Cook Cruises of Australia but based in Nadi, Fiji. During my term, I was In-Charge of all Entertainment and was also responsible for all PR related issues.

Work History

Administration Support Officer

SB Consultants

January 2008 - December 2008

Planning and Coordinating all business activities of the Company including Marketing and Promotions and assist in other areas of administration. Assist GEO Thermal investors in visiting prospective sites and establishing links with landowners.

Television Program Director

Creative Fiji

January 2008 - December 2008

Designated as Program Director by Triangle Television Limited, Auckland and responsible for Scripting, Camera, Editing and Directing of entire TV program titled Pasefika na Noda
Vanua. Provided training for young recruits.

Public Relations/Administrative Assistant

Republic of Fiji Embassy

From January 2006

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
March 2012 to present

Responsible directly to Fiji Ambassador to UAE for the coordination of all official functions and mission related visits and events hosted in the UAE. Duties included the preparation and drafting of all official press releases to the local media outlets and government agencies.

Highlights in 2013 have included coordinating 'Digicial' Fiji national 7s Team visit to Abu Dhabi, and relocation to Dubai prior to Dubai 7s tournament. Visit included liaising with Harlequins Rugby Club, Abu Dhabi and managing local assets whilst team was Abu Dhabi based. Embassy representative to Republic of Fiji Military Forces Band during week long IDEX official engagements within Abu Dhabi & Dubai emirates.

Video Producer/Cameraman/Editor/ Production Consultant (Video, Media Productions)

Television production specialist seeking to continue making a significant contribution to the TV industry in the Middle East and abroad. Experienced media consultant with more than 15 years production experience as Producer/TV/Video Cameraman, Editor across media groups in Fiji, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. Career professional who is team focussed with an eye to expanding career opportunities in the hospitality profession with a proven record in events management.

The following job description is offered as a précis of appointments held & commensurate level of responsibilities:

Television Producer - Ministry of Information
Republic of Fiji Government - Ministry of Information
Domain Road Suva, Fiji Islands
January 2009 to December 2011

Responsible to the Fiji Government for the production of government related media productions and programs. Duties included the administration of a media outlet workforce of 12 staff, budget management and vetting of all productions in consultation with relevant ministers. I was favourably reported by the Government of Fiji, and quote 'his efforts have produced high quality video outcomes and have...

Private Secretary


January 2006 - December 2006

Responsible for arranging all Official and Private engagements including local and overseas
travel and accommodation. Preparation of all Press & Media Releases and facilitating role as traditional protocol officer. Spokesperson for the Minister in his absence and as when directed.

Media Liaison

PacificWebstores Limited

TV Editor

Ministry of Information

Information Officer

Ministry of Information

(TV Editor for Dateline-1998)

Captain Cook Cruises

Captain Cook Cruises 250 Passenger Cruiser

MV Reef Escape

TV Cameraman

Fiji Television Limited

January 1994 - December 1994

Assistant Information Officer

Ministry of Information

Hanns Seidel Foundation (Video Production Trainee)

Dragon Music

Vitacraft Limited (1983)

Marketing Manager-2005

ADMED Consultants

From January 1981

Professional Musician

Qualifications & Certifications

Media & Journalism Studies

University of the South Pacific

Human Resources Management

Carrington Polytechnic

TV Productions

University of the South Pacific

South Pacific Commission Media Centre

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