Fiji Time: 2:18 AM on Saturday 1 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Guitar man looks to Fiji

Elenoa Baselala
Thursday, April 19, 2012

IF plans fall into place, 2500 jobs will be created when a second mahogany processing plant is constructed next year.

The chairman and chief executive of Gibson Guitars, Henry Juszkiewic, also reaffirmed the possibility of Fiji producing Gibson musical instruments.

Fiji currently produces Gibson guitar parts at Sustainable Mahogany Industries in Deuba.

While not revealing much about the project, Mr Juszkiewic said it would involve several partners.

He said they were still in discussions with the government on the project, but if the project does go ahead, they would like to complete it by 2013.

"It would be a pretty large building," said Mr Juszkiewic, adding he has confidence in the Fiji economy.

Asked whether Fiji could be producing Gibson musical instruments, he said it was possible as Fiji had a quality workforce.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  6. Office marks remembrance
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  9. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)