Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:01 AM on Friday 25 July

/ Front page / News

FCEF: PM's appointment timely

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

THE country's largest private sector organisation says Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama's appointment as chair of the International Sugar Organisation is timely and appropriate.

Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman said being given the chair was testimony to the PM's personal commitment to the sugar industry — that it was revitalised, ensuring the financial security of thousands that depended on the industry for their livelihood.

"The Prime Minister's appointment to this peak body is timely given the reforms he has personally pushed through to ensure that Fiji continues to remain competitive in this increasingly competitive industry," he said.

"Fiji has had a long and proud tradition of resilience in sugar production and the industry is considered the mainstay of our agricultural base. The industry continues to provide much needed employment and a vital source of income to Fijians in the formal and informal sectors dependent on the industry for their livelihood," he said.

Mr Hazelman said the appointment would also highlight issues faced by developing nations in trying to capture market share against developed countries with vast resources.


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. Warning for teachers
  2. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation
  3. Spotlight on mums
  4. Sevens schedule revealed
  5. Indiana Bollywood to entertain crowd on Indian night
  6. Doubts cleared
  7. A unique singing style at awards
  8. Excitement builds for semi-finals
  9. School remembers founder, celebrates principles
  10. Star talent

Top Stories this Week

  1. REVEALED Preachers, cops pay for sex Friday (18 Jul)
  2. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  3. Friends, quick cash the lure into prostitution Friday (18 Jul)
  4. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  5. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  6. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  7. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  8. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  9. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)
  10. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)