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Good year for business

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, February 11, 2013

THIS year being the Lunar Year of the Snake signifies the belief that families will not lack anything and that it will be a good year for business.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau made these remarks in his address at the Chinese New Year celebration at Yat Sen Secondary School yesterday.

"Like all cultures that treasure their family and their business ethics, the Lunar Year of the Snake is another opportunity for one to strengthen one's commitment to loved ones and to business as a source of livelihood," Ratu Epeli said.

"The celebration of the Chinese New Year here in Fiji is indicative of a very active local Chinese community, a community that is proudly an integral part of Fiji and a community that has contributed to the rich diversity of the cultures of Fiji and indeed to the economy of this country," he said.

"I am told that this is one of the largest Chinese functions organised by virtually all the Chinese associations and entities in Fiji and it is good to witness such a great community spirit.

"I have been reliably informed that the turnout is close to 700 people and that there had been a heavy demand by many more people to be given the opportunity to attend the celebration," he added.





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