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Britain's envoy on tour

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, January 09, 2014

BRITISH High Commissioner Roderick Drummond toured the North on Tuesday to visit development project sites.

Speaking to this newspaper yesterday, Mr Drummond said it was crucial for him to visit the North to learn more about the developments taking place and the lifestyle of people in the area.

"I have only been here for about four months now and this is my first trip up North," he said.

"This trip is basically to help me get a better idea of how people live their lives and also the developments taking place in the area.

"It's also good to come down to the people to see first-hand and hear about the things they encounter daily. This way, the commission will be able to table out areas they can assist in for the purpose of helping the people of Vanua Levu.

"Our commitment spreads all over the country and we are happy to be taking part in the positive changes happening in Fiji."

Mr Drummond visited the bauxite mine in Bua, the Dreketi-Nabouwalu road project and Fiji Forest Industries in Malau. He also met canefarmers along the Seaqaqa-Labasa highway.

Yesterday he had lunch with members of the Labasa Chamber of Commerce and met Labasa special administrator Vijay Chand.

Mr Drummond also met acting commissioner northern Alipate Bolalevu and was briefed on the developments taking place in the North.








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