Fiji Time: 7:06 PM on Tuesday 21 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Council waits for chief

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

THE Tavua Town Council will stop talks with potential investors until a new Tui Tavua is elected.

Council CEO Tulsi Ram said the late Tui Tavua, Ratu Jale Weisele Ratu, was in discussions with China-based investors before his death last year.

"I was also on the Chinese tour with him and we had talks with some Chinese investors who were interested in setting up their businesses in Tavua," Mr Ram said.

"Right now talks with the investors are on hold."

He said the council would decide their next step once the next traditional head of the Tavua district was appointed.

"We are talking with village elders and they are still very much interested in continuing talks with the investors.

"But that will all continue once the next Tui Tavua is appointed."

Meanwhile, the Tavua Chamber of Commerce and Industry is preparing to hold its first meeting of the year.

Acting president Pavin Anand said the business community in Tavua had yet to discuss new projects or investments they would like to implement this year.

"Well we are going to have our talks in the coming days and hopefully we can talk about what we can do," said Mr Anand.

"Right now there is one major economic earner for the town and that is mining so we are trying to do other things apart from that."





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. Public access
  2. Inside Fiji sevens
  3. Forgery suspect still in remand
  4. Accused on the run
  5. The murder of the Alankar jeweller
  6. Fiji beats Lebanon, players ready to face Murri at home
  7. 'Get to know your breasts'
  8. TB cases expected to increase
  9. Marks scaling review
  10. Reflect and re-examine

Top Stories this Week

  1. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  6. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  7. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  8. THE NEW PRICES Wednesday (15 Oct)
  9. Praises for Fiji sevens team after win in Australia Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. 8-room home gutted Friday (17 Oct)