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Hope for a fair share

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

ARTIST Rakesh Kumar said the pleasure of benefiting from tourists is no longer there.

Mr Kumar has been in the carving business for the last 10 years and he knows the ins and outs of tourists in the capital.

"Before we used to get lots of benefits from these tourists," he said.

"As soon as they get off the boat from the Suva wharf, they come straight to us however they now visit big shops only because they get straight into tourist buses as soon as they disembark.

"These days we can be lucky enough if we earn at least $50 a day."

Mr Kumar said business was slow nowadays and they hoped stakeholders look into the issue so they can get a fair share at least from tourists.

"Now that tourists are being taken to big shops only, the least we are asking for is to be given at least a space at the Suva's Kings Wharf so that tourists can also buy what they found at those big shops.

"These sellers need money as these are the only sources of income for their families however it has not been the case like before."

Mr Kumar said they hoped they would be considered.








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