Fiji Time: 11:22 AM on Sunday 18 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Room for investment

Shayal Devi
Thursday, April 10, 2014

NATWARLAL Parmar has lived in Ba since 1958 after arriving in Fiji from India.

The 82-year-old is one of the oldest businessmen in the town and is the founder of retail chain Meenoos,

Mr Parmar, who is looking forward to celebrating the town's 75th anniversary tomorrow, shares how he has seen the number of businesses grow since his arrival.

"When I first arrived in Ba, I started from scratch and started a retail store," he said.

"At that time, all the shops were basically made from tin and wood. We also had major fires breaking out in some of these stores.

"After the fires, newer buildings were constructed and we have seen a drastic change in the business scene."

Mr Parmar said there was still room for more investment in the town which should be something younger businessmen should consider.

"When we started out business in Ba we faced a lot of challenges but we saw that production slowly increased and we started making progress. The Meenoos outlets started in Ba and now they are present in all major parts of Fiji. We are proud to be a part of Ba's business scene."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62960.6106
JPY 54.089651.0896
GBP 0.35640.3484
EUR 0.40330.3913
NZD 0.68710.6541
AUD 0.63800.6130
USD 0.50590.4889

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 16th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Workers walk out
  2. Kuruvakadua slams landowners
  3. Biman refutes claims on sector
  4. My commitment is unwavering: PM
  5. Feeding the needy
  6. Dengue alert
  7. $50k aid for relief efforts
  8. Top honours for tourism stalwarts
  9. RFMF deploys team to assess damage
  10. FRA awards contracts, sets targets

Top Stories this Week

  1. Love is patient and always kind Wednesday (14 Feb)
  2. TC Gita: At its closest now Tuesday (13 Feb)
  3. Gita packs power Tuesday (13 Feb)
  4. TC Gita: Eye close by at 9pm Tuesday (13 Feb)
  5. TC Gita: Devastation clear Tuesday (13 Feb)
  6. TC Gita: Rooftop gone at Doi Tuesday (13 Feb)
  7. Engine fire forces Fiji Link return Tuesday (13 Feb)
  8. Woman to appear in court on rape charge Monday (12 Feb)
  9. Gita threat Monday (12 Feb)
  10. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)