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Tourism Fiji CEO removed

By Repeka Nasiko
Monday, May 12, 2014

Update: 3:04PM TOURISM Fiji CEO Rick Hamilton has been removed from his position by the board of directors following his advice that he had signed an employment agreement for a role in a tourism office of a competing travel destination.

In a statement, Attorney-General and Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum acknowledged Mr Hamiltons contributions.

"Since taking on the role in January 2013 and under guidance of the Board of Directors, Rick has assisted the implementation of an important phase of the organisation's restructure," he said.

 "The board also acknowledges the role Rick played in establishing the team that coordinated the successful inaugural Fijian Tourism Expo last week, and that the organization is now placed to fit a leader with a skill set necessary for the evolution of Tourism Fiji and its strategic plan.

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