Fiji Time: 10:14 PM on Wednesday 25 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Machines boost firm's profile

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, July 17, 2014

A NADI-BASED company is celebrating a milestone with the establishment of a business venture that is expected to boost golf tourism and increase employment opportunities on a popular tourist haven.

Since it began operations in 2005, the J. Kevi Group has developed its business from supplying golf carts to the tourism industry to importing high quality golf course maintenance machines.

Yesterday, Starwood — the owners and operators of the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club — became the first to receive the maintenance equipment.

David Brennan, Starwood's golf maintenance manager, said acquiring the brand new equipment was part of a process designed to attract more tourists to its properties.

"Improving the golf course is important to us because we are looking at enticing more golf tourism and making Denarau and Fiji an attractive golf destination," he said.

Kevi Reddy, CEO of the J. Kevi Group said the expansion into golf course maintenance machinery also meant more jobs for locals.

"Thanks to ANZ Bank we were able to give Starwood a leasing option on this new equipment," he said.

"As part of the deal, our staff will also provide all the maintenance, we will look after them to ensure the machinery is in top shape and we have increased staff from 30 to 48."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62610.6071
JPY 58.229955.2299
GBP 0.31160.3036
EUR 0.44190.4299
NZD 0.72470.6917
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.47310.4561



Exchange Rate updated on 25th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Left for dead
  2. MV Suilven sinks
  3. Father of two sent to prison
  4. Waqa out of team
  5. 350 tenants to lease residential lots
  6. Lack of consultation disappoints Kumar
  7. Formalisation of iTaukei villages nears completion
  8. Pa's labour of love
  9. School rewards students
  10. Ministry prepares for ILO

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G: 'Let us not insult our fathers' Thursday (19 Nov)
  2. Students score zero Thursday (19 Nov)
  3. Exit 'reason' Friday (20 Nov)
  4. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  5. Village headman arrested Friday (20 Nov)
  6. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  7. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  8. Minister defends PM's trip Friday (20 Nov)
  9. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  10. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)