Fiji Time: 7:54 PM on Friday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Fijian time' lifestyle not a drawback

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, August 14, 2014

STATEMENTS labelling Fijian people lazy are not true because Fijians are friendly, content and satisfied with whatever they have.

The statement was made during a leadership forum at the USP's Labasa campus by Fijian Holdings Ltd CEO Nazoub Fareed who said the "Fijian time" lifestyle was not a drawback in the Fijian business sector, instead it was something that set Fiji apart.

"Changing the concept would mean losing out on the tourism industry as tourists are attracted to the laid-back lifestyle of Fiji which is very unique," he said.

"If you look at the tourism magazines in the country, Fiji works on Fiji time."

However, Mr Fareed said as a business leader, one must follow leadership ethics "and this means keeping to deadlines".

Mr Fareed revealed FHL had assets worth $500million.








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 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Complete waste'
  2. Sevens unite
  3. Last lot to Rio
  4. Execs at loggerheads
  5. Fearless Riwai
  6. Edible bamboo import
  7. Farmers submit proposal
  8. Agents of change
  9. Qiliho assures safety
  10. $12.5m for minors

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  8. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  9. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)