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Import driven economy

Dan Urai,Lautoka
Monday, December 04, 2017

Timoci Gaunavinaka's disagreement with Fr Kevin Barr's article is because Fiji is import driven. (FT/2/12/17). I respectfully disagree with his views. Singapore imports everything including its water yet they are an Asian powerhouse of economic development with its wealth shared among its workers.

On the Pacific front, the Cook Islands is another import driven economy but last I heard it paid $5 minimum wages and Fijian workers are attracted there for better paying jobs.

An import driven economy does not necessarily mean that workers must sacrifice by accepting low wages. I believe they deserve a fair share of the development cake which a smart government can and must provide.








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