Former publisher passes on

THE former publisher of the Fiji Times Ltd, Brian O’Flaherty, has passed away at the age of 61.

Mr O’Flaherty, who first served as publisher of the company between 1992-1996 and in 2011, suddenly passed away last Friday at his home in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.

Fiji Times publisher Hank Arts said Brian was a journalist of great experience and generous in his assistance to all those around him.

“Brian was a great guy who helped me personally with settling in at The Fiji Times. I had never been a reporter or had worked in a newspaper, let alone a publisher. The three months tuition was most valuable as well as entertaining,” Mr Arts said.

“He took great care to settle me in for the first three months, making sure I understood the tasks at hand.

“There would not go a day without his humour and a great laugh, his stories about his experiences in journalism will always be remembered.”

Mr Arts said Fiji would remember a truly generous person and his wonderful family.

Mr O’Flaherty is survived by his wife Adrienne and daughters Toni and Liv.

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