Minor damages to brewery, company confirms

Smoke coming out of the Paradise Beverage (Fiji) Ltd office at Walu Bay in Suva on Tuesday. Picture: RAMA

LEADING alcohol manufacturer Paradise Beverages says there were minor damages to its Fiji Brewery in Walu Bay, Suva after Tuesday’s fire.

In a statement issued yesterday, the company stated that the National Fire Authority had given them permission to put the power back on.

The company has also clarified that they would commence selling again as of 8am today.

“We have a full warehouse so don’t expect there to be any immediate shortages in beer,” the company stated.

“We have a manual processing system in place so for our customers it’ll be business as usual from today.”

Paradise Beverages general manager Mike Spencer said everyone had worked incredibly hard over the past 24 hours to normalise operations.

“I’d like to thank all the Paradise staff as well as FRCS, the NFA and Fiji Police, many of whom worked through the night, for their support in getting us to this position today, barely 24 hours after the fire,” he said.

“Having now endured two fires and two cyclones in 12 months, the resilience the team has shown as been incredible.”

The company also confirmed that investigations were still ongoing and they were awaiting an outcome from the National Fire Authority in the coming days.

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