Stall owner notes high ground fees

Christina Devi works on serving a customer with candy floss. Picture: TALEBULA KATE

THE high cost in ground fees for stalls and price of the raw materials for the goods and services sold at Ronil’s Amusements are a few factors that has contributed to less people visiting their stall at the 2018 Vodafone Tebara Carnival held this week at the Syria Park in Nausori.
Employee Christina Devi made this comment to Fiji Times Online during an interview last night.
Ronil’s Amusement is a registered family-owned business operating from Nausori for the last 10 year and they have been providing this service throughout Fiji, including the outer islands.
The service includes amusement rides, as well as their candy floss stall, which comes with their favourite fairy floss, yummy snow cones, fruity slushee and the crunchiest popcorn.
“The business is not the same as before, it’s a bit slack,” Ms Devi said.
She said since it was ‘Bollywood Nite’ at the carnival, they were expecting a lot of people to take advantage of their stall but it was never the case.
“I don’t think people can afford to buy that much.
“The price of everything is so much and we cannot sell it at a cheap price.”
The 23-year-old is grateful for the good weather and hopefully it will be busy from tonight.
Meanwhile, it is iTaukei night at the carnival tonight and it’s also the Queen’s second public judging.

Tonight’s program:

6.53pm – Commence with formalities
6.55pm – Arrival of chief guest
6.58pm – Garlanding of chief guest
7.00pm – Introduction of chief guest
7.05pm – Address of chief guest : Komai Nausori – Ratu Lepani Tagicakibau
7.15pm – Vote of thanks – Jitendra Singh
7.20pm – Queens appearance and routine Performance; and Second Queens Public Judging

Entertainment will be provided by Voqa ni Delai DokiDoki, Savu ni Delai Lomai and ‘meke’ entertainment from Kuku.

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