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Investors help Fijians in time of need

Date: 09 Mar, 2016

In the light of the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston on Fiji, many have stepped in to help rebuild and provide emergency rations to those made homeless by the fury of the natural disaster.

The generous outpouring of love and support have started arriving. In particular it is indeed encouraging to note that even foreign investors who have called Fiji their home have started to give wholeheartedly.

FIRUS Marina Investment Limited Director Mr Evgeny Dubovik donated $10,000 to the Bank of the South Pacific account specifically for the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation.

“I have been working and living in Fiji and it’s time to help Fiji to survive. A lot of people are homeless, a lot of people do not have food. This is not a duty for me, but more a gesture of goodwill, I want to help. Everybody who love Fiji will do the same,” he said.

Pleass Global Limited Marketing Director, Ms Cate Pleass said the Company organized a major donation drive last weekend with the Rotary Club to assist as many of those affected as possible while at the same time trying to meet other demands for other donations as well.

Investment Fiji Chief Executive Officer, Mr Godo Müller-Teut said the positive signs of help extended to Fiji from within and out of the country was overwhelming.

“It is truly sad to see the tragedies that families are struggling with day in and day out. At the same time, it is reassuring to note the generous hearts out there especially those foreign and local investors who have either individually or together pulled their resources to assist in any way they can.

“I have heard that former Fiji residents living around the world have also mobilized themselves and are now actively organizing donations for those affected. This is great news indeed.

“On that note, I also want to re-assure potential investors that while Fiji is still reeling from the impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston, rebuilding will be slow but definitely sure - thanks to the resilient nature of its people. I have no doubt that Fiji will recover and maintain its number one position as the hub of the Pacific,” Mr Müller-Teut said.