Fijian made certification to 17 craft makers

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Seventeen craftsmen and women have moved a step closer to earning well earned income through their traditional work of art and crafts.

While receiving Fijian Made Crafts certification from acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the men and women were delighted to have their work finally recognised by the government.

‘Buy Fiji Made’ brand launched

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama last night launched the ‘Fijian Made’ and ‘Buy Fiji’ campaign.
Speaking at the launch at the Tappoo City in Suva – Bainimarama says the campaign will provide incentives to local business to produce quality output - as it will mean new and better markets.

“At the same time it creates awareness amongst Fijian consumers that by consuming local products, they will be preserving and creating new jobs, they will be supporting locally bases businesses and all of which will result in a better economy and living standards for all.”

Bainimarama says – the campaign compliments government’s policy of growing the economy, creating new employment and providing incentives to local producers.
He adds – government will provide further incentives in the coming year to promote “Fijian Made and Buy Fijian.”

Source: Radio Fiji

Report by : Stanley Simpson

‘Fijian Crafted’ will empower citizens: Ali

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The launch of the Fijian Crafted brand, is focused on empowering Fijian citizens said Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade Shaheen Ali.
He highlighted this as the ministry took to the streets on Friday to launch the brand as part of the Government’s brand of Fiji Made-Buy Fijian campaign since 2011.

Fiji, Fijians and Fijian products have enormous potential, says Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

Fiji, Fijians and Fijian products have enormous potential, says Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama. “We all, including the consumers, need to collaborate to tap into this potential, to make it a tangible reality,” he said. Commodore Bainimarama made these comments during the launch of the ‘Fijian Made and buy Fijian’ campaign last night. The campaign was launched by Commodore Bainimarama at the TappooCity complex in Suva. The campaign aims to capture the spirit of collaboration and loyalty. Commodore Bainimarama said the initiative complemented Government’s policy of growing the economy, creating new employment and providing incentives to all Fijian producers. This is handicraft, garment, footwear, food, confectionery, timber, mining or ICT. “We must realise that it is through these values and an understanding of the macro realities and micro-intricacies that we will create sustained employment, decent living standards and profitability. “The Fijian Made and Buy Fijian campaign, backed by the Industry Emblem Decree 2011 is to incentivise local businesses, whether small or big, to produce quality output which will also mean new and better markets,” he said. Commodore Bainimarama said at the same time, it created awareness among Fijian consumers that by consuming local products, they would be preserving and creating new jobs. “They will be supporting locally-based businesses and all of which will result in a better economy and living standards for all.” He said the launch was a culmination of the collaboration between Government, the private sector, consumers and employees. “It is imperative that all groups; the employers, employees, businesses - large and small, trade unions and civil servants realise that in order to reach our full potential, inorder to bring about growth in our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to increase real wages while increasing the buying potential of the Fijian dollar.’ “This is to reform our organisations and economy. We must collaborate. We must be willing to go beyond our personal ambitions.”

Source: Fiji Sun

Ministry Commends Private Sector Support

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Mr Himen Chandra (Right) handing over the display cabinet to Mr Shaheen Ali, PS IT

 

The Permanent Secretary for Industry and Trade, Mr. Shaheen Ali acknowledged the support of private sector in making the “Fijian Made-Buy Fijian” Campaign a success.

“The private sector forms the backbone of the economy, through creation of employment and generation of income and the Ministry appreciates the support the sector has given to the “Fijian Made-Buy Fijian” Campaign.  ” said Mr. Ali.

PM launches local product campaign

MORE than 200 guests including stakeholders, local investors, government officials and people from the the private sector gathered at the Tapoo City complex in Suva on Monday night to witness the launch of the "Fijian Made and Buy Fijian" campaign.

It was conducted by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama who said that Fijian products had enormous potentials.

"Whether weaved, manufactured, processed or grown, Fijian products must be identified and supported," Commodore Bainimarama said.

"And everyone must collaborate to tap into this potential to make it a tangible reality," he said.

"It is imperative that all aspects of workforces realise the full potential of these products in order to increase the Gross Domestic Product of our economy.

"We must be willing to go out beyond our personal ambitions or just look at the short-term profits to behold a new vision for our country."

Commodore Bainimarama said the campaign would also create awareness among consumers to buy local products.

"Buying local products will see more employment opportunities, support for local-based businesses which will result in a better economy and living standard for all."

"My Government will provide more incentives in the coming year to promote local products," he said.

Source: The Fiji Times

Salaseini Vosamana Wednesday, July 20, 2011

 

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