sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
FIJI NEWS
October 01, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Eight percent of Fiji's population will be affected if the country is no longer an eligible country under the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, says Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

He revealed this in a statement as a high level Fijian delegation left for Washington D.C to participate in the U.S government's public hearing concerning whether Fiji provides internationally recognised workers rights to its citizens.

Bainimarama said his government's commitment to a future of equality and opportunity for all Fijians includes ensuring the rights of its working people are protected and extended.

"The government considers it paramount to safeguard the livelihoods and jobs of Fijian people," he said.

“We are very concerned about the potential impact of losing duty-free entry for so many of Fiji’s products into the U.S market if Fiji is no longer an eligible country under the U.S Generalized System of Preferences."

"15,000 jobs could be lost among thirty-nine companies that export products using this preference and there could be indirect losses also."

"Fiji is a family-based society. The loss of these jobs would affect 75,000 people  - which is more than eight percent of our population - because of the multi-generations of family that live together and depend on the family’s breadwinner," he concluded.

By Indrani Krishna
 

B*tch Better Have My Money


PREVIOUS STORY
Bigger celebrations planned for Fiji Day
NEXT STORY
Reforms include labour laws: PM

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Do you agree with the new boarding policy at Govt schools?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Do you agree with the new boarding policy at Govt schools?
Yes
 57%
No
 43%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
ERP, related Bills to be amendedThe Fijian Parliament has approved a motion to amend the Employment Relations Promulgation (ERP) and other related Bills.
SPORTS
Suva holds FACT champs to a drawFiji FACT champions Labasa were forced to a goal-less draw by Suva in their Rewa Galaxy Premier League clash at Subrail Park this afternoon.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone acquires Datec FijiVodafone Fiji has announced 100% acquisition of leading IT company, Datec Fiji Limited
ENTERTAINMENT
Taylor Swift picks up 8 Billboard music awardsTaylor Swift has picked up eight gongs at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, including top artist, top female artist and top album for 1989.
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS