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Bainimarama calls on Fijians overseas to return home and invest

August 13, 2015 7:02 pm

Fijians residing overseas have been encouraged to return to their homeland, build a house and invest in the country.

The call has been made by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening a new multipurpose court in Nasinu, Suva yesterday.

Bainimarama highlighted his recent trip to Canada where more than 25,000 Fijians have made it their home and set up successful businesses.

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He says many of these former residents left Fiji for good in the wake of the terrible events of 1987 and 2000.

“Just as I want to persuade any former Fijian to re-engage with our nation as we work together to continue to build the new Fiji. As with the tens of thousands of Fijians living in Australia, New Zealand or the United States, these people have carved out new lives for themselves. But for many of them, their hearts remain in Fiji. And we want to encourage these people to return and set up businesses here. To use their expertise to help grow our economy and create jobs and wealth.”

Bainimarama says he will continue to work towards bringing the nation together by encouraging Fijians living overseas to become part of Fiji’s nation building effort.

The Prime Minister adds he will also relay this call when he travels to Sydney on October 17th to celebrate Fiji Day with the large number of Fijians in Australia.

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