Fijians to give sufficient notice: Wycliffe
May 6, 2019 12:32 pm
The Permanent Secretary for Environment Joshua Wycliffe
Fijians are still not following the application requirements for taking ‘Tabua’ out of the country.
This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary for Environment Joshua Wycliffe.
Wycliffe says it puts a lot of pressure on the Ministry when travellers don’t give sufficient notice and don’t follow the proper application process.
“Give us sufficient notice. I have passengers who travel by the 9 pm Los Angeles flight coming and knocking on our door at 10 am in the morning and perhaps 9 am at the Ministry of i-Taukei Affairs.”
Wycliffe says anyone wishing to import or export Tabuas must acquire an approval letter from the PS i-Taukei affairs and a permit from the Department of Environment.
He adds the ‘Tabua’ bears deep cultural and historical meaning for Fiji and the Fijian people.