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New Caledonia

New Caledonia political reviews • melanesia 399 tries discussed lifting their bans dur- from Mobi and Nabila villages in the ing the sixteenth meeting of the Mela- district of Nadi on the western side nesian Spearhead Group in Goroko, of Viti Levu threatened to disrupt Papua New Guinea, in 2005. Also the construction of the Marriott Fiji discussed at the meeting was Fiji’s Resort because of damage to their tra- earlier ban on imports of Ox & Palm ditional qoliqoli. The Fijian Resource corned beef after a negative report Owners Group, led by retired politi- about the processing plant in Papua cian and western Fijian chief Ratu New Guinea (FIB, Sept 2005, 32–33). Osea Gavidi, has been vocal in high- Fiji has maximized its benefits from lighting these concerns. On the other tourism through innovative changes hand, the hotel owners are urging by the government’s visitors bureau. consideration of the benefits that the Tourism is now the biggest earner of government gains from tourist dollars foreign exchange, with visitor arrivals (FIB, June 2005, 21). reaching a record 495,008 in 2005, Whichever party wins in the 2006 up from 430,800 in 2003. The Fiji general election, Fiji’s leaders will Visitors Bureau forecasts http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9464

Abstract

political reviews • melanesia 399 tries discussed lifting their bans dur- from Mobi and Nabila villages in the ing the sixteenth meeting of the Mela- district of Nadi on the western side nesian Spearhead Group in Goroko, of Viti Levu threatened to disrupt Papua New Guinea, in 2005. Also the construction of the Marriott Fiji discussed at the meeting was Fiji’s Resort because of damage to their tra- earlier ban on imports of Ox & Palm ditional qoliqoli. The Fijian Resource corned beef after a negative report Owners Group, led by retired politi- about the processing plant in Papua cian and western Fijian chief Ratu New Guinea (FIB, Sept 2005, 32–33). Osea Gavidi, has been vocal in high- Fiji has maximized its benefits from lighting these concerns. On the other tourism through innovative changes hand, the hotel owners are urging by the government’s visitors bureau. consideration of the benefits that the Tourism is now the biggest earner of government gains from tourist dollars foreign exchange, with visitor arrivals (FIB, June 2005, 21). reaching a record 495,008 in 2005, Whichever party wins in the 2006 up from 430,800 in 2003. The Fiji general election, Fiji’s leaders will Visitors Bureau forecasts

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 27, 2006

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