EXPATRIATE WORK PERMITS EASIER FOR FIJI INVESTORS

SUVA, Fiji Islands (August 30, 2000 - Fiji's Daily Post/The Fiji Times/The Fiji Sun/PINA Nius Online)---Fiji's new interim government is establishing guidelines to make it easier for investors to bring in expatriates to help start and manage their businesses, Fiji's Daily Post reported.

Information Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola yesterday said Cabinet has approved recommendations put forward by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, the Daily Post reported.

These were reached after consultation between the ministries and the Fiji Trade and Investment Bureau and the Fiji Employers' Federation.

Ratu Inoke said they are part of a package of measures that the interim government is considering to increase investment in the country following the crisis caused by the May 19 takeover of Parliament by armed rebels.

The planned new guidelines include:

In other measures to streamline immigration procedures:

In other developments in Fiji:

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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