Ronnie Chang, Nadi
The proclamation (or declaration) of the township of the Jetset Town of Nadi to full city status is about one whole year away. Here are a few pointers, from a layman’s viewpoint. Could this historical occasion be made to coincide with the week-long Bula festivities for 2017?
Whilst we thank all the organisers of yesteryears’ festivals, it is very timely to include all the stalwarts and top-guns of our tourism industry inclusive of all the brains-trust in the “tourism capital of Fiji, Denarau”.
All resort chief executive officers, sales and marketing identities, trades people, executive chefs, horticulturists, entertainment gurus etc should also be included.
It would also be proper and fitting to include Fiji Tourism, our very own inbound tourist operators.
All the above are to be invited to immediately form planning committee tasked to host this mile-stone event of a life-time. It can be respectfully acknowledged that our Bula Festival has somewhat been too much of that “same old, same old” glory of yesteryears.
Here’s food for thought, shared respectfully and totally, free-of-charge. Some generous sponsors might be encouraged to “come forward” and contribute their wares charitably. Part of proceeds should go to upgrading facilities at our poorly designed Nadi Hospital to expected levels to cater for our visitors from “over the seas” under strict and professional supervision plus our school for the less fortunate - located right next door.