Now I hope this is not just a rumour because it seems like Labasa is getting on the map these days with lots of possibilities for being noticed in a positive rather than a negative way!
I wonder where the Survivor crew expect to go. Vorovoro is already taken. Maybe Druadrua island, or an island near Nukubati, or they could go up into the beautiful rain forests - or - down amidst the mangroves! The mind boggles. Would they bring in crocodiles as one film crew did at Pacific Harbour to film 'Anaconda 2'?
Of course the film crew will want their nice comfy accommodation so the hotels and guest houses in Labasa had better smarten up! I love the Mayor's comments about 'beautify the small island and maximise the exposure of the ghost town'! Hey, Mr Mayor, stop being so negative about Labasa. We, at Babasiga, are trying to give a positive spin to the place!
From Fiji Village
Mayor welcomes Survivor Shooting
August 7 2006 17.23
The Labasa Town Council is hoping that the shooting of the next Survivor series in Labasa will boost economic possibilities in the north.
Town mayor Doctor Pradeep Singh said that with the Labasa economy taking a nose dive, the idea of having a world TV series shot on their island is an opportunity not to be missed.
He added that the council will beautify the small island and maximize the exposure of the ghost town.
FAVC Chairman Joe Mar has confirmed that officials of the series have already checked out the site in Labasa and are quite happy with what they have seen.
Mar refused to divulge further information on the matter as they want the series producers to make an official announcement first before they do.
The Survivor series brings a handful of men and women of all ages and all walks of life from America to live in a secluded land and they are divided into two tribes where the weakest link is voted off the island.