Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Labasa shop opening hours

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An 'exhilerated environment' in Labasa, they say !  I hardly think that shopping is so exciting as this.
A letter to the Editor of the Fiji Times is about extending opening hours till 8 p.m. two days a week.  Surely you can do all your shopping by 6 p.m.  Would the extra two hours make Labasa town 'exciting' Will later buses mean kids hang around the shops till dark?  Surely families ought to be home by then to have their evening meal and do family things - homework, etc.

Bid to foster excitement

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
IN a bid to foster an exhilarated environment, the Labasa Chamber of Commerce has come up with a proposal for the extension of business hours in the northern town.
And the bus operators have welcomed the idea, saying the move was one that would benefit everyone.
The proposal was presented at a stakeholders meeting in Labasa on Monday night.
Commerce president Satish Kumar said this was a way of invigorating an exciting night life in Labasa.
"It would rather be tried out for two days and we have come up with Thursday and Friday as these are two busy days of the week," Mr Kumar said.
"We propose to extend the business hours from 8am to 8pm instead of 8am to 6pm for these two days. If all goes according to plan, we will include some more days.
"This is part of efforts to bring about positive changes into Labasa. We all know that after 6pm, Labasa Town is usually empty and the night life is not as exciting as Suva, Lautoka and Nadi.
"At least with the extension of the business hours, we will be somehow boosting the northern economy.
Fiji Bus Operators Association vice-president and Parmod Enterprises Ltd owner Parmod Chand said they were willing to provide their services to the travelling public until 8pm.

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