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2000 Coup Effects Still Hurt Garments, Says Halabe

The effect of the damage caused by the 2000 coup to the garment industry is still present, says a long-time garment industry leader. Mark One Apparel managing director, Mark Halabe,
16 May 2015 09:25
2000 Coup Effects Still Hurt Garments, Says Halabe
From left: Mark One Apparell MD Mark Halabe, New Zealand former PM Dame Jenny Shipley and Fiji Airways chairman Nalin Patel at the FIA Congress at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort on Yanuca Island yesterday. Photo: RACHNA LAL

The effect of the damage caused by the 2000 coup to the garment industry is still present, says a long-time garment industry leader.

Mark One Apparel managing director, Mark Halabe, highlighted this to delegates yesterday at the Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress 2015 at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort on Yanuca Island.

Mr Halabe stressed: “The damage caused still lingers in boardrooms in Australia and New Zealand with the perception that Fiji has high sovereign risk.”

Mr Halabe said if Fiji is to move forward, events such as that from 2000 should never happen again and Fiji must be seen as a reliable economy.

“In my industry, you are just as good as your last mistake and it’s been a long time and we are still trying to get over the 2000 mistake,” he said.

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