Besties Open $40,000 Businesses in Denarau

“Through such ventures, not only are you supporting livelihoods, you are also motivating young Fijians to contribute to our economy,” he said.
01 Aug 2022 17:02
Besties Open $40,000 Businesses in Denarau
From left: Managing director Justin Ho, Author Small, Krystal Crocker, Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya, Titilia Buksh and Steven Clive Buksh during the opening. Photos: Waisea Nasokia

There is a need for more enterprising Fijians to inspire others to start a business, a business close to their heart and a business which is for their family and community.

Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Faiyaz Koya said this during the opening of Subzero Café, car wash and Crew Cuts barber shop at the Denarau Beach RoadIndustrial Park on Saturday.

The $40,000 investment was put together by a group of friends.

“Through such ventures, not only are you supporting livelihoods, you are also motivating young Fijians to contribute to our economy,” he said.


Mr Koya commends them for establishing the first barber shop on Denarau Island, displaying the talents we have in the “personal care services” industry whilst providing your community this important service.

“There are many things we can learn from this tight-knitted circle of friends – who are now business partners, which a lasting business must/can be built on friendship and most importantly trust.”

“This innovative business venture can be praised as an achievement of young budding business entrepreneurs – put together by a circle of friends. These outlets will no doubt add value, and make Denarau a more attractive package to locals and tourists. The businesses provided 10 new jobs.”

“These young entrepreneurs poured an investment of $40,000 to establish an impressive space that will provide a diverse number of services to the Denarau Community.”


Subzero Cafe and Car wash, Managing Directors are Mirza Steven Clive Buksh, Titilia Buksh and Justin Ho and the Crew Cuts Barber Shop Managing Directors are Arthur Small and Krystal Croker.

Co-managing director Titilia Buksh said, “Those young days we always talked about business, to venture into something. We saw the opportunity, we seized the moment.”

“There’s always potential out there expanding and just too finally see. It is very overwhelming, this just goes to show the amount of teamwork and team effort, the dedication that each individual has put into this, and it has come to life.”

The Crew Cuts barber shop opens from 7am to 8pm. The car wash opens at 6am to 6.30pm.



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