REMINDER: Update of Private Company Names

REMINDER: Update of Private Company Names

KPMG, 11 February 2019 – The Office of the Registrar of Companies (ROC) recently issued a public notice in respect of the inclusion of the words “Pte Limited” or the abbreviation “Pte Ltd” at the end of a company name for all existing private companies in compliance with Section 726(2) of the Companies Act 2015 (Act).

The ROC notice advises that it is not mandatory under the Act to obtain a new certificate after the change, however should companies wish to obtain a certificate to reflect the updated name, it must lodge Form A6 together with the company special resolution.

The ROC advises that no fee is applicable for this lodgement.

Source: Flash Report Issue 4 of 2019 – ROC notice

South Pacific Tourism Organisation News

South Pacific Tourism Organisation News

Pacific Pulse – 08 February 2019

Welcome to this week’s edition of Pacific Pulse – your one-stop shop for the latest tourism news and highlights from across the Pacific.

SPTO eyes China market to offset decline from traditional markets​

The Pacific tourism industry is poised to benefit from the China Pacific Tourism Year initiative announced by President Xi Jinping during the Pacific Leaders’ meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting last November. Read more.  Tweet Button Facebook Like Button

Solomon Islands High Commissioner Visits SPTO

The new Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji,  HE William Soaki paid a courtesy call on the SPTO CEO Chris Cocker and the Management team this week. Read more.  Tweet Button Facebook Like Button

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Thanked Local Inbound Tour Operator And Tourism Partner

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Thanked Local Inbound Tour Operator And Tourism Partner

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa – Media Release 8th Feb, 2019

The Sales & Marketing department of InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa team expressed their appreciation to local tour operators and key tourism stakeholders with an incredible & Colours of the Orient themed event celebrating the contributions, business support and relationships which make InterContinental Fiji a premium destination for Fiji.

Acknowledging the emerging business opportunities from Asia, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
drew inspiration from their theme & Colours of the Orient with stylish oriental decor, showcasing
flavourful menus, traditional Chinese lion dancing and contemporary Japanese Taiko drumming. With the
elaborate celebration underway, guests were dressed to impress in stylish Asian themed outfits, with the
colour red being a favourite amongst the crowd. The evening was further complemented by multi-genre
Live Band, Resonate, captivating the attendee's with familiar tunes to dance to.Media Release – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Thanked Local Inbound Tour Operator And Tourism Partner..

Fiji Government to prosecute rogue resort island developer.

Malolo Island Resort

RNZ – 8th Feb

Freesoul Real Estate Development has begun constructing a resort with plans for around 370 bures on Malolo just off Fiji’s main island Viti Levu.

Some of the bungalows were to be built over the water and others amid protected mangroves.

Villagers on the island this week called for the construction of the resort to stop because they said it was damaging their islands’ environment.

In a statement yesterday Fiji’s environment minister, Mahendra Reddy, said the company’s original plans had been rejected in December last year after an environmental impact assessment determined they would be too destructive. read more….

Useful Links

Below is a list of useful links and contacts to Government departments, national bodies, Embassies and High Commissions, etc for future reference. Just click on the listing name you wish to visit to access their website;

Government Portal – Ministers & Institution contacts

Fiji Immigration: (website temporarily unavailable)

Fiji Bureau of Statistics (FBoS) – Tourism Arrivals

Fiji Revenue & Customs Services (FRCS) – Online portal & Tax information

Industry Licenses:

Maritime & Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) – Regulations, Courses, Officials contacts

National Occupational Health & Safety Services (OHS): – Contacts, Labour Laws, Forms

Fiji Meteorological Services

Fiji Police Force – Force Directory

High Commissions/Embassies:

OTHER:

Publications:

  • EIA Guidelines for Coastal Tourism Development in PIC’s & Territories : viewed HERE
  • Economic Impact Assessment on Fiji’s Yachting Industry : viewed HERE

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, Denarau Island scoops 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for Luxury, Families and Top Hotels in Fiji and the South Pacific

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, Denarau Island scoops 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for Luxury, Families and Top Hotels in Fiji and the South Pacific

Radisson Blu Resort Media Release – 7th February, 2019

The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji are again proud winners of the Number 1 Family Resort in Fiji accolade through the reputable TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2019 also making a debut in the category of Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Fiji.

The resort is also awarded top positions in two other categories – Top 3 Hotels for Families in the South Pacific and Top 10 Hotels in Fiji, coming out ahead of other hotels in Denarau in terms of ranking.

“This is the resorts fourth consecutive year to win the award for Number 1 Family Resort in Fiji and our positioning for top family resort in the South Pacific has now climbed to the Number 3 ranking which is a great achievement for us,” says Charles Homsy, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji. read more….Media Release – Radisson Blu Resort Fiji – Denarau Island Scoops 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for Luxury Families and Top Hotels in Fiji and the South Pacific

Australian govt provides USD8m boost to ADS to attract Chinese tour groups

Australian govt provides USD8m boost to ADS to attract Chinese tour groups

Blue Swan Daily – 6th Feb, 2019

Australia‘s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham reported (05-Feb-2019) the government announced an AUD11 million (USD8.0 million) boost to the Approved Destination Scheme (ADS) to attract Chinese tour group tourists to Australia. The government’s ADS accounted for one quarter of all Chinese visitors to Australia p/a and around AUD1 billion (USD723.5 million) in expenditure. “China still presents enormous opportunities for growth and the more tour groups we can attract to Australia under the ADS, the more tourism dollars injected into Australian businesses and our economy”, Mr Birmingham said. read more…

New Zealand warned of ‘tropical trouble’ as possible cyclone brews in Pacific

New Zealand warned of ‘tropical trouble’ as possible cyclone brews in Pacific

Newshub – 6th Feb, 2019

New Zealand could be about to bear the brunt of a possible tropical cyclone forming in the Pacific.

Weather Watch warns that “tropical trouble” is brewing, and could come in with a “double-whammy tropical low”.

“The tropics are about to switch up a gear with a number of big lows developing, including a possible tropical cyclone in our backyard,” weather forecaster Phillip Duncan says.

New Zealand is currently sheltered in a “tiny bubble” of good weather, but this could be about to end. read more….