5 Mar 2021

Entrepreneurship flourishing in Fiji amid pandemic

From , 6:00 am on 5 March 2021

The Fiji Chamber of Commerce says a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic has been seeing entrepreneurship flourish across the country.

For the past year business news about Fiji has been dominated by the collapse of its tourism dependent economy because of international border closures.

But a Suva lawyer and chamber board member, Ana Tuiketei-Bolabiu, says what is not immediately obvious is the large number of small to medium enterprise operations springing up locally and the growing online accessibility of goods and services.

RNZ Pacific's correspondent in Fiji, Lice Movono, caught up with Ana and other locals as part of our year of Covid series and she joins me know.

Bula Lice, so about this time last year borders across the world started closing due to the pandemic.

How long did it take for the impact of this to start being felt in Fiji? 

A bus stop in Suva, Fiji

Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins