Barry Whiteside: Fijian currency and the new commemorative note and coin

Welcome address by Mr Barry Whiteside, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, at the official launch and unveiling of Fiji Rugby 7s Commemorative Banknote and Coin, Suva, 20 April 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
26 April 2017


Hon. Prime Minister

Hon. Ministers, Hon. Speaker and Members of the Parliament

The Tui Suva

Chief Justice

Board Directors of the Reserve Bank of Fiji

Ben Ryan, Osea Kolinisau and Members of our Olympics Gold Medal Winning Team

Distinguished Guests

Reserve Bank of Fiji colleagues

Ladies and Gentlemen

Introduction and Welcome

Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all on this very special occasion! An occasion when we once again come together to relive a truly great moment in our small nation's history and thank those special people who brought us so much joy through their tremendous feat in Rio back in August last year. I must also say a special warm welcome "home" to Ben! We were so pleased when you accepted our invitation.