8 Aug 2006

Future of controversial Fijian businessman decided this week

9:13 am on 8 August 2006

The future of businessman Isimeli Bose as chairman of the state-owned Fiji Ports Corporation will be decided this week.

The issue has come to the fore after Bose led a group of villagers armed with iron rods and pinch bars in a mob attack on the headquarters of Ba Provincial Holdings, the company from which he had been sacked as chief executive.

The chief executive of the ministry of public enterprises, Pramesh Chand says there is a need to review Bose's position on the board because appointments are based on merit, credibility, good standing and an unblemished record.

Bose has been charged with lawful assembly, forcible entry and two counts of assault causing bodily harm.