We Have the Full Support of the Government: A Milestone for Bula Private Hospital

Jul 13, 2023


Exciting news fills the air at Bula Private Hospital as we proudly announce that we have received the full support of the newly elected government of Fiji, led by the esteemed Honorable Sitiveni Rabuka, the Prime Minister of Fiji. This momentous development marks a significant milestone in our journey to establish a world-class medical tourism and healthcare facility. We are thrilled to share this update with our valued investors, partners, and potential stakeholders who have been an integral part of our vision.

1.Government Support and Investor Confidence

Seeking the government's support was a strategic and essential step for our team, especially as we specialize in medical tourism. It provides a solid foundation and instills investor confidence in our project. We firmly believe that a strong partnership with the government will further enhance our ability to deliver exceptional healthcare services and unforgettable experiences in Fiji.

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2.Positive Engagements and Site Visits by the Fiji Government

Throughout this year, our team has engaged in a series of fruitful meetings with key government officials, showcasing their commitment to our project. Let's take a closer look at these significant engagements:

Meeting with Hon. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu:
On 28th March 2023, we had a productive meeting with the Honorable Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji and Paramount Chief Hon. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu. This meeting laid the groundwork for fruitful collaborations moving forward.

(Left to Right) Dr.Elena Mataiciwa Ratumaitavuki, Dr.Sailosi Ratumaitavuki, Hon.Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, Ratu Peni Ratumaitavuki and Dr.Rufina Naisara Ratumaitavuki

Meeting with Hon. Viliame Gavoka and Hon. Manoa Kamikamica:
On 30th March 2023, during the Fiji Tourism Investment Summit, we had the privilege of having a one on one meeting with two of our Honorable Deputy Prime Ministers of Fiji, Hon. Viliame Gavoka (who is also the Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation) and Hon. Manoa Kamikamica (who is also the Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises and Communications). Their presence, alongside Ms. Jenny Seeto (Investment Fiji Board Chairperson) and Mr. Kamal Chetty (CEO of Investment Fiji), showcased their support and belief in our project's potential.

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(Left to Right) Myself, Hon.Viliame Gavoka, Hon.Manoa Kamikamica, Mr.Tom Wilson, Mr.Jim Dunn, Ms.Jenny Seto and Mr.Kamal Chetty

3. Presentation at the Office of the Prime Minister

On 28th April 2023, we had the honor of presenting the Bula Village Project at the Office of the Prime Minister. Along with the Office of the Prime Minister, Senior representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services were also present, demonstrating both their commitment to advancing healthcare in Fiji. We received verbal endorsement and support during this meeting, followed by the receipt of an official signed letter of support from the Honorable Prime Minister of Fiji which now serves as a beacon of inspiration for our entire Bula team.

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Our Bula Team at the Office of the Prime Minister of Fiji.
(Anticlockwise) Ratu Peni Ratumaitavuki, Mr.Carl Mar (Founder and Director of MMF Consultants), Dr.Rufina Ratumaitavuki, Dr.Sailosi Ratumaitavuki, Mr.James Dunn (Managing Director First Landing Resort)

4.Site Visit by Hon. Viliame Gavoka

On 8th May 2023, the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Hon. Viliame Gavoka, accompanied by his Assistant Minister Hon.Alitia Bainivalu and Permanent Secretary Ms.Salaseini Daunabuna along with Tourism Fiji staff, visited our site. This visit further highlighted the government's serious intent to support our project and foster collaboration in the healthcare sector.

Meeting with Hon. Manoa Kamikamica in the United States:
On 1st June 2023, Hon. Manoa Kamikamica, the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Co-operatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Communications, met with our key representatives, Mr. Tom Wilson, Ms. Monica Cooper, and Mr. Alika Cooper (Fiji's Trade Commissioner to North America) in the United States. This meeting emphasized the government's dedication to fostering international partnerships and promoting our project on a global scale.

(Left to Right) Ms.Monica Cooper, Hon. Deputy PM Hon. Manoa Kamikamica, Mr.Tom.Wilson, Fiji's Trade Commisioner to North America Mr. Alika Cooper

5. Hon. Prime Minister's Visit to First Landing Resort

From 4th to 5th July 2023, the Honorable Prime Minister, Hon. Sitiveni Rabuka, graced First Landing Resort with his presence. During his stay, our team had the privilege of engaging in a one-on-one meeting with the Honorable Prime Minister, accompanied by Commissioner Western Mr. Apolosi Lewaqai. Our team members, including Tom Wilson, Jim Dunn, Dr. Elena Ratumaitavuki, and myself, had the opportunity to present an updated PowerPoint presentation, showcasing our progress and plans. The Honorable Prime Minister reiterated his government's support and emphasized their commitment to supporting the necessary road infrastructure, including the bypass road. He also expressed his endorsement of our renewable green energy solutions and advanced waste management initiatives, aligning with his role as the Climate Change Champion for Fiji and the region.

Arrival of the Hon.PM to First Landing Resort on 04.07.23
The Hon.PM was greeted my management team of First Landing Resort and Bula Private Hospital
Following a successful meeting with the Hon.PM of Fiji on 05.07.23        (Left to Right) Mr.Thomas Wilson, The Hon.PM of Fiji Hon.Sitiveni L. Rabuka, Dr.Sailosi Ratumaitavuki, Managing Director of First Landing Resort Mr.James Dunn and Dr.Elena Ratumaitavuki
Traditional ceremony performed at First Landing Resort to acknowledge the Hon.Prime Minister's visit.(From Left to Right) The Commissioner Western Mr.Apolosi Lewaqai, Managing Director of First Landing Mr.James Dunn and the Hon.Prime Minister of Fiji Hon.Sitiveni L.Rabuka
Visiting Professors and Gynaecology Oncologists from Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne Dr.Orla McNally and Dr.David Wrede with their daughter Ciara meeting the Hon.PM and sharing a light moment with him stating they were in Fiji to work with Dr.Sailosi Ratumaitavuki and are eager to support Bula Private Hospital moving forward.
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The Hon.PM and Commissioner Western with First Landing Resort Staff


 With the unwavering support of the Honorable Prime Minister of Fiji and his government, Bula Private Hospital is poised to revolutionize healthcare and medical tourism in Fiji and the region. This exciting collaboration sets the stage for a brighter future, where exceptional internationally accredited healthcare services, world-class facilities, and the enchanting beauty of Fiji combine to create unforgettable experiences for our patients and visitors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Honorable Prime Minister, the government, our valued investors, partners, and potential stakeholders for their continuous support. Together, we will shape the future of healthcare in Fiji and make a positive impact on the lives of many.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we pave the way for a new era of healthcare excellence in paradise