I didn't know where to post this, but I love their water. The Artesian spring has a different taste to it.
Fiji Water to leave Fiji?
The L.A.-based bottled water company is threatening to close up shop in Fiji because the government plans to raise taxes.
Tue, Nov 30 2010 at 2:41 PM EST
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Fiji Water is going to stop operating in Fiji at least according to the companys latest statement. Apparently, the Fiji government is planning to raise taxes from one-third of a Fijian cent a liter to 15 Fijian cents (about 8 U.S. cents) a liter a tax increase the L.A.-based company Fiji Water finds unacceptable.
According to LA Times, Fiji Water says it has paid millions of dollars in duties and income taxes to the Fijian government while the Fijian government says Fiji Water has paid less that $600,000 in taxes to the country. Now, Fiji Water says itll be laying off nearly 400 Fijian employees and canceling construction projects in the country, and the Fiji government says the country would look for another bottler.
Whether Fiji Water actually intends to leave Fiji or is just trying to get a tax break is up for debate. According to Tara Lohan at AlterNet, A few years ago the company temporarily shut down its operations in protest to tax hikes as well.