Fijian deputy out, governor could be next

Outgoing deputy Inia Naiyaga

The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is facing a major leadership shake-up after long-serving deputy Inia Naiyaga announced his retirement today – while the future of governor Barry Whiteside remains in the balance.

Naiyaga will retire on May 26, after almost 40 years at the RBF. He will be succeeded by Ariff Ali, the central bank's chief economist, who himself has spent 22 years at the institution.

The governor could, too, be on his way out. Whiteside's three-year term expired on May 5, but the presi

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