Local News in Brief
Weather affects mining
THE adverse weather conditions in Vanua Levu have affected bauxite mining operations at Nawailevu in Bua. Bauxite mine manager Basilio Vanuaca said operations had come to a standstill as a result of the bad weather experienced in the Northern Division. "We will resume normal operations during fine weather," he said.
Mr Vanuaca also confirmed that logging works for their timber mill in Savusavu would begin next month.
E-ticketing to end theft
FIJI Bus Operators Association vice president Pramod Chand says the launch of the e-ticketing system would prevent pilferage among bus operators. "Pilfering is present in all levels of society but the e-ticketing system will ensure that this is prevented," said Mr Chand. He hailed the e-ticketing system as an efficient system that would ensure transparency and accountability of bus operators. The system is currently experiencing setbacks because e-ticket cards have run out.