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Wheelbarrow boys gear up as business booms

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, April 10, 2014

THE Kauwai Wheelbarrow Association in Labasa is looking forward to the upcoming cane crushing season because business will increase.

Association president Irimaia Bukadakai said this was the only time of the year that they experienced a boost in business.

"The new cane crushing season is just around the corner and we are so looking forward to it," he said.

"Apart from the income we receive daily, the season is a time when we earn extra money.

"On a normal business day, a wheelbarrow boy can earn at least $65 but during the crushing season, one can earn more than $100."

Mr Bukadakai has also requested the Labasa Town Council to help them with a fixed station in town.

"Right now, we are just operating from the bus stand. We are willing to pay our rates like other ratepayers.

"We are requesting the council to look into our request."

Labasa special administrator Vijay Chand said they would have to discuss the issue with the authorities responsible.

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