Fiji Time: 12:10 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Decree in draft stage

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE Solicitor General's office is working on the Sugar Industry Decree to outline new policies for the sugar industry.

Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi said the decree, announced by Prime Minister and Sugar Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama last month, was still in its draft stages.

"Like every other new policy or law, the office of the Solicitor General is putting together all of the policies of the Sugar Decree," he said. "They are working on the draft and we at the ministry are in serious discussions with our stakeholders on how best these policies will be implemented."

He said one of the major issues that would be addressed by the decree was the cost of transporting cane to the mills.

"Transport is always a concern for farmers and with the decree we will be able to tackle that issue.

"As we have announced, the mechanisation of the industry and the improvement of the railway networks will also be covered in the decree."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade
  2. Indecent jokes warning
  3. Medal for a saviour
  4. Man behind the change
  5. Ryan departs for Dubai ahead of sevens team
  6. Nanai-Williams opts for Samoa over New Zealand
  7. The real deal
  8. Eighteen receive Order of Fiji
  9. $67.7m expected
  10. Maritime travel advice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  2. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  3. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  4. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  8. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  9. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  10. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)