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Prisoners to cut cane

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, May 16, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation says prisoners will be used to harvest sugar cane this year in areas where labour shortages are an issue.

Executive chairman Abdul Khan said all efforts were being made to ensure cane supply did not hamper mill operations.

"We are starting to set up the necessary framework to ensure that the management of all the cane coming into the mills are consistent and on time," he said.

"Prisoners will be used again this season, especially where there is a shortage of other harvesters."

Mr Khan said all signs showed a good 2014 harvest and crush season.

"The latest good weather with cool nights and hot days is definitely assisting with cane maturity and the drier weather is helping.

"All the mill preparation works are progressing well and we will be ready for the start of the season come June."

Cane supply was a major issue for mills in the Western Division with stoppages costing the FSC upwards of $40,000 each time.








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