Fiji Time: 8:04 AM on Tuesday 21 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Next step of action

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

HEADS of the Lautoka, Ba, Rakiraki and Tavua police stations met yesterday with officials from the sugar industry to discuss the issue of cane burning in the Western Division.

Police West spokeswoman Naina Ragigia said the meeting was convened to discuss whether an operation would be carried out to prevent any further incidents of indiscriminate cane burning.

"We did Operation Vakama Dovu in Cuvu about three weeks ago and discussions were held on whether we can also do a similar operation in the areas concerned," she said.

She said the operation in Cuvu increased the visibility of officers in the area and raised awareness on the issue of cane burning.

Ms Ragigia said three incidents of alleged arson occurred in the West in recent weeks.

Two incidents were recorded in Lautoka where 210 tonnes of matured plants worth $13,000 went up in flames.

In another incident at Naboutini, Sabeto, an unknown person set fire to 100 tonnes of matured cane, valued at $6275.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the burning of cane was an unfortunate incident. He said people should not commit such acts because it affected the overall production of sugar in the country.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64210.6231
JPY 55.908252.9082
GBP 0.39310.3851
EUR 0.46130.4493
NZD 0.68790.6549
AUD 0.64220.6172
USD 0.49190.4749

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Family given son's post mortem exam results
  2. $95,000 payout
  3. Day of fate
  4. Race against time
  5. Teenager laid to rest
  6. Commemorative service inappropriate
  7. Torrential rain floods Lautoka
  8. Islanders relive Winston ordeal
  9. Tonga's Queen Mother dies at 90
  10. Men in court

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. "I just love him" Tuesday (14 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  6. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  7. Four new finds Tuesday (14 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. A canecutter to a restaurateur Tuesday (14 Feb)
  10. Mum dies from burns Tuesday (14 Feb)