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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.





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