Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 4:31 PM on Sunday 31 August

/ Front page / News

Lease meeting

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, June 14, 2014

THE Sugar Cane Growers Council says it is looking forward to meeting with the traditional landowners of Nawaicoba, one of the most productive sugarcane growing areas in Nadi.

CEO Sundresh Chetty said 72 growers facing imminent expiry of their leases were hoping that talks with landowners would ensure an extension of their leases.

"We have had fruitful discussions with the iTaukei Land Trust Board and would like to see most of these leases renewed because the growers in this area produce between 150 to 200 tonnes each," he said.

TLTB CEO Alipate Qetaki said a number of discussions had been held so far and a meeting between the industry stakeholders and landowners would be convened soon to resolve pending issues.


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. No names
  2. No free plane rides
  3. One down
  4. Overjoyed king forgets crown
  5. Shaista scoops title
  6. UN receives assurances on troop's wellbeing
  7. Crisis centre for soldiers' families
  8. Designers showcase resort wear
  9. League members told to strengthen spirituality
  10. Unconfirmed location concerns Fiji military

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  5. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  6. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  7. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  8. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)