Fiji Time: 12:16 AM on Monday 5 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Vaniqi warns against indiscriminate cane burning

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PEOPLE involved in the indiscriminate burning of sugarcane plantations should think of the economic impact of their illegal actions, says Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi.

"These people need to realise that about 200,000 people are dependent on the industry and it is the second largest revenue earner for Fiji," he said.

"In a lot of these cases, the burning was done because of jealousy and because of personal differences, so I would urge everyone to please think of the bigger picture.

"All indications are that we will harvest more than two million tonnes of cane and produce about 215,000 tonnes of sugar.

"Everyone benefits from this but everyone also is affected when people burn cane fields because of a dispute or ill-feeling towards another farmer."








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 0.64350.6245
JPY 55.694352.6943
GBP 0.38260.3746
EUR 0.45320.4412
NZD 0.68890.6559
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.48510.4681

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 2nd December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Superstition or fact
  2. Boks blitz Fiji
  3. Fiji heads Cape Town Pool B
  4. PM urges Trump to accept accord
  5. PM did not endorse app
  6. Two more drown cases
  7. 7s in form
  8. Museum to open WWII tunnels
  9. Queen of Pacific
  10. Darling of women's 7s

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  4. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Black money Monday (28 Nov)
  8. US woman 'healed' by trip to Fiji Monday (28 Nov)
  9. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  10. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)