Fiji Time: 12:41 AM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Sugar industry crucial for people

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, June 19, 2014

THE sugar industry is crucial for people in the Northern Division and its important they consider it very seriously.

These were the words of one of the division's most eminent businessman, Charan Jeath Singh, while officiating at the opening of the Labasa FSC mill yesterday.

Mr Singh said a lot of people in the North depended entirely on the industry for their livelihoods, thus a collaborative effort from the community was essential.

"The industry not only needs the support from the sugar stakeholders, government and other authorities responsible but also the members of the public," he said.

"The other mills in the country are situated in places where industries such as tourism and manufacturing thrive but for Labasa, it's mainly the sugar industry.

"I believe a lot of farmers in the North are putting food on the table and paying for household expenses from the income they earn from cane farming.

"That's why it's very important for us to take the industry very seriously."

Mr Singh said the industry should operate like a business.

"From a commercial point of view, the mill has to run like a business."





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. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)