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The case for Cane Growers

While the nation’s attention is focused on the daily escalating cases of Covid infection assailing us, the cane farmer has been fighting a quiet battle for survival against low cane prices and ever rising costs of cultivation, harvest and delivery.     …

The shrinking national ‘pie’

With Fiji facing its worst economic crisis ever, a lot of attention has focused on growth issues, in particular claims by the Fiji First government of its 9 years of unprecedented growth. It exposed the government to a spate of…

14 May 1987 – Lest we Forget

On the anniversary of Fiji’s first coup, 14 May 1987, Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry reflects on the  the price the nation paid for the racist coup which took place one month after the first Labour Government of Dr. Timoci Bavadra…

Land grab – investment or speculation?

Such deals tantamount to land speculation, as in the Raiwaqa case where a lease was acquired on highly favorable terms and five years later sold for a hefty $19million. Last week the Chinese Ambassador Qian Bo spoke of the need…