While Abdul Khan is blaming farmers for the dismal performance of our sugar industry this season, the military sugar supremo, Vaniqi, has admitted that the mills are still a problem. If our sugar industry is to have any chance of surviving, someone has to admit the truth: the mills have to be fixed and the debt for the failed refit has to be taken off the books of FSC. This will require big money and leadership by someone who knows what they’re doing. So long as Bainimarama remains in power there is no chance this will happen.
Fiji Times December 22, 2011 PS admits sugar woes