The sad story of Tate and Lyle

As this story in the Fiji Times tells us, Tate and Lyle and their predecessors have been buying our sugar since the days of CSR and colonial government. To celebrate this, FSC deputy chairman Marika Gaunavou has planted a tree! What he’s not saying is that Tate and Lyle have pretty much given up on us as a supplier of sugar. They know FSC is bankrupt. They know our mills have been wrecked. They sent experts in to try to fix the mills but the only result from that was Tate and Lyle decided to look for other sources of sugar. A few years ago, Tate and Lyle were wanting to buy all the sugar we can produce but now they’ve cut their orders from us because they need a supplier they can rely on. Our Minister for Sugar has destroyed the industry and there’s nothing we can do about it. We can’t even speak the truth openly.

Fiji Times August 28, 2013 FSC works with buyers
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=243914

One Response to “The sad story of Tate and Lyle”

  1. The Sugarman Says:

    I have said so many times that the sugar industry is doomed. And for that matter, everything this illegal regime lays its hands on. Fiji Airways, FEA, FNPF etc will go the same route. A curse is on the regime because it forces everything on the people without letting them decide on their own free will. To make matters worse is that some so called talatalas’ (Sikeli Mataitoga, Inia Seruiratu, Filimone Waqabaca, Esala Teleni, Filimone Kau and many more) who are on the same wagon and who see first hand all these intimidating and threatening tactics by baini and his cronies, have chosen to keep their mouths shut. Receiving hefty pay checks in return for silence is more important for them. I wonder what they preach at the pulpits on Sundays. Are they not hypocrites?

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