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Fiji Sugar Corporation hires territorial army officers for mills

May 21, 2013

The Fiji Sugar Coporation has turned to Homelink Security Services for security at its four sugar mills, ahead of the 2013 crushing season.

Homelink was previously only present at the Lautoka mill but

Sugar lorries leaving Labasa

was to take over security services at the Penang, Rarawai and Labasa Mills as well from Monday.

Frank Bainimarama had ordered army officers be based at all mills to oversee the smooth operation of crushing when the regime was in the process of ‘de-politicising’ the sugar industry in 2007.

It’s also a known fact that several union leaders, like Felix Anthony, were also assaulted by army officers after being accused of sabotaging the sugar industry.

Farmers: promised biggest payout. (file pic)

Coupfourpointfive can also confirm that Fiji Sugar Corporation employees, both general workers and staff, were also subjected to military style punishment if mills broke down and crushing stopped.

With this latest entry of Homelink Security Services into the four sugar mills, the military will now have additional ears and eyes on the 2013 crushing season.

Last week, Bainimarama announced that the season would be a bumper year with farmers set to receive one of the highest cane payments ever in the industry.

According to their website, Homelink Security was founded in Suva,  June 11 in 2007 by ex-military personnel.

So far they have some big clients like Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd, Nadi and Nausori International Airports, Natural Water of Viti Ltd and Sino Hydro Electricity.

Their management is listed as:
General Manager: Mr. Ulaiasi Suka
Cellphone: (679) 7084951,
Operations Manager: Mr.Josaia Naikalivou
Cellphone: (679) 7084954 and
Finance Manager: Mrs. Vilimaina Dinamati
Cellphone: (679) 7084968.

Source – Coupfourpointfive, Posted by Rusi Varani for SWM
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2013 8:04 PM

    kicking on the stomach of about 250 families is a good incetivities by the government keep it up

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