Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Bad Smell
I can't believe that the bad smell from the Qawa River in Labasa is still there.

This issue was highlighted many years ago yet no one is taking responsibility. Has there been any kind of investigation to determine the cause of the stench?  Here I mean if the stench is being caused naturally or from manufacturers spilling their waste products into the river.
The community at large is suffering from the smell and the loss of fish.  The report (FT 24/8) says that the Ministry of Environment has received complaints and that they were working with the Fiji Sugar Corporation to address the issue — and guess what the investigation started some ten years ago!
And reading the article I see the buck being passed around. And the executive chairman, where the buck should stop, has chosen to remain silent.
Very sad, very sad indeed.

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.


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