Vox Pop : What do you think should be done to stop illicit cane fires?

May 30, 2017
Samuel Powell, retired farmer.
Sidney Fray, cane farmer.
Amos Coote, farmer.
Osbourne Johnson, farmer.
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Samuel Powell, retired farmer:
“They need to use drones to see who are the people doing it. Soldiers, police, and paid security have tried and failed, but drones can certainly cover a lot of areas and photograph the activities in the fields.

Sidney Fray, cane farmer:
“It is a difficult one to answer. We have tried everything. It is very difficult to catch those who are a part of those planned, illicit burning of cane. A suggestion was made for the use of drones, but that can be very costly.

Amos Coote, farmer:
“They need to pay the workers more because the $420 per ton of cane is too small. Many persons are burning the cane out of frustration. Cane cutters are being treated the worst.

Osbourne Johnson, farmer:
Drones would be a good idea, but these talks have been going on for years, so government must show that they are serious about putting a stop to this.

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