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Taveuni supermarkets face food supply shortage

July 9, 2019 8:35 am

Supermarkets on the island of Taveuni are running out of food supplies following the indefinite suspension of Goundar Shipping Services.

Suncity Supermarket Owner Rohil Chaudhari says his flour and rice bulk are empty and very soon all other small essential supplies will finish.

Speaking to FBC News, Chaudhari says they are making alternative arrangements for supplies from Viti Levu to be brought to Taveuni.

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“I’m working closely with Ben’s Trading from Suva. We are heavily reliant on Goundar because that is the only way and week in, week out we have been using Goundar over the years and I don’t know what we will do if this continues for another week.”

Suncity operates two supermarkets in Taveuni, one at Matei and another at Wairiki.

Merridian Store, based in Wairiki has also run out of basic food supplies.

 

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