It looks as though the illegal regime has lost its grip on the sugar industry, with farmers trying to get rid of the current board after news they're going to miss out on the forecast price of $45 per tonne of cane.
The latest dissapointment comes as the group representing cane farmers pleads again for help from the junta and the Fiji Sugar Corporation denies there'll be a drop in price for cane.
An angry Fiji Cane Growers Association president, Bala Dass, didn't mince his words when he said the Corporation has found it convenient to blame farmers for the ineffeciency at the mills, which is now at an appalling level.
"This is the worst we have ever had. The real problem lies with the FSC itself. Things were bad last year and promises were made that the mill would be improved this year with the upgrade program. Now things have gone from bad to worse."
Dass had no problem telling media members of the Fiji Corporation Board, which was supposed to have met this week but which has now cancelled two meetings, should resign.
An ineffective regime has yet to stump up with the answers to the ailing sugar industry.
Meanwhile, official confirmation this week the junta cleaned out the Reserve Bank of almost $40 million last year.
The Reserve Bank's annual report says the $39.2 million was made up of the bank's entire profit of $16.6 million in the financial year ended 2009, and one fifth of the balance of the Revaluation Reserve Account of $22.6 million.
The RBF Governor and chairman of the RBF board, Sada Reddy, tried to paper over the disquiet saying the first four months of 2009 saw Fiji going through a particularly tough period economically, as foreign reserves fell to a low of "$430 million and liquidity plunged to below $20 million."
There is no end to the ineffeciencies of this illegal regime.