Friday, April 19, 2024

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That is the edict of the management of Barbados’ lone sugar factory, Portvale, as the 2017 sugar cane harvest gets going today with a hope that sugar production would be up by 5 000 tonnes on last year’s mark of 7 000.

Factory manager Raphael O’Neal said Portvale was “ready to roll” after a $3 million upgrade to get the Blowers, St James factory ready for this year’s season.

He said the factory, the only one in use since Andrews in St Joseph was closed three years ago, had major work done on retubing the boilers and rebuilding one of the clarifiers. Extensive work was also done on one of the receivers, where the sugar is dropped before it is spun and cured. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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