Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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TWO DAYS AFTER the tragic death of a British national at Portvale Sugar Factory which brought operations to a halt, all systems were up and running yesterday.

A police report yesterday said investigations were continuing into the death of 46-year-old Paul Clifford, who was staying at No. 2 Yorkshire, West Road, Christ Church. He fell 70 feet through the roof of one of the factory’s buildings on Saturday afternoon and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir said it was a very difficult time for everyone, including the staff, and therefore the factory would be closed for the weekend. Some workers were visibly shaken, holding their heads and staring in disbelief.

On Sunday Weir told the  NATION all the necessary things were done and the factory was set to reopen yesterday.

“The factory was cleaned last night [Saturday] and is ready to resume grinding . . . ,” he said.

Weir also said there would be no major setback to harvesting because of the closure. (CA/BW)

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