Shaky start to crop

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The 2020 sugar cane harvest got off to a slow and rocky start yesterday.

No canes were cut on a number of private and Government-run estates, and the heads of two workers’ groups were not happy with the manner in which the season began.

Investigations by the DAILY NATION revealed that equipment used to facilitate harvesting on many of the plantations were not ready.

President of Sugar Industries Staff Association, Dwight Miller, and the Barbados Workers’ Union deputy general secretary Dwaine Paul, had their reservations.

Miller said his union was not formally notified about the start of the crop, adding that it was an act of disrespect to do so without officially notifying them. (SB)

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