War of Words on the Crisis Facing Sugar Industry
Agriculture minister Robert Persaud is dispelling what he terms as lies with regards to the struggles of the sugar industry.
In full campaign mood the minister went after those critics who accused the government of not doing much to protect the interest of workers and to sustained the industry.
Since the European Union’s 36% price cut sugar has been on the decline in production. The government then moved to build the new Skeldon Sugar factory which was expected to reduce the production cost of the commodity, but to date the factory has failed to live up to its full potential. The government is still optimistic that the industry will rebound.
On Sunday 27 sugar workers were honored for their commitment to the industry at a simple ceremony at Blairmont on the West Coast of Berbice.