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Plans to resuscitate sugar industry

In the face of a continued declining sugar industry, the Barbados Labour Party’s says it is on a mission to resuscitate it the sector.

One of the ways they intend to do this is by closing one of the two remaining sugar factories on the island.

In their election manifesto launched tonight night at a meeting in Eagle Hall in St. Michael, they said, that they knew the importance of the industry, however, they were cognisant that the country was not producing enough canes to support the continuation of the two factories.

So as well as closing one, they plan to: increasing the yield per acre by planting new varieties of canes, while instituting a project that would produce branded sugar for domestic uses and exports.

The BLP’s manifesto also promises a programme that would lead to the generation of electricity, ethanol, high grade molasses for the rum industry and syrup for use in the local drinks and food industry. (KC)

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