Portvale still grinding

Operations at Portvale Sugar Factory have continued for three consecutive days without any issues being reported.

The Blowers, St James factory recommenced grinding and receiving canes since last Sunday following a two-week shutdown.

During a press conference on Monday at the factory, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir said that despite the hiccups, this year’s sugar harvest was much further along compared to the same period last year.

No canes had been cut and delivered to Portvale between April 2 and last Saturday.

Two weeks ago, a rupture of the No. 2 boiler in the fireside of the combustion chamber caused water leakages in the furnace, which led to the boiler shutting down and a halt to operations. (SB)


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