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Onions in short supply

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Onions in short supply

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Delays in a major shipment of onions have led to a shortage in Barbados.
The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) said it has been experiencing excessive delays in receiving a major shipment of onions which was due to arrive last Friday.
A BADMC official quoted in a Government Information Service (GIS) said the situation was further compounded by industrial action at the Trinidad and Tobago Port where the containers are awaiting trans-shipment. 
The source said the Corporation was expecting another shipment of onions which will be available this week. In addition, the official added that the Corporation had sourced onions from an alternate supplier in order to ensure that adequate supplies were available in time for the Christmas holidays.
The BADMC is assuring customers that its officers are working feverishly with the supplier and shipping agent in order to rectify this situation in the shortest possible time.