Normal supply of toilet paper
THERE WILL BE no shortage of toilet paper in the island.
And this is because Minister of Industry and Commerce Donville Inniss has decided to temporarily relax the national standard for the imported product after thousands of toilet paper rolls were held up in the Bridgetown Port over the past week.
The various brands of paper, destined for several supermarkets, including Shopsmart, PriceSmart and Carlton & Emerald City, were detained because they did not meet the 116-square-centimetre minimum area for each sheet, and each roll was below 300 sheets.
Carlton/Emerald City owner Andrew Bynoe explained that the imported tissue had breached section 5.6 of the island’s national standard; but he also asked why manpower was being wasted on detaining toilet paper, much of which was produced in the United States and sold globally.