Cane harvest to start next week
HARVESTING of the 2014 sugar crop is scheduled to go ahead as planned.
So said general manager of the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) Ltd, Leslie Parris, who was speaking in the wake of talks between the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), the BAMC, independent plantation owners and the Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC) at the BWU’s headquarters yesterday.
Parris, who described the talks as cordial, said all the parties came to the discussion table with the understanding of “the importance of beginning the crop as quickly as possible”.
“It is our intention to start on the 17th (Monday) but as indicated sometimes you might have a day or so. But it certainly will be starting next week,” he said.