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Crop off and jogging


BARRY ALLEYNE

Crop off and jogging

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

That can certainly apply to the 2015 sugar crop.

Almost a month late and expected to be a tad smaller than last year in terms of sugar tonnage produced, this year’s crop rolled off to an expectedly slow start yesterday at the Portvale Factory in St James, where the first harvested sugar canes were taken and prepared for grinding.

The factory was a hive of activity from just after 10 a.m., and that action is expected to pick up as this week goes on.

Manager at Portvale, Raphael Oneal, didn’t reveal much, but appeared optimistic.

“The crop has started and we are receiving canes,” was all he told the DAILY NATION team which visited Portvale just before noon.

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Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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