Paul scolds business looking to import
A FARMERS’ GROUP cried “economic sabotage” yesterday at a local business it said had sought an import licence for chicken even though the owner owed local producers substantial sums.
The chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, James Paul, declined to publicly name the business but said the situation would not be tolerated.
Speaking at a news conference, Paul said: “We have a situation where a business who owes the local poultry farmers considerable amounts of money, that instead of sitting down with those farmers and deciding how they could pay those farmers that money so that they could get more poultry, has decided instead, ‘let us go and look to import’. That is an issue and we are going to have a meeting with Government and sit down and discuss this issue.”
He said that such tactics were leading to disharmony in the private sector.
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