THE PALTRY 2016 sugar crop that is expected to produce only 7 000 tonnes of sugar got off to a sour start when a massive spill occurred in St George.
A tractor trailer, estimated to be carrying about five tonnes of cane destined for the weighing station at the old Bulkeley Factory, ended up in the backyard of Sandra Burke’s home yesterday in Flat Rock.
It was around 11:30 a.m. when Burke got the shock of her life as thousands of pieces of canes came crashing down, flattening the galvanised sheets that enclosed her backyard.
A resident of the affected home told the DAILY NATION it took workers from Applewhaite’s Plantation, from where the canes originated, almost three hours to remove the precious pieces.
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