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Issues at Portvale resolved

Sheria Brathwaite

Issues at Portvale resolved
Portvale Factory last Friday. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

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An electronic issue prohibited Portvale sugar factory from accepting canes on Thursday and most of Friday, causing some delays during the sugar cane harvesting process.

However, deputy operations manager at the Blowers, St James factory, Marlon Monroe, on Friday said the problem at the weighbridge was solved and the factory was accepting canes again.

“On Wednesday evening around 5 p.m., there was a fault showing up on the scale for the weighbridge when we were closing off the weighbridge and doing tabulations. On Thursday morning, we started an investigation to find out the source of the issue.”

The manager said the problem was detected around 3 p.m. and the faulty equipment was replaced.

Monroe said that by 12:30 p.m. on Friday, the factory had resumed accepting sugar cane. (SB)

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