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Arawak going solar

MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 20 August 2017


Arawak’s operations manager Raul Bustamante (left), general manager Manuel Toro (centre) and marketing manager Juan Bedoya looking over documents in relation to the company’s energy costs. Arawak may soon have its own solar energy plant. (Picture by Maria Bradshaw.)

ARAWAK CEMENT COMPANY may soon have its own solar plant.

General manager Manuel Toro told the SUNDAY SUN that the company had written Senator Darcy Boyce, the minister responsible for energy, informing him of its intention to set up a solar energy generation plant.

He said the cost of energy in Barbados was the highest of the 90 plants that the CEMEX group operates in 55 countries.

“Our intention is to supply at least 25 per cent of our operations here from solar power,” he said. (MB)

Please read the full story in today's Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?