Written by CBC NEWS Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:45
Hundreds of metric tonnes of cement had to be imported into Barbados to satisfy the local market.
The Arawak Cement Company said it was forced to import the product from its sister company, TCL in Trinidad and Tobago after its St Lucy plant began experiencing mechanical failures in various areas of its operations over the past weeks.
The company said that last weekend its cement mill shut down halting production.
General Manager, Rupert Greene has assured the public that the company is working around the clock to rectify the problem and is this week importing 1900 metric tonnes of cement from Trinidad to ensure that customers' needs are met.
Mr. Greene apologized to those affected by the shortage, adding that the company hoped to regularize its supply by early next week.
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