GuySuCo surpasses first crop

-but Chand says figure still too low

The Guyana Sugar Corporation has surpassed its first crop target with just under 75,000 tonnes of sugar produced as of yesterday.

The official first crop figure was set at 74,616 tonnes.

Stabroek News understands that three estates are still grinding: Skeldon, Enmore and La Bonne Intention and will most likely continue for an additional two weeks.

Head of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand told Stabroek News yesterday that while GuySuCo’s figures are promising and the current production is well over 2013’s record low of 48,000 tonnes in the first crop, the figures are still unsatisfactory. He recalled that in more prosperous years GuySuCo would be producing anywhere from 85,000 to 110,000 tonnes in the first crop.

Chand said that the state-owned corporation has been very lucky to have good weather which has allowed for more opportunity days. This same point was made by Tony Vieira in a letter in yesterday’s Stabroek News. Chand said that there was still room to be optimistic and that if this was a sign that GuySuCo …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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