Upper Corentyne stakeholders want talks on Skeldon Estate’s future

Chamber President says atmosphere worrying

A condition of growing uncertainty over the future of the Skeldon Sugar Estate has created an uneasy atmosphere of uncertainty at various levels in communities in the Upper Corentyne and particularly among sugar workers’ families, according to President of the Upper Corentyne Chamber of Commerce Krishnand Jaichand.

He is therefore calling on Agriculture Minister Noel Holder and the management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to engage the community as a matter of urgency, lest the situation grows even worse.

Speaking with Stabroek Business late on Wednesday evening, Jaichand said what had already been a worrying situation arising out of likely job losses should the closure of the Skeldon Sugar Estate become a reality has been made worse by the failure of “the powers that be” to communicate with the various interest groups, including the workers, …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

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