Private sector hosts Christmas party for Skeldon sugar workers, families

There was a glum look on the faces of workers.

The Private Sector Com-mission on Friday hosted what can be dubbed the largest Christmas party for the year in Region Six for the children and families of sugar workers who will be  affected at the end of the month once the Skeldon Estate is officially closed.

Over 350 children were gifted toys, ice cream and other goodies. While over 900 adults received food hampers.

Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Eddie Boyer during his short message to the gathering highlighted their concern at the closure of the sugar estates. He stressed, that the commission is not against privatizing the sugar estates, however, the mere fact that the estates will no longer provide employment to the thousands of workers at the end of the month is the main concern of the commission…..

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