Guyana set to import sugar
Guyana, a sugar producing country, will be importing sugar from Guatemala, within the coming days.
Kaieteur News has learnt that the move is to facilitate the provision of sugar on the local market since the 2009 sugar crop will commence later than expected.
In a letter sent out by the corporation under the hand of Chief Executive Officer, Nick Jackson, to a customer, it was stated that in recent weeks, the Corporation has been making its best endeavours to satisfy customers by supplying from alternative centres with some adjustments to the delivery schedules.
The letter, dated January 26, 2009, also states that this move is as a result of anticipated production shortfalls stemming from the heavy rainfall experienced since November 2008.
This delayed the crop “start up, and in order to avoid any disruption of supplies, the Guyana Sugar Corporation has made a decision to import bagged brown sugar for the local market.”
The imported sugar, the letter noted, will be free flowing and may be lighter in colour.
“You are assured that the product will have the required quality guarantees based on the Caricom standard for brown sugar…We shall be commencing deliveries of the imported sugar by the first week in February.”