GMSA, GuySuCo resolve molasses shortage

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first_imgConcerns being raised by members of the private sector regarding the unavailability of molasses on the local market, but the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) has declared this matter “resolved”.Speaking with the Guyana Times on Wednesday, GMSA Vice President Ramsay Ali indicated that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was engaged with private sector officials in discussions on the issue.“We have managed to sort that out with GuySuCo, and everything’s well and okay now. There was a shortage, but I think that now how GuySuCo understands what the market is, they’ve assured us that there won’t be any future shortages,” Ali said.According to Ali, molasses is needed in Guyana by 10 large scale manufacturing companies who are dependent on the commodity for their production.The discussions were facilitated by GMSA President Shyam Nokta, GuySuCo CEO Paul Bhim, and GuySuCo Commercial Manager of Ram Persaud.This newspaper has been told that many agro-processing plants were facing difficulties and having the rate of their production affected by the unavailability of this commodity. At the convened meeting, GuySuCo’s CEO related that the storage facility at the Uitvlugt Estate and the closure of the other estates were the main issues affecting production of molasses. He added that there wasn’t any shortage of the commodity on the market. It was also highlighted that GuySuCo would supply 42 metric tons of molasses per month.Downsizing of the sugar industry has faced criticism from many companies, including the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), which has also complained about the move.The three remaining estates – Uitvlugt, Blairmont and Albion – are projected to produce a total of 52,000 tonnes of molasses in 2018. However, DDL’s molasses requirement for 2018 only has been 70,000 tonnes.Initially, the company had been exploring options, and was even contemplating importing molasses to sustain rum production to meet its increasing local and international demands.As a long-term solution to this challenge, the company had submitted an Expression of Interest (EoI) to NICIL and to Government for the potential purchase of the now closed Enmore Estate, to allow for a steady supply of molasses.DDL had in March said it would be partnering with the SPU and Government to restart the Enmore Estate. Some 200 workers were rehired to start operations to produce molasses, and it was reported that over 190 cane harvesters had been employed to harvest some 4300 hectares of sugar cane at Rose Hall, to be used by Albion for the production of molasses.last_img read more


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first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bob Neufeld, general manager of the community services district, said sand is getting into the bottom of the well, limiting its production. Neufeld said levels of other water wells in the Antelope Valley are decreasing as well, noting a pending court case involving local water purveyors, farmers and other parties over water rights. The district will continue to use well water to irrigate school grounds, Van Norman said. In the Southern Kern district, four of the six schools rely on wells for water: Rosamond High, Hamilton Elementary, Rosamond Elementary and Tropico Middle School. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 ROSAMOND – The Southern Kern Unified School District will pay up to $250,000 for a water connection to the local water district because the well that serves Rosamond High School and Hamilton Elementary is running dry. District officials said the water table of the well has gone down considerably, although no figures were available. “We were afraid it would not be sufficient to supply the high school and Hamilton, which are on the same campus,” Superintendent Rod Van Norman said. “Water is still coming out but not to the capacity that we would want. The well people said we would have to drill down deeper in order to get the same capacity.” The board in March approved a water hookup to the Rosamond Community Services District at a cost not to exceed $250,000. last_img read more