The Consumer Affairs Commission is reporting that it is dissatisfied with the pace at which claims for compensation for bad cement are being settled. Executive Director of the agency, Dolsie Allen says the company is slowly settling the complaints. “We have been progressing, not to the extent that we would like, but we have seen some progress,” said Dolsie Allen. “There are some challenges we are facing but we are going along and working along with the Cement Company. Well from the perspective of the Consumer Affairs Commission we have resolved plenty of complaints,” she continued.
The agency intervened in the dispute several weeks ago after consumers complained that Caribbean Cement Company was not responding favourably to their claims. Meanwhile, the Government has announced that there will be a significant increase in cement supplies next month. The Commerce Ministry says about 70,000 tonnes of cement will be imported into the island. This is a significant increase over the 7400 tonnes imported so far this month.