Carib Cement cleared of new allegations of faulty cement, Jamaica

Carib Cement cleared of new allegations of faulty cement, Jamaica
Published: 19 July 2006

Preliminary investigations carried out by the Bureau of Standards have cleared Caribbean Cement Company Limited of allegations that it was still releasing poor quality products to the market.

Last Thursday, the Bureau hurriedly commenced a probe into a complaint received from a block manufacturer that he had purchased sub-standard cement earlier in the week.

In a statement, the Bureau says early test results revealed that the cement in question met the required standard.

The Bureau says it will conduct additional tests on other materials used to manufacture the blocks before it wraps up its investigation.

And Caribbean Cement says it also conducted tests and results indicate that the cement was above specifications.

The cement manufacturer says it was in the process of investigating the complaint when the matter was made public.