Sanctions loom for Caribbean Cement Company, Jamaica

Sanctions loom for Caribbean Cement Company, Jamaica
Published: 06 June 2006

Despite accepting responsibility and apologising for releasing 500t of faulty cement into the market earlier this year, Caribbean Cement Company Limited (CCCL) is now facing the possibility of heavy penalties under law.

A copy of an extract of the report carried out by the special investigative team, which was mandated to probe the circumstances surrounding the production and release of the non-conforming cement, chided the cement company for dereliction of duty and strongly recommended that it face the full brunt of the penalties under the Standards Act.

"Based on the findings that the root cause of the production of non-conforming cement was the failure of the management of CCCL to take corrective actions, the team recommends that the provisions for breaches under the Standards Act should be strictly applied to the CCCL," read a section of the draft report.

Senator Shirley Williams, Opposition Spokesperson on Industry, agreed with the recommendations.