Jamaica suffering cement shortage

Jamaica suffering cement shortage
Published: 09 May 2006

The Jamaica government says it is still awaiting a shipment of 20,000t of cement from Cuba as the island continues to reel from a shortage of the commodity. Industry Minister Phillip Paulwell said efforts were being made to have the commodity arrive here later this week.  The shipment was originally due here last week. But the general manager of the Caribbean Cement Company (CCC), Anthony Haynes, said he had not been informed of a specific date for the arrival of supplies. 
 
 "We have been getting cement from Cuba since the first shipment in December last year. We are waiting on the largest shipment of bagged cement. I know that there are some logistics being worked out, but my understanding is that it will come sometime this month," he said.