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Sugar, Sugar! Saint Lucia Receives Supplies

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Saint Lucia’s Director of Consumer Affairs, Wendy Frederick, has confirmed that the Island, which was experiencing a sugar shortage, has received supplies.

“There is sugar on Island. We did receive a shipment of sugar last week,” Frederick told reporters on Wednesday.

However, she acknowledged that Saint Lucia did not receive the required quantity.

Frederick explained that the suppliers had been experiencing low crop quality and did not want to ship a commodity that would undermine their reputation.

She declared it was incorrect to assert that Saint Lucia could only buy two containers a month.

The Consumer Affairs Director revealed that the Island would receive about eight containers of sugar next week due to increased production in the past few weeks.

Frederick said because Saint Lucia received two containers of sugar last week, the stock had to be managed to ensure availability.

In addition, she told reporters that to mitigate future shortages, Saint Lucia has contracted other suppliers within the region.

Frederick also declared that sugar is price-controlled.

As a result, she asserted there was no reason for price gouging or hoarding.

“We will be getting sugar. We have procured enough to ensure we do not have a shortage,” Frederick stated.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Because the suppliers are having low crop quantity? Thats definitely not true unless yall stop buying from guyana. Its not the first time there is a shortage of sugar for no apparent reason. Govt needs to allocate their funds properly and have more than one supplier

  2. @The Crow …sugar is not only for households, but for certain businesses as well to make their products. Lack of sugar is holding back their production.

  3. If i were the manager of commerce or the PM I would be embarrassed that such a statement made the news. Is like we a country that have starvation or war

  4. “Frederick explained that the suppliers had been experiencing low crop quality and did not want to ship a commodity that would undermine their reputation”.
    Never believe this… it is false information and the person who think of saying such, just exposing how incompetent they are.
    First and foremost, St. Lucia is part of the WTO, you mean to tell me these blood suckers inside there do not know how to do marketing research. Look every few weeks you +/- fuel and LPG to your citizens. In you all crack skull, can you publish a list of all the WTO countries that produces sugar? Foolishness have catastrophic consequences.

  5. Where on earth you ever heard sugar is giving diabetes..st Lucian’s educate you all selves and move the political narrative shame

  6. @Lab, of course. It goes without saying that sugar is not just for households. However, it doesn’t matter who the intend consumer (household or business), the end result is the same. People will get diabetes, diabetes, diabetes. This thing is no joke. Because a good percentage of our population have diabetes or have the trait, or have it but just don’t know it.

  7. Diabetes is not only caused by sugar.

    – Lack of regular exercise.
    – Don’t drink enough water especially under the hot sun.
    – Not enough quality sleep.
    – Poor diet, you buy a plate of food and its 3/4 ground provisions which is carbohydrates/sugar and a little piece of protein. Too much alcohol consumption which is a ton of sugar. Everything we eat is full of sugar.

    We need a culture change in some regards to help improve health and decrease crime.

  8. Suddenly it’s all about the Director of Commerce while Emma is hiding. If it were complimentary news the politicians would be at the forefront!

    Imagine a news article celebrating sugar in island. The bar is set really low for this lot!

  9. This is one terrible misconception that sugar is the cause of diabetes. The body needs sugar in moderation in order to function properly. We get sugar in our bodies from different sources. Those who are sugar sugar diabetes, diabetes seat all day long eating tonnes of mangoes pineapple, eating a plate of dasheen, yam, potatoes and then go to bed without doing anything to help the body metabolize these foods, then want to blame sugar.

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