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Barbados: Getting closer to a new sugar industry, says Weir

Government declared Wednesday it is moving to transform the over 300-year-old sugar industry from being heavily subsidized to a robust economic driver built on sustainability.

Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir made the declaration as a new Chinese-made sugarcane harvester was handed over to the ministry.

In brief remarks, Weir thanked makers Zoomlion, who is based out of the Hunan Province, and the Chinese Embassy for making the donation possible. He said that the sugar industry was in the midst of a restructuring that will see it grow considerably to the benefit of all Barbadians.

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