Jamaica may import cement to address domestic shortage
The decision to move in this direction was made by the country, following recent discussions with Caribbean Cement Company, a local cement manufacturer. Caribbean Cement will also import the product from its affiliated company, Trinidad Cement Limited.
"They indicated that they wish to take measures to alleviate a shortfall due to repair work in their bagging department, and I have given them permission to import from Trinidad and Tobago enough cement that will carry them over this period of repair," said a government statement.
Caribbean Cement has also suspended cement exports and diverted those supplies to offset the shortage in the local market, especially in western Jamaica.