The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) has been experiencing excessive delays in receiving a major shipment of onions which was due to arrive in the island last Friday, December 2.
According to a BADMC official, the situation was further compounded by industrial action at the Trinidad and Tobago Port where the containers are awaiting trans-shipment.??
He disclosed that the Corporation was expecting another shipment of onions which will be available this week. In addition, the official added that the Corporation had sourced onions from an alternate supplier in order to ensure that adequate supplies were available in time for the Christmas holidays.
The BADMC has assured customers that its officers are working feverishly with the supplier and shipping agent in order to rectify this situation in the shortest possible time.
The Corporation has apologised for any inconvenience that customers may experience due to the delayed shipment.