Archive for the ‘rum’ Tag
The Wray and Nephew plant on Spanish Town Road In Kingston has been on fire tonight. At first they were saying the fire was under control and the rum was safe, now it seems the fire has spread to the warehouses containing the rum.
The photos looked pretty dramatic and it’s being reported that he Prime Minister has gone down to the scene.
If all that rum has gone up in smoke, that’s bad news all round.
It’s not known how it started yet.
The US is shedding its car industry staff, the UK’s unemployment increases as high street shops there go bust, Jamaica is laying off workers at the wray and nephew rum factory – god, things must really be bad in JA!!
If ever there were a sign that the Jamaican economy is in serious trouble this is it!
46 workers are reported to have been laid off just before Christmas and they have been protesting outside the factory. Angry scenes prompted the police to come out and calm the situation.
It is indeed a sorry state of affairs. Usually in times of downturn, alcohol sales increase as people look to drown their sorrows! But I imagine that the dent in tourism to Jamaica is largely to blame for the decreasing sales figures of rum.
The workers are complaining that the unions were not consulted and some have been in service for 10-15 years and are not happy with their settlement or the timing of this decision.
Maybe the government of Jamaica should be considering a bailout plan!?