Over 100 workers at Appleton Estates made redundant

Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier

The jobs of over 100 workers at Appleton Estates in the southern Jamaican parish of St. Elizabeth were made redundant on Wednesday.

While several workers are hoping to continue working on a contractual basis, the exercise will have an impact on families in the nearby communities of Thornton, Aberdeen, Siloah, Balaclava and Lacovia.

Appleton Estates, which is owned by Campari, reported significant financial losses during the 2014/2015 crop.

Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier, will on Thursday address concerns about the redundancy exercises at some sugar factories.

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