GROCERY shelves in Dominica will soon be stocked back with sugar from Friday.
Amidst rumours of a sugar shortage on the island, Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) stated that there was a delay in the arrival of sugar and that there was no shortage.
Dominica News Online (DNO) reported that DEXIA’s Commercial Manager Brenda Francis advised the public not to panic.
Francis said, “The vessel arrived today (Thursday) and as we speak, they are bringing in some containers of sugar to the premises right now and we are going to unstock some of these containers today. We are out for about a week or so because there were certain delays in the shipment but there is no shortage. There is a difference between a shortage and having a little logistic problem.”
DEXIA is the only importer of sugar to Dominica.
“There was no reason to alarm the public and put anything out on the media to say we do not have sugar. There was no shortage, just a delay and we didn’t see the need to announce that because people would panic buy,” Francis said.
Francis added that panic buying contributed to shortages in some stores since some persons bought more than usual.
And she promised that DEXIA will continue to provide for the nation in a timely manner with honesty and transparency, DNO reported.