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Antigua reject claims on imported flour

Published:Thursday | April 24, 2008 | 3:26 PM

The Antiguan government has rejected claims that the quality of flour imported from Guyana is not the same as that offered by St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.

Trade Coordinator in the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ambassador Clarence Henry, is accusing some bakers of seeking to derail the government\'s plan to import flour at a cheaper price from sources within CARICOM.

The Baldwin Spencer administration has reportedly been battling with mills in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States since January, to prevent a pending increase of 36 percent on the price of flour.

Mr. Henry said they have until July to report to the Heads of Government as they seek to source flour at a cheaper price.