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CARICOM traders protest port quarantine department closure

Grenadian protestProduce traders from Grenada protested yesterday at the port of Port of Spain.

They called for compensation after being denied access to their goods at the facility.

The situation arose yesterday morning after the President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke shut down the plant’s Quarantine Department, which is responsible for clearing the goods.

The Caricom traders claimed that they were trying to earn an honest living and complained that the strike action by the Quarantine officers would cost them.

One trader revealed that they were told that they were not going to get their goods until today and lamented the fact that she had produce that could spoil.

The traders were insistent that they be compensated by the Minister of Agriculture, stating that the quarantine in Grenada should have been contacted and appraised of the situation.

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