Constructed in south Trinidad by the Colonial Company, this sugar refinery would be the largest in the British Empire and the most efficient on the island producing over five thousand hogsheads of sugar in its first year of operation.
Other small estates would be modernized by the company at this time, but according to Historian Gérard Besson “not enough investment in the scientific knowledge about cane cultivation” would be made. Rail transport would be rapidly developed in south Trinidad in the coming years in order to get freshly cut cane to the factory on time.
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