By Aaron Humes: There appears to be a late development up north as according to Prime Minister John Briceno, Belize Sugar Industries Limited and Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association have put together an interim agreement to re-start the sugar cane season.
On social media the P.M. said a short while ago, “Starting the new year with a demonstration that the best interest for industry and nation always can prevail. Today, Belize Sugar Industries and the cane farmers of Belize delivered an agreement. This is a win for both sides, the overall sector and national economy. With the crop season now set to start both sides will proceed timely to realizing a full agreement amenable to all sides. Led by the Prime Minister, the Government played its role ensuring that the stakeholders kept dialogue open and production resumed.”
Meanwhile, Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai was pictured delivering the news to cane farmers along with BSCFA chairman Andy Westby and fellow parliamentarian Ramon Cervantes Jr.
He said, also on social media: “All praises due to God! Trucks are now unblocking pending the signing of the extension of the interim agreement.!! We are awaiting the signed copy from the attorneys!! We pray that 2022 will be better for all; the industry at large!”