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Tires burn on road as sugar impasse continues into another day and tensions continue to rise

Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2024. 8:13 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) has announced that it will continue to hold out on delivery of sugar cane after the latest counterproposals and proposals were rejected.

The latest proposal from Government via Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) is for a three-year contract rolled over after two years pending appointment of the Commission of Inquiry into the sugar industry, but sticking points continue to be the removal of throughput and terminal charge fees and the Fairtrade premiums – BSI/ASR wants farmers to pay part of the former and can’t by their terms of license pay the latter, but BSCFA refuses to pay any of the former and want all of the latter.

The BSCFA’s trump card is its 50 percent of cane production without which the mill will not hit estimated production targets, but BSI/ASR says it has records that some of its members have been delivering cane in defiance of their leaders’ dictates.

Earlier this afternoon along the San Victor Road, and this evening outside the SIRDI office in Buena Vista, tire fires have been set as cañeros continue to burn, literally, at what they feel is a betrayal by the current administration. Traffic continues in the area as police wait for firefighters to arrive from Corozal Town to put out the blaze.

 

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