December 6, 2021

Senate does not advance amendment to Sugar Industry Act after social partner Senators line up against it

Leader of Government Business Senator Eamon Courtenay, recognizing that the Government did not have a majority to pass the bill, elected to leave it in the [...]
December 6, 2021

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices drop significantly for the first time this year

The LPG Act as amended inter alia provides for energy security, quality assurance, and transparent prices by means of a legislated pricing methodology. The recent decrease [...]
December 5, 2021

Largest Cane Farmers’ Association praises Government, says they’re ready for season

On the latter, the BSCFA was full of praise for Prime Minister John Briceño’s declaration that the 2021-2022 crop will commence in December 2021. The government [...]
December 5, 2021

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association points finger at fellow cañeros over Sugar Industry Act amendment

The amendment clarifies provisions relating to elections of association bodies and regularizes the processes of presenting complaints to the Sugar Industry Control Board and if it [...]
December 4, 2021

“The last choice:” Government moves to legislate intervention in sugar association disputes.

Incumbent Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai, introducing the amendment at Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, said Belize’s gains – and position in the [...]
December 4, 2021

Two sugar associations complain after Sugar Industry Amendment Act passed

Apparently feeling targeted, the associations say they wrote the Sugar Industry Control Board and the Minister of Agriculture and Food Security as well as other key [...]
December 2, 2021

Christmas Cheer – Without it, will this be the most wonderful time of the year?

One of the singular projects of the Barrow administration was its “Christmas Cheer” program, routed through the Ministry of Human Development. Area representatives would submit requests [...]
December 2, 2021

BEL announces power outage in Stann Creek District on Sunday

The areas to be affected by the power interruption are Silk Grass, Hopkins, Sittee River, Sittee Point, Silver Creek Airport Road, Kendall, Texbel Farms, Maya Center, [...]
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