December 20, 2022

BSI/ASR proposes another interim agreement to get sugar crop started

The Sugar Industry Control Board (SICB) has suggested a start date of December 27 for the season pending agreement by both sides.
December 17, 2022

Control Board informs sugar industry stakeholders of tentative date for season start – December 27

The result of that meeting is that the "Board has passed a Resolution that the 2022-2023 crop start date is December 27, 2022 with the proviso [...]
December 17, 2022

Sugar crop season start will likely be delayed; mediation, mill readiness among issues to be settled

The main issue continues to be the ongoing mediation between BSI/ASR and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association (BSCFA), led by attorney and licensed mediator Julie-Ann [...]
November 16, 2022

Belize Sugar Industries agrees to Mediator, awaiting Cane Farmers next move

By Aaron Humes, Orange Walk Town: Director of Finance for Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) Shawn Chavarria offered the latest lengthy rebuttal to the [...]
November 16, 2022

BSI/ASR targets December 19 for start of new crop season

Tended by human hands, it rouses to provide the nation with sustenance both economically and aesthetically.
November 10, 2022

BSI/ASR, Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association at odds over mediator in commercial agreement dispute; Agriculture Minister insists crop will start on time

On Wednesday while participating in assisting with the post-Hurricane Lisa clean-up in the Old Capital, chairman of the Orange Walk Branch of the Association and outspoken [...]
November 9, 2022

Sugar cane farmers paid the highest prices in five years as BSI/ASR makes pitch to keep commercial arrangement

This is the third and final payment for farmers for the concluded 2021-2022 season, derived from the overall final price of $70.78, an increase of $16.22 [...]
October 18, 2022

BSI/ASR writes the book on ‘raising cane’

But those in the know say the differences between them may be critical to the future of the industry.