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December 29, 2021

BREAKING: Cane farmers say no; blockade continues at Tower Hill

Chairman of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Andy Westby and director Alfredo Ortega barely needed to poll farmers at the site for their response, based [...]
December 29, 2021

BREAKING: Blockade of sugar factory suspended, negotiations continue says Prime Minister

“What I am prepared to tell you now is that the cane farmers, their leaders have agreed to remove the barrier from in front of the [...]
December 29, 2021

Prime Minister, Agriculture Minister try to end impasse to sugar crop

Minister Mai told BBN a short while ago that meetings would continue this afternoon as they await a response from the Florida-based owners of ASR.
December 29, 2021

Agriculture Minister says no elections in 9 years and expelled farmers are at the core of internal feud in Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association

Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai spoke to us by telephone explaining that it all stems back to the situation that exists within the CSCPA – they [...]
December 28, 2021

BREAKING: Cane farmers block entrance to BSI; cane delivery comes to an abrupt halt

We understand that the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) has resolved not to deliver its cane as called on by BSI/ASR this morning after not [...]
December 28, 2021

Start of cane season marred by “violent altercation;” BSI issues condemnation

A statement from Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) maintains that the act "was completely unwarranted as all farmer associations have agreements granting full access [...]
December 26, 2021

2021-22 sugar cane crop delayed but set to begin on Monday, December 27

An estimated 1.35 million tons of cane is available to be milled, but there remain questions about whether all of it will come in and whether [...]
December 24, 2021

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association readies for sugar crop, pushes for longer negotiating period for Commercial Agreement

But there is still one loose end according to the BSCFA, who sent out a press release this afternoon advising its members to obey the Sugar [...]