December 8, 2021

BSCFA rejects latest commercial agreement proposals

In a statement, the BSCFA said BSI proposed a 60 to 40 ratio across the board in respect of raw sugar sold to the European Union [...]
December 8, 2021

Leaked letter suggests BSCFA needs to reach agreement with BSI or risk decertification from Fairtrade; not so says the BSCFA

The letter suggests that per Fairtrade standards there must be a binding purchase contract between a member and a producer. Failure to maintain one would result [...]
December 6, 2021

Corozal Sugar Cane Farmers Association issues clarifications on “propaganda campaign”

According to the CSCPA, it has not expelled any members in 2020 or 2021. Rather, following a re-registration exercise completed in October, 596 members remain on [...]
December 6, 2021

Progressive, Corozal Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association thank senators for voting down sugar industry amendment

The relieved duo repeated that the amendment “would have had dire implications for the freedom of Cane Farmer Associations to manage their affairs and also concentrated [...]
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 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 1, 2021

Government makes case to start sugar crop on time, negotiate commercial agreement

Cabinet has resolved that while it is unlikely that such an agreement can be reached before the crop starts, the crop must start nonetheless, and that [...]
November 26, 2021

BSI/ASR commissions water cooling and treatment facility to help restore New River

Some of the blame was placed on leading industrial giant Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) for not properly treating its waste from factory operations.