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January 8, 2024

BREAKING: Deadlock broken – BSCFA and BSI/ASR sign new 2-year commercial agreement after face-to-face meeting

For the first time in some time, negotiations which concluded late tonight at the Yo Creek Agricultural Station featured representatives of both BSCFA and BSI/ASR face [...]
January 8, 2024

BSCFA membership blocking Philip Goldson Highway as leaders ask for more time

Members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) are still awaiting, impatiently, word of the final obstacles removed for the signing of an interim commercial [...]
January 8, 2024

BSCFA farmers back on picket line over additions to interim commercial agreement

Again the holdup according to the BSCFA is changed language offered by Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) seeking to narrow the role of Hugh [...]
January 7, 2024

Inked agreement in sugar industry still not signed as farmers told to wait

In an urgent notice the BSCFA writes, "The contract with BSI has not yet been signed for reasons that BSI [Belize Sugar Industries Limited] has made [...]
January 4, 2024

BREAKING: Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association accepts final proposals to end sugar stand-off

The BSCFA leadership is currently reporting to members the results of today's negotiations, which are as follows: first, a two-year commercial agreement, with no extension beyond [...]
January 4, 2024

Latest proposal to BSCFA being analyzed but cañeros remain firm

Latest reports say another proposal brokered by Prime Minister John Briceño is being considered by the legal team of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA).
January 4, 2024

Opposition United Democratic Party accuses Prime Minister of cutting and running from ‘sugar cane crisis’

It compares the situation to the Prime Minister’s vacation over the Labour Day weekend in May of 2021 when there were major protests by trade unions. [...]
January 3, 2024

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

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 [...]