January 3, 2024

Blockade resumes at Buena Vista, Corozal as farmers await word from Ministry of Agriculture; P.M. cuts Vatican trip short

Members of the Association briefly attempted to prevent Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai from leaving the area with a human chain and are demanding that the [...]
January 2, 2024

BSCFA Buena Vista blockade cleared; BSI/ASR responds on Wednesday

According to Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai who addressed the Association’s general membership meeting, Prime Minister John Briceno is in contact with the principals of American [...]
January 2, 2024

Trio of cane farmers associations calls on Government to ensure they can deliver cane

The Progressive Sugar Cane Producers Association (PSCPA), Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association (CSCPA), and Northern Sugar Cane Growers Association (NSCGA) remind that they have valid commercial [...]
January 1, 2024

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association to meet on Tuesday amid feelings of stalemate

Despite Government negotiators confirming that there has been some budging on the issue of the length of the Commercial Agreement and the handling of the Fairtrade [...]
January 1, 2024

Sugar impasse continues – Port fees now at center of dispute between BSCFA and BSI

In an interview with Independent Journalist, Joseph Budan, O’Brien said that on Friday the two sides agreed in principle to a two-year agreement with an option [...]
December 31, 2023
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Why Belize must import white sugar from U.S. for now

It seemed unthinkable, but then so did the idea that locally produced sugar was much more greatly valued in Guatemala and Mexico than at home – [...]
December 28, 2023

As 2023-2024 sugar season begins, last throw of the dice for commercial agreement between BSI/ASR and BSCFA

There remains an impasse over the payment of Fairtrade premiums, which BSI/ASR says is the provenance of Tate and Lyle Sugars (TLS), which has the Fairtrade [...]
December 27, 2023

BSCFA calls on Prime Minister to “exert authority,” broker extension of interim agreement before crop season starts

“We are deeply disappointed in your lack of disposition to ensure a fair and impartial agreement for the BSCFA farmers, which represent almost 60 [percent] of [...]