December 23, 2023

Battle lines drawn in sugar industry: BSCFA tells farmers not to deliver cane under “open agreement,” BSI/ASR says they will receive fair payment

Following Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR)'s announcement of the start of the season on December 28 on Friday, with an "open agreement" with farmers [...]
December 22, 2023

New sugar crop starts on December 28 with “open agreement” between BSI/ASR, farmers of BSCFA

In a statement issued today, BSI/ASR said that its mill at Tower Hill, Orange Walk, "is open to receive cane from all farmers, including members of [...]
December 14, 2023

Stores are rationing sugar; Agriculture Minister Jose Mai says sugar volumes are dangerously low, may only last to Christmas

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Due to the present scarcity of sugar, that has been blamed on the contraband trade to the neighbouring countries, stores around Belize have [...]
December 14, 2023

Economic growth in third quarter dragged down by off-seasons in agriculture, manufacturing sectors

Belize produced just under $1.2 billion in goods and services for July to September 2023, up 3.4 percent from the same period in 2022. The tertiary [...]
December 8, 2023

Belize Sugar Industries Limited dissatisfied with delay of 2023-24 sugar cane season start

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) said, in a statement issued dated December 8, that it is dissatisfied with the Sugar Industry Control Board [...]
December 7, 2023

Sugar shortage continues to affect Belizean consumers; contraband to Guatemala, Mexico to blame

A run through Belize City Ladyville stores in search of brown sugar a couple of weeks ago proved futile. Only white sugar, and in limited amounts, [...]
November 24, 2023

Sugar industry facing deadlock: Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association calls on Government to assist in obtaining a fair deal agreement with Belize Sugar Industries

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The sugar industry in Belize is facing a deadlock as the main stakeholders, Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries [...]
November 23, 2023

Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining offers a four-year “extension” on BSCFA Commercial Agreement before start of crop season

Shawn Chavarria, BSI/ASR Director of Finance, outlined the terms and why it’s a good deal: “Following the significant improvement that we’ve made at the factory, in [...]