October 30, 2023

BSI announces highest sugar cane prices ever; will generate approximately $20 million, $6 million more than 2022

“BSI informed the cane farmers’ associations that the final cane price for the 2023 crop is $86.28 per ton of cane,” said a BSI press release [...]
October 26, 2023

Ashley Rodriguez makes it half-dozen, Belize running over Turks & Caicos Islands in Concacaf Women’s Nations League in Turks and Caicos Islands

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize are pounding Turks and Caicos Islands mercilessly with a devastating 6-0 whipping in Concacaf Women’s Nations League in Turks and Caicos Islands.
October 24, 2023

Santander Sugar Group announces 400 job openings for 2024 sugarcane harvest season

In addition to these opportunities, Santander is offering free training sessions for those interested in learning to operate tractors and harvesters. What's more, participants have a [...]
October 21, 2023

In face of sugar contraband, Agriculture Minister Jose Abelardo Mai says sugar price increase is ‘right thing to do’; says it’s unfair for sugar industry to subsidize Guatemalans, Mexicans

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Since February, Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI)/ASR Group and two of the four sugar cane farmers associations, the Progressive Sugar Cane Producers Association (PSCPA) and the [...]
October 21, 2023

BSI, 2 sugar cane farmers associations propose $0.25 hike on white, brown sugar to curb price disparity, contraband, and benefit sugar cane growers

Back in February, BSI asked Prime Minister John Briceño to increase the controlled price of brown sugar by $0.26 from $0.39 to $0.65. That was followed [...]
October 18, 2023

Sugar contraband to Guatemala, Mexico increased in 2023; causes shortages at stores, supermarkets

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: If you’ve been to the store lately and have not been able to get your usual supply of sugar, you can blame [...]
October 5, 2023

BSI addresses concerns over sugar shortages in Belize

While sales figures for brown sugar have remained stable, BSI has reported a notable 21% surge in the sales of their Plantation White Sugar (PWS) compared [...]
September 28, 2023

Prime Minister vows help for flailing major crops as economic growth dragged down

As we reported on Wednesday, Belize produced $5.016 billion in goods and services for 2022, an increase of $402.9 million from 2021.