August 19, 2023

Sugar industry: Commission of Inquiry to go ahead following court ruling; Government to begin dialogue with Belize Sugar Industries Limited

For now, the Executive is seeing a conciliatory approach to working with Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) after its representatives wrote the A.G. indicating [...]
August 8, 2023

High Court judgment removes restriction on individual farmers delivering sugar cane

Presiding Justice Patricia Farnese found that the requirement in the Sugar Act that to deliver cane farmers have to be members of an association of cane [...]
June 20, 2023

Cane farmers receive 1 million grant for fertilizer

BSCFA says it has been fighting after thе withholding оf Tate and Lyle Sugars (ТLЅ) tо рау Fаіrtrаdе prеmіumѕ оn Fаіrtrаdе ѕugаr ѕоld frоm Fаіrtrаdе еlіgіblе [...]
June 19, 2023

BSI/ASR – BSCFA relations in deep freeze; millers file injunction on new sugar regulations

The entities worked under an interim agreement for the 2022-2023 crop and work toward finalizing a new agreement by the start of the 2023-2024 season.
June 16, 2023

Labor, climate woes dent sweet success for King Sugar in 2022-2023 crop

It could be the difference between crossing the million-tonne mark of cane delivered to the factory and falling short for the first time in years, with [...]
June 15, 2023

Sugar crop 2022-2023 is complete; performance below expectations

By 12 noon today, Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) will close its gates to further deliveries.
May 18, 2023

Belize Sugar Industries Limited/ASR tangles with Government on new sugar license regulations

“What we are seeking is disclosure,” Mai told reporters on Wednesday, tracing the roots of the dispute to the revelation that BSI/ASR has allegedly been withholding [...]
May 18, 2023

Cabinet approves fertilizer subsidy for members of Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association; Opposition objects

But the Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) complains that this is not fair to other cane grower associations and other agro-industries which also use fertilizer.