The Government of Belize has issued its latest Cabinet Brief. The release notes that Cabinet subcommittee chair, Kareem Musa, has with the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and Belize Sugar Industries, with the goal of charting a path forward for the sugar industry. Musa reported that both sides have expressed the determination to reach a fair and transparent resolution to the impasse for the good of the industry and that serious discussions between parties are ongoing based on good faith, and not tension. Cabinet also announced that the process to resume the payment of performance-based increments to public officers has commenced. There was unanimous agreement that moving forward, increments must be based on actual performance, and every discussion with the Joint Unions must include the implementation of a comprehensive and objective appraisal system. The release notes that Cabinet gave its recommendation for amendments to the Law Revision Act to better reflect the current state of the law with respect to Money Laundering and the Terrorism Prevention Act. In closing, Cabinet gave its approval for the ratification of the World Trade Organization Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies, which will establish new global rules for eliminating harmful subsidies and protecting global fish stocks.