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Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association Disputes ASR/BSI Report on Handling Fees

The Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association (BSCFA) says that Belize Sugar Industries (ASR/BSI) did not properly
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Sugar Cane Farmers to Access Financing for Replanting Program

Farmers from the Progressive Sugar Cane Producers Association (PSCPA) will have greater access to financing
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Opposition Leader Agrees with Sugar Cane Farmers’ Call for Inquiry

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow says he agrees with the Belize Sugar Cane
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BSCFA Continues Pressure on PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to call on Prime Minister Briceno to force
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Prime Minister Caught in Crossfire as BSI/ASR Rejects Sugar Inquiry

And with BSI/ASR’s denouncement of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), it seems Prime Minister John
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BSCFA upset over PM Briceno’s comments

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is once again unhappy with the government; this
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Belize Secures $50 Million Grant for Sugar Industry Enhancement from

Belize was selected among eleven countries for a fifty-million-dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Pressures Government Over Unfulfilled Promises

While the Briceno administration is looking to invest heavily in the sugar industry in the
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Local White Sugar Returns to Shelves: Government Addresses Scarcity and

Local white sugar is expected to return to the stores’ shelves today.  The announcement came
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Santander Belize Offers Sweet Solution to Sugar Shortage

As the government contemplates a price change for sugar, and as local consumers’ only option
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GOB Commences Establishment of Commission of Inquiry for Sugar Industry

The Government of Belize has commenced the establishment of its Commission of Inquiry into the
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White Sugar Import Arrives in Belize

White sugar is expected to hit the store shelves come tomorrow.  It is not the
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High Court vindicates former Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association Vice

Former Vice-Chairman of the Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association Everaldo UK says he has been
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BSI and BSCFA still have don’t have an agreement

The number of farmers protesting has dwindled in the north, but despite that dip in
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BNTU Expresses Discontent Over Government’s Handling of Sugar Cane Farmers’

President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU), Jorge Mejia, was on the ground earlier
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Sugarcane Deal in Limbo: Delay Caused by Typo Sparks Concern

It was some 24 hours ago that the sugarcane farmers were in a celebratory mood
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PM Briceno’s Swift Intervention Resolves Belize Sugar Impasse: Two-Year Deal

This brokered 2-year deal comes after six days of flaring tensions, two roadblocks, and strenuous
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Sugarcane Protests: A Calm Week Amidst Historical Tensions, Police Commissioner

The recent protests and clamor among the sugarcane farmers this past week is nothing new
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Belize Post Office Employee Caught Smuggling Sugar

An employee of the Belize Post Office is facing hefty fines after he was caught
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BSCFA Concerns with Tate & Lyle Fair-Trade Agreement: Three Main

Turning back to the sugar concerns, as we reported earlier, the government will be assisting
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Prime Minister Briceno Cuts Vatican Trip Short Amid Sugar Industry

Prime Minister John Briceno is back home after canceling his trip to the Vatican City. 
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BSCFA Highlights Concerns Over Throughput Charges in Sugar Agreement

One of the points of contention that the BSCFA has brought to the forefront is
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Opposition Leader Barrow Blames Government for Sugar Industry Turmoil

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has attributed the chaos in the sugar industry
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Sugarcane Farmers Block Philip Goldson Highway in Protest

Sugarcane farmers have taken things up a notch by blocking vehicles from traversing a portion
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Other Sugarcane Associations Condemn BSCFA’s Highway Blockage Amidst Harvest

As we reported, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) has entrusted the northern caucus
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Sugar Season Kickoff Sees Slow Start Amidst Protests: Belize Cane

It was a highly anticipated day for stakeholders in the sugar industry as many wondered
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Sugar Crop Season to start on Thursday despite BSI/ASR –

Despite the BSCFA’s refusal to deliver cane, BSI/ASR says the sugar crop season will begin
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Sugar Crop Season in Limbo: BSCFA Farmers to Protest, Demanding

Tonight, the start of the next sugar crop is in limbo.  Instead of getting the
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Belize Sugar Crop Season Set to Commence on December 28

The country’s sugar crop season is set to start on December 28, after a slight
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Sugar Industry Clash: Belize Sugar Industries Limited Disappointed with Delay

The Belize Sugar Industries Limited, the government, and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association are
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Stands Firm on One-Year Deal

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) remains adamant about signing only a one-year commercial
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Government Mediates Dispute Between Sugar Cane Farmers Association and BSI/ASR

The Government of Belize says it continues to mediate the bitter dispute between the Belize
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Sugar Production Remains Slow Due to Rainy Weather

Today marked day two of the new sugar cane crop season. And, as the wet
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BSI/ASR Urges Cane Farmers to Check Crop Before Delivering to

The Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refinery (BSI/ASR) is tonight reminding farmers to check the
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New Sugar Cane Crop Season Commences

Turning now to the north of the country: After several weeks plagued by uncertainty, the
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BSI/ASR Says Every Day Counts When Starting the New Crop

The new sugar cane crop season was initially proposed to commence on Monday, December 19;
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BSI/ASR Supports GOB’s Proposal to Revise Sugar Industry Act

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture is looking to review and revise the Sugar Industry Act
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BSCFA speaks about delays and need to amend the Sugar

The largest sugar cane farmers’ group, the BSCFA, are expected to be in the queue
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Miller and Farmers Hope to Finalize New Agreement in Twelve

Although the sugar cane crop season is off to a start, the disagreements between the
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No Need for GOB to Intervene in Sugar Industry Negotiations

Earlier in the news, we heard Prime Minister, John Briceño, say that the Government will
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