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Dec 2, 2014

Cansino says all efforts will be made to avoid taking the matter to the streets

While there is optimism and a willingness by B.S.C.F.A. to compromise, there is also a real possibility that things won’t end favorably, as has been the case in the past where negotiations have collapsed midstream and both sides find themselves back at the starting point.  If that should be the case, says Cansino, cooler heads will have to prevail and all efforts will be made to avoid taking the matter to the streets. 

 

Isani Cayetano

“If you guys don’t get what you want by then and the farmers decide it’s a no go, the question is aren’t you back and square one and the time is running out.”

 

Ezekiel Cansino, Chairman, Committee of Management, B.S.C.F.A.

Ezekiel Cansino

“That is true if we don’t get nothing tomorrow we will be at square one but we have the confidence and the support of the government, they will take a stronger intervention on this matter.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“There has been a lot of dialogue wither on the part on ASR/B.S.I. or on the part of B.S.C.F.A., when does a call of action comes into play? When do you guys say you know what, the time for talking is up and now it’s time to take some kind of decisive measure or action to make your point be known.”

 

Ezekiel Cansino

“To tell you the truth the administration level haven’t yet consider that to be an option up to now.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Say then that you are going through this as peacefully and as calmly as possible?”

 

Ezekiel Cansino

“Yes we are trying our best and we are willing and are in good faith to ask them to come to the table because we have experience from year s ago and we don’t want to go back to that again.”

 

 

This evening, ASR/B.S.I. sent out a three-line press release saying that the Tower Hill Sugar Mill has completed its annual repairs and is now ready to commence milling operations for the 2014/2015 crop once the start date has been agreed. 

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4 Responses for “Cansino says all efforts will be made to avoid taking the matter to the streets”

  1. george alamilla says:

    Someone,please try to explain the logical.if you buy sugar cane from anyone,how is it that they are still owners of the bagasse.If I buy oranges from a citrus farmer and after extracting the juice from it,I decide to make oil and cleaners from the orange skin.According to Belize, I owe the citrus famer for the extra money I made with the orange peel.one more example.I buy milk from the Mennonites for sale to others,but then I decide to make ice cream,yogurt,cream cheese and other varieties of cheese,again according to Belize I will owe the Mennonites extra money from the original sums paid.How is it that before the Co-generation plant they did not come out requesting the baggasse.I will tell you why.It was worthless.I say according to Belize,because a lot of people agree with that argument in Belize.Show me where I am Wrong.

  2. Teddy Steinway says:

    100% of Belzeans who are not caneros agree that the bagasse belongs to the mill. ASR could tell the caneros to come pick it up at the back door if they want it.

  3. eloy ozaeta says:

    Get a life Mr. Steinway. I guess that you are not savvy enough to understand the principles of business. Who are you to represent 100% of the Belizean populous.

  4. eloy ozaeta says:

    Cane pricing is “the” most important factor in developing Belize’s sugarcane industry, because of equity and profitability (a fair division between miller and grower). Equitability is necessary due to the fact that Belize has a significant amount of small farmers and the monopoly of a company such as ASR/BSI. As a result, safeguarding equitable distribution of proceeds from sugar and other by-products should be given serious consideration.
    The system currently in place is not built to divide the economic gains of sugar and it’s by-products between the company and farmers. And so, an alternative formula is necessary to bridge the shortcomings of system. This new formula should be devised in such a manner that both farmers and corporation receive more reasonable shares of the proceeds.

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