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Mar 20, 2015

Jack Charles Imports Rice from Guyana Amid Self-sufficient Local Market

Jack Charles

Businessman Jack Charles of Extra House Supermarket issued a statement today confirming that he is the businessman who wants to import rice into the country even though Belize is self sufficient on the staple.  Charles writes that last September it came to his attention that the price of rice ranged from one dollar and twenty cents to one dollar and forty cents per pound.  According to Charles, he called the CEO of Agriculture and expressed his concerns about (quote) unfair and unjust profits shared by a group of few producers (unquote) and requested that the price should be controlled at sixty nine cents per pound. Because he did not get a response, Charles writes that he began the process to import rice from Guyana to retail at the lower price of sixty nine cents which, he claims, would afford him a ten percent profit.

 

 

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4 Responses for “Jack Charles Imports Rice from Guyana Amid Self-sufficient Local Market”

  1. ned says:

    Sure you can import trash rice and retail it in Belize for .69 cents a pound. Our local producers go to hell and then next year we import for 2.00 smart move

  2. Marckbze says:

    there’s got to be something in it for him. nobody will do something for nothing of for a few cents.

  3. Belizean Pride says:

    WHERE IS THE LOGO “BUY IN BELIZE BUILD BELIZE ” ? ANYWAYS THIS GUY ISN’T A HUNDRED PERCENT BELIZEAN SO WHY CARE ABOUT OUR LOCAL PRODUCERS. I DON’T AGREE WITH THIS GUY’S IDEA. WHAT ARE THE LOCAL GROWERS INTENDING TO DO AGAINST THIS MADNESS?

  4. Mari says:

    Lets support our local rice farmers. They have been there for us and we will be there for them because when thing make a turn for the worst in Guyana and the stop producing rice, then were will we be getting our rice? Support local enterprises in Belize!!

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