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2018/2019 Sugar Cane Crop Opens While World Sugar Prices Continue Declining

The mills at the A.S.R./B.S.I. factory at Tower Hill cranked up this morning to give way to the 2018-2018 sugar cane crop.  Production is expected to be in the range [...]

An Antibiotic Awareness Forum

The Belize Agricultural and Health Authority and the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization convened yet another round of discussions with stakeholders in the agricultural [...]

A 1-Health Approach to Avoiding Bacterial Resistance

According to Drug Inspector Samira Gongora, antibiotic resistance can occur in humans and animals. The long term effect of its misuse can potentially lead to the eradication of the population [...]

An Agriculture Conference for Belizean Farmers

The first annual Tropical Agriculture Conference is being held at the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds in Belmopan.  The event hosted by Regeneration International and Regeneration Belize commenced with [...]

Was Dr. Carlos Itza Fired for Speaking Out?

Chairman of the Sugar Control Production Committee, Doctor Carlos Itza has finally heard from the Chairman of the Sugar Industry Control Board, Gabriel Martinez. But the letter gave him his [...]

Allegations of Mismanagement at Sugar Industry Control Board

Chairman of the Sugar Cane Production Committee, Doctor Carlos Itza, is speaking out against what he describes as mismanagement at the Sugar Industry Control Board.  Doctor Itza is calling into [...]

Dr. Carlos Itza Says S.I.C.B. Should be Audited

According to Doctor Carlos Itza, S.I.C.B. manages millions of dollars every year. He says that for the cane farmers to understand the gravity of the alleged mismanagement, an audit should [...]

Belize Agro-productive Sector Group questions rice donation from Taiwan

A donation of rice from Taiwan has come under fire from the productive sector. The ten thousand sacks of grain were delivered on August twenty-second to the Minister of Human [...]

P.U.P.’s Jose Mai Says Taiwan’s Rice Donation Will Hurt Local Producers

Taiwan’s rice donation on Wednesday has some local rice producers up in arms. This is according to the P.U.P.’s Orange Walk South Area Representative, Jose Abelardo Mai.  Mai says he [...]

Minister Anthony Martinez Defends Taiwan’s Rice Donation

Defending Taiwan’s rice donation was Minister Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez. The Minister says that anyone would prefer cash donation but in this case, the ten thousand bags of rice was donated [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Acquires Tug Boat Valued $1.2Million

Belize Sugar Industries Limited has acquired a tugboat valued at one point two million Belize dollars. The tugboat now renamed “Shuga Pride” will be used to transport sugar one hundred [...]

10,000 Sacks of White Rice Gifted to Belize from Taiwan

Belize produces rice, but today, a donation of ten thousand bags of rice was made to the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation and Poverty Alleviation through the Taiwan Rice [...]

BSI Invests Another $40 Million in Value Added Production

The Belize Sugar Industries has announced that it will invest an additional forty million dollars over the next eighteen months to improve efficiency and further increase value-added production to the [...]

Tate and Lyle Should be Paying for the Freight, Not Farmers says P.U.P.

There seems to be a widening rift between cane farmers in the north and the millers, American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industry. It has to do with the cane price estimates [...]

B.S.I. Rep. Responds to Assertions Made by Jose Mai

This evening, the Cane Farmers Relations Manager for A.S.R./B.S.I., Olivia Avilez, stopped by News Five to clarify the miller’s position on the matter. She contends that the charge is much [...]

Agriculture Ministers Across Central America Meet to Discuss Animal Health

Since assuming the pro tem presidency of the Central American Integration System at the end of June, the Government of Belize has taken up a number of responsibilities as it [...]

Local Farmers and Producers Onboard with SICA Agriculture Initiative

According to Hulse, Belize’s agro-productive sector is fully onboard with the SICA initiative. The visiting ministers were also given a tour of facilities in the Spanish Lookout and stopped in [...]

An Agriculture Survey to Determine the Number of Farmers and Their Produce

A countrywide survey is being conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture to gather information on the number of farmers actively partaking in the agro-productive sector, as well as the crops [...]

Decade Old DoE Debt Continues to Haunt BGA

There is legal trouble brewing in the banana belt.  News Five has confirmed that an outstanding debt, going back almost eleven and a half years, is owed to the Department [...]

Sugar Prices at an All Time Low Shake Up the Lifeblood of the North

The effects of the low second payment to farmers, is being felt across the north. On Tuesday, the Belize Cane Farmers Association said the payments throw the industry in crisis. [...]

B.S.I. Has Its Eyes on CARICOM to Open New Markets to Sell Sugar

According to B.S.I., the opening of new markets is key to the future of the industry. The company is providing about eleven to fifteen thousand tons of sugar to the [...]

Second Payment for Sugar Cane is Low; B.S.C.F.A. Says the Industry is in Crisis

The final price for sugar is in and the estimated value for the 2017-2018 crop is not sweet news for farmers who will be paid an estimated forty-five dollars and [...]

A Pilot Escapes Grave Injury After Crash Landing Crop Duster in More Tomorrow

There was a report of a downed aircraft this morning in the vicinity of More Tomorrow in the Cayo District.  On arrival at the scene of the crash, police discovered [...]

Minister Godwin Hulse on Santander: ‘The Offence is Not that Egregious.’

In June, the multimillion-dollar international company, Santander was slapped with financial fines by the Export Processing Zone Committee. This was after it was discovered that Spanish company had been selling [...]

Conch Season Coming to a Close

The conch season is closing from July first through to September thirtieth. During this period, anyone found in possession of the conch will be fined.  The Belize Fisheries Department says [...]