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G.O.B. Says They Will Adhere to Process

As far as it is known, no fines have been imposed on the Spanish company for violating the EPZ status despite warnings by the Ministry of Trade and Investment. So [...]

Celebrating the Fishermen

The Wildlife Conservation Society, Fisheries Department and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism launched “Fisherfolk Month” today in Belize City.  All month long, WCS and its partners will host a number [...]

Government Weighs Decision on Santander Violations

Will the Spanish sugar-producing company, Santander, be fined for violating the conditions of its Export Process Zone certificate for releasing plantation sugar in the local market? We asked that question [...]

Santander to Pull Back on Sugar Sales, Seek Government Approval

Santander Sugar Limited has broken its silence on the debacle it is facing, accepting that it did not comply with the conditions of the Export Processing Zone Certificate.  That violation [...]

Trade Minister: Santander Jumped the Gun on Sugar Sales

Santander, the Spanish multinational operating in Valley of Peace, is again in hot water, this time for illegally producing and introducing plantation white sugar into the local retail market.  Tonight, [...]

Sugar Confiscated, Fine Coming

News Five understands that the supplier of the Santander sugar is DV Distributors, which may be connected to the Vega Empire. Santander’s move to proceed with production and the retail [...]

Company Not Even Empowered to Produce Plantation White Sugar

Minister Panton says that Santander has met with the Ministry of Trade, but is also requesting a meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, even though it has already violated the [...]

Sugar Associations Question Agriculture Minister

As the issue continues to heat up, three associations; Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, Progressive Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Corozal Sugar Cane Farmers Association are seeking a meeting [...]

P.U.P.’s Jose Mai Sides with Cane Farmers

The Opposition People’s United Party has weighed in on the topic, from differing angles. Orange Walk South area rep Jose Mai, who is a cane farmer and staunch supporter of [...]

Julius Espat Says Be Careful with Santander

Cayo South area rep Julius Espat provided an alternative view focusing on the economic development provided by Santander in his area. He notes that farmers in the Cayo District have [...]

Santander Sugar Faulted for Selling in Local Market

There is a developing story tonight in the sugar industry. Santander, the Spanish sugar miller located in the Valley of Peace area is reportedly selling sugar in the domestic market. [...]

Picking Your Favorite Fisherman

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partner agencies want to recognize fisherfollks who are doing good work in the fishing industry. Two outstanding fishers will be awarded along with [...]

Tests to Determine What’s Killing Fish in O.W., Ambergris

One week ago, we reported on the apparent pollution of the New River in the area of Orange Walk Town as well as villages to the north and east, including [...]

O.W. on Alert after Fish Kill Exposed in New River

Residents of Orange Walk Town and surrounding villages are on alert tonight as the New River has suffered another fish kill. Hundreds of river fish such as tilapia and tarpon [...]

Belize Welcomes Potential Cacao Investors from Belgium, Netherlands

Today, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service is hosting an inbound mission from Belgium and the Netherlands that is here to learn about the cacao industry and explore opportunities [...]

Port of Belize Gets New Area for Quarantine Treatment

Today, the Ministry of Agriculture officially opened a quarantine treatment arch at the Port of Belize in Belize City. The new arch is part of a wider effort done across [...]

B.S.I. Tests Sugar Cane Quality

The third payment for sugar is looking lower than anticipated, according to industry sources. But today millers up north are finding ways to boost efficiency. American Sugar Refinery and the [...]

Belizean Fisherman Iginio Canto Bacab Remains in Custody in Livingston

As of news time, Belizean fisherman Iginio Canto Bacab of Caledonia, Corozal District, remains in custody in Livingston, Guatemala, charged with illegal capture of lobster. His hearing is set for [...]

Plant World Nursery to Stabilize Citrus Industry

The citrus industry continues to face turbulence, having to deal with HLB disease and low production at the factory.  But there is a glimmer of hope for the Citrus Growers [...]

C.G.A. Fighting to Save Plant World Nursery from Receivership

There is mounting trouble in the citrus industry in the south. Already facing a significant decline in production, down to three million boxes, the news tonight is that the Citrus [...]

Citrus Greening Takes Toll on Industry

Citrus production will see a sharp decline of almost seven hundred thousand boxes of oranges this year, down from three point two million in 2017.  That downturn is being attributed [...]

How Nursery Can Still Save Citrus

Despite its financial woes, all is not doom and gloom in the citrus industry.  There is optimism to report from the Plant World Nursery project.  C.E.O. Anderson believes that once [...]

Trio Including Belizeans Held for Out-of-Season Lobster in Guatemala

We regularly report on nationals of Guatemala and Honduras caught in Belizean waters with illegally captured produce, but rarely in the other direction. But according to Guatemalan media reports, on [...]

Banana Titans Unable to Prove Case in Court

The fallout over the designation by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control of banana businessman John Zabaneh as an alleged drug trafficking kingpin continues. While he is no [...]

Citrus Revamps after Diminishing Production

Belize’s citrus industry has been on the decline. Productivity has diminished significantly over the past years. This reduced production is consistent with global trends with global citrus producers in decline. [...]