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Supreme Court Green Lights Cane Farmers’ Application for Writ of Mandamus

Cane-farmers, those called the “radicals” by Prime Minister Dean Barrow, this morning got a green light from the Supreme Court to argue for an Order of Mandamus against the Sugar [...]

Did PM Barrow Get It Right on Sugar Industry Act?

“Foolishness on top of foolishness…nonsense placed upon stilts.” – Those words were used by the Prime Minister on Thursday to describe the notion by farmers, described by him as radicals…that [...]

BSCFA Director Says Caneros Are Being Cornered Into Signing Agreement

We note again that the impact will be felt on the ground by farmers, not by attorneys in a Courtroom. The reality is that as things stand now, there is [...]

BSCFA Chairman Ezequiel Cansino Finds Himself in Catch 22

Ezequiel Cansino is the overall head of the largest cane-farmer branch in San Estevan, responsible for one hundred and fifty tons of cane. He is in the unenviable position of [...]

Can Farmers Deliver Cane Without Signing Agreement?

So the sugar cane industry is in turmoil and as we said at the beginning, nobody knows what will happen next. If the wish of government and ASR/BSI comes true, [...]

Cargo Vessel Towed Into Port After Experiencing Mechanical Problems

Turning to other issues, a cargo vessel en route to Belize has been grounded off the coast of the city since the beginning of the week when it began experiencing [...]

Omar Figueroa Appointed Minister of State

Fresh off a huge win in Monday’s Cayo North by-election, Doctor Omar Figueroa is set to join cabinet. Following a special sitting of Cabinet, the office of the Prime Minister [...]

Green Tropics on Guatemalan Laborers

Earlier this week we told you about Guatemalan labourers lined up at the Western border to come into Belize to work. We understood then that they came in on one [...]

NTUCB Reaffirms Support for BSCFA

An organization has remained in the corner of the B.S.C.F.A. is the National Trade Union Congress of Belize which reaffirmed its solidarity with the farmers earlier today. The NTUCB demonstrated [...]

…Undisturbed by GOB’s Name-calling

The NTUCB has also caught flak for seemingly leading the BSCFA impetuously.  The release essentially goes on say that the NTUCB categorically refuses to fold under insults from government and [...]

Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Sugar Industry Crisis

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also weighing in on the sugar crisis and is calling for a peaceful resolution to the existing debacle focusing on the impact [...]

Port of Belize Affected by Negotiation Deadlock

Equally affected by the ongoing logjam is Port of Belize Limited.  The company does significant business with ASR/BSI and is experiencing cash flow issues as a result of the impasse.  [...]

PM Says Cruise Port Is Coming to Belize City in 2015

In his New Year’s address Prime Minister Dean Barrow made all manner of promises, government spending which he claims will rival and even surpass the unprecedented spending in 2014. There [...]

Champagne Paris Granted Bail for Burglary

Nineteen year old Porfilio Rodriguez also known as Vanessa Champagne is home tonight with relatives after spending the Christmas behind bars. Champagne spent plenty time last year before the courts [...]

2014 Court Session ends with testimony of Prison Officer

Late this evening, the Supreme Court took a half hour session to practice for the upcoming opening of the Supreme Court set to commence on Monday which traditionally kicks off [...]

PUC’s Initial Decision on Proposed Water Rate Increase

The Belize Electricity Limited announced earlier this week that it will be reducing electricity rates. But that saving will not be in your pockets for long because the other utility [...]

Chairman John Avery Explains Rate Setting

Avery went on to explain the rationale behind setting a rate that should last for the five-year period.   John Avery, Chairman, P.U.C. “We would not want to set a [...]