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Jan 7, 2015

Prime Minister Barrow Says B.S.C.F.A. Resolution is Outrageously Ill-founded

Following on the heels of Sunday’s meeting with cane-farmers, letters have been sent to both the SICB and the Prime Minister requesting intervention and immediate action. So far there has been no official response, nor to our knowledge, any meetings with the parties. But the Prime Minister has made no secret of his feelings on the resolution taken. And while all the farmers’ hopes and the future of the industry hinge on action by the SICB, the Prime Minister isn’t pulling any punches in the quarter either.


Prime Minister Dean Barrow

Dean Barrow

“The notion put forward and in fact supported by a resolution yesterday that somehow the government via the SICB can force B.S.I. to accept cane is an outrageously ill-founded notion. It just can’t happen. And so it means that there is not any crop…there is not going to be a crop until the matter is sorted out and quite frankly I am not sure when that is likely to be. The majority in the B.S.C.F.A. seem to feel that there can be a crop absent the signing of the agreement. I repeat that is absolutely impractical. That cannot happen. There is no way government can force BSI to accept cane absent an agreement. That is, I’m sorry to say it, a very foolish notion to entertain.”

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2 Responses for “Prime Minister Barrow Says B.S.C.F.A. Resolution is Outrageously Ill-founded”

  1. famer says:

    Dean Barrow, what “foolish notion to entertain”. Cane farmers are not saying not to start crop, they want the harvest cane, they are not saying not to an agreement, they are saying lets sign an interim agreement. Don’t try to divert things here. Can farmers are saying not to the agreement as it is right now which is not beneficial to the cane farmers. It’s BSI that doesn’t want to to sign the interim agreement, they want a seven year contract, take ownership of the cane. that’s the type of agreement BSI wants cane farmers to sign. Dean Barrow can’t and wont do anything caz government has its fair share at BSI/ASR. Cane farmers might need to resort to a last option!!!

  2. CEO says:

    You cannot for the crop to start but you can nationalize companies you want to…?

    I wish the farmers would have the cohones to plow this years crop under and see what will happen to the revenues and BSI’s fat rats.

    Hell with all these guys who do not care one drop about the farmers. This is what is done to farmers all over the world.

    Only if the farmers would think big enough to build their own factory and process their own sugar and cut BSI completely out.

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