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Dec 15, 2022

Final Tally of Damages to Crops Still Being Worked Out

Jose Abelardo Mai

Several farmers in rural Belize and Cayo districts mainly suffered losses in crops due to Hurricane Lisa on November second. Today, the Minister of Agriculture, Jose Abelardo Mai, told reporters that the final tally of the overall loss is still being worked out.


Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security & Enterprise

“We have submitted a complete comprehensive report to NEMO. I think that will be made anytime now. That was submitted, that was the procedure. We did a damage assessment for the agriculture sector.”


Marion Ali

“Okay what’s the figure and what districts?”


Jose Abelardo Mai

“Oh, I can’t give you that figure but we’ll have a report and I will give it to you because it has been changing every day new reports come in – I think sometime a week and a half ago so I want to look at that carefully before I release it, but I can give it to you. That’s no problem.”

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