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Special Chicken Cuts Scarce, but Not for Long

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the productive sector, but today poultry producers confirmed that whole chickens are not in short supply at the grocery stores.  But chicken parts are and [...]

Enhancing Sugarcane Farmers Resilience to Natural Hazard Events

Another loan brought before the upper chamber was for one million thirteen thousand U.S. dollars from the C.D.B. for sugar cane farmers to restore production, following the effects of the [...]

Monies to Invest in Productivity of Farmers

But Senator Mark Lizarraga was quick to crunch the numbers concluding that the million dollars for the drought is not enough because it works out to only about three hundred [...]

Farmers Vs Valley of Peace Farms Ltd. in Land Dispute

Back in March we told you about the land dispute between the Valley of Peace Farms Limited and the Valley of Peace Farmers Association. The Association is made up of [...]

Loan for Cane Famers Not Enough

The C.D.B. Enhancing Sugar Cane Farmers Resilience to Natural Hazard Events Loan motion was also tabled in the House on Friday. It is for one million U.S. dollars and the [...]

A Backyard Farm for Food Security During a Pandemic!

COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture has been felt across the country – putting lives and livelihoods at risk from this pandemic. While the spread of virus is contained in [...]

Fishermen Meet to Discuss Price of Lobster!

It’s June fifteenth, an important date on the calendar for fishermen. It means it is the start of the lobster season. But this year, fishermen are not happy about the [...]

Small Business Owner Gets Creative to Survive COVID-19 Impacts

Last week we told you about enterprising chocolatier Julio Saqui of Che’il Mayan Chocolate in Maya Center Village.  Tonight, Saqui shares his experience on the hardships COVID-19 has created for [...]

Lobster Season Opens June 15th

Lobster season is set to open on Monday, June fifteenth and already fishermen are saying that the lobster will not fetch a good price on the market.  We reached out [...]

Celebrating Fisherfolks in June

The lives of fisherfolks are usually celebrated with several events throughout the year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fisherfolk Planning Committee was forced to scale down its activities. [...]

Rice Farmers Lose Millions Due to Flooding

The floodwaters have caused serious damage to the agriculture sector. In the north, fields of sugar cane are underwater and last week, A.S.R./B.S.I. was forced to suspend milling until the [...]

Belize to Import Cabbage to Meet Demands

Valley of Peace Farmers are also having a difficult year. First, the drought devastated their crops and now heavy rains have damaged sixty percent of their cabbage plantation. More than [...]

160K Heads of Cabbage Destroyed by Floods!

As flooding continues around the country, Valley of Peace farmers say that more than half of their two hundred and sixty-four thousand heads of cabbage has been damaged by flood [...]

Valley of Peace Farms to Veggie Farmers: ‘It Wasn’t Me!’

As you heard, the farmers believe that the flooding of their fields was worsened because of the sugar fields in neighbouring farms belonging to Valley of Peace Farms Limited. But [...]

Valley of Peace Farmers Take Triple Hit; Need Urgent Help!

The farmers are reeling right now from the losses as a result of the floods – but this loss cuts deeper, according to President of the Valley of Peace Farmers [...]

The Cacao – Opportunities for Maya Center

We introduced you to the Saqui family on Tuesday.  In tonight’s story, we share with you how the family in Maya Center Village uses the cacao to bring community benefits, [...]

Sugar Industry in Crisis

Opposition Leader John Briceño says that the sugar industry in the north is in crisis. The A.S.R./B.S.I. factory at Tower Hill has temporarily halted milling due to the inclement weather. [...]

More than Organic, Traditional Chocolate Bars!

Tonight we take you back down south to Maya Center Village for part two of our story with Julio Saqui, the co-owner of Che’il Mayan Chocolate. Making authentic and organic [...]

Milling Halts at the B.S.I. Factory

The A.S.R./B.S.I. factory did its final milling around four before it closed temporarily to do some maintenance work. As we reported on Tuesday, the closure is directly related to the [...]

Drought Woes for Sugar Industry; Relief “Soon Come!”

This heavy rain is but only one climate related issue for the sugar industry. As you’ll recall, last year the industry suffered a serious drought and in the last couple [...]

Grains and Sugarcane Fields Flooded in the West!

Many crops are under water due to recent flooding to Tropical Storm Cristobal that formed in the Bay of Campeche. Locally crops and grains are being affected in the west and [...]

Chocolate Making – a Mayan Art Form!

The history of the cacao in the Mayan culture dates back to thousands of years ago. The cacao beans or seeds were used for trading and also used in drinks, [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Suspends Milling Due To Inclement Weather

In the sugar belt, A.S.R./B.S.I. in consultation with the four cane farmers’ associations decided to temporarily halt milling due to the downpour. The four associations were told in writing of [...]

Rice Farmers Affected by Flooding

Another industry that is taking a hit due to the weather is the rice industry. According Jose Abelardo Mai rice farmers in Orange Walk South are in distress as they [...]

New Laws Restrict Cultural Practice of Fishing in Coastal Communities

And going back to the south, when we spoke with Wil Maheia today he shared that one of the restrictions has been very tough for residents to deal with in [...]