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Price Of Poultry Up By Ten Percent

Another commodity that has seen a recent increase is poultry. Viewers might have taken note that the price of poultry increased by ten cents earlier this week. As a result, [...]

Women Cane Farmers Boost their Capacity, Graduate Field School

Today, a graduation ceremony was held for a group of female cane farmers who successfully completed the Women Farmers Field School.  Over the last twelve months, these women attended sessions [...]

Engaging the Youth through Technology in the Sugar Industry

While women make up just over forty percent of the registered farmers population, sixty percent of male farmers are above the age of fifty. Farming in the sugar industry is [...]

Good News on the 2022/2023 Sugar Crop

There is good news coming out of the north as it relates to the 2022-2023 sugar crop season. It was off to a rough start with the issues surrounding a [...]

Fairtrade Suspension to be Lifted

As we reported last week, Belize Sugar Industries Limited saw its Fairtrade certification suspended following an audit back in January that flagged the millers for noncompliance. According to a release [...]

S.I.B. Confirms Sharp Decline in Domestic Exports: Shrimp, Banana and Citrus

Earlier today, the Statistical Institute of Belize confirmed what has been previously reported by the Minister of Agriculture with respect to the underwhelming performance of various industries, including crude oil, [...]

Sugar Holds Its Own Amid Decline in Domestic Exports

While there have been sharp declines elsewhere in the agro-productive sector, sugar remains a viable commodity.  Over a twelve-year period, sugar exports went from roughly sixty million dollars in 2010, [...]

Owner of Salad Franchise Supports School Growing Veggies

Tonight, we bring you the follow up to a story we aired on a Look on the Bright Side only two weeks ago. Children in San Jose Succotz were growing [...]

Budget Debate: The Agriculture Sector and its Challenges

The agriculture sector shrunk in 2022, but continues to be one of the main economic drivers for the country. It employs tens of thousands of Belizeans and experiences direct growth [...]

Will Belize Export Poultry to Jamaica?

A team from Jamaica is presently in Belize on a fact-finding mission to determine whether poultry produced locally can be exported to the island nation on a commercial scale.  The [...]

$177,000 Lamanai Conservation and Preservation Project Launched

The Lamanai Archaeological Reserve was designated back in 1985; four years after Belize gained its independence. It is said to be the archaeological site with the longest occupational history in [...]

At Yemy Farm Belizeans Enjoy Farm Life and Fresh Produce

Tonight on Belize on Reel, we visit a family-owned farm in the Belize District that continues to grow in popularity for a variety of meat produce being delivered to your [...]

Minister of Home Affairs Heading Cabinet Sub-Committee on Sugar Impasse

The Minister of Home Affairs has been appointed to head a three-member Cabinet sub-committee that has been established to bring about a solution to the longstanding impasse between B.S.C.F.A. and [...]

The Resurgence of Big Falls Rice Mill after Six Years

The Belize Marketing and Development Corporation is focusing on the return of rice production in southern Belize. It’s been six years since the mill has not been churning, but earlier [...]

What Seasoning Is on That Meat? Indira’s Spices!

That homemade fried chicken or roast pork leg might have had you talking about just how tasty they were, but the secret behind that delectable goodness is the seasoning. And [...]

The Sargassum Onslaught Hits San Pedro

It’s been nine years since sargassum has been drifting to our shorelines, but based on the amounts that are drifting ashore and the broad stretch of beaches that has already [...]

Cabinet Decision: Commission of Inquiry on the Sugar Industry

Cabinet has made a decision, essentially acquiescing to the demand put forward by cañeros in the north, that a commission of inquiry be convened into the sugar industry. That decision [...]

Agriculture Minister: Inquiry Is Not to Dig Into B.S.I. Business

G.O.B. has said that it will not nationalize the sugar industry. But what will be the scope of the inquiry? Will the unresolved commercial agreement be settled?   Jose Abelardo [...]

B.S.C.F.A. “Thankful” For Cabinet’s Decision on Commission of Inquiry

We also heard from Alfredo Ortega, the Chairman of the Committee of Management at the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association. Ortega was among those leading the protest on Tuesday in [...]

Abi Mai: Controlled Price of Brown Sugar Needs to be Revisited

Prime Minister John Briceño has said that at this time an increase in the controlled price of brown sugar cannot be entertained due to the high cost of living.  Two [...]

U.D.P. Supports B.S.C.F.A.’s Call for Commission of Inquiry into Finances of A.S.R./B.S.I.

Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow marched in solidarity with members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association during a protest in Belmopan on Tuesday. He was there with [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Protests Against A.S.R./B.S.I

The ongoing dispute between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries culminated with a protest today in Belmopan under the scorching mid-morning sun. A.S.R/B.S.I [...]

Government Says It Won’t Nationalize the Sugar Industry; Sets Up Sub-Committee

The Government Press Office issued a press release in which it outlined, quite like Florencio Marin Senior indicated earlier, that Cabinet met with representatives of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers [...]

So How Far Is the B.S.C.F.A Prepared to Go to Get It’s Way?

If the protest staged in Belmopan today by the B.S.C.F.A does not result in a palatable agreement for them, Committee of Management Chairman Alfredo Ortega said they are prepared to [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Official Explains Why They Object Price Hike on Brown Sugar

While the government is lending its support to both sides to reach a happy medium on a commercial agreement, earlier today we asked the Chairman of the Committee of Management [...]