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Agricultural Production is Not Meeting the Demands of the Tourism Sector

Earlier this week, a meeting was held to present the findings of an Agri-Tourism study of Ambergris Caye. The twelve-month study looked at agricultural produce that is consumed by the [...]

Belize’s Sugar to Enter CARICOM Market?

For some time there have been continuous efforts to get Belizean produced sugar in CARICOM and now finally there has been a breakthrough. Agriculture Minister Godwin Hulse, on Wednesday, said [...]

G.O.B. to Finalize Sugar Exportation to Taiwan

There is also a strong possibility that locally produced sugar will be sold in the Taiwan market. Minister Hulse says there have been ongoing discussions for B.S.I. to export sugar [...]

2020 Sugar Cane Crop Season Finally Opens

The mills were cranked up today at Tower Hill, but the customary long lines of sugar cane trucks were missing. This year, because of a late start, production is taking [...]

Millions of Dollars in Losses as Sugar Cane Production to Drop by 30%

January fifteenth – that’s the date when the mills at the A.S.R./B.S.I. factory in Tower Hill, Orange Walk will crank up.  This afternoon, a meeting was held between representatives from [...]

How Does the Sugar Industry Bounce Back?

So how does the industry bounce back? Since there is no insurance for the cane farmers, the government had promised the disbursement of drought relief funds. While there are reports [...]

Quality Poultry Products Goes Green with Electricity

Demand for renewable energy has skyrocketed in recent years, particularly because of the global discussion around climate change and the impacts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.  The global [...]

2019 Sugar Crop Delayed Until January

Earlier you heard about the economic downturn, and now up north there the start of the 2019 sugar crop has been postponed until mid-January 2020 and it is expected that [...]

Apples for Kids; Keeping the Belize Camping Experience Alive

As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Red, sweet delicious apples have been imported by the Belize Camping Experience as part of their activities to raise [...]

U.S. Experts Challenging Belize’s Proposed Hemp Bill

Belize is in the process of establishing a hemp industry. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Dean Barrow during his Independence Day speech this year. According to the PM, [...]

An Integrated Sugar Market for CARICOM

A significant decision was taken at a recent regional meeting which is sweet news for sugar producers in Belize, A.S.R./B.S.I. and Santander.  After years of lobbying, the locally produced sugar [...]

Belize’s Sugar Exportation to CARICOM Members States a Reality

Belize has finally been successful in getting its sugar into CARICOM for export. Trade Ministers of the Council for Trade and Economic Development in November agreed that Belize, and other [...]

BAHA Tests Out its Containment Plans for TR4

In Thursday night’s newscast we showed you a part of BAHA’s plans to keep the deadly banana and plantain disease out of Belize. The preparation, as we reported, includes surveillance [...]

OIRSA Weighs In on Belize’s TR4 Prevention Strategies

BAHA’s efforts are not being done in isolation. It is part of a regional readiness effort, because if it gets into one of the countries the chances of it spreading [...]

The Emergence of the Seaweed Farming Industry

A grant initiative valued at two hundred thousand dollars was launched on Wednesday. The Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project is a joint initiative between the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE, [...]

BAHA Conducts TR4 Prevention Exercise at Entry Points

Back in August we reported about the alert in the banana industry in the south. The Belize Agricultural Health Authority had announced the detection of suspected Fusarium Wilt of bananas [...]

Plantings Importation Prohibited to Prevent Exposure to TR4

Another measure that BAHA has taken is to prohibit the importation of plantains. According to Garcia, this is a critical part of making sure that the disease doesn’t get into [...]

BAHA Conducts TR4 Containment Simulation on Banana Farm

So, as you heard just now, BAHA is testing their readiness in the event the disease is detected at the border points or on a farm in the country. Moving [...]

Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project Launched

The Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project was launched today in Placencia.  The project is a joint venture between the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE, and the Nature Conservancy Belize, [...]

Longtime Gillnet User Supports Ban of ‘Deadly’ Fishing Tool

The debate on whether to ban the use of gillnets in Belizeans waters continues tonight. Recently, a group of fishermen against the ban staged a protest in Dangriga by members [...]

Fishermen Meet in Dangriga to Support Gillnet Usage

There are two sides to the use of gillnets. In some quarters the use of the fishing gear is said to be harmful and dangerous but among others, the traditional [...]

Establishing Greater Market Access for Belizean Produced Sugar in CARICOM

As it relates to CARICOM, some of Belize’s agricultural products have made their way into the regional market. But even as discussions are ongoing to introduce Belize Sugar Industries’ plantation [...]

Will Belizean Sugar Be Exported to Taiwan?

While CARICOM is natural trading partner, Minister Panton says that Belize is looking at other opportunities outside of the CARICOM region to export the Belizean produced sugar. A delegation is [...]

Developing the Seaweed Industry in Belize

On Friday, BELTRAIDE made further steps to develop the seaweed industry by connecting producers, developers, and consumers. A ‘Ministerial and Private Sector Seaweed Mission’ took industry stakeholders to the seaweed [...]

A Bug is Wrecking Havoc in the Sugar Industry Up North

Still reeling from a prolonged drought in which farmers stand to lose as much as fifty million dollars; the sugar industry is now battling with a pest known as a [...]