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B.S.C.F.A. Victorious in Sugar Impasse

Tonight, the B.S.C.F.A. and B.S.I. have yet to officially sign an agreement, despite members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association accepting the terms of the latest proposal on Thursday. [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Says B.S.I. Using Intimidation Tactics

Before an agreement was reached, attorneys for B.S.I. sent a letter to Elvis Reyes, Chairman of the B.S.C.F.A., threatening the association with a lawsuit over B.S.I.’s economic losses. In the [...]

Sugar Impasse was Peaceful

And another winner in the sugar impasse is the Belize Police Department. During the intense negotiations and heightened emotions that resulted in the burning of tires on the highway, there [...]

U.D.P. Not Impressed with Briceño’s Band-aid Sugar Solution

The United Democratic Party remains critical of the Briceño administration amid the outcome of the deadlock between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and B.S.I.  While a three-month timeline has [...]

U.D.P. Says B.S.C.F.A.’s Euphoria will be Short-lived

Notwithstanding what appears to be a positive outcome for the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow says that it’s difficult to share in the joy of the [...]

Fred Ortega: “PM Briceno is Behaving Very Weak.”

Following our newscast on Wednesday night, another round of interviews was conducted with executives on the Committee of Management of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association.  Among them was Alfredo [...]

Fred Ortega, “That is not negotiations.”

Continuing with his disapproval of the prime minister, Ortega went on to compare Briceño to the head of a household and acknowledging what ought to be his responsibilities to the [...]

Is Agriculture Minister Concerned About His Personal Safety?

On Wednesday, we showed you a throng of angry caneros when they encircled the Minister of Agriculture’s vehicle as he attempted to leave from the SIRDI compound in Orange Walk [...]

Disgruntled Cane Farmers and Their Vote

Chief Executive Officer Oscar Alonzo was also present following a meeting of the B.S.C.F.A. on Wednesday night.  While the issue of politics was raised by Alfredo Ortega in the preceding [...]

C.E.O. Oscar Alonzo, “Our sin is that we question.”

While the sugar industry remains in a state of crisis, C.E.O. Alonzo spoke to the membership of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and how they have remained resolute throughout [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Addresses Delivery of Cane by Other Farmers

C.E.O. Alonzo also discussed briefly the delivery of sugarcane by farmers who are not members of the B.S.C.F.A.  He also spoke on the idea that was put forward by People’s [...]

Ministry of Agriculture Addresses Alleged Contraband Sugar

We also spoke with Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai who told reporters that for the consignment of sugar to be cleared for export, an export license would have to [...]

Will An Agreement be Met in Ongoing Sugar Impasse?

Tension in the north remains high and everything is being done by the Belize Police Department to prevent the situation between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, A.S.R./B.S.I. and the [...]

B.S.I Says Meets with N.T.U.C.B Over Impasse with B.S.C.F.A

While the B.S.C.F.A. has discouraged its farmers from delivering cane, some of the association’s members have still taken around three hundred thousand tons of cane for milling. The B.S.I today [...]

B.S.I Officials Meet with Government Officials

The B.S.C.F.A has basically drawn a line in the sand and one of the messages being sent is that while the majority of its members have not delivered cane, it [...]

B.S.I Explains Throughput Fees

The B.S.C.F.A. is also upset over what it says are unjust throughput charges proposed by A.S.R/B.S.I. in the temporary open agreement.  The association claims that it does not include the [...]

Will Government Buy Back B.S.I?

The impasse has been in the news for several weeks and today on the P.U.P.’s Vibes Radio and T.V., the party’s Chairman, Henry Charles Usher said that the government might [...]

U.D.P. Blames Briceño Administration for Mounting Sugar Woes

The United Democratic Party has also weighed in on the sugar debacle in the north.  This afternoon, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow met with reporters briefly to discuss the unpredictable state [...]

Is PM Briceño Out of Touch with Northern Caucus?

According to the Leader of the Opposition, the writings had been on the wall long before the issue escalated to where it is presently.   Shyne Barrow, Leader of the [...]

Caneros Block Philip Goldson Highway Amid Tensions in Sugar Belt

Prime Minister John Briceño is presently out of the country and the situation in Orange Walk remains volatile where the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association and its membership met with [...]

BSCFA Chairman and Agriculture Minister Address Caneros

Earlier today, BSCFA Chairman Elvis Reyes addressed the gathering and so did Orange Walk South Area Representative and Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai.

NTUCB Joins BSCFA’s Call for Urgent Sugar Impasse Solution

Turning back to developments in the north where sugar industry remains in crisis at the start of a new crop.  Late this afternoon, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, joined [...]

Police Keeping the Peace in Orange Walk amidst Tensions between B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A.

There was a heavy police and military presence on the ground in Orange Walk on Thursday, while members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association protested through the principal streets. [...]

ComPol Says B.D.F. Soldiers on Standby

According to Williams, B.S.C.F.A. members will continue to be allowed to peacefully demonstrate. If things get out of hand and emotions run high, Belize Defence Force soldiers will intervene as [...]

2023 Sugar Crop Off to Another Rocky Start

There was a buzz of activity in the sugar belt this morning where stakeholders across the industry met in various pockets to discuss the fickle state of affairs at the [...]