Tag Archives: 'sugar industry'

Cañeros to sign  “with a heavy heart”

Cañeros to sign “with a heavy heart”

ORANGE WALK–Certain observers of the current sugar industry conflict between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), which is owned by American Sugar Refineries (ASR), the largest sugar refining company [...]

Court grants leave to hear Teck’s request for writ of mandamus

Court grants leave to hear Teck’s request for writ of mandamus

BELIZE CITY–The Supreme Court of Madam Justice Shona Griffith became the latest staging ground for the standoff between cane farmers and BSI/ASR, which have been unable to come to an agreement so that this year’s sugar [...]

PM says sugar dispute should be resolved “before the year is out”

PM says sugar dispute should be resolved “before the year is out”

BELIZE CITY–The mills at the Tower Hill sugar factory remain dormant today since the disagreement between the local cane farmers’ association and the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI)/American Sugar Refineries (ASR) is yet to be resolved, but [...]

Cañeros to BSCFA: “Roll the Fairtrade money!”

Cañeros to BSCFA: “Roll the Fairtrade money!”

ORANGE WALK–Although there might have been a breakthrough resolution in an effort to get the sugar industry back on its feet during a crucial meeting between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and a fraction [...]

BSCFA yields; tentative sugar agreement reached

BSCFA yields; tentative sugar agreement reached

BELIZE CITY–Cañeros are scheduled to meet this Sunday, December 14, and, if all goes well, they will accept a 7-year commercial sugar agreement that was brokered today between principals of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association [...]

“Déjà vu” in sugar industry

“Déjà vu” in sugar industry

BELIZE CITY–Instead of overseeing the delivery of freshly harvested stalks of sugar cane to the Tower Hill milling factory in Orange Walk Town today, which was designated as the optimal date for the start of the [...]

BSCFA employs remedial measures to tackle child labor violations

BSCFA employs remedial measures to tackle child labor violations

ORANGE WALK–This past July, FLO-CERT, the inspection and certification body that oversees compliance with Fair-Trade standards in more than 70 countries, placed the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) on a 6-month probation based on a [...]

BSCFA, BSI discuss upcoming sugar season

BSCFA, BSI discuss upcoming sugar season

ORANGE WALK–While there may still be no finalized commercial agreement between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI)/American Sugar Refineries (ASR), representatives of both parties met with the Sugar Cane [...]

New sugar deal “in the works”

New sugar deal “in the works”

ORANGE WALK–At this time, the two main partners in Belize’s sugar industry, namely the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize Sugar Industries/American Sugar Refineries (BSI/ASR), are working on a proposed commercial agreement to [...]

BSCFA and BSI meet to hammer out new commercial agreement

BSCFA and BSI meet to hammer out new commercial agreement

ORANGE WALK–Officials from the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) convened at BSI Staff Club yesterday in an effort to work on engagements for a new commercial agreement which is being [...]