: ' sugar'

A new era for sugar –amendments take effect

BELMOPAN, Wed. Jan. 21, 2015–Amendments to the Sugar Industry Act, approved by the House of Representatives on Monday and the Senate on Tuesday, were signed into law by Governor General Sir Colville Young and published in [...]

Open letter to SICB and GoB

Dear Editor, I must write on the fact that it is clear that at no time the Sugar Industry Board (SICB) has intended to act in good faith and do what the law requires it to [...]

PUP condemn PM’s stance in sugar dispute

BELIZE CITY–Since last Thursday when Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave his blessings to the formalization of a new association/s to replace the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) – a 55-year old institution that acts as [...]

Belize economy loses millions due to crop delays

BELIZE CITY–Belize’s sugar exports netted the country $30 million less in 2010—a year of major upheaval in the industry—than it did the year before, and indications are that the Belize economy lost millions in production and [...]

Cañeros grapple with Fairtrade money troubles

ORANGE WALK–Over 5,300 cañeros have issued a demand to their leadership to apportion to them $4 million, despite warnings from executives and officials of their association, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA), that this would [...]

BSI/ASR plays hard ball!

ORANGE WALK–Just last week, we reported on the plight of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and its long, drawn out efforts at negotiation with factory owners Belize Sugar Industries (BSI)/American Sugar Refineries (ASR) in [...]

The other side of the saga within the sugar industry

ORANGE WALK–In what has now become a disturbing period of uncertainty within one of the country’s most vital economic pillars, the besieged sugar industry, and just eight weeks away from the scheduled commencement of the 2014/2015 [...]

55,000-ton bomb dropped on cañeros!

ORANGE WALK–On Tuesday of this week, Tate and Lyle Sugars, a member of the American Sugar Refineries (ASR) group, dropped a bombshell on local cañeros when they announced, in a letter to the farmers, that there [...]

120 to 125 tons of sugar sweeten the sea in Corozal

COROZAL TOWN—A Belize Sugar Industry barge carrying about 120 to 125 tons of sugar from Orange Walk Tower Hill Sugar Factory to Belize City sank in the area of Cerros in front of Corozal Town, and [...]