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Good news for cañeros – for now

Good news for cañeros – for now

ORANGE WALK–After receiving the disappointing news that sugar conglomerate Tate & Lyle Industries will probably only be buying a minimum of 10,000 tons of Fair-trade sugar from local cane farmers for the next sugar crop season, [...]

Bagasse negotiations on hold

Bagasse negotiations on hold

ORANGE WALK—In spite of major hurdles at the start of the year, the 2013/2014 sugar crop harvest turned out to be one of the best seasons yet; however, the impasse between the factory owners Belize Sugar [...]

Cañeros “outraged” at BSI’s 51-cent bagasse proposal

Cañeros “outraged” at BSI’s 51-cent bagasse proposal

The farmers do not believe the sugar company, BSI, is acting in good faith In a unified show of defiance today, local cañeros gave an outright “thumbs down” to a proposal which was made by factory [...]