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There is one pressing issue that is currently affecting the Sugar Industry which is the backbone of the Belizean economy. That issue is the $10.00 per ton of Bagasse that cane farmers are requesting BSI pay to them for the use of the product which produces energy. As you might recall, a few days ago the negations on the New Commercial Agreement fell through when BSI wrote to the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association informing them that they will not compensate cane farmers for the use of the Bagasse. Representatives of the BSCFA immediately requested an emergency meeting with representatives of Government, including the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize Gaspar Vega to chart a way forward. Not much came out of that meeting; though. However, the BSCFA kept pushing forward and requested a meeting with the majority owners of BSI, American Sugar Refineries. That meeting took place yesterday and from all indications it was a fruitful one.


Screen_shot_2013-10-18_at_7.47.08_PMAlfredo Ortega - Chairman BSCFA, COM


“Bueno nuestro punto le planteamos al equipo de ASR de que nuestra base de negociación es en relación al bagazo y eso es lo que queremos negociar con la gente de BSI y queremos de que se haga justicia de que haiga un beneficio al favor del canero ahora que el bagazo es utilizado como combustible para generar energía así es de que con esa base dialogamos con ellos ayer y el equipo técnico nuestro dio su presentación y dieron su punto técnico así a lo que refiere a la conversión de bagazo a energía.”


With the intervention of ASR Representative, Ricardo Lima, Chairman of the BSCFA, Committee of Management, Alfredo Ortega, is positive that negotiations will move forward.


Alfredo Ortega - Chairman BSFCA, COM


“Ayer en la junta que tuvimos con el señor Lima nos aconsejó de que iniciáramos el diálogo de nuevo con BSI y quedamos de acuerdo de que vamos hacerlos y hoy estamos mandando un Press Reléase y también le hemos mandado carta al equipo de BSI pero poniéndole una fecha para el 5 de Octubre para que así podamos iniciar el diálogo en relación al bagazo siempre también en visualizando de que terminemos esta negociación amigablemente adonde ambos lados podamos ganar y e iniciar un zafra venidera.”

The 2013/2014 crop is expected to commence on the 25th of November 2013. There is one pressing issue that is currently affecting the Sugar Industry which is the backbone of the Belizean economy. That issue is the $10.00 per ton of Bagasse that cane farmers are requesting BSI pay to them for the use of the product which produces energy. As you might recall, a few days ago the negations on the New Commercial Agreement fell through when BSI wrote to the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association informing them that they will not compensate cane farmers for the use of the Bagasse. Representatives of the BSCFA immediately requested an emergency meeting with representatives of Government, including the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize Gaspar Vega to chart a way forward. Not much came out of that meeting; though. However, the BSCFA kept pushing forward and requested a meeting with the majority owners of BSI, American Sugar Refineries. That meeting took place yesterday and from all indications it was a fruitful one.

 

Alfredo Ortega - Chairman BSCFA, COM


“Bueno nuestro punto le planteamos al equipo de ASR de que nuestra base de negociación es en relación al bagazo y eso es lo que queremos negociar con la gente de BSI y queremos de que se haga justicia de que haiga un beneficio al favor del canero ahora que el bagazo es utilizado como combustible para generar energía así es de que con esa base dialogamos con ellos ayer y el equipo técnico nuestro dio su presentación y dieron su punto técnico así a lo que refiere a la conversión de bagazo a energía.”


With the intervention of ASR Representative, Ricardo Lima, Chairman of the BSCFA, Committee of Management, Alfredo Ortega, is positive that negotiations will move forward.


Alfredo Ortega - Chairman BSFCA, COM


“Ayer en la junta que tuvimos con el señor Lima nos aconsejó de que iniciáramos el diálogo de nuevo con BSI y quedamos de acuerdo de que vamos hacerlos y hoy estamos mandando un Press Reléase y también le hemos mandado carta al equipo de BSI pero poniéndole una fecha para el 5 de Octubre para que así podamos iniciar el diálogo en relación al bagazo siempre también en visualizando de que terminemos esta negociación amigablemente adonde ambos lados podamos ganar y e iniciar un zafra venidera.”


The 2013/2014 crop is expected to commence on the 25th of November 2013.

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