Speaker Of The House Signs MOU With FOPREL And SICA

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Laura Tucker Longsworth, travelled to El Salvador to p...

New International Flight Headed To Belize

There's a new international flight headed to Belize, this time coming from Minneapolis, Minnesota lo...

224 Farmers Graduate From Farmers Field School

This afternoon a special graduation ceremony was held for 224 cane farmers who participated in the S...

  • Speaker Of The House Signs MOU With FOPREL And SICA

    Friday, 07 September 2018 02:44
  • New International Flight Headed To Belize

    Friday, 07 September 2018 02:46
  • 224 Farmers Graduate From Farmers Field School

    Friday, 07 September 2018 03:09

On Sunday the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association held their Annual General Meeting where the association’s Board of Directors discussed a number of issues with its membership. High on the agenda was the proposal of the Belize Sugar Industries Limited to pay cane farmers 51 cents per ton of bagasse. Proposal which cane farmers rejected resoundingly.

 

BSI is of the mind that cane farmers are not receiving the right information hence their rejection for the 51 cents payment. In order to disseminate their information to cane farmers, BSI met with members of six branches and even requested that they have representation in Sunday’s AGM. Sources told us that the company wrote a letter to the BSCFA requesting that they form part of the meeting’s agenda thus having an opportunity to address cane farmers. To date we are unaware if BSCF responded to BSI’s letter.

 

What we do know though, is that BSI had representation at the AGM, not as a company but as a cane farmer. As you may well be aware the company is a registered cane farmer under Research and C.G.P. So that gave them all rights to participate in Sunday’s meeting and opened a window to set the record straight.


Screen_Shot_2014-07-22_at_7.44.22_PMOlivia Avilez- Cane Farmers Relations


“Ellos quisieron estar aquí para que ustedes puedan clarificar cualquiera pregunta que ustedes querían hacer, quisieron estar aquí se los pidieron a los señores de la Asociación y yo pienso siendo una persona que he estado con la Asociación yo pienso que ustedes tenían muchas preguntas para hacerle a BSI y que ellos debían que contestarles eso es todo y no podemos hacer ningún comentario como BSI negociador no podemos hacerlos solo estamos aquí como caneros.”


According to Avilez, representatives of BSI/ASR wanted to be at the meeting to address any questions that cane farmers might have had.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.