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  • 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
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    Friday, 07 September 2018 03:09

BSIAt the top of the newscast we told you about Tate and Lyle’s decision to reduce the amount of Belize’s sugar sold to the European Market under Fair Trade from 50 to 60 thousand tonnes to a minimal 10,000 tonnes for the 2014/201 5 crop season.


Cane farmers did not receive the news well since it signifies a major loss in Fair Trade premiums and as mentioned by the Vice Chairman of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, Committee of Management, Alfredo Ortega, they are of the idea that Tate and Lyle seeks to pressure cane farmers into accepting BSI’s proposal of 51 cents payment per ton of bagasse, with the latest move.


Presently, the negotiations between the miller and the producer are at a standstill and It seems that is not about to change.

Alfredo Ortega- Vice Chairman BSCFA, COM

“Recibimos una carta de BSI que les mandamos después de la junta del Board que se llevó acabo la semana pasada, se les mando una carta a ellos pidiéndole una audiencia para el 28 de este mes de Agosto sin embargo mandaron a decir que no podían en esa fecha pero el 5 de Septiembre si pero también se les hizo pedidos de ciertos reportes y dijeron lo mismo que no pueden proveerlos con esos reportes para que así podamos tener en claro lo que estamos buscando en esta situación y vuelven con lo mismo que no pueden proveer ese tipo de información porque es información confidencial de ellos así de que hoy se va hacer una junta para tomar una decisión en relación de esa carta si es que vamos air o no vamos a ir.”

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