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What was supposed to be the start of the new Sugar Cane Crop season is being prolonged since there is still a stalemate in the negotiations between both major key players. And with things coming ‘down to the wire’ the Prime Minister who was scheduled to be in Cuba for a CARICOM summit had to cut his visit short and flew back to address the pressing issue in the Sugar Industry. We’ll get into that shortly, but first after getting a “not so favourable” response from BSI/ASR on Friday, an emergency with Acting Prime Minister Gaspar Vega was held with the branch managers of the BSCFA. The two hour long discussion centered mostly on getting the crop season to start says Acting PM Gaspar Vega.

 

Screen_Shot_2014-12-08_at_7.53.53_PMHonorable Gaspar Vega– Acting Prime Minister

 

“We are insisting that everybody comes back to the table.”


Maria Novelo– Reporter


“Well, they did already again on Tuesday.”


Honorable Gaspar Vega– Acting Prime Minister

 

“Well they come back again and that is what they discussing that were the main focus of the discussion, details I cannot because it is negotiation, details that I don’t think it should be made public until the two parties, both BSI and BSCFA have an opportunity to meet again.”


Maria Novelo– Reporter

“Monday December 8th was the ideal date for the crop season to begin, am thinking that would be prolonged?”


Honorable Gaspar Vega– Acting Prime Minister


“Oh yes, for sure”


Reporter


“What exactly are you guys going to be discussing on Monday with the Prime Minister, you are going to be in the meeting?”


Honorable Gaspar Vega– Acting Prime Minister


“Yes I will be in the meeting but I cannot discuss it now.”


Reporter


“What is most important right now in the industry?”


Honorable Gaspar Vega– Acting Prime Minister


“Well definitely we need a crop, we need a crop, and everybody I think agrees with that and basically that is all I can say.”


Reporter


“Economically this is really hampering the north what is the government prepared to do to make a crop happen as soon as possible?”


Honorable Gaspar Vega– Acting Prime Minister


“We are prepared to do everything that we can to ensure that the parties agree in signing an agreement so that we can start a cop as soon as possible.”

 

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