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Amid the Sugar Industry turmoil, there is the question if the directors of the BSCFA will disburse the four million dollars of Fair Trade funds as mandated by cane farmers during Sunday’s emergency meeting. Chairman of the BSCFA Committee of Management, Esiquiel Cansino, has indicated that the money will be disbursed despite the

repercussions which include another suspension by FLOCERT following the next audit, possible decertification and the dismantling of the association. This is all due to the fact that the use of Fair Trade funds already allocated to projects goes against the organizations standards.


But despite Cansino’s commitment, some cane farmers believe that the directors are just holding back the disbursement process and today they gathered at the compound of the BSCFA as a form of protest to the latest development. According to farmers, their intention is not to dissolve the association, what they do want though is to be fully informed on all that is happening within the association, particularly when it comes to the disbursement of the four million dollars.


Screen_Shot_2015-01-08_at_8.17.38_PMEider Romero- Cane Farmer


“Realmente eso es una pregunta que nos tienen entre la espada y la pared, ellos no son dueños del dinero si no le pertenece al canero y desde los años 1959 los caneros hemos tratado de tener una Asociación que nos sirva a nosotros pero ha salido ciertos casos que el dinero ha salido y al canero no se le da cierta información y esta causa no es que el canero no tiene el problema de tener la información directamente asi nosotros solo estamos pidiendo que se de ese dinero y el canero va a estar contento y pedimos a Dios que por favor habrá las puertas y que la negociación continúe porque nosotros vivimos de la caña yo solo le pido a Dios que no haiga ningún problema porque hemos vivido democráticamente y queremos que siga así.”


Reporter


“Están conscientes de que el Primer Ministro acaba de dar una información diciendo que él está dando sus bendiciones que cualquiera Asociación que quiera firmar con BSI adelante él le da su bendición.”


Eider Romero- Cane Farmer


“Pues en esa forma estamos pero lo que nosotros no queremos crear problema entre nosotros pero queremos estar unidos para que así ningún otra compañía nos agarre ventaja como ha pasado queremos siempre es el pila de Belice porque al fin del día nosotros le damos al gobierno y queremos seguir con eso para poder mantener a nuestros hijos.”

 

Shortly after the BSCFA held an impromptu press conference and details of that story is coming up.

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