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  • Speaker Of The House Signs MOU With FOPREL And SICA

    Friday, 07 September 2018 02:44
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    Friday, 07 September 2018 02:46
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    Friday, 07 September 2018 03:09

It is over two weeks since the new sugar crop commenced. We have reported favorable feedback from officials at the BSI factory who indicated that the sugar cane quality was very good from the onset of the crop. Reports today only reiterate this as Chair of the Committee of Management Ezequiel Cansino and Chair of the Sugar Industry Control Board Gabriel Martinez say all is looking well.

cansinoEzequiel Cansino

“We are, I would say that the majority of the test groups are doing well, we have CGP that is first in quality and followed by Patchakan but we have a good TC/TS right now but some branches test group that are low we are thinking that it is because they are delivering a lot of stand over cane so that is why we think they are low in quality.”

Gabriel Martinez

“We started a crop we had long awaited for, last week we had a meeting with the stakeholders, the Minister of Agriculture, the Deputy Prime Minister of Belize and it was more  of a brain storming session as to where we are at this time I must say that expectations are being met there is a good quality of cane being delivered and I must say kudos to the cane farmers for delivering fresh cane; from the time the cane leaves the plantation to the mill I think they are doing well that is speaking volumes about good quality so I must say we have started on the right foot, there has been issues which the stakeholders which is the cane farmers and the factory have decided to iron out very soon and I think that is the issue of the daily quota once that is solve I think we are good.”

Since the brief interruption in the milling in the first week the crop started there have not been any other interruptions in the sugar production.

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