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    Friday, 07 September 2018 02:44
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cements_250x250This morning at the Belizean side of the border, about 20 distributers and truck drivers of Maya Cement to Belize from Chetumal halted operations and demanded to speak with their Mexican employer. Their gripe? From what we have been able to gather from one of the persons directly affected, they have been buying Maya Cement from their Mexican Counterparts to sell in Belize but a sharp increase in price and method of loading implemented recently have caused a major decrease in profits. Some of the drivers and suppliers we spoke to stated that they are hardly making their ends meet, and for such reason they have written electronically to the Mexican agency to come up with a compromise. We spoke via telephone to a businessman who requested his identity withheld.


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“Queremos hablar con ellos para que nos ajuste los pagos y sobre el tipo de cargar en Chetumal y nosotros vamos a lado Mexicano con camiones y es un poco peligroso porque nosotros no tenemos ningún tipo de seguro y nada entonces les mandamos dos correos electrónicos al gerente de Chetumal y no han contestado y hoy entre choferes y dueños de unidades hicimos un parró para ver si nos pueden hacer un poco de caso y nosotros como dueños de camiones no tenemos apoyo de nadie y hemos visto que por medio de sistemas de comunicaciones y nosotros no queremos ir por la situación del pago que se bajó y la situación del terreno adonde entra los camiones a cargar y le están exigiendo a los camiones bastante equipos de seguridad para entrar a cargar pero el puesto tampoco tiene la cualidades para pedir tantas cosas como las llantas se rompen con piedras y ya les avisaron que ya no van a poder entrar con esas tipos de llantas.”      

It is noteworthy that each of the approximate 20 shipping trucks can hold up to 32.3 tonnes of material. Of note is that these distributors supply material to businesses here in Orange Walk also.

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