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Impasse Prevents Start Of 2013-14 Sugar Cane Season

(Antigua Observer) BELMOPAN, Belize – An impasse over a share of the profits from the sale of bagasse is preventing the start of the 2013-14 sugar cane season in Belize.

The Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) are at odds over the profit sharing scheme with the farmers demanding a greater say on how the profits should be shared.

Vice-Chairman of the BSCFA Committee of Management, Alfredo Ortega said the farmers have already made a plea to the government urging that it intervene in the matter.

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