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Belize – Cane growers demand payment for bagasse too [Registered]

The dispute between American Sugar Refining (ASR), the owners of the sole sugar factory in Belize, and the cane growers regarding payment for bagasse used for cogeneration, appears to have been resolved to some extent, according to a press release recently issued by the Prime Minister Dean Barrow. ASR, which has a controlling interest in Belize Sugar Industries Limited, has been in negotiations with the 5,000 member Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association that wants ASR to agree to pay a percentage of the income that the BSI-ASR conglomerate makes from bagasse, which is used to produce electricity that is sold…

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