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Cane farmers reject proposal by Association’s executive, BSI/ASR, despite attorney’s advice

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter

Despite advice from their attorney, cane farmers on Sunday rejected a proposed agreement negotiated between their leadership, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and BSI/ASR.

The farmers voted during a general meeting in San Roman, Corozal after their attorney, Christopher Coye said he felt the proposal was an acceptable one.

The cane farmers also passed a resolution to join fellow cane farmer, Lucilio Teck in applying to the Supreme Court for a writ of mandamus, forcing the Sugar Cane Control Board to set a date for the start of the crop season.

Meanwhile, the cane farmers also passed a motion, making another demand of monies from the Fairtrade funds to them. This time, their demand is for $4 million, which is $1.5 million more than their previous demand for Christmas spending.

(Picture: Belize Media Group)

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