SUGAR CROP BREATHING SPACE TO FIND A BETTER SUBSTITUTE EXPORT CROP!
to: Micheal Reid,
That may very well be true, down the road. For the moment though, the devil you know is a better deal, when the whole business was going to collapse in bankruptcy. Would it be logical that small cane farmers, the 6,600 of them, and our Agriculture department start planning, costing and other studies to find a replacement crop? Lacking, is any sort of government capability in this regard. Jatropha seeds have a substitute market in Canada for processing into bio fuel oil. BUT DOES IT PAY? Do our Central Farm Research unit have the capability to find out? So far, the experience is; that if they cannot do it for Tilapia and other things, then they probably cannot do it for Jatropha seeds. Their Taiwanese experiment in exporting orchids collapsed, from inadequate data and expense costing. The guy in one of those BANK villages did the ONLY feasability and cost performance study on Tilapia in the country, from fingerlings to market sales. Got the available data on my BLOG someplace? So, where does the statistical study originate from? I did the one on vegetables and it took me three years. After it was done and turned over to FAO, the government got several millions of dollars on research and foreign expertise. I'm old, currently fighting some way to afford to deal with my unexpected cancer attack; ( from forest fire smoke ) cannot afford to spend my own time and money anymore on researching Jatropha oil production, or something else. So who will finance such a thing? When it comes to bio fuels, molasses will produce the kind of alcohol that will mix with diesel. Let's say you are a government leader Mr. Reid. What are you going to do with the BREATHING SPACE, the sugar rescue from bankruptcy, to find an exportable substitute crop? You got any ideas, please spit them out. I get tired of hearing only complaints and nobody does any research, or constructive contributions. For a political party writer, whose party is at current in Opposition, I would like to point out, you are PART OF THE PROBLEM, not part of the solution. The bickering, complaining and knit picking is not constructive to building a nation.
From: G. Michael Reid
To: Ray Auxillou
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2012 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: Bz-Culture: Sugar Factory deal concluded successfully. Government got it's $10 million loan back.
so you think these guys came in and invested all that money to help the economy of Belize? Farmers will eventually be pressured and bought out and all the money will be going overseas _ We have come full circle to the days of Tate and Lyle