Caribbean’s sugar problems for trade meeting in November

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has ended a weeklong series of meetings in Belize on issues ranging from trade, agriculture and fisheries among other matters.

Godwin Hulse

Belize’s Agriculture Minister Godwin Hulse chaired the deliberations.

Hulse told a news conference on the weekend that one of the meeting’s main decisions related to a call by Caribbean Sugar Association (CSA) for the sustainable future of the sugar industry in the region.

Hulse said that the sugar issue will be further discussed at the next COTED meeting in November with the hope that Belize and other CSA members will be able to get white plantation sugar sold on the CARICOM market.