Shortly after midday today, word spread like wild fire that a portion of the BSI/ASR cane field which is located in an area known as Slip Dock in the Libertad Village was set ablaze. Reliable sources to our newsroom say that 400 hundred tons of cane under BSI’s ‘Research program’ was completely burnt down around 12:30 today. The field which measures about 15 hectares was lit all around cause much damage to the crops. If calculated by tonnage lost, BSI reports that about 27 thousand dollars were lost in crop. As a result, heighten security were placed at the fields and anyone caught in act would be prosecuted. Our calls for comment to the representatives of BSI/ASR were unsuccessful.