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Business Price control of fuel puts the ball in GOB’s court

Price control of fuel puts the ball in GOB’s court

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Volatile pump prices have long been a source of economic pain and controversy in a global market where so much is beyond the control of countries that do not produce enough oil to supply their populace. In the case of Belize, the 2005 oil discovery […]

Crime Eldery Toledo resident robbed in home invasion

Eldery Toledo resident robbed in home invasion

By Michelle Sutherland An elderly missionary living on the San Antonio Road in Toledo was held up and robbed at gunpoint during a home invasion last Thursday night. Tom McKinney, 76, of mile 15 on the San Antonio road reported to police that around 1:30 a.m. on June 14th, while […]

Editorial

Editorial

After some fierce and heated debate this week, the Canadian Senate approved legislation which will make it legal for everybody above 19 years to buy and use marijuana. The final vote was 52-29. Under the new law Canadians will be able to own and carry up to 30 grams of […]

General Motorcycles crash in Spanish Lookout; both drivers dead

Motorcycles crash in Spanish Lookout; both drivers dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two young men are dead after the motorcycles they were driving crashed head on into each other this morning in Spanish Lookout, Cayo. Police say the mishap occurred sometime after 11:00 a.m., on Bee Lane, between Route 10 and Route 20 and claimed the lives […]

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Motorcycles crash in Spanish Lookout; both drivers dead
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Motorcycles crash in Spanish Lookout; both drivers dead

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two young men are dead after the motorcycles they were driving crashed head on into each other this morning in Spanish Lookout, Cayo. Police say the mishap occurred sometime after 11:00 a.m., on Bee Lane, between Route 10 and Route 20 and claimed the lives […]

Price of gas goes up again
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Price of gas goes up again

By Benjamin Flowers Despite the government’s recent promise that gas prices would lower this week, the first price adjustment for the week of June 17-23 saw the price of Premium going even closer towards $12 per gallon. GOB announced, through the Belize Bureau of Standards on Monday, that effective Tuesday […]

Driving to Mexico? Insurance now mandatory
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Driving to Mexico? Insurance now mandatory

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Since last Friday, Belizean drivers entering Mexico have had to take out third party insurance policies for the duration of their trip there. This requirement has been in the making for at least three years, but it has become mandatory and enforceable by Mexican law. […]

Tropic Air and Copa now offering joint service to Panama
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Tropic Air and Copa now offering joint service to Panama

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belizeans or tourists who want to travel to Latin America can now do so much more easily through an interline agreement between Tropic Air and Copa Airlines. This agreement allows the airlines to offer their customers connecting flights on one ticket and receive boarding passes […]

NICH hosts collectors workshop
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NICH hosts collectors workshop

By Benjamin Flowers The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), this week, assembled around 25 history collectors to a workshop geared at teaching them how to properly store their collections and be ready in times of disaster. NICH hosted the three-day training from June 18-20 through the Museum of […]

Police need help in identifying body of woman
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Police need help in identifying body of woman

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Police need assistance in identifying the body of a female that was discovered around 6:00 this morning in Hopkins village, Stann Creek. The corpse was found on the beach dressed in a khaki blouse, green short pants and a waist band. The body is of […]

Price control of fuel puts the ball in GOB’s court
Business

Price control of fuel puts the ball in GOB’s court

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Volatile pump prices have long been a source of economic pain and controversy in a global market where so much is beyond the control of countries that do not produce enough oil to supply their populace. In the case of Belize, the 2005 oil discovery […]

Taiwan’s allies dwindling, but ties with Belize remain strong
Business

Taiwan’s allies dwindling, but ties with Belize remain strong

By Adele Ramos, Freelance Reporter Taiwan has lost two more of its diplomatic allies in recent weeks—one in the Caribbean and another in Africa—and Belize’s impeding presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA), of which Taiwan has been an observer for over a decade, could prove an important juncture […]

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Reality Check: Caribbean Public Procurement Systems Reform

By John Primo (independent Procurement Consultant) Caribbean governments spend a significant portion of their GDP (approximately 10 – 15%) on public procurement. Depending on where you are living, this translates into millions or even billions of tax payer dollars and a high degree of oversight is required to be exercised […]

Buy Local, Build Local
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Buy Local, Build Local

Last Saturday, June 16th, 2018, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) launched its first “Made in Belize Expo”. Unlike the “Made in Belize” Expo’s predecessors, this latest addition’s features are eponymously reflected in its title. That is, only goods or services that are made and provided by local […]