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Business Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management

Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management

By Leandra Betson Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and the General Manager for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), signed an IDB loan agreement on Monday to improve sold waste management in Belize. The objective of the agreement is to finance investments to improve the transport, recovery and final disposal of solid […]

Crime Gay lovers’ war ends in court

Gay lovers’ war ends in court

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter A domestic dispute between gay lovers landed two men in court on Monday, September 19th. The squabble led 34-year-old Jason Garcia before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Fraser, where he faces two criminal charges of ‘common assault’ upon Maurice Middleton and ‘damage to property’ for a $600 […]

Editorial Happy Birthday Belize

Happy Birthday Belize

Thirty five years ago Belize stepped gingerly into independence. We weren’t quite ready because the Guatemalan claim was still hanging over us, and the state of the economy was still wobbly. But we took a leap of faith, just as we did in 1798 when a flotilla of Spanish vessels […]

General Fisheries staff gets special training

Fisheries staff gets special training

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Fisheries Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, sent 15 of their officers to Australia this week for a special training course on “Enhancing Fisheries Management Capacity in the Caribbean Region.” The delegation, which included senior fisheries officers, […]

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Fisheries staff gets special training
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Fisheries staff gets special training

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Fisheries Department in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development, sent 15 of their officers to Australia this week for a special training course on “Enhancing Fisheries Management Capacity in the Caribbean Region.” The delegation, which included senior fisheries officers, […]

Guatemalan President defames Belize at UN General Assembly
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Guatemalan President defames Belize at UN General Assembly

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales, took the world’s attention this week at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, alleging that Belize is victimizing Guatemalans. In a 19-minute speech Morales, amidst all the other issues he covered, dedicated about two minutes to speak on Belize/Guatemala relations. Morales […]

BNTU rallies against bullying & corruption
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BNTU rallies against bullying & corruption

Despite threats of repercussions, personal attacks and ministerial proclamations, more than 4,000 teachers from across the country gathered in Belmopan on Monday for what was certainly the largest gathering of that body in recent memory. The teachers assembled in front of the Belmopan Comprehensive School before setting out placards in […]

Remembering George Price five years later…
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Remembering George Price five years later…

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor George Price, fondly referred to as the “Father of the Nation” was honoured on Monday at his grave site, on the fifth observance of his passing. The event was noticeably without the presence of school children from neighbouring Saint Martin de Porres Primary, whose teachers […]

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Jump St Posse &SocaMocawinCarnival 2016

Jump Street Posse and SocaMoca Carnival Bandwon the junior and senior categories respectively in this year’s Carnival road marchorganized by the national Carnival committee in Belize City on Saturday afternoon, September 17. The judges awarded Jump Street Posse 436pts, putting them in first place among the junior bands. Band leader […]

Belize honors 20 patriots
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Belize honors 20 patriots

Twenty Belizean patriots were honored for meritorious service to the nation, when the government of Belize hosted its annual Tribute to Belizean patriots awards ceremony; with the Governor General Sir Colville Young Sr doing the honors, at the Bliss Institute Belize City on Thursday evening, September 15. Mrs. Jane Usher […]

Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management
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Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management

By Leandra Betson Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and the General Manager for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), signed an IDB loan agreement on Monday to improve sold waste management in Belize. The objective of the agreement is to finance investments to improve the transport, recovery and final disposal of solid […]

PM holds all-day meeting with unions
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PM holds all-day meeting with unions

By Benjamin Flowers Amidst mounting pressure on national issues from various trade unions, Prime Minister Dean Barrow dedicated an entire day to meeting with the unions to discuss their concerns. On Friday, Barrow met with the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU), the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU), Belize Water Services […]

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Latin America and the Caribbean remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, expert warns

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Latin America and the Caribbean remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to Deloitte’s Global Chief Information Officer, Larry Quinlan, despite increased improvements in technology in these regions. Quinlan says there “is a concern that [the threat] will continue to grow worldwide and…threatens to engulf us […]

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US Embassy issues advisory about protests in Belize

By Benjamin Flowers Preparing for any possibility of danger due to a scheduled demonstration, the United Stakes Embassy in Belize, issued a travel advisory for US nationals traveling to or through Belmopan on Monday. The embassy issued its warning in response to a peaceful demonstration, planned by the Belize National […]