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Business New Taiwan Ambassador says Taiwan will explore energy-saving/climate change-related projects with Belize

New Taiwan Ambassador says Taiwan will explore energy-saving/climate change-related projects with Belize

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The new Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, H.E., Charles Liu, says his country hopes to explore more energy-saving and climate-change-related areas with Belize in the future, in light of climate trends. This follows the diplomat’s donation, last month, of scores of […]

Crime Teen chops up step mother, but why?

Teen chops up step mother, but why?

By Benjamin Flowers A south side Belize City woman is fighting for her life at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), after her step-son violently attacked her with two machetes on Thursday morning. The KHMH listed 54-year-old Consuela Pop as critical on Thursday after her stepson, 19-year-old, Dindsdale Flowers chopped […]

Editorial Editorial

Editorial

Now that the Supreme Court has decided not to entertain a motion of censure against the Speaker of the House for his suspension of the Member for Cayo South, Mr. Julius Espat, it is time to put an end to this stand-off. Mr. Espat was expelled and physically removed from […]

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World Bank and FIU to hold money laundering workshop

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The World Bank is preparing to hold a three-day workshop with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), on Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) National Risk Assessment (NRA). Through the workshops to be held from December 13-15, the World Bank will set up working groups and give training […]

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World Bank and FIU to hold money laundering workshop

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The World Bank is preparing to hold a three-day workshop with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), on Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) National Risk Assessment (NRA). Through the workshops to be held from December 13-15, the World Bank will set up working groups and give training […]

Belize signs on to UNCAC
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Belize signs on to UNCAC

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Following through with the Prime Minister’s promise in October, the Government of Belize, today signed on to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Deputy Prime Minister signed the Convention this morning, making Belize the 184th country to sign on to the Convention. Faber signed […]

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Cost of living up in October, says SIB

By Benjamin Flowers Belizeans had to pay an average of 70 cents more for goods and services during the month of October, according to the latest data released by the Statistical Institute of Belize. The SIB released its Consumer Price Index on Wednesday, which showed an average over all increase […]

Julius Espat loses case against House Speaker
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Julius Espat loses case against House Speaker

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor People’s United Party’s (PUP) Cayo South Representative, Julius Espat, this week lost his case against Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peyrefitte. Espat, who has been on suspension from the House since the Speaker ordered the police to remove him on August 26th, has […]

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Christmas cheer scarce, but not absent

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The bounty of Christmas cheer that Belizeans are accustomed to since the United Democratic Party (UDP) took over government in 2008 has dwindled over the years, and the economic hardships have made spreading yuletide greetings from Government difficult. The ham and turkey hampers being distributed […]

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Gas leak responsible for fire at Chateau Caribbean

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Fire Service (BFS) explained this week that a leak in a butane line caused the fire that destroyed the historic Chateau Caribbean Hotel. Station Manager for the BFS, Orin Smith, explained that the gas line which was connected to the main stove, was […]

New Taiwan Ambassador says Taiwan will explore energy-saving/climate change-related projects with Belize
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New Taiwan Ambassador says Taiwan will explore energy-saving/climate change-related projects with Belize

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The new Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, H.E., Charles Liu, says his country hopes to explore more energy-saving and climate-change-related areas with Belize in the future, in light of climate trends. This follows the diplomat’s donation, last month, of scores of […]

Business

Nestor Vasquez defends role on Integrity Commission

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Senator Eamon Courtenay is calling for the removal of Nestor Vasquez from the role of Chartered Accountant serving on the Integrity Commission, saying that Vasquez lied to the Senate. But this week Vasquez refuted Courtenay’s claim. On Monday, Courtenay wrote to the Leader of Government […]

Belize prepares to accede to UNCAC: PM will be absent
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Belize prepares to accede to UNCAC: PM will be absent

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow will not be in the country when Belize signs on to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on Friday December 9. The Government’s Press Office announced earlier this week that Barrow will not return to Belize until Sunday December 11, […]

Belize Barrier Reef celebrates 20 years as World Heritage Site
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Belize Barrier Reef celebrates 20 years as World Heritage Site

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter “Outstanding!” is the word the UNESCO World Heritage Site Committee used to describe the Belize Barrier Reef System when it accorded the reef World Heritage Site status in December 1996. The Belize Barrier Reef was born to stand out, so why should we waste efforts […]