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BTIA calls for repeal of departure tax amendment
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BTIA calls for repeal of departure tax amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Following Tropic Air’s cancellation of three flight schedules due to departure tax increases, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) is calling on the Government of Belize to repeal the amendment which gave rise to that increase. The BTIA said on Thursday that the government must […]

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Belize dodges an economic bullet

By Benjamin Flowers Belize was spared a huge economic disaster this week, when Tropical Storm Franklin passed the country without causing any damage. While Franklin was a relatively weak storm, Belize is counting on an incident free hurricane season for the sake of the recovering agricultural industry and for the […]

SATIIM launches Maya Lands Registry
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SATIIM launches Maya Lands Registry

By Benjamin Flowers To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) launched a Maya Lands Registry. SATIIM, in collaboration with the villagers of Crique Sarco developed a Mayan model that identified traditional territorial […]

Belize and Mexico meets to discuss international transportation
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Belize and Mexico meets to discuss international transportation

By Michelle Sutherland A Mexican delegation offering technical support to Belize visited on Monday as part of a follow up meeting between top Belizean and Mexican transport officials. The group met to discuss the framework for a Memorandum of Understanding for international motor carrier, passenger and freight transportation between both […]

The storm that never came
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The storm that never came

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Hurricane Franklin – the weather system that was projected to cross somewhere in northern Belize as a tropical storm on Monday evening avoided Belize altogether, with little more than a drizzle and no wind gusts at all. Earlier on Monday, the outer feeder bands associated […]

“Let the experts handle it,” says National Jaguar Working Group
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“Let the experts handle it,” says National Jaguar Working Group

By Benjamin Flowers Following the death of a jaguar captured by farmers in the Belize district, the National Jaguar Working Group released a set of recommendations for farmers when dealing with jaguar encounters. The working group issued four recommendations on Tuesday, with accompanying rationales, in an effort to raise awareness […]

Organs healed with single touch of breakthrough device
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Organs healed with single touch of breakthrough device

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient’s own body may be used to repair injured tissue or restore the function of aging organs, blood vessels and nerve cells. Researchers at Ohio State University’s […]

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More help for HelpAge

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter HelpAge Belize now has access to a physiotherapist to help elderly persons regain or maintain their mobility. HelpAge introduced Cuban physiotherapist Dr. Aline Ayrado, on Monday, who will be working with HelpAge Belize and the Inspiration Centre, for the next two years. HelpAge Executive Director, […]

Editorial
Editorial

Editorial

Belize needs to find a more accurate way to track storms and hurricanes to keep the population informed of exactly where the storm is. The electronic maps showing an elongated blob of fierce weather pointing towards Belize does nothing to inform the population or to calm its fears. Belize lies […]

Taiwan sets record straight on US $650M for Guatemala
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Taiwan sets record straight on US $650M for Guatemala

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Reports in the Guatemalan press last week – that Taiwan has provided US $650 million to Guatemala to build a road that some say is the same one that sparked Guatemala’s claim over Belize , are false, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, Charles Liu told the […]