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sugar cane trucks
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Farmers & BSI finding the sweetest sugarcane to harvest first

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The 2017-18 sugar cane harvest is about to start next month, but with Belize no longer having access to preferential markets and guaranteed quotas a premium prices, the open competition of the world market has growers and processors united to find ways to get the […]

CARICOM and Cuba expand trade relations
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CARICOM and Cuba expand trade relations

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and Cuba now have expanded trade opportunities in each other’s territories, through the signing this week of a second Protocol to an existing Agreement. The protocol to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreemen allows for Cuba to expand duty-free access to […]

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño
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DPM has no response to opposition over BIL complaints

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Opposition leader, John Briceno, has raised public concern that Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has not acknowledged receipt of a letter he sent questioning projects done by Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL). Briceño wrote to Faber on November 1, requesting key pieces of information regarding BIL, […]

UK Minister Tariq Ahmad doesn't want to look back at slavery
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British minister says Caribbean needs to forget about reparations

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter While Belize is preparing to rejoin the fight for reparations for the legacy of slavery, the government of the United Kingdom is encouraging the entire Caribbean to abandon the reparations movement. In his trip to Jamaica last week, UK Minister of State with responsibility for […]

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Doing Business Report to Belize: Pick Up The Pace

Last week’s article focused on one of Belize’s “priority sectors”, renewable energy. The sole purpose of that piece was to highlight the immense potential for business growth that the Belizean economy has in that sector and many others. Clearly, along with renewable energy, most would probably already be aware of […]

Sixth US airline to stop flying to Cuba in a year
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Sixth US airline to stop flying to Cuba in a year

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Alaska Airlines has become the sixth United States carrier in a year to cut its flights to Cuba. The airline, based in Seattle Washington, confirmed this week that that its last flight to Cuba will be on January 22, 2018. The decision came after a […]

New pre-school building for Our Lady of Guadalupe R.C. School
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GOB inaugurates expansion of Corozal pre-school

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Hundreds of children in the Corozal district now have greater access to early childhood education through the expansion of the Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLOG) Primary R.C. School Extension and new pre-school building, courtesy of the Government of Belize. GOB held the official inauguration ceremony […]

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence
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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter “Leave No one Behind – End Violence against Women and Girls is the theme of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence, which the National Women’s Commission launched at the Radisson Fort George Hotel in Belize City on Thursday afternoon, November 23. The NWC […]

Supreme Court names new Registrar General
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Supreme Court names new Registrar General

By Anita Nembhard Freelance Reporter Trienia Marie Young, the former Head of the Police Prosecution Branch has been sworn in as the new Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Registrar General of Belize. Young reported in on Thursday, November 17th, for her first day on the job. She succeeds […]

How an eye looks when glaucoma is present in an adult
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What is glaucoma and how can it affect vision?

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Glaucoma is often associated with increased eye pressure. It is a collection of diseases that have irreversible damage to delicate nerve fibers and the optic nerve which sends information to the brain. Often referred to as “the silent thief of sight,” it causes major, irreversible […]