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More questionable land transactions involving Vega family unearthed
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More questionable land transactions involving Vega family unearthed

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Reporter has confirmed several other questionable land transactions that occurred while former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega was the minister responsible for lands, and involving his family members. The documents show that while Vega was Minister of Natural Resources, members of his family, in […]

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Environmentalists to present petition to the Prime Minister

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Several environmental organizations will converge on the steps of the National Assembly building in Belmopan City, at 10:00 a.m., on Friday March 10, in the hopes changing government’s stance as it relates to the protection of the Belize Barrier Reef and offshore oil exploration. Recently […]

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National Trade Policy consultations getting underway

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Directorate General for Foreign Trade (DGFT) is launching the first in a series of public sector consultations regarding the National Trade Policy, this month. The policy is aimed at stimulating and expanding trade for the domestic and international markets. The first consultations will take […]

2017 Agriculture Trade Show dates released
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2017 Agriculture Trade Show dates released

By Michelle Sutherland The new dates for the 2017 Agricultural and Trade Show have been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the commencement of the preparation of the grounds. The Ministry noted the dates are set for the 28th, 29th and 30th of April, and will be […]

Senior officer exposes cover-up at Immigration
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Senior officer exposes cover-up at Immigration

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Senior Immigration Officer, Mark Tench, took the stand before the Senate Committee this week, highlighting even more high-level corruption in the Immigration and Nationality Department. Tench, the first of three witnesses, gave a detailed explanation of the investigation which he led, after he discovered that […]

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NAC and Hand in Hand holds charity concert for children with HIV

By Benjamin Flowers To assist children in Belize who are living with HIV, the National AIDS Commission teamed up with Hand in Hand Ministries to hold a charity concert last Friday. The concert, hosted on the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA) compound in Belize City, featured steel band music, courtesy […]

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Immigration Department rolls out temporary passport solution

By Benjamin Flowers The Passport Office in the Immigration and Nationality Department has rolled out a short term solution to address the halt in the production of machine readable passports, due to equipment failure. The Immigration Department announced this week that is has begun providing temporary passports, in emergency cases, […]

Placencia company named Tour Operator of the Year
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Placencia company named Tour Operator of the Year

By Benjamin Flowers Due to its outstanding record in customer satisfaction, Luxury Travel Guide Magazine, a leading source of information for affluent travelers, has named Barefoot Rentals and Services in Placencia, as Tour Operator of the Year in the Americas. The magazine said that, after reviewing thousands of establishments throughout […]

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“Tough times ahead,” says Chamber of Commerce

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is calling for the Government of Belize to make drastic economic reforms to reduce the country’s Debt to GDP ratio. The BCCI made a statement this week, saying that GOB needs to implement the changes either prior […]

Belize and Mexico to strengthen cross border activities
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Belize and Mexico to strengthen cross border activities

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter A meeting to strengthen cross border activities between Belize and Mexico was held in Belmopan on Tuesday. The Minister of Transport, Edmond Castro met with Mexican Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Carlos Quesnel, to discuss opportunities between the two nations as they relate to cross border […]