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“Increased cane production critical to the survival of Belize ‘ s sugar industry,” says BSI
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“Increased cane production critical to the survival of Belize ‘ s sugar industry,” says BSI

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Cane farms in Belize need to produce more cane per acre to be able to cope with tbhe projected falling earnings of 2017, the Belize Sugar Industries explained in its latest publication. The report entitled, “Transforming Sugar Production in Belize into a Modern, Sustainable, Green […]

World Bank grants Belize US$5.53 Million to farm the sea
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World Bank grants Belize US$5.53 Million to farm the sea

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter Belizeans living in coastal areas will be learning to farm the sea, with the help of a US$5.53 million grant provided by the World Bank for conservation of Belize’s Meso-American Barrier Reef and marine eco-systems. Some 203,000 Belizeans, almost two-thirds of Belize’s population, live in […]

Tomlinson takes case against Belize to CCJ
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Tomlinson takes case against Belize to CCJ

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has reserved its decision in the case case of Maurice Tomlinson, a Jamaican homosexual activist, who is suing Belize and Trinidad and Tobago over his right to free movement. Tomlinson, who contends that his right to free movement […]

GOB needs better planning when spending says tried parties
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GOB needs better planning when spending says tried parties

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The political third parties, People’s National Party (PNP) and Vision Inspired by the People (VIP), are binded by their perception that the 2015 national budget reveals a lack of planning on the part of the Government of Belize. PNP leader Will Maheia said this week […]

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New budget borrowing puts burden on tax payers

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The business community has voiced a number of fiscal concerns, following the budget reading by Prime Minister Barrow last week. Areas of major concern is government’s continued borrowing, and the sustainability of the national debt, which ultimately affects the citizens of our country, said […]

Prime Minister presents budget speech
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Prime Minister presents budget speech

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented a summary of the 2015-2016 budget to the national assembly on Friday. Barrow in his budget speech, explained that the country’s deficit will amount to 2.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), a value of some $88 million. […]

UNESCO funds Restore Belize projects
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UNESCO funds Restore Belize projects

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter This week the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made a US$26,000 donation to Restore Belize, to support the organization’s various projects. Minister of Education and President of UNESCO in Belize, Patrick Faber, flanked by UNSECO Secretary General, Rev. Dale Anthony, presented the […]

Charitable trust gives $350,000 for low-interest student loans
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Charitable trust gives $350,000 for low-interest student loans

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust (BNECT), this week, signed an agreement committing $350,000 to provide low-interest loans for students from the Belize and Cayo districts. BNECT signed the agreement with the Beize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology (BEST) in order to expand the Trust’s […]

Private prosecutor called in to handle four year old murder case
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Private prosecutor called in to handle four year old murder case

By Anita Flowers Freelance Reporter A four year-old murder, dating back to September 2010, is making waves in court circles today because the Attorney General of Belize has appointed a private lawyer, Ellis Arnold, to be the prosecuting attorney. On September 5, 2010 family members discovered the body of Carlos […]

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VIP asks DOE to intervene in San Pedro environmental crisis

The Vision Inspired by the People (VIP) has written to the Department of the Environment (DOE) asking for intervention in a matter of environmental urgency by ordering the San Pedro Town Council to stop using toxic waste for land and street fill. The letter, dated March 10th and addressed to […]