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Mandamus application fails! Flawed procedure causes abrupt dismissal
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Mandamus application fails! Flawed procedure causes abrupt dismissal

A procedural mistake made in the filing of an Order of Mandamus by Counsel, Audrey Matura-Shepherd on behalf of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has caused the motion to fail in the Supreme Court. The petition asked the Supreme Court to direct the Sugar Industry Control Board to intervene […]

Stevedores protest over ‘shilling’ water at PBL
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Stevedores protest over ‘shilling’ water at PBL

Relations between Port of Belize Limited and some stevedores is still rocky after workers refused to unload a sugar barge at 6:00 am on Monday, Feburary 23rd. The team, comprising of 34 workers, refused to board the boat to unload the barge anchored seven miles out because they claimed the […]

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Mexico’s new development initiative includes Belize. Trade Agreement, an important step-up !

At a working breakfast on Wednesday, February 25th, Mexico’s new Ambassador to Belize, His Excellency Carlos Quesnel Melendez met with members of the media to tell them about Mexico’s new initiative to establish closer ties of friendship and collaboration with Belize. Ambassador Quesnel Melendez heads a new team of dedicated […]

Cost saving report reveals excessive GOB spending
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Cost saving report reveals excessive GOB spending

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter There is too much wastage in government spending and public money can be spent more efficiently by limiting unnecessary spending in several areas, reveals a Report on Proposed Cost Saving Strategies. The report, prepared by the Committee to Evaluate and Advise on Cost Saving […]

Belize slips a notch on press freedom
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Belize slips a notch on press freedom

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize has slipped a notch from last year on the 2015 World Press Freedom Index, ranking 30th on this year’s index, prepared by Reporters Without Borders. Belize still ranks high, at 30th out of 180 countries, included in the index with a score of […]

Mayoral candidates dissect audit and city finances
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Mayoral candidates dissect audit and city finances

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Mayoral hopeful, Yolanda Schakron and incumbent Mayor Darrel Bradley this week disputed details of City Council audits over the past several years and the municipality’s finances. Schakron claims mismanagement on Bradley’s part while the Mayor insists he has always been transparent. At a press […]

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ComPol says Penner investigation complete

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie has indicated that the police investigation in the case involving former Minister of State, Elvin Penner, issuing a passport to South Korean fugitive, Wong Hong Kim, is now complete. Whylie said the investigation has followed all the directives of […]

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Venezuela under attack from within and from the U.S. CARICOM nations can help, Ambassador Marcano says

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The information and images coming out of Venezuela on the US media suggests that hunger is one of the the main reasons for unrest in the country. But this week Ambassador Yoel del Valle Perez Marcano declared in Belize that these reports are part […]

Coast Guard to get two blue water patrol boats   to protect exclusive economic zone
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Coast Guard to get two blue water patrol boats to protect exclusive economic zone

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Poised on its tenth year of existence, the Belize National Coast Guard is making strides to meet the goals of its 2020 strategic plan of action. It aims to begin, in the near future, its Beyond the Reef Blue Water Operation, a move that […]

Belize signs $60 million climate change project
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Belize signs $60 million climate change project

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Social Investment Fund announced this week that Belize has secured a $60 million loan from the World Bank for a climate change project. The project is called the Belize Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project” (BCRIP) and is geared towards improving and strengthening Belize’s climate resilience […]