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Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management
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Belize gets IDB loan to improve solid waste management

By Leandra Betson Prime Minister Dean Barrow, and the General Manager for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), signed an IDB loan agreement on Monday to improve sold waste management in Belize. The objective of the agreement is to finance investments to improve the transport, recovery and final disposal of solid […]

PM holds all-day meeting with unions
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PM holds all-day meeting with unions

By Benjamin Flowers Amidst mounting pressure on national issues from various trade unions, Prime Minister Dean Barrow dedicated an entire day to meeting with the unions to discuss their concerns. On Friday, Barrow met with the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU), the Belize Energy Workers Union (BEWU), Belize Water Services […]

Hacker typing on a laptop
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Latin America and the Caribbean remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, expert warns

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Latin America and the Caribbean remain highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to Deloitte’s Global Chief Information Officer, Larry Quinlan, despite increased improvements in technology in these regions. Quinlan says there “is a concern that [the threat] will continue to grow worldwide and…threatens to engulf us […]

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US Embassy issues advisory about protests in Belize

By Benjamin Flowers Preparing for any possibility of danger due to a scheduled demonstration, the United Stakes Embassy in Belize, issued a travel advisory for US nationals traveling to or through Belmopan on Monday. The embassy issued its warning in response to a peaceful demonstration, planned by the Belize National […]

CDEMA and IDEA  International Awarded Silver Medals for Management program
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CDEMA and IDEA International Awarded Silver Medals for Management program

By Michelle Sutherland The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency ( CDEMA) and the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration (IDEA International), were recently awarded silver medals for their collaborative work in Management for Development Results (MfDR). The award was sponsored by the International Development Bank (IDB) and was presented […]

Cabinet caves- endorses Senate Inquiry
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Cabinet caves- endorses Senate Inquiry

By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize, after weeks of mounting public pressure, has decided to endorse a Senate-led inquiry into the findings of the Auditor-General’s Special Audit Report of the Immigration and Nationality Department. In a brief statement issued on Monday, GOB said that it is prepared to support […]

Energy savings to pay for Climate Change adaptation
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Energy savings to pay for Climate Change adaptation

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter Savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars in reduced costs which can add up to more profits on the balance sheet, were identified when government and business representatives planned out the financing for measures to help Belize adapt to and to mitigate or buffer the […]

BBR appeals for financial assistance
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BBR appeals for financial assistance

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belize Bird Rescue (BBR) Sanctuary is appealing to the public for help so it can continue carrying on the work it does to rescue, rehabilitate and release birds that can survive on their own in the wild. Aside from this, the sanctuary also needs […]

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PUP senators make demands

By Benjamin Flowers The Senators for the opposition People’s United Party (PUP) this week continued their call for a Senate inquiry into the incidents of illegalities cited in the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report on the Immigration and Nationality Department. Senators Michel Chebat, Valerie Woods, and Paul Thomson, held a […]

Guatemalan officials target OAS representatives
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Guatemalan officials target OAS representatives

By Benjamin Flowers Government officials in Guatemala are calling for the removal of two representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS), because they are dissatisfied with the results of the independent investigation into the April 20 shooting incident in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales, […]