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BTIA: “Cuban tourism market no threat to Belize – at least not yet”
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BTIA: “Cuban tourism market no threat to Belize – at least not yet”

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) this week, said that the opening of the Cuban market as a destination for United States tourists poses no short-term threat for Belize’s tourism industry. BTIA President, Osmani Salas, told the Reporter this week that since Cuba is still […]

Segura sued for damages after fatal RTA in 2014!
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Segura sued for damages after fatal RTA in 2014!

The mother of Yolanda Valencia, who died in an early morning collision on August 16, 2014, has filed a lawsuit against former Deputy Commissioner of Police Miguel Segura. Segura was driving the government-issued SUV which slammed head–on into a taxi in which Valencia was a passenger, as she headed for […]

British government takes keen interest in  incidents between Belize and Guatemala
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British government takes keen interest in incidents between Belize and Guatemala

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The British Government, particularly its Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has been taking a keen interest in the situation and incidents as they occur between Belize and Guatemala. That’s according to Belize’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Perla Perdomo. In a question […]

Belize and Mexico  bridging the trade gap  the trade gap
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Belize and Mexico bridging the trade gap the trade gap

By Dyllan Lawrence Staff Reporter The “Export to Mexico Workshop”, a one-day seminar, was held by the Embassy of Belize in Mexico on Thursday, August 27th, 2015. In collaboration with the embassy, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) upheld its plan to promote export-ready products. The workshop, which […]

Guatemala’s Boldness Caused by GOB’s Weakness, Says PUP!
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Guatemala’s Boldness Caused by GOB’s Weakness, Says PUP!

The People’s United Party has roundly criticized the Government of Belize in the wake of Sunday’s incident in the Sarstoon between Belize Territorial Volunteers and Guatemalan military. They say that the foreign policy of the government is feeble, which has allowed the Guatemalans to gain ground and put our territorial […]

GOB teams up with El Salvador for better health care
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GOB teams up with El Salvador for better health care

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The governments of Belize and El Salvador have begun a working relationship aimed at benefitting the health care sectors of both countries. GOB announced this week that Minister of Health, Pablo Marin, Made a three-day trip to El Salvador at the invitation of Minister of […]

Ministry  gives laptops to high schools
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Ministry gives laptops to high schools

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, through its collaboration with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Peaceworks International, donated 10 laptops to high schools this week, to aid their delivery of financial literacy and entrepreneurship materials in schools. The ministry handed over 2 Lenovo brand laptops […]

National Economy Threatened by Banking Crisis, PUP says
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National Economy Threatened by Banking Crisis, PUP says

Is the economy of Belize under dire threat from recent, unprecedented events in the banking sector? People’s United Party Leader Francis Fonseca replied with an unequivocal YES at a press conference held at Independence Hall on Tuesday. “The crisis in the banking sector, the crisis in our banking system has […]

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Belize supports Guyana over Venezuela

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Government of Belize made its position clear on the matter involving Venezuela’s claim over a portion of Guyana’s maritime territory, declaring its whole-hearted and unwavering support for Guyana over Venezuela. Prime Minister Dean Barrow made the declaration of Belize’s foreign policy on the […]

PM says Guatemalan foreign minister misspoke
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PM says Guatemalan foreign minister misspoke

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow, this week, acknowledged that Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales, misrepresented the clauses of the Special Agreement to Belizeans. Barrow affirmed that there was no clause in the agreements prohibiting Belize from constructing military bases along the border line, and that […]