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CitCo hosts breakfast for Guatemalan and Belizean children
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CitCo hosts breakfast for Guatemalan and Belizean children

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize City Council hosted a breakfast and entertainment session for Belizean and Guatemalan children at the BTL park on Wednesday morning. It is a part of continued efforts to further strengthen diplomatic relations between both countries, in the face of the long standing […]

CTO says tourism slowing in Belize
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CTO says tourism slowing in Belize

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize is seeing a decline in tourism arrival numbers this year, after years of strong growth, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). This is contrary to what the Belize Tourism Board reported earlier this year. Belize received 129,316 tourist arrivals in the first […]

Belize continues Ebola preparedness  with help from Taiwan and PADF
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Belize continues Ebola preparedness with help from Taiwan and PADF

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health has received clinical care kits for Ebola patients through donations from the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Republic of China/Taiwan. The donation is part of a larger regional effort to prepare for and control a potential Ebola outbreak. […]

12 PUP heavyweights call for National Convention; leadership tested
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12 PUP heavyweights call for National Convention; leadership tested

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter Twelve standard bearers of the People’s United Party (PUP), some of whom are considered senior members, have written to PUP Leader Francis Fonseca and Chairman Henry Usher, calling for an urgent national party convention, exposing their discontent and lack of confidence in the leadership of […]

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GOB and Mexico sign bilateral trade agreements

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Cattle producers in Belize will soon benefit from increased markets to sell their livestock, through a new bilateral trade agreement between Belize and Mexico. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, signed the agreement on Belize’s behalf this week at a scheduled meeting in Mexico. The […]

PUP leader says absence of 12 party executives from campaign meeting is no cause for concern
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PUP leader says absence of 12 party executives from campaign meeting is no cause for concern

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter People’s United Party (PUP) Leader, Francis Fonseca, says the absence of 12 of his party’s area representatives and standard bearers from a National Executive meeting to discuss general election campaign matters is of no worry to him. The party called its meeting for Tuesday […]

Governor General attends education consortium
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Governor General attends education consortium

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Governor General Sir Colville Young, this week participated in the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC) at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. While there, Sir Colville met with UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli and discussed the partnership between Belize and UNCW. They discussed […]

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NTUCB says GOB weak on stance with Guatemala

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter In the wake of Guatemala’s objection to a Belizean base being built on Sarstoon island, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) expressed strong criticism, saying the government’s response is a “position of inexcusable weakness.” The NTUCB feels that the position that GOB […]

Belize has 5th highest gas prices in Caribbean
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Belize has 5th highest gas prices in Caribbean

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize made the list of the top five Caribbean countries where gas is most expensive, ranking at fifth place among 15 countries on that list, compiled with data from the Caribbean Statistics and Data Services institute. According to the report, Belize has one of […]

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BTL restores 4G network after weekend overload

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) has restored its 4G network after it experienced technical issues on Sunday, preventing thousands of Digicell 4G users from using its mobile internet services for most of the day. BTL’s Public Relations Officer Lorena Martinez, told The Reporter that on […]