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Taiwan’s new female President inaugurated – Belize celebrates

The government and people of Belize joined their friends of the Republic of China on Taiwan in celebrating the inauguration of their first woman President, Tsai Ing-wen, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Friday, May 20. While Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and Foreign Minster Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington represented […]

Taiwanese experts: Taiwan needs to strenghten diplomatic ties with allies, including Belize
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Taiwanese experts: Taiwan needs to strenghten diplomatic ties with allies, including Belize

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor In her inaugural speech last week, Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen promised to keep peaceful dialogue with mainland China, which has intensified its threats over claims to the island. But members of the Taiwan Brain Trust, a panel of eight professors in areas of politics, economics, […]

Deforestation shrinks Jaguars’ habitat
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Deforestation shrinks Jaguars’ habitat

The jaguar, iconic symbol of the Belize tourism industry, is under threat from farmers shooting them to protect livestock; as agricultural land-clearing has reduced the jaguars’ hunting grounds and pushed them closer to farms raising cattle and sheep. Yamira Novelo of the University of Belize’s Environmental Research Institute (UB-ERI) sounded […]

Venezuela tells Caribbean to watch out for surge of refugees
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Venezuela tells Caribbean to watch out for surge of refugees

By Benjamin Flowers Authorities in Venezuela are asking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to be prepared for a surge of refugees as the the socioeconomic situation in the country worsens. Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of of Chacao in Venezuela’s capital city, Caracas, explained that as food shortages persist, people are leaving the […]

Carmelita School expands with $204,368 Japan grant
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Carmelita School expands with $204,368 Japan grant

The students of Carmelita Government School in Carmelita Village now have more space conducive to learning, with the addition of three new classrooms built with a $204,368 grant from the Government of Japan. Japan’s non-resident Ambassador to Belize, H.E. Masanori Nakano, and Japan’s Honorary Consul General in Belize, Monty Sadarangani […]

CARICOM Foreign Ministers support Belize-Guat dispute to be resolved by ICJ
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CARICOM Foreign Ministers support Belize-Guat dispute to be resolved by ICJ

CARICOM Foreign Ministers have called for the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute to be brought speedily to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a final resolution after national referenda on the issue. Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington represented Belize at the 19th Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations […]

NICH launches Belize Music Week
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NICH launches Belize Music Week

The National Institute for Culture and History (NICH ) launched Belize Music Week at the Bliss Institute for the Performing Arts, in Belize City on Monday morning, May 16. It also served to promote several other musical events happening later this year, such as the second Belize International Jazz Festival, […]

Elrington expects continued good relations with Taiwan
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Elrington expects continued good relations with Taiwan

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Friday marks an important part of Taiwan’s history with the swearing into office of Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan’s first female president, in the presence of representatives from 59 countries worldwide, including Belize. The ceremony happened Friday morning in front of Taiwan’s presidential office building in […]

Leadercast 2016 Seminar Develops plan for Belize
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Leadercast 2016 Seminar Develops plan for Belize

By Benjamin Flowers At the close of the international seminar, Leadercast 2016, organizers and local organizations produced a document setting out their vision for a future Belize. The document evolved after a preliminary mastermind session at the close of the seminar, where some 160 participants developed a plan of action […]

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Belizean Public Officers will get training in Taiwan

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Two Belizean public officers, Deogracia Chan and Ender Jimenez have been chosen to receive training in a Land Taxation and Valuation program in Taiwan. Deogracia, who works in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Immigration, will take up her training at the International Center for […]