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Caneros reject offer and call for continued bagasse negotiations
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Caneros reject offer and call for continued bagasse negotiations

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter SAN ROMAN, COROZAL DISTRICT, Sun. Jul. 20, 2014 The Sugar Industry Control Board (SICB) will be asked to intervene in the commercial agreement dispute between cane farmers and sugar product producers after the farmers’ latest rejection of what the producers say is their final offer. […]

BSI’s gets technical with bagasse renumeration
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BSI’s gets technical with bagasse renumeration

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize Sugar Industries, owned by the American Sugar Refineries (ASR) group, maintains that it has given the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association a fair remuneration for bagasse based on the amount of fiber the company uses. Olivia Avilez, BSI’s officer for Cane Farmer Relations, explained […]

CCJ appeal for GOB acquisition of BTL and BEL starts
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CCJ appeal for GOB acquisition of BTL and BEL starts

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The final appeal of the case regarding the government’s acquisition of BEL and BTL began Wednesday via teleconference with Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Wednesday’s session was mostly case management and scheduling a timetable for the appeal. The hearings are expected to start in […]

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IDB President meets with Belize’s Prime Minister

Inter-American Development Bank President, Luis Alberto Moreno met today with Belize Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, to exchange information and provide an overview of the IDB’s activities in the country. President Moreno and Prime Minister Barrow also discussed the current IDB portfolio as well as future projects for Belize. The current […]

No comment on replacement ambassador to Guatemala, says CEO of Foreign Affairs
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No comment on replacement ambassador to Guatemala, says CEO of Foreign Affairs

The person chosen to replace Ambassador Alfredo Martinez as Belize’s Ambassador to Guatemala is a matter solely for the Prime Minister to decide, says Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Rosado. Rosado, a career diplomat, has been cited by several local media houses as the one […]

New Belize City Centre to cost $25 M
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New Belize City Centre to cost $25 M

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Construction of the new Belize City Centre facility is expected to cost $25 M to build and will take between 20 and 24 months from the time it is scheduled to start in early 2015. Anthony Thurton and Associates (ATA) obtained the contract a […]

Union and BCCI propose amendments to OSH Bill
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Union and BCCI propose amendments to OSH Bill

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Both the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) have proposed amendments to the tabled Occupational Safety and Health Bill. According to BCCI President Arturo Vasquez, the chamber has submitted a total of between 50 […]

PM hosts third annual business forum
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PM hosts third annual business forum

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow held his third annual Business Forum on Thursday in which members of the private sector met with the public sector to discuss ways to strengthen Belize’s business climate. Mike Singh, chief executive officer in the Ministry of Trade and Investment […]

Desiree Phillips on goals as new OCED
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Desiree Phillips on goals as new OCED

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Desiree Phillips, new the new officer commanding Eastern Division, said her main focus after assuming her new role is to boost the moral of officers, rebuild community trust and focus on crime reduction. “We will continue to remain steadfast but there is a lot […]

Ambassador Fred Martinez passes
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Ambassador Fred Martinez passes

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Belize’s chief negotiator over the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute, Ambassador Fred Martinez, has passed away. The senior diplomat, who was reportedly ill, died Tuesday night in Guatemala. Ambassador Martinez served as Belize’s ambassador to Guatemala from 2003 up to the time of his death. Martinez […]