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BelizeCity Council gets $1 Million Black-topper
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BelizeCity Council gets $1 Million Black-topper

The Belize City Council has acquired a $1 Million ETNYRE Black-topper asphalt distributor truck, which can spray hot tar onto the road way to help pave the city streets using the chip and seal method. The truck is part of the Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Improvement Project funded by the Inter-American […]

Public consultations on multi beam survey cancelled, no clarification on why
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Public consultations on multi beam survey cancelled, no clarification on why

Written By Michelle Sutherland The public consultation on the Marine Multibeam and Sea Seep Survey have been cancelled. On Tuesday January 10, a press release issue by the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment and Trade confirmed that the consultation that were scheduled to be held at the Radisson Hotel […]

Integrity Commission sworn in
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Integrity Commission sworn in

By Benjamin Flowers Keeping with the promise for good governance reforms, the Government of Belize, this week swore in the members of the Integrity Commission. The seven-member commission, established in accordance with Section 5 of the First Schedule of the Prevention of Corruption Act, #21 of 2007 that a new […]

New United Nations Sec. Gen. calls for peace
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New United Nations Sec. Gen. calls for peace

By Benjamin Flowers As his first act as the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres is calling for an end to armed conflict. Guterres, in his New Year’s address, called on the nations of the world to make 2017 a year where they strive to overcome their […]

New AG officially sworn in
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New AG officially sworn in

By Benjamin Flowers Following the December announcement of a Cabinet shuffle, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peyrefitte, assumed his new role as Attorney General this week. Peyrefitte swore in on Tuesday, January 3, before the the Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young at the Belize House […]

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NGC push for land rights delayed by Cabinet shuffle

By Benjamin Flowers The National Garifuna Council’s (NGC) efforts to achieve traditional land rights for Garinagu people have been delayed by the last cabinet shuffle of 2016. The NGC had been working with former Minister of Natural Resources, Vanessa Retreage, to set a date to continue the dialogue, when Retreage […]

GOB holds public consultations on deep sea surveys
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GOB holds public consultations on deep sea surveys

By Benjamin Flowers The Government of Belize is inviting interested persons to public consultations on Marine Multibeam and Sea Seep Survey that GOB intends to complete in the deep offshore territorial waters. The Ministry of Economic Development and Petroleum and the Geology and Petroleum Department, will host the consultations, which […]

Belmopan Mayor says municipal bond will be fully rolled out early 2017
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Belmopan Mayor says municipal bond will be fully rolled out early 2017

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The Belmopan City Council will fully roll out its $6.5 Million municipal bond offering by the end of January, and works to upgrade the growing city should start within a month from then. Mayor of Belmopan, Khalid Belisle told the Reporter that the delay so […]

UN Sec Gen hosts one last function before he steps down
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UN Sec Gen hosts one last function before he steps down

By Benjamin Flowers As his last act before stepping down, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend the annual New Year’s Eve countdown held in Time’s Square New York. The Secetary General is scheduled to push the Waterford crystal button that kicks off the official 60-second ball drop to […]

BHS Battle of St George Caye project acquires 20 historical Spanish documents
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BHS Battle of St George Caye project acquires 20 historical Spanish documents

The Belize History Association’s (BHA) project todocument as accurately as possible the events surrounding the Battle of St. George’s Caye, celebrated a milestone with the acquisition of 20 original historical documents from Spanish historical archives. Herman Byrd Ph.D of the Belize Archives and Records Service (BARS), Angel Cal Ph.D of […]