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New Taiwan Ambassador says Taiwan will explore energy-saving/climate change-related projects with Belize
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New Taiwan Ambassador says Taiwan will explore energy-saving/climate change-related projects with Belize

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The new Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, H.E., Charles Liu, says his country hopes to explore more energy-saving and climate-change-related areas with Belize in the future, in light of climate trends. This follows the diplomat’s donation, last month, of scores of […]

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Nestor Vasquez defends role on Integrity Commission

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Senator Eamon Courtenay is calling for the removal of Nestor Vasquez from the role of Chartered Accountant serving on the Integrity Commission, saying that Vasquez lied to the Senate. But this week Vasquez refuted Courtenay’s claim. On Monday, Courtenay wrote to the Leader of Government […]

Belize prepares to accede to UNCAC: PM will be absent
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Belize prepares to accede to UNCAC: PM will be absent

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow will not be in the country when Belize signs on to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on Friday December 9. The Government’s Press Office announced earlier this week that Barrow will not return to Belize until Sunday December 11, […]

Belize Barrier Reef celebrates 20 years as World Heritage Site
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Belize Barrier Reef celebrates 20 years as World Heritage Site

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter “Outstanding!” is the word the UNESCO World Heritage Site Committee used to describe the Belize Barrier Reef System when it accorded the reef World Heritage Site status in December 1996. The Belize Barrier Reef was born to stand out, so why should we waste efforts […]

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Integrity Commission named

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter After several months of delay for not having a chartered accountant, the Integrity Commission has finally been appointed by the Senate after government nominated Mr. Nestor Vasquez to fill the post. Prime Minister Dean Barrow selected Vasquez, who chairs the government-owned Belize Telemedia Limited, and […]

Senate  divided on Guatemalan Special Agreement
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Senate divided on Guatemalan Special Agreement

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor The Senate, at its last Special Sitting for 2016, on Wednesday in Belmopan, did not ratify the Special Agreement between Belize and Guatemala, nor the Amendment to a Special Protocol, established 15 months ago. The two motions were the only ones of 13 presented that […]

Countries need to reassess their climate change strategies
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Countries need to reassess their climate change strategies

By Benjamin Flowers Following the Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC), many countries need to reassess their climate change strategies to align with global targets. At COP22 countries which are party to the global climate change arrangement known as the Paris Agreement, […]

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Countries set 2018 as deadline for Paris Agreement rulebook

By Benjamin Flowers United Nations member countries have targeted 2018 as the year to have all the rules governing the Paris Agreement finalized. Over 190 countries met in Marrakesh, Morocco, this month for the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC) and […]

UB hosts  marketing  expo
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UB hosts marketing expo

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter The University Of Belize, Belize City campus held its 9th annual Marketing Expo at the Princess Hotel and Casino on Wednesday morning. Some 28 small business entrepreneurs came to display their products and services, hoping to expand on their marketing skills and sales. They were […]

CCCCC & USAID partner in $26 Million Climate Change Project
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CCCCC & USAID partner in $26 Million Climate Change Project

Ten CARICOM nations of the eastern and southern Caribbean will become more prepared to adapt to the effects of Climate Change as a result of a US$25.6 Million 4-year project in which the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC or 5C’s) has partnered with the United States Agency for International […]