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GSU boss plans to address socio-economic needs of criminals
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GSU boss plans to address socio-economic needs of criminals

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Inspector Mark Flowers, Commander of the Gang Suppression Unit, says he wants to meet with relevant government ministries to address the socio-economic needs of criminals to keep them from committing crime. Flowers told The Reporter that his plan takes into account the lack of […]

Belize Solid Waste Management Authority emphasizes  occupational safety
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Belize Solid Waste Management Authority emphasizes occupational safety

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Solid Waste Management Authority held a two-day Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) training exercise with their workers to improve operational standards and highlight best practices. Tyronne Chimilio, Belize Solid Waste Management Authority social communications officer, explained that the training is part of […]

Belize adopts National Climate Resilience Investment Plan
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Belize adopts National Climate Resilience Investment Plan

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The government of Belize has adopted a National Climate Resilience Investment Plan (NCRIP) to improve the country’s disaster risk management initiatives. The project is being funded by the European Union and the World Bank as part of the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)-EU Natural […]

Contracts worth  more than  $9 million signed  for more infrastructure
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Contracts worth more than $9 million signed for more infrastructure

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Infrastructural works are set to begin, with the signing on Monday of several contracts that have a combined value of more than $9 million. The contracts, signed on Monday by Minister of Works and Transport, Rene Montero, include the pavement of five miles of […]

Taiwan donates to educational institutions
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Taiwan donates to educational institutions

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter A number of schools in the Cayo District recently received donations of computers, printers, projectors, school bags and boxes of stationary from the government of Taiwan. The recipients included Sacred Heart Junior College, El Progresso Primary, Hidden Paradise, Buena Vista Government School, San Marcus, […]

PUP vs Saldivar
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PUP vs Saldivar

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter PUP Leader Francis Fonseca says that his party’s national executive did not act illegally or outside of its authority when it decided to suspend the party’s Belize Rural North standard bearer, Arthur Saldivar. In an interview with The Reporter this week, Fonseca said: “We’re […]

Belize to receive anti-corruption recommendations from OAS
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Belize to receive anti-corruption recommendations from OAS

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize is one of six countries to receive recommendations on anti-corruption matters from the Organization of American States (OAS) at the 24th Committee of Experts meeting in Washington D.C. this week. The conference, which started on Monday, was the latest meeting of the Mechanism […]

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World Bank approves $60 million loan for climate change projectt

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The World Bank has approved a $60 million loan for a project to improve infrastructure and to increase Belize’s capacity to manage the impacts of climate change. The project will be implemented over a five year span and financed from an International Bank for Reconstruction […]

KHMH CEO to go by end of September
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KHMH CEO to go by end of September

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Longsworth said he will be vacating his post at the end of September. According to Longsworth, the hospital has not yet decided on his replacement but said he believes the post would be filled […]

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‘Reparations not on Belize’s priority list,’ says Minister of Foreign Affairs

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Government of Belize is not aggressively pursuing the issue of reparations for slavery from European nations, says Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Wilfred Elrington. Elrington said that because of issues currently occupying the governments resources such as economic development and national security, reparations is […]