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“No thank you”, Espat says to GOB We’ll do this on our own!
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“No thank you”, Espat says to GOB We’ll do this on our own!

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter PUP Cayo South area representative Julius Espat revealed Monday that he has declined the UDP government’s offer of $35,000 for Christmas cheer from the Petro Caribe funds for his constituency of Cayo South. Espat, who is leading the charge for more transparency in the […]

Pleased with Belize: Foreign Minister David Lin
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Pleased with Belize: Foreign Minister David Lin

The Hon. David L.Lin, Foreign Minister of the Republic of China on Taiwan, in Belize this week to attend a regional meeting of SICA, said he was very much satisfied with the support Taiwan was receiving from Belize in international forums. He expressed the view that this friendship between Belize […]

Canefarmers want Fair Trade funds for Christmas while wiser counsels are shot down!
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Canefarmers want Fair Trade funds for Christmas while wiser counsels are shot down!

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Cane farmers of the Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association have passed a resolution instructing that the association withdraw $2.5 million from its FairTrade fund for distribution to canefarmers for Christmas spending. The motion, which received widespread support from the canefarmers present at Sunday’s meeting, stipulates that […]

Opposition says GOB should have consulted the public before making any agreement with Guatemala
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Opposition says GOB should have consulted the public before making any agreement with Guatemala

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The opposition People’s United Party, criticized the government this week for entering into as many as 13 agreements with the Government of Guatemala without consulting the Belizean public. Opposition Leader Francis Fonseca, said that the agreements, signed at the 44th summit of the heads of […]

Take the money and  explain! Julius Espat tells why
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Take the money and explain! Julius Espat tells why

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The People’s United Party’s decision to accept PetroCaribe funds for the government’s Christmas Cheer program was made because the party was never against use of those funds. PUP Deputy Leader, Julius Espat told The Reporter that his party never objected to the PetroCaribe initiative […]

Mexicans will spend millions on Caye Chapel – Government pleased with new development to
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Mexicans will spend millions on Caye Chapel – Government pleased with new development to

Mexican investors who are well established in the luxury hotel business in Mexico City, Cancun and Acapulco will spend millions to develop the island of Caye Chapel. Caye Chapel is a 265-acre island on the way to Caye Caulker, known in the old days as Cayo Cocina. A government announcement […]

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Tourism will need new employment skills; Trinidad workshop will identify opportunities

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Representatives from Belize’s IT-VET participated in a workshop this week to identify emerging job opportunities in the tourism sector in order to design training programs for new opportunities opening up. The two-day workshop, held in Trinidad, was co-ordinated by the Association of Caribbean States […]

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Agricultural Ministers of Central America meet in Placencia

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A delegation of Agricultural Ministers from the Central American region and the Dominican Republic met in Belize last week to discuss issues affecting agriculture and to formulate a strategic plan, based on collaboration, moving forward. Belize, in its capacity as pro-tem President of the […]

BCCI holds Christmas Expo
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BCCI holds Christmas Expo

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a two-day expo this weekend under the theme “All about Christmas.” The expo, geared at promoting that Belizeans shop in country for the Christmas season, was held at the Ramada Belize City Princess. The event showcased various […]

IDB meets with media over coffee and projects
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IDB meets with media over coffee and projects

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shared breakfast with representatives of the media on Wednesday to shed light on its work and the projects it funds. IDB’s Country Representative in Belize, Anneke Jessen, said that while the bank provides loans mainly to governments at low interest […]