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Fonseca says Saldivar will remain out of the PUP at this time
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Fonseca says Saldivar will remain out of the PUP at this time

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter PUP Leader, Francis Fonseca, says that his party’s decision to oust the party’s Belize Rural North standard bearer, Arthur Saldivar, remains intact, despite what Saldivar says. Fonseca told reporters last Friday that Saldivar “can desire to do what he wants, but…when the party speaks […]

Oceana in Belize pledges to have  EU fisheries export ban lifted
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Oceana in Belize pledges to have EU fisheries export ban lifted

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Oceana in Belize has pledged to work with the authorities of the European Union to have the fisheries ban against Belize lifted. In a statement this week Oceana Vice-President Janelle Chanona emphasized that having the ban lifted will be challenging, but is a necessity. “Enforcement […]

Private sector welcomes PM’s cheaper Internet announcement
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Private sector welcomes PM’s cheaper Internet announcement

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The private sector has welcomed Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s recent announcement of cheaper Internet rates along with increased bandwidth but said that more can still be done to improve services. Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) President Arturo Vasquez told The Reporter that […]

Special Envoy presents at first lady’s forum at the UN
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Special Envoy presents at first lady’s forum at the UN

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simples Barrow, made a presentation at the First Ladies High Level Forum held in New York on this week. The event, hosted by the African Women Working Group, was a side event at the 69th meeting […]

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 […]