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Regional service provider coalitions discuss way forward
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Regional service provider coalitions discuss way forward

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Coalition of Service Providers (BCSP), this week, shared some of the results emerging from the strategic meeting of the Caribbean Network of Service Coalitions (CNSC). Belize’s representative at the meeting, Orson Elrington, explained on Wednesday that the two-day meeting was to finalize the CNSC’s upcoming […]

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The BPP tells GOB to better the economy, cut your salaries by half

By Ingrid Fernandez/ Staff Journalist The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) made three suggestions to the government, this week, which it feels would help to improve the conomic climate of the country. “Cutting your [ministers] salaries and benefits by 50 percent,” is the first suggestion. The party said cutting unnecessary spending, […]

PetroCaribe countdown begins
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PetroCaribe countdown begins

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize’s access to PetroCaribe funding draws close to its end, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight reported this week. “We’re down to $15 million,” Waight said Tuesday. “We had compensation payments to make, and commitments and we borrowed a little out of it as well.” Waight added […]

President Ma Ying Jeou promotes peace at Taiping Island
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President Ma Ying Jeou promotes peace at Taiping Island

With regard to President Ma Ying-jeou’s trip to Taiping Island Jan. 28 to inspect the island and celebrate the Lunar New Year with personnel stationed there, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs states the following: (1) Whether from the perspective of history, geography, or international law, the Nansha (Spratly) Islands, Shisha […]

New leader to promote ‘Strength in Unity’
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New leader to promote ‘Strength in Unity’

John Briceño was elected the People’s Unity Party leader in a national convention on Sunday. The victory was sweet for Briceño as he has contested and won the position twice in his political career. The first time, he contested the seat against former party leader, the Francis Fonseca, and the […]

Belize “domesticates” extradition treaty with Mexico, but after Schnitzer’s escape
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Belize “domesticates” extradition treaty with Mexico, but after Schnitzer’s escape

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Belize’s law governing extradition is now in tandem with an Extradition Treaty it signed in August, 1988 with Mexico, which permits the extradition of any individual wanted in any of the two countries for trial. The law needed to be “domesticated” as described by Prime […]

Vega denies allegations of land repossession in Paumen case
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Vega denies allegations of land repossession in Paumen case

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter In another twist to the ongoing developments of the Bradley Paumen/Michael Modiri property feud, Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Natural Resources (Lands), Gaspar Vega, has denied instructing the Lands Department to compulsorily repossess land from Modiri to accommodate Paumen. In an interview with […]

PM leads technical team to Washington to negotiate de-risking measures
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PM leads technical team to Washington to negotiate de-risking measures

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow left Belize on Monday for Washington, D.C., where he is leading a technical team from Belize in discussions with senior officials of the US Federal Government and US banking monitoring systems over the ‘de-risking’ situation affecting financial institutions in the region. […]

Chawla’s rice heads back to Guyana
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Chawla’s rice heads back to Guyana

By Marion Ali Staff Reporter Jack Charles’ three containers of imported Guyanese rice, which the Courts ruled had to leave Belize, are on their way back to Guyana. The re-exportation is barely within the Wednesday deadline granted by the Supreme Court for the grain to leave, or consequently be taken […]

Mexican Ambassador comments on David Nanes Schnitzer
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Mexican Ambassador comments on David Nanes Schnitzer

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Mexican Ambassador Carlos Quesnel Melendez commented on the David Nanes Schnitzer fiasco this week and was not happy that Belize allowed the man wanted by Mexican authorities to escape. Schnitzer was wanted by Mexican authorities for his role in the ponzi pyramid scheme that defrauded […]