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Belize a sponsor in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards
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Belize a sponsor in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards

By Benjamin Flowers Belize is sponsoring the overall winner of the 2016 Responsible Tourism Awards. The award ceremony, organized by the organization Responsible Travel, is geared towards organizing tourism initiatives, be they niche to mainstream, in such a way that they preserve respects and benefits destinations and local people. There […]

BECOL donates hurricane relief funds to the Red Cross
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BECOL donates hurricane relief funds to the Red Cross

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL), this week, donated some $200,000 in funding to the Belize Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl. Lynn Young, president and CEO of BECOL handed over the cheque to Lilly Bowman, executive director of the […]

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IDB donates US$200,000 to Belize for hurricane relief

By Julia Arzu The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, will give the Government of Belize a US $200,000 grant in order to assist hurricane victims. The IDB is giving the grant to support the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) […]

PACT donates $40,000 for relief efforts
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PACT donates $40,000 for relief efforts

By Julia Arzu The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) made a donation of $40,000 to the Belize Red Cross Society’s disaster relief effort on Thursday morning at the Red Cross office on Gabourel Lane in Belize City. Sympathizing with the thousands of Belizeans who were affected by Hurricane Earl, PACT […]

Higher oil prices could save Belize’s petroleum industry
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Higher oil prices could save Belize’s petroleum industry

By Benjamin Flowers Oil prices on the world market need to rebound in order to save Belize’s fading petroleum industry, says the Director of the Geology and Petroleum Department, Andre Cho. Cho said this week that of the six companies in Belize with oil concessions, none of them are currently […]

Senator Carla Barnett now a minister State
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Senator Carla Barnett now a minister State

By Benjamin Flowers Cabinet now has a new Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Senator Carla Barnett. Governor General Colville Young swore Barnett in as minister at a brief ceremony, held at the Belize House in Belmopan, on Tuesday. Barnett will be working closely with Prime Minister Dean […]

EU donates EUR$50,000 to hurricane victims
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EU donates EUR$50,000 to hurricane victims

By Julia Arzu The European Union (EU), the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid, donated EUR $50,000 or littloe more than BZ $110,000 to Belize in humanitarian funding on Tuesday as a form of responding to the damages caused to Belize by Hurricane Earl. The EU funding aims to assist […]

UNICEF assist families in hurricane shelters
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UNICEF assist families in hurricane shelters

By Julia Arzu The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), answering the call for aid, is providing 250 care packages to assist families who have lost their homes and are currently in the hurricane shelters. Over the weekend, representatives from UNICEF ventured to Belize City to visit the different hurricane […]

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BPP reacts to Cabinet shuffle

By Benjamin Flowers Responding to the recent reconfiguration of Cabinet, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) condemned Prime Minister Dean Barrow for his methods in addressing the current escalation of crime in Belize. On Tuesday, the BPP accused Barrow of trying to trick the Belizean people, by making measures which would […]

Churches call for investigation into ‘Pastor Lou’ murder
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Churches call for investigation into ‘Pastor Lou’ murder

By Benjamin Flowers The National Evangelical Association of Belize (NEAB) is calling on the Prime Minister Dean Barrow to commission an independent investigation into the brutal murder of Dangriga pastor, Llewellyn Lucas. NEAB issued a public statement on Monday, asserting that it has no confidence in the security forces being […]