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JP Association, California Chapter to swear in new members

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Association of Justices of the Peace, California Chapter, will swear in 13 new members this weekend, to keep up with the growing community of Belizeans in California. The historic event marks the first time that Crown Counsel Brianna Williams will swear in new […]

Taiwan looks to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties with new Southbound Policy
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Taiwan looks to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties with new Southbound Policy

By Alexis R. Milan Editor The Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan, more commonly known as simply Taiwan, has maintained diplomatic relations with Belize for nearly 30 years now, since 1989. In that relatively short time, Taiwan has supported Belize through a number of bilateral cooperation efforts, including infrastructural development, technical […]

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Taiwan calls for participation in World Health Assembly

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Government of the Republic of China-Taiwan is calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite it to attend the 2017 World Health Assembly. Taiwan is also calling on the international community to support its participation, given the benefits that its participation brings to […]

Mexican innovators offer Belize trade opportunities
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Mexican innovators offer Belize trade opportunities

Belizean businessmen got the opportunity to form trade partnerships with Mexican companies; when the Mexican Embassy hosteda trade delegation ofentrepreneurs and manufacturers’ representatives of seven companies from Merida, Yucatan and Cancun, Quintana Roo at the Institute of Mexico in Belize City on Thursday, April 27. Belize Water Services representatives were […]

Guatemalan congress rejects proposal to include Belize on official map
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Guatemalan congress rejects proposal to include Belize on official map

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Guatemala’s congress has voted against incorporating Belize to reflect as being a part of their territory on their official map, the Prensa Libre newspaper of Guatemala has reported.   The newspaper article, posted online on Tuesday reports that the congress “rejected a resolution to […]

Ministry of Works upgrades/repairs major highways
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Ministry of Works upgrades/repairs major highways

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor   Motorists using the various highways might encounter “go-slow” signage as they approach certain sections, cautioning them about repairs or loose gravel on the road.  The caution signs are visible on highways across the country, as the Ministry of Works conducts major repairs and upgrades […]

Belize’s Ombudsman chairs Human Rights session in Panama
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Belize’s Ombudsman chairs Human Rights session in Panama

By Michelle Sutherland   The Ombudsman of Belize, Lionel Arzu, recently chaired a successful session of the Central America Council of Human Rights Defenders and Ombudsmen in Panama City.   The extraordinary session was hosted on April 6 and 7 2017,  in order to formulate national and regional strategies to […]

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GOB not taking budgeting seriously says NGOs

By Benjamin Flowers     The Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations (BNN) is accusing the Government of Belize of making mockery of the national budget exercise through its $1 million honorarium to teachers that didn’t strike.   The BNN joined the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the […]

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Chamber disapproves of million $$ teacher bonanza

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) is strongly condemning a Government of Belize’s decision to give a million unbudgeted dollars to teachers who did not go on strike, in the face of the 2017/18 austerity budget. The BCCI pointed out that the national […]

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Germany pays for climate change workshop

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Representatives from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), met in Jamaica this week for a three-day climate change conference in what they called an Impact Regional Inception Workshop. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), hosted the workshop, at the Knutsford […]