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Farmers & BSI finding the sweetest sugarcane to harvest first

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The 2017-18 sugar cane harvest is about to start next month, but with Belize no longer having access to preferential markets and guaranteed quotas a premium prices, the open competition of the world market has growers and processors united to find ways to get the […]

CARICOM and Cuba expand trade relations
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CARICOM and Cuba expand trade relations

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and Cuba now have expanded trade opportunities in each other’s territories, through the signing this week of a second Protocol to an existing Agreement. The protocol to the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreemen allows for Cuba to expand duty-free access to […]

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño
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DPM has no response to opposition over BIL complaints

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Opposition leader, John Briceno, has raised public concern that Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has not acknowledged receipt of a letter he sent questioning projects done by Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL). Briceño wrote to Faber on November 1, requesting key pieces of information regarding BIL, […]

UK Minister Tariq Ahmad doesn't want to look back at slavery
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British minister says Caribbean needs to forget about reparations

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter While Belize is preparing to rejoin the fight for reparations for the legacy of slavery, the government of the United Kingdom is encouraging the entire Caribbean to abandon the reparations movement. In his trip to Jamaica last week, UK Minister of State with responsibility for […]

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Doing Business Report to Belize: Pick Up The Pace

Last week’s article focused on one of Belize’s “priority sectors”, renewable energy. The sole purpose of that piece was to highlight the immense potential for business growth that the Belizean economy has in that sector and many others. Clearly, along with renewable energy, most would probably already be aware of […]

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UNDP offers anti-corruption training for secondary and tertiary students

By Benjamin Flowers High school and tertiary level students country wide will be getting lessons on anti-corruption measures during the months of November and December, through a new project hosted by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP). UNDP, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) […]

Oceana's field representative Celeshia Guy(Middle) honored with Environmental Youth Award.
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Oceana representative honored at World Youth Conference

By Michelle Sutherland An Oceana field representative was recognized and honored with the Environmental Youth Award during the closing ceremony of the 2017 World Youth Conference, which was hosted in Belize last Thursday. Celeshia Guy, the award’s recipient, was recognized for her tremendous contributions to increasing awareness of Belize’s natural […]

Stakeholders discuss energy efficiency in the Caribbean
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Bureau of Standards hosts energy efficiency consultancy

By Benjamin Flowers To assist with the development of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Regional Energy Efficiency Building Code (REEBC), the Belize Bureau of Standards hosted a stakeholder consultation to gain feedback from those in the relevant fields of expertise. The BBS hosted the consultation, done in collaboration with the Ministry […]

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Belize Renewable Energy Potential

There are several global indices that rank Belize in less-than-favorable positions. For crime, we rank a little too high for comfort, and a rank of 121 on the Doing Business Index (DBI) places us a little too low. However, there are those areas that the statistics and measures indicate that […]

Financial Secretary- Joseph Waight
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Premium fuel going down soon says FinSec

Less than a month after the last marginal reduction in gas prices, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight is signaling that a drop in the price of Premium fuel is on the way. Waight told the media this week that the Government of Belize is expecting a new shipment of premium fuel, […]