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Government of Japan donates wheelchairs to GOB
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Government of Japan donates wheelchairs to GOB

In an official handing over ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Conference Room in Belmopan, the Embassy of Japan donated 30 wheelchairs to officials from the Ministry of Health. According to a government press release, the 30 foldable wheelchairs will be distributed, as needed, to hospitals and clinics, throughout […]

Taiwan expands Tilapia farming program in Independence
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Taiwan expands Tilapia farming program in Independence

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor As part of its Aquaculture Project, a five-year initiative started in February of 2012, the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) introduced a Tilapia farming workshop at Independence High School on June 8. The project aims to enhance Tilapia production in Belize, boost the […]

What Guatemala really said
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What Guatemala really said

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize’s true status over part ownership of the Sarstoon River became further convoluted this week with the revelation of the contents of a letter from Guatemala to Belize, following the “Istanbul Meeting”, which sought to chart a way towards negotiating Belizeans’ use of the river. […]

Monima resigns! Health CEO takes blame
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Monima resigns! Health CEO takes blame

Audibaldo Monima, the 30-¬year-¬old former Coast Guard training officer who was introduced to the staff at the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday June 6, as the new Northern Region Health Manager, has resigned from the post after he was asked to do so or face termination. This followed a […]

PUP officials visit Sarstoon unimpeded by Guatemalans
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PUP officials visit Sarstoon unimpeded by Guatemalans

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The promised People’s United Party (PUP) trip to the Sarstoon River took place over the weekend, a week and a half after the government revoked the Sarstoon Prohibition Statutory Instrument (SI) on May 24, based on an agreement between our two countries for free passage. […]

CEMO holds fourth annual road safety symposium
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CEMO holds fourth annual road safety symposium

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO), this week, held its fourth annual symposium, to discuss road safety and related issues. The two-day event was held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza on Wednesday and Thursday, under the theme “Analyzing Road Traffic accidents and Safety strategies […]

Belize and Ireland explore areas of diplomatic cooperation
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Belize and Ireland explore areas of diplomatic cooperation

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize and the Republic of Ireland discussed areas of diplomatic cooperation last week when Belize’s non-resident Ambassador to Ireland, Perla Perdomo presented her credentials to President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland at his residence. During her visit, Ambassador Perdomo held private conversations with President Higgins […]

Ready Call CEO ordered to pay $141,000 in SSB  employee contributions
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Ready Call CEO ordered to pay $141,000 in SSB employee contributions

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor Ready Call Centre, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company, was ordered through their CEO, Nubia Ramirez Moreno to pay $141,000 to the Social Security Board (SSB). That is a combination of SSB contributions for 50 employees for February, March and April, plus interest, plus a […]

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PUP demands stronger action from GOB over Sarstoon reality

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The People’s United Party (PUP) has demanded that the government take swift and more decisive action against “the continuing illegal annexation of the Sarstoon River by Guatemala”. The party called on government to re‐establish full sovereignty and control over the Belizean internal waters of the […]

GAF Says “NO” to Belizean Media Entering Sarstoon
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GAF Says “NO” to Belizean Media Entering Sarstoon

On Friday an expedition which included representatives from three Belize City media houses was refused entry to the Sarstoon River by elements of the Guatemalan Armed Forces despite reports of diplomatic progress between the two nations. The Captain of a Guatemalan vessel, which intercepted the civilian vessel as it entered […]