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CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment
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CCJ green lights Sixth Amendment

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled this week, that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Belize, which set one-year appointments for Court of Appeal judges, did not violate the independence of the Judiciary. On Wednesday, a five-judge panel dismissed the Bar Association of […]

Overnight tourism projections for 2017 expected to rise
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Overnight tourism projections for 2017 expected to rise

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Despite the constraints on the global economy, overnight tourism in the Caribbean is expected to provide decent returns in 2017, following a year that fared well. More than four out of five (81 percent) of hoteliers in the region have an encouraging outlook for tourism […]

Courtenay flips the script
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Courtenay flips the script

By Benjamin Flowers Following government’s call for his removal from the Senate, PUP Senator Eamon Courtenay countered by accusing the UDP of attacking his character to distract the Belizean people from national issues. Courtenay spoke at length on Tuesday, addressing several issues that the UDP had raised in their call […]

Belize poised to take Tilapia industry to new level, through help from Taiwan
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Belize poised to take Tilapia industry to new level, through help from Taiwan

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor A five-year long investment by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Belize’s aquaculture industry is now expected to bear fruit for well over 100 Tilapia farmers and 100 more unemployed people across Belize. The $5 million investment started in 2012 and involved […]

Pass the blame continues – senior officers say  “Da no me!”
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Pass the blame continues – senior officers say “Da no me!”

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter As the Senate Inquiry into irregularities at the Immigration and Nationality Department continues, more senior officers are predictably distancing themselves from liability, including former Immigration Services head, Edgar Cano. Cano testified before the Senate Special Select Committee this week, that he wasn’t in office when […]

Conservation NGOs equipped with fire fighting gear
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Conservation NGOs equipped with fire fighting gear

Recent hurricanes have knocked down a significant number of trees within Belize’s forest reserves, and while the management organizations try to harvest as much as the timber as they can, the remaining dead trees present a major fire hazard for forest fires during the dry season, which is already upon […]

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BPP calls for support to demand re-registration

Written By Michelle Sutherland The ongoing senate inquiry into the immigration scandal has uncovered a host of irregularities at the department. The gaps in the nationality procedures have sparked widespread concerns and backlash among citizens and political parties for an immediate re-registration process so as to update the voters list. […]

Belize attends environmental ministerial meeting
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Belize attends environmental ministerial meeting

Written By Michelle Sutherland Environmental Ministers from Central American countries recently met in Costa Rica on February 2-3, including the Belizean Minister Dr. Omar Figueroa. The main objective of the meeting held by the Central American Commission of the Environment and Development (CCAD), was the handing over of the Pro-tem […]

New law shielding Central Bank reserves approved unanimously
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New law shielding Central Bank reserves approved unanimously

In an unprecedented show of bipartisan unity, both sides of the House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve two Bills to shield the Central Bank of Belize assets against foreign court judgments, which the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Dean Barrow introduced at a special sitting of the House in Belmopan […]

KHMH renovations will delay elective surgeries
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KHMH renovations will delay elective surgeries

By Benjamin Flowers The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) is delaying non-emergency (elective) surgeries for the next three to four weeks, to renovate its operating theaters. KHMH CEO, Dr, Adrian Coye explained this week that the hospital’s four operating theaters will be receiving infrastructural upgrades such as new walls, floors […]