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Drug rehab workers get OAS training

Forty seven care providers received certification from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) for six months of training in prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug abuse and violence under a program named PROCCER. The 47 trainees received their UWI accreditation certificates in […]

Belize Internet Exchange Point speeds up service
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Belize Internet Exchange Point speeds up service

Nine of Belize’s internet service providers (ISPs) have partnered to establish Belize’s first internet exchange point (BIXP), which will greatly speed up local internet traffic, allowing for greater efficiency and reduced costs. The partners officially launched the new exchange point at a ceremony hosted by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) […]

IICA wins OAS kudos
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IICA wins OAS kudos

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) was recognized by the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the importance of IICA’s technical support to farming and food production. IICA’s Director General Víctor M. Villalobos reported on the main results achieved by IICA’s technical cooperation initiatives […]

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UB gets $560,435 grant to study acid seas effect on Barrier Reef

The University of Belize has been awarded a $560,435.93 grant from the International Atomic Agency’s Technical Cooperation Program (IAEA-TCP), which will be used to study how the acid seas impact the marine ecosystems of Belize’s Meso-American Barrier Reef. The funds will be used to purchase laboratory instruments and for the […]

IDB making more financing available for climate change projects
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IDB making more financing available for climate change projects

By Benjamin Flowers The Inter-American Development Bank has agreed to increase the amount of financing available for countries to conduct climate change related projects. The IDB agreed this week to raise the amount of financing available by 30 percent over the next four years. The IDB estimates that the climate […]

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Government loses big in litigation with Unicorn

In two separate judgments in 2016 by two separate Justices of the Supreme Court, the actions of the government have been deemed unconstitutional and unlawful. In the first such ruling in January, 2016, Justice Courtney Abel ordered government to pay Titan International Securities US $4.5 million, and last Friday, Justice […]

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Belize to ratify Paris Agreement

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country this week to sign and ratify the international climate change treaty known as the Paris Agreement at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York. Climate change experts have said that while countries such as Belize contribute less than […]

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Chamber of Commerce holds first Belizean Roots Expo

By Benjamin Flowers The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), in an effort to promote Belizean products, held it’s first ever Belizean Roots Expo. The expo, held at AyinHa Adventures Castleton Entertainment Park on Saturday April 16, was organized in an effort to highlight and showcase products specifically from […]

Taiwan helps Belize vehicle/drivers license system go digital
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Taiwan helps Belize vehicle/drivers license system go digital

Belize will soon have an electronic system for driver and vehicle licenses, as well as vehicle registration with a web portal to access information thanks to the efforts of the Central Information Technology Office (C.I.T.O.) and Taiwan’s technical mission in Belize, led by Ming-Cheng (Diego) Tsai. Two information and communications […]

Belize stands to benefit from diplomatic ties with four countries
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Belize stands to benefit from diplomatic ties with four countries

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize renewed diplomatic ties with four countries when ambassadors representing each country presented their credentials to Governor General, Sir Colville Young on Monday. Non-resident Ambassadors Aitzaz Ahmed of Pakistan, Yusra Khan of Indonesia, Ibrahim Obeidat of Jordan and Mohamed Saadat of Palestine each conveyed their […]