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Special Envoy leads Belizean Delegation at regional teenage pregnancy summit
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Special Envoy leads Belizean Delegation at regional teenage pregnancy summit

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize’s Special Envoy for Women and children Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, led the Belizean delegation to the first Summit of Wives of Heads of State Governing and Governors of the Central American Integration Systems. The SEWC also spoke at the conference which was held in […]

ROC (Taiwan) president receives Eisenhower Medallion for peace initiative
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ROC (Taiwan) president receives Eisenhower Medallion for peace initiative

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou has received the Eisenhower Medallion from People to People International (PTPI) for his efforts in promoting regional peace. In presenting the award, PTPI Chairman Micah Kubic said that the award followed Ma’s “efforts to further […]

Belize welcomes Costa Rican Ambassador
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Belize welcomes Costa Rican Ambassador

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The new Costa Rican ambassador to Belize , His Excellency, Edgar Garcia Miranda presented his credentials and was welcomed this week by Governor General Sir Colville Young. The ceremony took place at Belize House in Belmopan. Ambassador Garcia expressed his government’s desire to further […]

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Climate change conference brings issue to Belizeans

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter This week Belizeans, especially those most affected by the effects of climate change, had a chance to discuss the topic. The University of the West Indies Open Campus Belize held a conference on Climate Change, which featured presentations from all sectors on current and future […]

Supreme Court orders  Mayor to pay arrears of $525,026  to Belize   Waste Control
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Supreme Court orders Mayor to pay arrears of $525,026 to Belize Waste Control

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Supreme Court of Belize has ordered the Belize City Council, to pay more than half a million dollars to Belize Waste Control (BWC) for arrears on garbage collection owed to the company. For every day that the City Council fails to make the […]

PAC Chairman urges Auditor General to perform her duty
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PAC Chairman urges Auditor General to perform her duty

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman, Julius Espat has urged the Auditor General to use her authority to look into the government’s recent PETROCARIBE loan motion and he warned that to not do so would be a “complete abdication of responsibility.” Auditor General, Dorothy Bradley […]

On Taiwan’s  Anniversary A renewed pledge of solidarity with Belize
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On Taiwan’s Anniversary A renewed pledge of solidarity with Belize

On the occasion of the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the Taiwan, Ambassador Ben Ho had some special words of appreciation for Belize . “Our people and government are most grateful to your government for voicing unwavering support for our participation in international mechanisms and present for the occasion […]

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Belize achieves record tourism growth

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Third-quarter tourism statistics indicate that Belize has seen a considerable increase in tourism arrivals in both airport and cruise ship categories. Statistics from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) provided by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) recorded 45,862 arrivals between July and September. This represents […]

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Conservation Trust gives 1.1 million to 5 conservation projects in Belize

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Belize’s Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) will be awarding $1,195,356.35 in project grants to five conservation groups later this month. The largest grant of $599,708 will go to Friends for Conservation and Development for a project in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve for sustainable development […]

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Social partners write to PM concerning 13th Senator

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter Senators representing the social partners wrote to Prime Minister Dean Barrow this week questioning his delay in appointing the 13th senator. According to the letter, signed by Senator Mark Lizarraga who represents the private sector, Senator Ray Davis who represents the National Trade Union […]