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Hamanasi selected as Finalist for Eco-Excellence Awards
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Hamanasi selected as Finalist for Eco-Excellence Awards

By Julia Arzu Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort, located in Hopkins, was selected as a finalist in the Travel Category for the NCW Magazine’s 2016 Eco-Excellence Award. The Eco-Excellence Awards, now in its sixth edition, is the only of its kind award to recognize excellence in social and environmental sustainability […]

UN Youth Report targets economic engagement
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UN Youth Report targets economic engagement

The United Nations (UN), last week, released its World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement and discussed many issues today’s youth face in economical, political and community engagement areas. The UN World Youth Report gave unfortunate statistics of approximately 73 million young people being unemployed around the world, and in […]

CitCo hosting public consultations on new seafront business proposal
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CitCo hosting public consultations on new seafront business proposal

By Julia Arzu The Belize City Council is calling on members of the general public to participate in a public consultation regarding the construction of Mayan Cable Tubing, a proposed water park project along the seawall of Sandlighter’s Promenade. CitCo has been considering the proposal for months but now Mayor […]

Taiwan assists Belize with $10 million towards overall development
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Taiwan assists Belize with $10 million towards overall development

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Belize has received a sizable sum of money from the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) towards the overall development of our country. In a handing over ceremony on Wednesday, Taiwan’s Ambassador to Belize, Benjamin Ho presented a cheque of US $5 […]

Ministry of Foreign affairs gets new office
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Ministry of Foreign affairs gets new office

By Benjamin Flowers The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this week, showcased its new office building, paid for by the Government of the Republic of China/Taiwan (ROCT). The ROCT paid some US $1.5 million for the lavish three story structure, which has just below 10,500 sq.ft, and sits on a half […]

CARICOM countries pass treaty to extradite fugitives wanted back home
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CARICOM countries pass treaty to extradite fugitives wanted back home

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Heads of governments who attended the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) 37th Regular Conference in Guyana have voted to begin extraditing fugitives wanted in their respective CARICOM countries to face trial for various crimes. CARICOM Chairman, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told reporters following the conference that […]

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Belize and Guyana sign framework agreement

By Benjamin Flowers The government of Belize and the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, last week, signed a framework agreement aimed at increasing cooperation between the two countries. Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington signed the agreement on Belize’s behalf, along with Vice-President Carl B. Greenidge, signing on […]

Santander Sugar’s ECP violation liable for DOE fine
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Santander Sugar’s ECP violation liable for DOE fine

By William Ysaguirre Free Lance Reporter Santander Sugar, the US $175 million sugar cane growing and processing facility built on 20,000 acres in Valley of Peace, Cayo District, will be liable for a fine levied by the Department of the Environment (DOE) for two drainage ditches dug on Santander land […]

“Banning Gill-nets” Stronghold Increases
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“Banning Gill-nets” Stronghold Increases

By Julia Arzu Within the past two weeks organizations, both locally and internationally, joined Oceana’s proposal to the Belize Fisheries Department (BFD) for gill-net usage in Belize’s waters to be terminated by June, 2018. Since 2010, Oceana has been emphasizing the importance of protecting Belize’s natural resources, encouraging healthy fisheries […]

BTL’s LTE system on track to finish in December
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BTL’s LTE system on track to finish in December

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The new fiber-optic LTE system which Belize Telemedia’s (BTL) mobile service is getting connected to is on track to finish in December; while the first of its fiber-optic cable system is set to be introduced by the end of August. Senior Public Relations Representative with […]