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Guatemalan social media rhetoric against Belize condescending and racist
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Guatemalan social media rhetoric against Belize condescending and racist

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter The responses of Guatemalans to the article, “Climate change activists should strongly resist Guatemala’s unfounded claim,” which was published in last week’s edition of the Reporter and shared on social media, expose the condescending and racist thinking still held by some of those who live […]

NGC addresses pressing concerns
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NGC addresses pressing concerns

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Garifuna communities in Belize have voiced the need for respect of their ancestral lands and have identified unemployment, educational and career development, health and wellness, and the disconnect they say they have felt with leaders of the Garifuna community as some of the most pressing […]

Crime constraining tourism growth and earnings
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Crime constraining tourism growth and earnings

By Adele Ramos, Freelance Reporter Although Belize continues to boast unprecedented records in tourism arrivals, with an increase of 25% in overnight tourism and 5% in cruise tourism for the first quarter of 2018, studies indicate that the crime situation in Belize and the rest of the Caribbean court is […]

GOB to spend $34 million on airport link road
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GOB to spend $34 million on airport link road

By Benjamin Flowers The government of Belize signed a contract this week valued at BZ $34,274,306.17 for the construction of the Airport Link Road. Minister of Works, Rene Montero signed the contract over to CISCO Construction on Monday, for works to begin immediately after the sign date. Funds for the […]

Empirical Costs of Corruption
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Empirical Costs of Corruption

At least once per month the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)’s Business Perspective TV and Radio Show, the broadcast counterpart to this column, seeks to feature a discussion (and where possible) an update on the United Nations Convention Against Convention (UNCAC) and its relevance to the Belizean economy […]

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Roof repair contract for KHMH goes to tender

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority (KHMHA) is seeking a local construction company to conduct the remedial works on the hospital’s ceiling and roof. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health Ramon Figueroa, who sits on the board at the KHMHA, confirmed that the […]

CARICOM buys more of Belize’s exports than the USA
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CARICOM buys more of Belize’s exports than the USA

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Although the USA and the UK are said to be Belize’s top trading partners, the biggest declines in export sales so far this year were recorded for those destinations. Meanwhile, CARICOM countries are becoming increasingly important trade partners for Belize, particularly as they are now […]

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GOB sets referendum date

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Government of Belize announced, this week, that Cabinet has set the date for Belize’s referendum to decide on taking the territorial dispute with Guatemala for a final decision at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). GOB issued a statement on Monday evening saying that […]

Chamberlain consulting presents Leadercast 2018
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Chamberlain consulting presents Leadercast 2018

By Benjamin Flowers On Friday, May 4, Chamberlain Consulting is hosting the 2018 installment of the world’s largest one-day leadership seminar “Leadercast”. The conference, to be held at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, will be held under the theme “Lead yourself.” More than 200 local participants will join over […]

PUP holds endorsement conventions in preparation for general elections
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PUP holds endorsement conventions in preparation for general elections

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor General elections are not due until 2020, and before that, Prime Minister Dean Barrow is expected to retire and make way for his successor in time for the elections, but already the Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) is getting itself prepared well in advance to […]