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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 […]

NGC to elect new executive at Dangriga Convention
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NGC to elect new executive at Dangriga Convention

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter The National Garifuna Council (NGC) is slated to have its 34th Annual Convention on May 18 and 19, 2018, at the Pablo Lambey Center in Dangriga, and executive posts will be up for grabs. Incumbent president Sandra Miranda is seeking a second term of office […]

Bleak days for sugar, as export earnings plunge; prices on the world market may not rebound until 2020
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Bleak days for sugar, as export earnings plunge; prices on the world market may not rebound until 2020

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter When Belize’s domestic exports underperformed in 2016, sugar’s performance helped to mitigate the impact on the Belizean economy, and it was the only major export to record growth for the first quarter in 2016. Last year, when the economy began to bounce back, sugar continued […]

BTL workers sign collective bargaining agreement
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BTL workers sign collective bargaining agreement

By Wiliam Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter A new pension scheme, vehicle allowance and data plan are all part of a new four-year collective bargaining agreement signed by the Belize Communications Workers Union (B.C.W.U.) with the management of Belize Telemedia Ltd at the Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City […]

Exports and Imports down for first quarter 2018
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Exports and Imports down for first quarter 2018

By Benjamin Flowers Belize’s exports continued to decline, showing a 19 percent drop for the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the previous year. First quarter imports were also marginally less than last year, according to the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB). The SIB’s latest External Trade Bulletin, released […]

G20 countries called out for slow progress in ending company anonymity
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G20 countries called out for slow progress in ending company anonymity

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) has released a report titled, G20 Leaders or Laggards? Reviewing G20 promises on ending anonymous companies, in which it mentions Belize as one of the countries linked to a recent scandal in which billions of dollars were moved by a […]

Belize elected to serve on Executive Committee of the CRFM
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Belize elected to serve on Executive Committee of the CRFM

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) convened its annual session of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum earlier this week in the island paradise of Montserrat, where representatives of Fisheries authorities from Belize and several other Caribbean countries met to discuss pressing issues affecting the fisheries and […]