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Ministry of National Security engages unions, NGO’s and wider public to fight crime
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Ministry of National Security engages unions, NGO’s and wider public to fight crime

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor In order to put a lid on the escalating crime situation, the Ministry of National Security this week, and for the next month, is engaging the unions, non-government organizations (NGO’s) and the wider public to share ideas on ways of fighting major crimes in Belize. […]

Boosting Labor Productivity and Innovation
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Boosting Labor Productivity and Innovation

On this week’s Business Perspective (BP) Radio and TV show, the broadcast counterpart to this BP column, the team had the privilege of discussing the role of education in boosting labor productivity with University of Belize (UB)’s President Professor Clement Sankat. The vision and the way forward for the national […]

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The real price of booze

Alcohol is big business. In any industrialized Western nation, the manufacturing of alcohol for human consumption and other uses, have made some people extremely rich. Look at any of the big liquor companies and you will immediately realize that they command great influence both financially and politically. It is the […]

US Embassy recognize two outstanding Belizean women
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US Embassy recognize two outstanding Belizean women

By Michelle Sutherland The United States Embassy in Belize recently recognized two outstanding Belizean women for their contributions to and advocacy aimed at empowering young women and girls in their respective communities. Staff officer, Rhea Rogers, was selected as the U.S. Department of State’s International Woman of Courage and Anna […]

UNDP helps UB academics seek end to Male violence
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UNDP helps UB academics seek end to Male violence

Social workers, educators, law enforcement officials and justice department workers joined the academics at the University of Belize in a two-day brain-storming session to work out a way forward for effective intervention to brake and end young male violence in Belize. “Understanding Masculinities and Male Violence in Belize”was the subject […]

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Yes, it has reached this far!

Dear Editor: I must first publicly offer my condolences to the Guerrero family. While I am too young to remember the family when they were living in PG, the way they have conducted themselves indicate that they were grounded and are hardworking, entrepreneurial, upstanding citizens of Belize. They exemplify the […]

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Expanding Export Opportunities for Belize’s Music Industry

In early 2014, Linda Schmid, an Independent Trade and Development Consultant prepared a Workplan and Roadmap for the music sector here in Belize under a CDB- funded – Cartfund Project: “Strengthening & Capacity Building of the Belize Coalition of Service Providers (BCSP)”. The workplan was designed to assist the Music […]

7.5 million Guatemalans registered to go to the polls in April 15th vote on Belize
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7.5 million Guatemalans registered to go to the polls in April 15th vote on Belize

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter A middle-aged Guatemala man recently visited Belize and I had the chance to have a brief chit-chat with him about the upcoming referendum scheduled for 15 April 2018. I asked him how he intends to vote on the question of whether they agree to have […]

Drought watch in effect for parts of Belize Belize lacks a national drought plan
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Drought watch in effect for parts of Belize Belize lacks a national drought plan

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter A drought watch is in effect for northern and southeastern Belize, according to an April 2018 bulletin released by the Caribbean Drought & Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN). The bulletin said that, “Water resources in the ABC Islands [Aruba, Curaçao, and Bonaire] and north and south-east […]

Republic of China (Taiwan) funds renovation of BDF family quarters
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Republic of China (Taiwan) funds renovation of BDF family quarters

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belize Defense Force (BDF) soldiers at the Price Barracks compound in Ladyville are now able to enjoy the luxury and comfort of a newly renovated and retrofitted family association building courtesy the Republic of China (Taiwan). Taiwan funded the upgrades to the tune of $120,000, […]