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Mexican businesses seeking partners in Belize
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Mexican businesses seeking partners in Belize

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter A trade mission was hosted Thursday by the Institute of Mexico to foster greater trade relations between Mexican entrepreneurs and their Belizean counterparts. Javier Aguilar, Mexican Embassy Head of Trade Investment and Tourist Affairs, explained the mission was made up of Mexican businesses looking […]

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Test results confirm crop destruction by herbicide

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Samples sent abroad for testing have confirmed that vegetables in the Valley of Peace area, Cayo, that were destroyed in March were done by Roundup, a lethal herbicide. This week Jose Alpuche, chief executive officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, told The Reporter that […]

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CFATF commends Belize for financial legislation

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has commended Belize for enacting nine pieces of key legislation, six laws and three regulations to boost Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) standards. The statement from the CFATF, last week, stated that […]

NICH Partners with Taiwan for primary school art programme
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NICH Partners with Taiwan for primary school art programme

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) and the Republic of China Taiwan have teamed up to launch the Primary Schools Art Skills Training (PSAST) Pilot Project. The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) presented a check a cheque for $35,206 to the […]

Belize Port planning for bulk-cargo shipping
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Belize Port planning for bulk-cargo shipping

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Port Authority may soon see increased export activity due to a proposed development by a private company to facilitate bulk-cargo transportation using the facility. Port of Belize’s Arturo Vasquez explained that the Port has been in negotiations with a company called Belize […]

Mayor: Citco still having problems with garbage payments
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Mayor: Citco still having problems with garbage payments

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter The Belize City Council continues to have problems keeping up with its sanitation contracts, and is still several weeks in arrears. The Council continues to owe the sanitation company between two and four weeks, which is the limit that the contract allows for arrears, […]

GDP and exports down in first quarter, says SIB
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GDP and exports down in first quarter, says SIB

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize’s Gross Domestic Product for the first quarter of 2014 declined by 0.4 percent. The decline in GDP follows eight consecutive quarters of positive growth, the Statistical Institute of Belize’s data states. The decline was largely attributed to decreased output in three main sectors: agriculture, […]

Government of Belize receives $10 million  grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan)
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Government of Belize receives $10 million grant from the Republic of China (Taiwan)

By Dyllan Lawrence Staff Reporter The Government of Belize received a boost to its infrastructure projects on Monday, when His Excellency David Wu, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), presented a $10 million cheque to Prime Minister Dean Barrow. According to a government press release, the cheque is “the […]

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Employment for people with mental illnesses?

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Unit held a workshop this week to discuss the employability of persons with mental illnesses. The workshop was held at the Belize Institute of Management, in collaboration with Disability Aid Abroad, an international organization which looks after the rights […]

More problems for cane farmers
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More problems for cane farmers

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter The approaching rainy season could add to the list of problems that cane farmers are facing, says Alfredo Ortega, deputy chairman of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association. Ortega told The Reporter on Wednesdays that scattered rains experienced over the weekend have caused some delays […]