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The woman that brought light to her whole village
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The woman that brought light to her whole village

By Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter The village of Santa Teresa in Toledo is a remote village in Southern Belize. It is 35 miles away from Punta Gorda town and an hour drive from the Jalacte Highway cutoff through a rocky road. The village, that consists of about 70 families living […]

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Toledo Rice

By: Alejandro Vernon In the forties and fifties Toledo was called the “bread basket” of Belize. Rice was grown in abundance in Toledo and pigs were raised and shipped to Belize City on the MV. Heron H. and MV. Maya Prince. The colonial government erected a rice-mil and a warehouse […]

Access to Credit Pt. 3: Legal framework  for Secured Transaction Reform
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Access to Credit Pt. 3: Legal framework for Secured Transaction Reform

Without any doubt there is a type of global consensus on a couple things regarding Micro, Small, and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Firstly, there appears to be no disagreement about the essential role that MSMEs play in both developed and developing economies, as global estimates say that roughly two out of […]

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Rice Wars

The recent Rice War was never about the Belizean consumer, but rather a plain case of greed and power. Rice is big money and that’s because Belizeans consume about 24 million pounds of it annually, which is around 77 pounds per person. At the current price per pound of rice, […]

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Reform Area: Access to Credit

Legal framework to support use of movable assets In the last “Strictly Business” we had commenced a discussion on the general role that movable assets can play in bridging the credit gap that is often cited as one of the leading constraints to growth of Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises […]

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Year in review 2015

Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter General Elections 2015 General Elections, were without a doubt, the most significant event of the year. In October, Prime Minister Dean Barrow called the elections only three years and eight months into the party’s second term, setting the date for November 4th, giving contending parties just […]

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A look at movable assets and secured transaction reforms (Pt. 1)

It is certainly no secret that one of the most talked about constraint to small business growth in Belize, as well as in several other countries, is the limited access to credit. This limitation is often linked to the nature of collateral requirements, which is more often than not based […]

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A look at movable assets and secured transaction reforms (Pt. 1)

It is certainly no secret that one of the most talked about constraint to small business growth in Belize, as well as in several other countries, is the limited access to credit. This limitation is often linked to the nature of collateral requirements, which is more often than not based […]

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The Military Response

I have always admired the state of Israel. And while I do not agree with all its policies and the way the state has handled a lot of situations internationally, one thing I can say is that you can always trust and count on the Israelis to do what is […]

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EDC to lead development of transportation master plan

It is likely safe to assume that most business professionals, academics and policy makers would agree that the “school is out” on whether or not there is a positive link between infrastructure development and a country’s overall economic growth. More specifically, some studies have (including Bom and Ligthart, 2009) gone […]