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Congratulations

By: Neri Briceño Dear Editor: I extend my congratulations to both Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the UDP for the victory achieved in last week’s General Elections. It was a hard fought fight, but ultimately the party was victorious, which should translate into an overall victory for the party and […]

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Yes to the ICJ – the people have spoken!

By: Alejandro Vernon The nation spoke on November 4th, 2015. Except for Wave TV and two other stations, the entire Belizean media with its radio, TV and newspapers bombarded the UDP and Prime Minister Barrow on Petro Caribe funds, corruption, the Guatemala issue, and management of public funds. The last […]

General Overview& Institutional Strengthening for Belize Tax Administration
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General Overview& Institutional Strengthening for Belize Tax Administration

Review to propose a more efficient tax system As may have become quite conspicuous in the last two installments of EDC’s Strictly Business, the Trade and Tax Revenue process, being spearheaded by the Trade and Tax Committee (The Committee), is designed primarily to achieve increased efficiencies in the tax administration […]

Women Watch in Election 2015
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Women Watch in Election 2015

By: Ann Marie Williams The 2015 General/National Elections have come and gone and as such have taken its rightful place in the annals of Belizean history. According to the Elections and Boundaries Department, the total number of registered electors as of September 2015, stood at 196,587. And of that number, […]

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MDGs 2015 report highlights achievements and challenges for Belize

By Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter The the United Nations development Program (UNDP) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report and post 2015 agenda gave Belize positive reviews in some areas but noted there is still much progress to be made. According to the report, Belize is failing to meet its goal to […]

General Overview & Institutional Strengthening for Belize Tax Administration
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General Overview & Institutional Strengthening for Belize Tax Administration

EDC: Trade and Tax Regime being reviewed As was pointed out in last week’s EDC “Strictly Business”, the need for the tax system to be modified so as to reduce the cost of doing business in Belize and simplify the business process has been raised by the private sector on […]

Institutional Strengthening planned for Tax regimes
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Institutional Strengthening planned for Tax regimes

EDC: Trade and Tax Regime being reviewed Over the years, the acknowledgement that small businesses are the “backbone of an economy” has virtually become a cliché of sorts, as there have been no shortage of reports or officials extending this reassurance of significance to the private-sector. However, to the Economic […]

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Just who is the Major?

By: Neri Briceño Our nation has been divided for most of its political history. This division has been marked by victimization carried out on citizens who are suspected of being in opposition. They are ostracized financially and as best as the party in power can, they are also socially alienated. […]

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D-Day is here!

The PM has finally done the inevitable and called the next General Elections. This is not the first time that early general elections have been called in the nation’s young history, but it is the first time it has been called this early. They did it for one basic reason, […]

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A New Party?

By Neri Briceno Why do men aspire for political leadership in Belize? The answer for this can be broken down into three distinct categories; those who do it for love of country, those who genuinely do it for love of people and those who do it for greed. Belize has […]