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Greater export opportunities for Belizeans as CARICOM and Cuba strike trade deal
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Greater export opportunities for Belizeans as CARICOM and Cuba strike trade deal

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belizean exporters now have even greater export opportunities, through a new duty free trade arrangement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba. The countries agreed to extend preferential markets at the recently concluded 10th Meeting of the Joint Commission established under the Trade and Economic Cooperation […]

“Courtenay sold out Belize”, says GOB
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“Courtenay sold out Belize”, says GOB

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, in the face of another legal battle with Michael Ashcroft, is calling out PUP Senator Eamon Courtenay for betraying his country. Courtenay was present in a Washington D.C. court this week, in a new case regarding the loan agreement with the […]

Mason’s wife walks
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Mason’s wife walks

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Melissa Ferguson, wife of accused murderer, William “Danny” Mason, was acquitted of ‘conspiracy to commit kidnapping’ in the Belize Magistrates Court this week. Ferguson, also known as Mila Mason, walked free of the charge after the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), gave a directive to […]

“Bex” is back
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“Bex” is back

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Belizeans gave a warm, cheer-filled welcome home today, to Ms. Belize Universe, Rebecca “Bex” Rath. Rath returned from the Philippines today, having been the first Ms. Belize to participate in a Ms. Universe pageant in 10 years. She arrived shortly after midday at the Phillip […]

PM’s wife speaks at world cancer day summit
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PM’s wife speaks at world cancer day summit

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter Kim Simplis Barrow, wife of Prime Minister Dean Barrow, represented Belize at the International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA) World Cancer Day panel discussion, held in Vienna, Austria. Barrow, a cancer survivor herself, joined Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, and Amadou Diarra of the International Federation […]

BNTU calls for voter re-registration
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BNTU calls for voter re-registration

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU) is calling on the Government of Belize to ensure that it holds a voter re-registration exercise as soon as possible. The BNTU said this week that it has been following the Senate Inquiry into the Auditor General’s Special Audit […]

Pass the blame continues – senior officers say  “Da no me!”
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Pass the blame continues – senior officers say “Da no me!”

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter As the Senate Inquiry into irregularities at the Immigration and Nationality Department continues, more senior officers are predictably distancing themselves from liability, including former Immigration Services head, Edgar Cano. Cano testified before the Senate Special Select Committee this week, that he wasn’t in office when […]

Conservation NGOs equipped with fire fighting gear
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Conservation NGOs equipped with fire fighting gear

Recent hurricanes have knocked down a significant number of trees within Belize’s forest reserves, and while the management organizations try to harvest as much as the timber as they can, the remaining dead trees present a major fire hazard for forest fires during the dry season, which is already upon […]

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BPP calls for support to demand re-registration

Written By Michelle Sutherland The ongoing senate inquiry into the immigration scandal has uncovered a host of irregularities at the department. The gaps in the nationality procedures have sparked widespread concerns and backlash among citizens and political parties for an immediate re-registration process so as to update the voters list. […]

Belize attends environmental ministerial meeting
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Belize attends environmental ministerial meeting

Written By Michelle Sutherland Environmental Ministers from Central American countries recently met in Costa Rica on February 2-3, including the Belizean Minister Dr. Omar Figueroa. The main objective of the meeting held by the Central American Commission of the Environment and Development (CCAD), was the handing over of the Pro-tem […]