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Belize Represented at ECLAC meeting in Cuba
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Belize Represented at ECLAC meeting in Cuba

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize’s Minister for Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, Erwin Contreras, represented the country at 37th Session of the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), held in Havana, Cuba, from May 7-11. H.E. Annie Burns and First Secretary, Shantal Marin, from […]

Confusion over teacher salary deductions
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Confusion over teacher salary deductions

By Benjamin Flowers Members of the Belize National Teacher’s Union (BNTU) were preparing to withhold financial contributions from school managements pending a salary deduction; however, the Belize Association for General Managers of pre and primary schools said this week that no such deductions were forthcoming. Reports are that the association […]

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Value of Belize’s imports from Guatemala 7 times that of exports

By Adele Ramos, Freelance Journalist For the last month on record, March 2018, the value of Belize’s imports to Guatemala was substantially more than what is exported to that country. Although the trade deficit fell in March due to a decline in imports and an increase in exports, the deficit […]

Fuel Prices at home, Geopolitics Abroad
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Fuel Prices at home, Geopolitics Abroad

The degree of ‘business friendliness’ in the domestic economy is unquestionably an important factor in the growth prospects of local businesses. This is why a large part of the work of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) revolves around the championing and advocating for policies that eases the […]

PM comments on confusion over Guatemalans in Belize
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PM comments on confusion over Guatemalans in Belize

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter As Belize prepares to go through its voter re-registration exercise in July, the governments of Belize and Guatemala are discussing a long-standing problem arising from Guatemalans wishing to renounce their citizenship and become Belizeans. Prime Minister Dean Barrow described the problem as a “catch 22” […]

Organized crime in Guatemala linked to incursions into Belize
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Organized crime in Guatemala linked to incursions into Belize

By Adele Ramos Freelance Reporter Guatemalan peasant farmers who get caught inside Belize are the ones who pay the price for pillaging Belize’s natural resources. Those who are really behind the operations continue to elude law enforcement authorities, due to the lack of an effective cross-border strategy to counter those […]

CitCo will not reinstate six fired employees, despite union intervention
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CitCo will not reinstate six fired employees, despite union intervention

By Marion Ali Assistant Editor A meeting between the Belize City Council, led by Mayor Bernard Wagner, and the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU) led by its president, talk show host, Evan “Mose” Hyde on Tuesday yielded no common ground over their differences regarding six dismissals last week, two of whom […]

Hypertension, a silent killer in Belize, is also a culprit of erectile dysfunction
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Hypertension, a silent killer in Belize, is also a culprit of erectile dysfunction

By Adele Ramos, Freelance Reporter Hypertension (commonly known as “pressure”) is a strong risk factor in heart disease – Belize’s #1 killer, and experts say that it can also make life miserable for couples, since it has also been linked to erectile dysfunction and loss of libido in women, particularly […]

Editorial

Editorial

A recurring theme at the annual general meeting of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union, which held its annual general meeting on April 29th, was the growing tendency towards delinquency in paying back credit union loans. HRCU, like all other credit unions, charge one percent interest per month on the reduced […]

Arson reveals possible murder
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Arson reveals possible murder

By Michelle Sutherland Staff Reporter Belmopan police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose charred remains were found inside a home on a farm in the Banana Bank area of Belmopan on Tuesday afternoon. The Fire Department had first responded to a fire report and found the corpse […]