Farmers not accepting loss for Molasses problem

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On Wednesday, we told you about the press release issued by the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association , which in essence rejects BSI’s allegation that  it is the quality of the sugar cane brought in by the farmers that caused thee molasses problem at the factory. The sugar cane...

BSCFA held a meeting due to the loss of Molasses

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The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association , at a meeting held on Wednesday, was presented with BSI’s results of its investigations on the loss of molasses due to Maillard Reactionand the cane price estimate for the second payment to cane farmers. In its press release, BSI had...

BTB hosts digital marketing summit

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Social media has become the marketplace of the future, and in some cases, the present, as business strive to reach new customers and maintain existing ones. It is no different for the tourism industry, where every property promises a different experience for the visitor. The...

Country wide blackout, Mexico’s CFE assists BEL to restore power

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The country of Belize experienced power outages during the course of Friday morning. According to a statement from Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), the national grid was being supplied solely by in-country generation to allow for scheduled maintenance on the portion of Mexico’s...

BWS sponsors scholarships and sports

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Belize Water Services Limited (BWS) has entered a four-year partnership with RESTORE Belize to sponsor its “I am Belize” scholarship program for needy students, to the tune of 40 thousand dollars for the next four years. The state-owned water company also gave a check for 5...

Businesses convicted of Price regulations violations

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A number of business establishments have been taken through the court system and found guilty of violating price regulations monitored by the Belize Bureau of Standards. A press release from the Government Press office today names four businesses; three from Toledo District and...

NEAB stands with National Youth council on controversial decision

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NEAB also commented on the decision taken by the National Youth Council to remove gender references fromits constitution and the backlash it has been receiving from LGBT advocates. NEAB says this targeting is bulying in action. The statement says, “The National Youth Council...

APBEL-Petrocaribe marks tenth anniversary of establishment

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 Depending on calculations, Belize is closing in on the 11th anniversary of formally joining the Petrocaribe energy union arranged by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which happened on June 29th, 2005; and the 10th anniversary of the formation of Belize Petroleum and Energy...

Belize to source regular gas from Puma after short Venezuela shortfall

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Since early 2015 Belize has stopped importing premium fuel through the Petrocaribe program at Venezuela’s request.According to Deputy Chairman John Mencias it has not much affected his company, which has actually made greater profits as a result. But there is a coming shortfall...

Caribbean accountants talk reporting and de-risking

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Belize’s Institute of Chartered Accountants is hosting the annual conference of Caribbean accountants held by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC). Beginning today at the Ramada Princess Hotel, accountants from the region and around the world will be...

BEL to Hold Annual General Meeting

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Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) will hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders later today, to announce the results of the Company’s 2015 performance. In 2015, BEL achieved net earnings of $29.4 million, resulting in dividend payments, similar to the previous year, of...

COLA expresses concern over IMF report

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  Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA issued a press release on Monday June 20th in which it registered its “serious concern at the continuing downturn in the Belizean economy as expressed in the recent IMF Article IV Consultations” . Plusnews had reported on that...

Labour, unions, business to look at new way of bargaining

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The collective bargaining agreement is the foremost instrument used by labour unions to ensure their members receive maximum benefits from employers. And while some negotiations over CBA’s prove not to be especially stressful, others – like the protracted one between the...

PACT speaks to stakeholders

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In the 20 years since its founding, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) has assisted local conservation organizations with millions of dollars in funding for grant projects to sustain the development of the more than 20 protected areas on land and sea countrywide....

COLA seeks clarity from GOB over ICJ

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Accusing the Government of Belize of pushing “an ICJ agenda” at such events as the 46th OAS General Assembly through the draft resolution of support, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA) wants to know whether the groundwork has been laid for the needed referenda...