BNTU SPEAKS ON INTEGRITY COMMISSION

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As we told you, yesterday, the Belize National Teacher’s Union issued a release reminding that the Integrity Commission was one of their 8 demands during their strike late last year. The release rejects the proposal of the Commission to allow the elected officials a pass from...

Matalon building shot up

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In another shooting incident, last night, a lone gunman fired as many as 13 shots at the Matalon building in Belize City. According to police reports, they responded to a shooting incident on Sun Dial Street where they observed thirteen .9 expended shells. It was reported that a...

BNTU Rejects Integrity Commission proposal to give elected officials  pass

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The Integrity Commission was re activated on January 12th  of this year following demands of the Belize National Teachers Union during its 11 day strike. It was a great victory for the BNTU and the nation when the PM acceded. However, as we reported last week, the Commission sent...

Elvin Penner at Senate Inquiry

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The long awaited  discussion with former Minister of State of Immigration, Elvin Penner, happened this morning at the Senate Committee Inquiry in Belmopan. Penner lost his job as Minister following the Wong Hong Kim scandal where he allegedly recommended and  pushed through a...

Shrimp exports not affected by certification suspension

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Yesterday we told you about the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, A.S.C.’s, suspension of certification for four Belizean shrimp farms. That happened on April fourth following what can only be described as an extremely rough period for the shrimp industry. However, Prime Minister...

Some Shrimp farms lose certification with A.S.C.

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In another Rise & Shine Morning Show call today, Area Representative for Stann Creek West, Hon. Rodwell Ferguson said that the shrimp industry has suffered a major loss and is yet to bounce back despite the picture painted by the Prime Minister in his last presentation of the...

CWU and SSB in meetings in Belmopan

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A meeting between the Christian Workers Union and the Social Security board was on the way in Belmopan today. This meeting follows a series of activities starting on April 21, when the Social Security Board union members staged a subtle protest by wearing the union t-shirt to...

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...