SIB says economy on rebound

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In Belize’s economy grew by 2.1% in the first quarter of 2017. According to SIB , Belize produced goods and services totaling 748.2 million dollars which an increase of 15.4million dollars  from $732.8 in the first quarter of 2016. During this period, the banana industry grew by...

No one checked Nationality Certificates?

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Yesterday, Addy Pacheco returned to sit before the Senate Select Inquiry into the Auditor General’s report on the passport, nationality and visa sections of the Immigration Department.  As we told you yesterday, Pacheco has constantly placed blame for the processing of fake...

On Line sale of Pharmaceuticals not approved

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Belizean Pharmacists have been monitoring a website which sells medications online. The website operators claim that they are operating from Belize and even the Google site tracker picks up the site running from NorthSide Belize City.  Well, online Pharmacies are illegal in...

Belize attends 49th SICA Summit in Costa Rica

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Belize attended the 49th Summit of Heads of Government and State of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Costa Rica where leaders met to discuss regional cooperation, security and the continued strengthening of regional integration. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon....

Belize Coast Guard officer graduates with top honors from the united states naval war college

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Lieutenant Gregory Soberanis of the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) graduated from the United States Naval War College on the 16th June, 2017, after successfully completing the Naval Staff Course in Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.   Soberanis, who is the first Belizean to attend the...

Addy Pacheco says no process for verifying documents was in place

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Addy Pacheco was back before the Senate Select Committee today. Last week, she had laid blame for the acceptance of incomplete applications at the feet of her Officer In Charge and others up in the rank and file of the visa application process. She said she was there only to...

Man electrocuted in Placencia

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A man was electrocuted in Placencia today. Information is that 32 year old  Ralston Williams,  a Belizean construction worker of Santa Cruz village, fell from the roof of a two storey building when he was pulling up an aluminum pipe. The pipe apparently touched  a high tension...

200 passports issued to Pacheco went missing

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Addy Pacheco was today’s sole witness at the Senate Inquiry. As we have mentioned, Ms. Pacheco featured prominently in the Auditor General’s report as the person who signed off on several applications with invalid documents in some instances as well as incomplete documentation in...

D.O.E. supports Belize City Mayor’s decision on noise abatement regulations

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Last week, Belize City Mayor Darrel Bradley issued a memo that the regulations and licenses as they pertain to night club music ceasing at midnight should be enforced. This was in specific response to complaints aired out at consultations with businesses and residents in the area...

“Boots” says UDP will win Municipals

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Yesterday, we shared with you the Leader of the People’s United Party’s take on the upcoming municipal elections which are some 9 months away.  According to the PUP leader, he believes the PUP will have the victory at the polls even though those he has personally canvassed so far...

Workshop for MSME’s on Small Continuity of Business and Operations after Disasters

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The Caribbean and Latin American Workshop for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) got on the way today in Belize City. The focus is on continuity of business and operations after disasters . Discussions included the need to raise awareness about adopting a...

Body of Marky Mendez found by hunters

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The body of  24 year old Marky Mendez was found on Monday night. Two hunters were in an area near the Warie Head Bridge on the George Price Highway;  that’s after Teakettle Village, past the S Curve when heading from Belmopan to San Ignacio.  The hunters were looking for live...

Ministry of Education Cyberbullying Forum

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Today the Ministry of Education opened a two-day forum to revise a Cyberbullying manual before it can be adopted in Belize.  Facilitators included a representative of International Telecoms Union based in Barbados as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry from the...

PUP leader campaigns in Twin Towns leading up to Municipal elections

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Municipal elections are to be held in March of next year. Already, the two major political parties are mobilizing and last week, Leader of the PUP, John Briceno, was on the ground in the Kontiki area of the Cayo North constituency.  Briceno spoke about his party’ s readiness for...

24 Belizeans receive scholarships to study in Taiwan

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24 Belizean students have been awarded scholarships by the TaiwanICDF (Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund) Scholarship Program and the Taiwan Scholarship Program 2017. Both scholarship programs provide each scholarship recipient with a round trip ticket,...