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UK threatens to cut Commonwealth funding

December 3, 2016
UK threatens to cut Commonwealth funding LONDON, England -- Just weeks after British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Dominica-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary general, to answer allegations of profligate spending, a new UK government report has warned that the Commonwealth Secretariat...

Commentary: It is not 'where do we go from here' but 'what do we do from here'

December 1, 2016
Commentary: It is not 'where do we go from here' but 'what do we do from here' Our Garifuna people were forcefully removed from their homeland in 1796 to Roatan in the Bay Islands, now a part of Honduras, where they arrived on April 12, 1797. The living conditions on this island were not satisfactory to them, which led to the voluntary migration of our people to Belize.

Letter: In remembrance of Fidel Castro, whose significance shall endure

November 29, 2016
Letter: In remembrance of Fidel Castro, whose significance shall endure Indeed, the world has lost a "true revolutionary", with the passing of a man who truly needs no introduction, H. E. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. Irrespective of what the mainstream media has spewed about this icon for decades, there is absolutely no question in my mind that President Castro...

Poets Corner: Viva Fidel!

November 28, 2016
Poets Corner: Viva Fidel! The story of Fidel will live on forever A revolutionary warrior Who defied the emperor A survivor of numerous assassination attempts by the great America Who influenced the life of numerous world leaders Including Chavez, Maduro, Maurice Bishop and Nelson Mandela Viva Fidel! Viva!

IMPACT Justice provides training in mediation for Belize police officers

November 26, 2016
IMPACT Justice provides training in mediation for Belize police officers BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Some 36 police officers of varying ranks are set to receive training in mediation under the Canadian government-funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project. IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project.

Commentary: Garifuna in Belize should include an international Garinagu summit

November 23, 2016
Commentary: Garifuna in Belize should include an international Garinagu summit Every year, we Garifuna people plan our 19th November Celebrations to commemorate our ancestors who arrived to Belize in 1801 and 1823 to search for a better life or escape torture from a faction of the civil war groups in Honduras. Our people were forcefully removed by the British...

Poets Corner: Deja vu

November 17, 2016
Poets Corner: Deja vu People are more familiar With ‘firing’ than restructure The word 'retrenchment' became a political curse After Esquivel agreed with an IMF scheme 21 years later Barrow has joined the team In 1995 to trim GOB's wage bill Nearly 800 public servants gone home from Independence Hill The R word...

Commentary: The major political parties in Belize will not give us the right to vote unless we demand it

November 15, 2016
Commentary: The major political parties in Belize will not give us the right to vote unless we demand it I have been involved in advocating for the rights of my Belizean people since I arrived in the United States in 1978. We who live in this country will not get the government of Belize to give us our rights to vote by proxy and other rights that we deserve, unless we organize ourselves and...

Letter: BPP condemns latest Guatemala armed forces aggression

November 11, 2016
Letter: BPP condemns latest Guatemala armed forces aggression Belizeans and the world recently learned of another aggression by the Guatemalan Armed Forces against our Belize Defence Force. This is very disturbing, however even more disturbing is the fact that the brigadier general seems to down play the aggressive behavior of the GAF.

Design Caribbean to pop-up in London

November 9, 2016
Design Caribbean to pop-up in London LONDON, England -- Design Caribbean will be popping up in Camden Market, one of London’s most sought-after shopping areas for those looking for an eclectic mix of unique gifts and hand-crafted products, from November 24-28, 2016. The Design Caribbean Pop-Up Shop will be...

Caribbean countries receive US$8 million to reduce health risks from toxic chemicals

November 7, 2016
Caribbean countries receive US$8 million to reduce health risks from toxic chemicals PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Eight Caribbean territories are to receive financial assistance totaling US$8 million to combat exposure to toxic chemicals found in household cleaning products, processed foods and even clothing that can severely damage a person’s health.

Commentary: Our country cannot afford to elect Donald Trump and his Republican Party

November 7, 2016
Commentary: Our country cannot afford to elect Donald Trump and his Republican Party It is now ten months since Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died and the Republicans who currently control the US Senate continue to refuse holding hearings on Justice Merrick Garland who was nominated by President Obama to replace him. They are afraid that...

Poets Corner: In eleven days

November 7, 2016
Poets Corner: In eleven days The world was created in six days Belize should be singing the Teechaz praise What they achieved in 11 days Has not been achieved in all Belize’s 35 years BNTU made Belize’s pharaoh change his ways They showed Belize that Teechaz cares Speaking truth to power without their...

Some regional central bank banks turn to SWIFT to combat de-risking threat

November 5, 2016
Some regional central bank banks turn to SWIFT to combat de-risking threat WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Eight regional central banks have signed up to adopt the sanctions screening service and Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry provided by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in an effort to combat the threat posed...

Poets Corner: Autonomy!

November 5, 2016
Poets Corner: Autonomy! There is a long overdue separation That has been plaguing this nation From the previous to the present administration There been youth stagnation With the hijacking of the National Youth Council In my view is in a current debacle The 13th Senator was promised to the President of the National...

IMPACT Justice sponsors restorative practices workshops in Belize

November 1, 2016
IMPACT Justice sponsors restorative practices workshops in Belize BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Approximately 123 educators, ministry of education officers, and other stakeholders will receive training in restorative practices in four workshops in Belize being sponsored by the Canadian-government funded Improved Access to Justice (IMPACT Justice) project.

Commentary: The Garifuna people need to address their living conditions in all countries

November 1, 2016
Commentary: The Garifuna people need to address their living conditions in all countries From the time our Garifuna people were removed from their homeland; “Yurumein”, now known as St Vincent and the Grenadines, and imprisoned on the island of Baliceaux in 1796, their lives have never been the same since. Our people were then subsequently removed from...

Poets Corner: Anti-corruption

November 1, 2016
Poets Corner: Anti-corruption Let's make an anti-corruption expo Families and children should be invited to go To see anti-corruption posters, charts and videos Let them see why the economy no di grow Why GDP so low Let's make an anti-corruption mascot Let's print anti-corruption shirts, hats, Let's make anti-corruption...

Rule of Law Index ranks Costa Rica, Barbados and Antigua-Barbuda highest in region

October 24, 2016
Rule of Law Index ranks Costa Rica, Barbados and Antigua-Barbuda highest in region WASHINGTON, USA -- The latest World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index was published last week and includes 22 countries in the wider Caribbean in its expanded coverage of 113 countries and jurisdictions (from 102 in 2015), relying on more than 100,000 household and expert...

Letter: BPP demands that all elected officials in Belize pay-up under POCA

October 22, 2016
Letter: BPP demands that all elected officials in Belize pay-up under POCA Beyond the growing exposé of corruption that is coming to light concerning the Barrow administration, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) wishes to remind the people of the systemic reality of just how corrupt Belize’s elected officials are, across party lines. On 19th September, the PUP...

Poets Corner: Republic of Belize

October 20, 2016
Poets Corner: Republic of Belize Extra, extra, read all about it You have to be in it to win it The way forward is clear, but we have kick bad habit The Republic of Belize We need to start talking about it The universities should researching this topic At UWI and Galen this should be the topic of their thesis A ten-member Cabinet...

CDB approves US$200 million country strategy for Belize

October 18, 2016
CDB approves US$200 million country strategy for Belize BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a country strategy for Belize for 2016 to 2020. The strategy proposes support of US$200.5 million for Belize over the four-year period. It will help the country address some of the...

IMPACT Justice project continues its legal education survey in Barbados and southern Caribbean

October 18, 2016
IMPACT Justice project continues its legal education survey in Barbados and southern Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project continues its survey of legal education this week. The IMPACT Justice consultants, Professor Jane Ching, Dr Noel Watson and Dr Adrian Cummins QC...

Poets Corner: Political Poker

October 17, 2016
Poets Corner: Political Poker Now that the Chamber Has grown a pair What will be Barrow's gear? Will he fold? Will he play bold? Will he cry foul? Will he sign the UNACC? Will he ostracize the Teechaz? Then side with the his business brokaz Barrow dah no bout the people, he's about cheddaz Dah time fi di...

Poets Corner: Participate

October 15, 2016
Poets Corner: Participate Every ten years the national debt doubles 1998, 2008 under PUPD Belize deh eena financial trouble Now in 2016 it seem to triple Unu still want meet with Barrow when Belize is on the verge of becoming bankrupt my people? Check the history I noh di babble The country eena trouble...

Letter: BPP calls for additional conditions regarding good governance in Belize

October 14, 2016
Letter: BPP calls for additional conditions regarding good governance in Belize Amid the extreme crisis in governance that has gripped the nation, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) reiterates its solid support of the BNTU in its yeoman’s effort to ensure the government of Belize (GOB) adopts, implements, and adheres to good governance practices and principles.

Belize reports continued impressive increases in tourism arrivals

October 13, 2016
Belize reports continued impressive increases in tourism arrivals BELIZE CITY, Belize -- For 15 consecutive months from June 2015 to September 2016, the tourism industry in Belize has been experiencing record breaking increases in overnight arrivals every month, with impressive double digit increases of as much as 33 percent growth.

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