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Letter: The case for the production of industrial hemp

June 25, 2016
Letter: The case for the production of industrial hemp Last Wednesday, the Marijuana Commission of CARICOM began consultations in Kingstown, St Vincent, as mandated by the 2014 CARICOM conference of heads of governments’ decision to “examine the social, economic. health and legal issues surrounding the various aspects...

Belize and Guatemala begin negotiations at OAS over Sarstoon River dispute

June 23, 2016
Belize and Guatemala begin negotiations at OAS over Sarstoon River dispute WASHINGTON, USA -- Delegations from Belize and Guatemala, headed by their respective foreign ministers, met on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC, with Secretary General Luis Almagro to begin to negotiate the terms of...

Poets Corner: Ghetto reality!

June 23, 2016
Poets Corner: Ghetto reality! This is our reality Real ghetto reality This is my reality Real ghetto reality I remember the days when police use to work eena zone Despite war or peace time officer could talk pan deh phone When push came to shove they could walk home alone When ZBLO officer could walk eena zone four...

Belize downloads its digital dreams

June 21, 2016
Belize downloads its digital dreams HAVANA, Cuba -- Errol Cattouse is a man on a mission. He's the chief operating officer of Centaur Cable and the newly appointed chairman of Belize’s internet exchange point. Launched in Belize City on April 27, the exchange point is seen as a key component in the country’s growing technology sector.

Letter: Belize Progressive Party vehemently protests OAS resolution

June 20, 2016
Letter: Belize Progressive Party vehemently protests OAS resolution The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) expresses its vehement condemnation of the recent, draft declaration on the resolution passed by the Organisation of American States (OAS) at its 46th Regular Assembly, held in the Dominican Republic. The resolution, which speaks to the commitment...

CCJ dismisses gay rights case

June 13, 2016
CCJ dismisses gay rights case PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday delivered its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Maurice Tomlinson v the State of Belize and the State of Trinidad and Tobago. Tomlinson, a Jamaican national, a homosexual and prominent LGBTI...

Commentary: Belizeans living in the Diaspora should have all citizenship rights

June 11, 2016
Commentary: Belizeans living in the Diaspora should have all citizenship rights All Belizeans who were born in the country of Belize are citizens of Belize despite the fact that they decided to become citizens of the United States of America and other countries to qualify for dual citizenship. Currently, these Belizeans' children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren qualify...

Poets Corner: Pontius Pilate

June 8, 2016
Poets Corner: Pontius Pilate Vega’s resigning was throwing a tantrum He did try to give Deeno an ultimatum But Deeno does not take kind to ultimatums Saldivars alleged uprising is a tantrum Imagine this G11 gave Deeno an ultimatum Deeno knows his power is maximum He does not listen to minister throwing tantrums...

Letter: Belize Progressive Party calls for action under UNSC Article 39

June 4, 2016
Letter: Belize Progressive Party calls for action under UNSC Article 39 Given the government of Belize’s (GOB) false, singular narrative that going to the ICJ is the only recourse to address Guatemala’s unfounded claim, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) calls on Belizeans both at home and abroad to take definitive action.  Having demonstrated the logic...

Belize to reduce environmental pollution in emerging tourism sites with IDB assistance

June 3, 2016
Belize to reduce environmental pollution in emerging tourism sites with IDB assistance WASHINGTON, USA -- Belize will reduce environmental pollution by improving solid waste management practices in emerging tourism destinations with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). A $10 million IDB loan will finance investments to improve solid waste transport...

Exercise Tradewinds 2016 starts Sunday in Grenada

June 2, 2016
Exercise Tradewinds 2016 starts Sunday in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Beginning Sunday, June 5, military and security forces from Caribbean nations will join the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom for maritime and internal security and disaster response training in Grenada as part of Exercise Tradewinds 2016.

Letter: GOB complacency, rather complicity, amid Guatemala's unprovoked aggression

May 31, 2016
Letter: GOB complacency, rather complicity, amid Guatemala's unprovoked aggression With the overabundance of chicanery being promulgated by the various enemies to Belize's territorial integrity, sovereignty and overall well-being, who include: the PUDP, the OAS and the government of Guatemala, I sincerely hope that Belizeans are not only making note, but are also...

Poets Corner: UN Resolutions

May 31, 2016
Poets Corner: UN Resolutions The ICJ has no power To litigate this matter Unless both Belize and Guatemala  Give them that power No exchange notes were given to the UN by Guatemala From 1931 when we were demarcating the border Their Congress did ratify the matter Britain was snubbing Guatemala with...

Letter: Concern over assertion regarding ratification of Belize-Guatemala Compromis

May 28, 2016
Letter: Concern over assertion regarding ratification of Belize-Guatemala Compromis The Belize Progressive Party (BPP), in keeping with its commitment to remain both vigilant and current with all matters involving the most pressing threat to the nation of Belize (that being Guatemala’s existential and ever-increasing threat to our territorial integrity) takes issue with...

IMF staff completes mission to Belize

May 27, 2016
IMF staff completes mission to Belize BELMOPAN, Belize -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jacques Bouhga-Hagbe visited Belize during May 11–25 to hold discussions in the context of the country’s 2016 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Bouhga-Hagbe issued the following statement:

CDB to fund US$400,000 road project in Belize

May 26, 2016
CDB to fund US$400,000 road project in Belize BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The village of Crooked Tree in Belize is home to approximately 1,000 residents, many of whom need to commute daily for employment or educational opportunities. Currently, the village can only be accessed via a 5.6km-long unpaved road.

Poets Corner: Shock Wave

May 26, 2016
Poets Corner: Shock Wave Pause for a cause Let’s look at our laws The Mayan cause Is Belize’s cause Their ICJ victory Made legal history Setting precedence for indigenous peoples throughout the territory This makes the status quo uneasy Sending shockwaves throughout the hegemony The NGC, NCC and...

Poets Corner: Belize-Guatemala takeover

May 19, 2016
Poets Corner: Belize-Guatemala takeover All you Alices in Wonderland Marcus Garvey tried to make you understand “A people without knowledge of their history culture and origin are like trees without roots!” Dealing with Belizeans is like pulling out tooth Did you not see what Guatemala did with their indigenous population?

Commentary: Guatemala must stop its citizens from coming into Belize to commit crimes

May 18, 2016
Commentary: Guatemala must stop its citizens from coming into Belize to commit crimes For centuries now the Mayas and the Garifuna people have been going back and forth to Guatemala to meet with their relatives, trade and seek refuge when the Guatemalan military is slaughtering them. The Belize government does not have the military to stop and apprehend the...

Another shooting incident at Belize-Guatemala border

May 17, 2016
Another shooting incident at Belize-Guatemala border BELMOPAN, Belize -- Tensions over the disputed border between Guatemala and Belize increased over the weekend following a new shooting incident. Belize said one of its patrols had to shoot and wound a Guatemalan man who threatened them with a machete after he was found with...

Belize banks named in US federal law suit

May 16, 2016
Belize banks named in US federal law suit MIAMI, USA -- A Florida e-commerce payment processing company filed a law suit in US federal court in Miami on Friday, alleging that credit card giant Visa allowed banks in Belize to process international transactions without proper licensing. The allegations include fraud, breach of contract...

Caribbean indigenous peoples call for 'a seat at the table'

May 13, 2016
Caribbean indigenous peoples call for 'a seat at the table' BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean’s indigenous people have urged that they be given a seat at the political table so as to safeguard their rights to their ancestral lands and resources, as they wrapped up an historic University of the West Indies conference of indigenous peoples.

OAS to deploy experts to investigate shooting incident in Belize-Guatemala adjacency zone

May 6, 2016
OAS to deploy experts to investigate shooting incident in Belize-Guatemala adjacency zone WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, on Wednesday met with the ministers of foreign affairs of Belize and Guatemala in reference to the recent incidents in the Belize-Guatemala Adjacency Zone and the Sarstoon River.

Commentary: Belize belongs to Belizeans

May 5, 2016
Commentary: Belize belongs to Belizeans The Guatemalan claim to Belize, like all the claims that exist among the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, has its roots in the Treaty of Tordesillas that was signed between Spain and Portugal in 1493 and approved by the then Catholic Pope Alexander VI of Spain.

Letter: Egregious and dictatorial move by Belize PM

May 5, 2016
Letter: Egregious and dictatorial move by Belize PM Amid the egregious and dictatorial move by the Prime Minister Dean Oliver Barrow, to intentionally impinge upon the rights of Belizeans to move freely on the Sarstoon River, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) commits to ensuring that such contemptuous treatment of our citizens...

Editorial: Belize, Guyana and the Iron Lady

May 3, 2016
Editorial: Belize, Guyana and the Iron Lady Following the recent shooting incident on the Belize-Guatemala border and the subsequent buildup of Guatemalan troops in the area, Amandala (described as Belize’s leading newspaper) published a scathing editorial, highly critical of the perceived passivity of the government in Belmopan.

Belize launches Caribbean's latest internet exchange point

April 30, 2016
Belize launches Caribbean's latest internet exchange point BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City on April 27 at the campus of the University of Belize.  The launch was the culmination of unprecedented collaboration...

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