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Many in Belize have been working for years to stop the drilling. The Huffington Post reported that in 2012 Belizeans made an unsuccessful attempt to petition for a referendum on a previous year's decision on drilling. The Belize government rejected 8,000 citizen signatures on a petition of 20,000, which ...
The government of Guatemala has sent a new ambassador to Belize after almost two years. Two weeks after the Guatemalan government, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sandra Jovel, sought financial and technical assistance from friendly nations at the Organization of American States(OAS), the ...

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, Belize received US $500,000 from the Republic of China (Taiwan) to support ongoing efforts aimed at strengthening the Belize police Department as part of the Security Cooperation that exists between the two countries. Receiving the cheque on behalf of the government of Belize ...
H.E. Perdomo said: "Having a Permanent Representative to the FAO will open many more doors for the Belizean agricultural sector. I am pleased to see Belize take its place at the table and I am honoured to have the confidence of the government of Belize as the Permanent Representative. In addition to ...
The convention then moved into the presentation of a number of resolutions, among them a resolution to have a Belize City that cares for women. The resolution, which came from the PUP women's group, condemns all acts of corruption by the present UDP government which has had a negative impact on ...

By BBN Staff: The Belize Progressive Party (BPP), via a release yesterday, accused the government of Belize of coercing residents in Mayan communities to support GOB's attempts to take the Guatemalan claim to the International Court Of Justice (ICJ). The BPP joined with the Maya Leaders Alliance (MLA) ...
Mis added, "The second is that we want to reiterate to the government of Belize that as a part of the Belizean family, the people of Toledo District, particularly the Mayan communities, are perhaps those that will find themselves in the frontline and most impacted by whatever decision is taken. In that regard ...
Belize city, Thurs. Feb. 8, 2018- Most Belizeans thought that the government acquisition of Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) was settled at over half a billion dollars, but this morning attorneys for Sunshine Holdings and the BTL Employees Trust gathered in the chambers of Supreme Court Justice ...
Leslie noted that the progress in Belize City is clearly evident but came as a combined effort of the city council, central government, UDP area representatives and residents who have ushered a boom in urban development never seen before. He added that the next council will build on the success and will ...
When we asked if the government of Belize (GoB) could bail out the credit union, Flowers considered that an impractical suggestion. He said that the government of Belize merely acts as a regulatory body to ensure that there is good governance in the operations of credit unions. "The best that GoB could ...
By BBN Staff: According to reports, the government of Belize has hired the services of another high-end attorney to represent GOB on the Universal Health Services (UHS ) case. Ben Juratowich, a Queen's Counsel from British law firm, Freshfield Brauckhaus Deringer will be representing GOB in the ...
The dispute, Guatemala is resolved that the matter should be dealt with at the ICJ, Belize is resolved that it should be dealt with at the ICJ, the Cabinet and government of Belize is resolved to proceed to referendum as soon as we are finished with the municipal elections and the re-registration process that ...
There was a teleconference hearing of the Caribbean Court of Justice today in which 54 Belizeans are appealing the decision of the Court of Appeal. They say that the government of Belize did not adequately regulate the life insurance company which they bought insurance policies from. So, when that ...
By Richard Harrison: In a democracy the people get the government they deserve….and the government is a reflection of the people. elections will be held in the 9 principal Municipalities on March 7, 2018…..these elections are held every three years. Currently, the ruling UDP party controls 8 of the 9 ...
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has deployed two vessels to survey the waters of Belize as part of the Commonwealth Marine ... Following a stakeholder meeting with the Belize Port Authority and wider government earlier this month, priority areas will be surveyed, capturing sonar data of ...
The embassy added that there is still recourse for persons wanting that type of visa, if the DHS gets a recommendation from the Department of State or a written request from the government of Belize or an employer that would like to hire Belizeans in H-2A status, or another interested party or parties.

By BBN Staff: With 2018 already starting out with a quarter million dollar compensation payment, the government of Belize is preparing for another legal battle which could end in a payout worth millions. The appeal of IPC Corporate Services Limited, a company forcibly closed down by the Financial ...
One of the soldiers, a Kaibil, spoke to the on-duty immigration officer, but he was directed to take his inquiries to the OAS Office. government sources tell us that they were on Belizean territory for about 10 minutes or so after started going around. So, we sought Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington for his ...
Also in January, news out of the US courts indicated that the Belize government, which had been resisting the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, was bound by these awards, and must pay. The awards were to the Michael Ashcroft's BCB Holdings. At least two of the awards were for US $50 million.
Leslie told us that it would be safer if we directed our questions to the CEO of the ministry. However, he advised us that it was better for us to direct our questions to the executive members of the government. Leslie said that we would first have to verify if the cattle are indeed in Belize. In that case, the Belize ...
All this week - the Central American companies that import butane or LPG into Belize have been shorting their supply. They've also threatened to cut off that supply - trying to force government into the second increase in a week. As we reported, last week Friday's increase pushed the price per hundred ...
What that designation means is that the Belize government has not made sufficient effort to curb human trafficking. In the case of Samoa, the US says that it has not been accepting back its nationals once they have been ordered out of the US. And Haiti was stripped of the visas because its nationals have ...
Belize does not appear in the Transparency International (TI) corruption Perceptions Index 2016. The last time Belize was rated by this organization was in 2008. At least as far back as 2011, Belize's Vision Inspired by the People (VIP) has been calling on the Belize government to release information so ...
The government had encouraged, blessed the investment of the group. The observable details in brief are that the PUP government, brilliantly, saw that Belize could use more sophisticated medical care; that Belize could make a lot of savings if we provided this type of care; and that Belize could, maybe, ...
The purpose of the bill is to confirm that Belize will pay the $90 million arbitration award to the Belize Bank which was ordered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November 22, 2017 in order to honour a guarantee that the government of Belize (GoB) (under former Prime Minister Said Musa) had ...
Concerns about pollution and the resulting risks to the marine environment - and the marine economy - prompted a public campaign for a ban on offshore exploration. International environmental groups contributed as well, organizing petition drives to urge the Belizean government to enact a permanent ...
By BBN Staff: The People's United Party )PUP) has condemned the government of Belize for reversing its position on sovereign guarantees after Prime Minister Dean Barrow tabled a motion in the House of Representatives this week for a sovereign guarantee of $17.5 million for Belize Telemedia Limited.
We also asked the Attorney General for a comment on the extradition request that has come from the US government for Belizean attorney Andrew Bennett. We've reported extensively on the allegation that he did money laundering for an undercover DEA agent. The US says that they have evidence that he ...
Environmental groups have been lobbying the Belize government for an off shore drilling ban since at least 2006, when the country's only oil company hit new reserves. Belize is home to the longest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere, and oil drilling puts at risk all the diversity of life that the reef supports ...
Nadia Bood, Mesoamerican reef scientist at WWF said that "Not only has its government listened to calls to protect the Belize Barrier Reef, which only last year was under threat from seismic oil exploration, it has stepped up to become a world leader in ocean protection by ending all oil activity in its waters." ...
How the government of Belize will deliver justice to its screaming citizens already fed up with the murders of innocent civilians, in addition to the attacks on its security forces that are employed to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity from the vultures of rogue nations around it, is left to be seen.
The Belize government came to owe the 90 million dollars after a loan note was signed in secret under the People's United Party government that was led by Prime Minister Said Musa. Musa signed the loan note and committed the government to pay the loan of the then Universal healthcare Partners ...
They've also taken a swipe at government of Belize for refusing to support US President Donald Trump in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We told you about the UN Vote that Belize and 127 other countries supported to pass a resolution condemning President Trump's recognition of the Holy ...
The 90.6 million dollar question is going to the House of Representatives tomorrow. Should government pay the arbitration award to the Belize Bank? The question has weighed heavy in the public's mind for 6 weeks, and tonight it's coming close to closure. Reports to 7 News are that the government ...
By BBN Staff: Today the ruling UDP government is set to introduce a motion in the House of Representatives regarding the payment of an estimated $90 million to the Belize Bank which was ordered in a court judgement late last year by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). BBN understands that no vote ...
Since 2009, the Belize Barrier Reef has been on Unesco's World Heritage Sites In Danger List, but it is hoped that this bold move from the Belizean government will bring it closer to being removed from the list when the UNESCO World Heritage Committee make their recommendations in June this year.
In conformity with the provisions of the US/Belize Extradition Treaty of March 2000 a provisional arrest warrant would first have to be signed by the Chief Magistrate, after the government of Belize has determined that the US has a prima facie case against the requested person, before Bennett could be ...
Tiny Belize earned top marks in the emerging government-debt category after an upgrade from Moody's investors Service in April. Turning to the corporate-debt world, U.S. high-yield securities saw a wide dispersion of results, from high-flying food-and-beverage, retail and transport companies to trauma for ...
By BBN Staff: The government of Belize (GOB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with International Airport Alliance Belize Limited (the "Developer"), seeking to develop and manage a full-service International Airport on Northern San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, namely the Efrain Guerrero ...
Israel 'Izzy' Perez, 27, is a government of Belize employee assigned to the Immigration and Nationality Department. Perez is known as a very friendly, hardworking and jovial person by his family and work colleagues. BBN will have more details on this story after the police press conference this morning.
The recent disclosure of massive corruption in the UDP government, the disappointment of the electorate with the UDP handling of Belizean sovereignty and integrity in the face of increased pressure on the borders from Guatemala, the general slowdown in the economy amid rising cost of living and ...
This will not be the first time Belize has taken such measures. In 2013, following the Deepwater Horizon incident, the Belize Supreme Court banned offshore exploration due to the safety and environmental concerns. The decision was later suspended, and in 2015 the Belizean government drafted new ...
As a diplomat representing a country, Wigmore violated diplomatic protocol by meeting with Trump when that meeting was not sanctioned by the Belize government. The high-flying Wigmore, who is a friend of Nigel Farage, the Brexit campaign boss, also worked as the communications director of Leave.
Some good news for the new year: in what has been called a huge step forward in protecting oceans and marine life, the Belize government has ... The move is designed to protect the fragile Belize Barrier Reef world heritage site, the second-largest in the world after Australia's and home to 1,400 species, ...
"Its $12,500 for the opposition so I would ask you how much are the government's side getting?" Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow "You are a hell of a fellow, not even the opposition asked that and you want to know that. Nothing is secret sir and you know we never try to conceal anything. We will get double sir.".
The first graduate's program was launched at the University of Belize this past Thursday, opening new opportunities for Belizean students to pursue higher ... From government's perspective, the addition of an advance-level business course for graduate students helps in the creation and provision of jobs for ...
North Park Street, which connects Fort Street to Marine Parade near the Memorial Park, is now named Taiwan Street in recognition of the close ties that Belize shares with that Asian island across the Pacific. Last Wednesday, the Belize city Council, and by extension the government, renamed the paved ...
Belize City, Thurs. Dec. 7, 2017-In the late 1960s, the Lands Department in Belize city, located on the second floor of the Paslow Building, was a hotbed of activities for some of its young staffers who were openly sympathetic to, or were actual members of, the new black power organization, United Black ...
By now, it is almost with some degree of certainty that one could say that the average news consumer is fairly up to date with the recent ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for the government of Belize (GoB) to pay BZ $90 million to Belize Bank. Also, the reader may already be fully cognizant of ...


 

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