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PORT OF SPAIN - The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has dismissed an appeal filed by six people against the Supervisor of Elections and the Belize government after they said they were unable to recoup their investments in the CLICO (Bahamas) Limited following the collapse of ... Belize
The new managers of the Belize Civic Center, Apex Events Services Limited, and its parent company Apex Events Services LLC of Florida, have apparently agreed with Government on a guarantee of around eight hundred and fifty thousand to a million dollars annually to maintain the facility and ration ... Secret

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Mar. 22, 2018– The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) met at its Port of Spain, Trinidad headquarters yesterday, Wednesday, and via a teleconference hearing between its headquarters and Belize, it handed down a ruling in a government of Belize application for the $90 million ... Secret
The “Genetic Improvement in Sheep and Goat Project” is a US$1,624,475.00 initiative of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), which has signed an agreement with the government of Belize to grant this funding to help Belize build and develop a National Sheep and Goat Breeding Center at ... Secret
Is the Government running a game with the share price of Belize Telemedia Limited and what the company is really worth? That's the thinking in some sectors since G.O.B. is considering selling more shares of B.T.L. to the Social Security Board. In 2017, S.S.B. bought seven million shares at five dollars a ... Secret
Belize is set to establish one of the biggest biological corridors in Central America, connecting two nature reserves that are home to jaguars and pumas, among other wildlife. The Belize northeastern biological corridor, approved by the government on Feb. 13, will span some 110 square kilometers (42 ... Secret

BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 14, 2018– In a new twist in the complicated saga that a government loan guarantee has spawned in respect to the Universal Health Services (UHS), the Belize Bank Limited has succeeded in obtaining an enforcement order from a United States federal court for payment of $35 ... Secret
The Government has committed to bondholders to tighten the fiscal stance by 3 percentage points in Fiscal Year 2017/18 and to maintain a primary surplus of 2 percent of GDP for the subsequent 3 years. In addition, Belize would be required to submit a Report to the National Assembly if it fails to meet the ... Secret
The order by U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta authorizes Belize Bank to seize property owned by the government of Belize "in the jurisdictions where such attachment or execution is appropriate," according to the order. It's a win for Belize Bank, which has fought since the underlying arbitral award ...
The Government's total spending comes up to slightly more than one point two billion dollars. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dean Barrow readily pointed out that with fiscal consolidation the watchword in Belmopan, don't expect "pyrotechnics." Belize is expected to miss its own projections for ...
By BBN Staff: The government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works, announced today that it has signed two contracts for rehabilitation works on the George Price highway between the city of Belmopan and Blackman Eddy village. The rehabilitation is funded through a loan from the Inter-American ...
Government representatives from the United States and Belize are teaming up to help protect cultural heritage artifacts from Belize. According to a press release, Acting Charge d'Affaires Deborah Lingwood at the United States Embassy in Belize and Greg Vernon, the Acting President of Belize's National ...
Ambassador Luis Alfonso De Alba, the Mexican Vice Minister for Latin America and the Caribbean, was in Belize today for several events in both Belize City and Belmopan. We start first with the ceremonies at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. You'll remember that years ago, the Mexican Government ...
And while all of that is true, how can government justify providing incentives to potential (non-Belizean) investors and not see that a similar package of incentives, geared specifically to the returning Belizeans, can also go a long way to develop Belize? I remember when the Consortium for Belizean ...
At least that is the perception when the Guatemalan military is allowed to exercise sovereignty over the entire Sarstoon River and there has been no urgency on the part of the Belize Government to lead protest in the international community, to alert the “Friends of Belize” to what has been happening on our ...
A ceremony will also be held for the unveiling plaques of the Olmec Head replica donated by the Government of Mexico to the Government of Belize. De Alba has served as Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. (2016-2017) and is a career ...
The Government of the United States also repatriated Belizean cultural property recovered by Special agents from the U.S. National Park Service. The Government of Belize was represented by Greg Vernon, Acting President of NICH, while the Government of the United States was represented by Acting ...

BELIZE CITY, Mon. Feb. 26, 2018– The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set dates for submissions in an appeal brought by Titan International Securities against the Government of Belize. Belize Solicitor General Nigel Hawke told reporters last Thursday, February 22, that the dates had been set by the ...
The policy makers and economic participants in Belize all know this very well. However, Belize government chooses to take around $70 million in taxes and levies, approximately 35% of the $200 million that Belize imports in fuel. In addition, it has a very expensive three-player oligopoly that increases the ...
By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize today announced that the upcoming United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) country visit to Belize by the ... The postponement is as a result of one of the governmental experts from Tuvalu being unable to acquire the necessary travel documents and ...
By BBN Staff: Today, the Government of the United States and the Government of Belize signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material of Belize. The Agreement solidifies the collaboration between the United States and ...
An Official Ceremony to inaugurate Ranchito Government Primary School new building will be held on the school's compound in Ranchito Village, Corozal District at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018. This is as a result of the Government of Belize recognising the critical role of primary education ...
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) ...
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 ...
At an infrastructural value of thirty three million dollars, the Civic in Belize City was completed at the end of last year, after Medina's Construction Limited began building the multi-purpose complex in 2015. Twelve months into the project and considering the scale of the project, the Government of Belize and ...
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday ruled in favour of the Belize Government in its application to reduce the interest rate contained in a certificate issued by the court. The certificate was made following an arbitral award made against the ...
In the memo, Waight is telling senior public officers to stop checking their accounts, because the Government of Belize doesn't have any money. The leaked document comes at a time where the local media are reporting an imminent shortage of gas, because GOB, cannot make the payment for the resupply ...
Social development goals aren't just being seen as a marketing ploy in Belize, as the government ministries, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and civil society have all showcased a will towards meeting related targets. There has been a mass mobilization for the cause, with ...
Belize has not yet set a date for its referendum, however the Government of Belize has said that it should be ready by late 2018 to early 2019. Both side must, by simple majority, vote YES if the case is to be taken to the ICJ. All indications are that Belize will vote NO….simply because Belize has nothing ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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) ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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. Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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. Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala
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 ... Guatemala


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