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Agriculture C.E.O. Jose Alpuche on Detainment of Guyanese Rice

The stalemate over the importation of rice from Guyana continues to play out and tonight importer Jack Charles is no closer to resolution. Three containers of Guyanese rice arrived on [...]

Is Guyana Dumping Rice Into Belizean Market?

C.E.O. Alpuche notes that the fairly low prices of the rice from Guyana are because subsidies to the industry there and likely because there may be a surplus since Guyana [...]

Former C.E.O. Sergio Garcia Says G.O.B. is Deliberately Blocking Rice Importation

The deadlock between importer Jack Charles and the Belize Agro-productive Sector Group, as well as the Government of Belize, has resulted in what is being called a technical barrier to [...]

Regional Trade Expert Says Surinam’s Rice is Cheaper, Guyana isn’t Dumping

While the issue, at its core, involves regulations governing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, provisions are made in the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas for the use of appropriate mechanisms [...]

7 More Containers of Rice Bound for Belize Says Jack Charles

Even as there is no resolution to the three containers of rice at the Big Creek Port, according to Jack Charles, a total of seven more containers are expected into [...]

Fate of Longest-serving Inmate on Death Row Hangs in the Balance

He is Belize’s longest-serving inmate on death row at the Belize Central Prison.  And after thirteen years behind bars, Glenford Baptist, appeared in court this morning, but still does not [...]

Statutory Instrument Includes Stevedoring as Essential Services

A new piece of legislation is coming into force prohibiting stevedores and other dockhands at the Port of Belize from effecting industrial action on a whim.  Earlier today, the Ministry [...]

Port C.E.O. Says New Law is Reciprocal

According to Vasquez, the effect of the amended law is reciprocal.  While stevedores cannot just up and strike without due notice, port management can’t simply lock them out from work [...]

Trio Acquitted of Firearm Offences after Foiled Kidnapping Attempt

Three men were acquitted by Justice Adolph Lucas of three counts of firearm offenses in relation to an alleged would be kidnapping back in 2010. But two of them will [...]

3 More Suspects in Burrell Boom Home Invasion Get Bail

Also in the courts, three more men charged in connection with the home invasion of the Lebanese Honrary Consul in Burrell Boom Village were granted Supreme Court bail but with [...]

167 New Police Officers Hit the Streets Running

After months of intense training, one hundred and sixty-seven new officers joined the police force today. Their graduation took place at the National Police Training Academy in the Capital. Family [...]

Minister of National Security Comments on Crime Situation

While crime has been prevalent throughout 2015, the murder count is slightly less than 2014 so far. There were one hundred and twenty murders last year and that number this [...]

House Collapses on Neal’s Pen Road, Man and His Girlfriend Need Your Help

A Belize City resident and his girlfriend are in dire straits tonight after their home on Neal’s Pen Road collapsed on Thursday morning.  Travis Myvette was at work when he [...]

Hand in Hand & Belize Bank Handover New Home on Jane Usher Boulevard

A single mother and her three children will spend the Christmas in a more comfortable fashion. Earlier today the folks at Belize Bank along with Hand in Hand Ministries handed [...]

Bel Caribe Donates Christmas Hampers

Bel Caribe Communications Services stepped up the plate this year again to make the Christmas far more enjoyable to a hundred families. With the support of a number of corporate [...]