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Corozal Free Zone Prepares to Reopen Before Christmas

After nine months of dormancy, the Corozal Free Zone is set to reopen just in time for the Christmas shopping season.  On Wednesday, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, [...]

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Corozal Free Zone Prepares to Reopen Before Christmas

Corozal Free Zone Prepares to Reopen Before Christmas

After nine months of dormancy, the Corozal Free Zone is set to reopen just in time for the Christmas shopping season.  On Wednesday, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, [...]...

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Adhering to Protocols is Important for CFZ Reopening

Adhering to Protocols is Important for CFZ Reopening

Vice Chairman of the Corozal Free Zone, Anil Hotchandani has also chimed in on the proposed reopening of the free zone in the days ahead.  He says that while strict [...]...

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Free Zone to be Safer than Orange Walk Town

Free Zone to be Safer than Orange Walk Town

In emphasizing the need to safeguard public health, Minister Mai says that the measures to be implemented within the commercial free zone will be more stringent than it is for [...]...

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CFZ to Benefit from Chetumal also Becoming a Free Zone

CFZ to Benefit from Chetumal also Becoming a Free Zone

While it has been announced that neighboring Chetumal will also be transformed into a commercial free zone to generate much needed economic activity in that part of Mexico, there are [...]...

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No Foreign Exchange to be Used

No Foreign Exchange to be Used

Contrary to previous reports in other areas of the media regarding the purported shortage of foreign exchange on the local market, a check with the relative parties has proven otherwise.  [...]...

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Amilin Mendez, C.E.O. of Economic Development

Amilin Mendez, C.E.O. of Economic Development

Amilin Mendez is the latest Chief Executive Officer to be named by the Briceño Administration.  Mendez has been appointed C.E.O. in the Ministry of Economic Development.  According to a press release [...]...

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6 New COVID-19 Deaths! 147 Positive Cases!

6 New COVID-19 Deaths!  147 Positive Cases!

There are six more COVID-19 deaths to report tonight and one hundred and forty-seven new cases. According to the latest bulletin, eight hundred and thirty-three tests were processed and that [...]...

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Over 300,000 Heads of Cabbage Wipe Out by Flood in Valley of Peace

Over 300,000 Heads of Cabbage Wipe Out by Flood in Valley of Peace

Tonight we head to Valley of Peace where we revisit the Valley of Peace Famers Association to find out how they are doing after the devastating flood last month.  You’ll [...]...

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P.S.U. Meets with Public Service Minister Henry Charles Usher

P.S.U. Meets with Public Service Minister Henry Charles Usher

The Public Service Union met with Minister Henry Charles Usher and Chief Executive Officer Doctor Osmond Martinez on Thursday to discuss recommendations made by the P.S.U. to investigate the recent [...]...

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P.S.U. Addresses New Vehicles for Ministers and C.E.O.s

P.S.U. Addresses New Vehicles for Ministers and C.E.O.s

Ahead of the recent elections, the Public Service Union had made several recommendations regarding the purchase and acquisition of new vehicles for ministers and other government officials.  While some elected [...]...

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The Importance of Gillnet Ban

The Importance of Gillnet Ban

The discovery was documented and shared with OCEANA Belize who posted the images online. The non-discriminatory fishing gear was made illegal back on November sixth when G.O.B. instituted a ban; [...]...

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Gillnets Believed to Be for Illegal Fishers from Guatemala

Gillnets Believed to Be for Illegal Fishers from Guatemala

Several items were recovered, including plastic bottles filled with black sand used to anchor the gillnet, suggesting that the illegal fishing gear belongs to Guatemalan fishers. Both Smith and Carnegie [...]...

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Front of Label Packaging to Promote Healthier Choices

Front of Label Packaging to Promote Healthier Choices

The Ministry of Health and Wellness hosted a virtual session earlier today to introduce to the public and its stakeholders the front of package nutritional warning label. The idea is [...]...

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Interpreting Front of Package Labelling, Requirements

Interpreting Front of Package Labelling, Requirements

Represented in the virtual meeting were PAHO, as well as the Belize Bureau of Standards. While there have been some delays in the implementation of the front of package labelling [...]...

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Humanity First Helping Families with Pantry

Humanity First Helping Families with Pantry

Humanity First – it’s the community service arm of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize.  Like others, such as N.G.O.s and NEMO, as well as private entities, Humanity First has [...]...

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A New Headquarters for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Belize

A New Headquarters for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Belize

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize is also getting a new home. Over on the George Price Highway, near mile one and a half, a mosque and its new headquarters [...]...

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Was Fatal Fire a Suicide?

Was Fatal Fire a Suicide?

Fire investigators in Dangriga are trying to ascertain whether a deadly inferno on Wednesday night was a suicide.  The fire erupted at the residence of forty-five-year-old Vernon Alexander Williams in [...]...

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Daughter Says Fire Victim Was Happy Before His Death

Daughter Says Fire Victim Was Happy Before His Death

Williams’ brothers and sisters requested privacy as they mourn his death. His daughter, Cindy spoke with the media late this evening.  She says that she does not believe that her [...]...

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PM Briceño Addresses UN General Assembly

PM Briceño Addresses UN General Assembly

Prime Minister John Briceño delivered his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly earlier today during its thirty-first Special Session.  PM Briceño’s presentation spoke to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Considering [...]...

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COVID-19 and Regional Indebtedness

COVID-19 and Regional Indebtedness

During his address, PM Briceño highlighted the debilitating impact of COVID-19 on small island developing states, including Belize, which is already buckling under the disastrous weight of climate change.    [...]...

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Dr. Kenrick Williams is C.E.O. for Sustainable Dev., Climate Change and Disaster Risk Mgmt.

Dr. Kenrick Williams is C.E.O. for Sustainable Dev., Climate Change and Disaster Risk Mgmt.

Doctor Kenrick Williams has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. He will be serving under Minister Orlando [...]...

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COVID-19 Cases Increase by More Than 1,000; 16 More Deaths

COVID-19 Cases Increase by More Than 1,000; 16 More Deaths

After two days without providing the nation with the latest COVID-19 infections and deaths, tonight, the Ministry of Health and Wellness informs that the daily infographic has been modified and [...]...

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B.T.I.A. Holds 35th A.G.M. Virtually; What’s Next for Tourism in Belize?

B.T.I.A. Holds 35th A.G.M. Virtually; What’s Next for Tourism in Belize?

Charting a new course for Belize’s tourism industry amid the ravaging economic effects of a pandemic is a mammoth undertaking for stakeholders across the private and public sectors.  The Belize [...]...

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Ministry of Tourism to Review COVID Measures at P.G.I.A.

Ministry of Tourism to Review COVID Measures at P.G.I.A.

In addressing the adverse economic effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the hospitality sector, Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler also spoke on the need for a complete review of [...]...

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