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Dec 24, 2020

Corozal Free Zone Won’t Reopen This Year

Jose Mai

The Corozal Free Zone will not reopen this year. The Briceño Administration was adamant in reopening the free zone before Christmas but the Corozal Free Zone Chamber Commerce would not absorb the cost of a plan that would have been implemented if the free zone would have been reopened this month. Minister Jose Mai who led the negotiations says that Cabinet decided to hold the reopening after the results of the new quarantine regulations are studied.


Jose Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security & Enterprise

“That was a decision by Cabinet. It is on hold because of the spikes we had in the last weeks, the spikes in the COVID-19 infections and the rate of spread. Cabinet’s decision was to hold on after the holidays to see if the measures we are putting in place right now will flatten the curve and we can move from there. We have to take in to consideration the rate of spread. We have to wait until January, maybe the fifteenth of January there around to see the effects of the measures we put in place and after that we will revisit. But I suspect that we are going to open in January, sometime in January.”

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