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ASR/BSI to look at Cane Payment Formula

Will there Sugar Cane processing season begin on schedule this month? Following its meeting with the Prime Minister, John Briceno on Monday, today the Belize Sugar Industry Limited says it [...]

ASR/BSI Investors Want Stability in Industry

McLachlan also spoke frankly about growing reluctant of its stakeholders to further invest in Belize until the impasse is resolved.   Mac  McLachlan, VP of International Relations, ASR/BSI “This is [...]

Fair Trade Status and Premiums Could Be At Risk

In the end, cane farmers run the risk of losing out on the Fair Trade Premium paid to Associations on an annual basis. These premiums are paid as an extra [...]

Cane Farmers Still Hoping BSI Extends Commercial Agreement As Cabinet Recommends

For their part, the Committee of Management of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association lost no time in responding to ASR/BSI’s statements today. This evening they issued a release saying [...]

Enabling Approach, Not Over Regulation of Sugar Industry

The Vice President of ASR/BSI was also asked about the Sugar Industry Amendment Bill that stalled in the Senate on Monday. Echoing the sentiments of the Social Partners in the [...]

United States Names Dorothy Bradley as “Anticorruption Champion”

In 2016, her office exposed numerous irregularities and corrupt practices within Government departments, including at the Belize Sports Council and within the Ministry of Sports as well as other illegalities [...]

Rule of Law Index 2021 Ranks Belize at 93 out of 139 Countries

The World Justice Project has released its Rule of Law Index for 2021, which presents a portrait of the rule of law in one hundred and thirty-nine countries and jurisdictions. [...]

Are Policymakers Taking Heed of the World Justice Report?

The report is for policymakers, civil society organizations, academics, legal professionals and the wider public as a tool to help identify strengths and weaknesses within each country. It is also [...]

Belize’s LGBTQI Human Rights Report Card

The US Government has invited one hundred and eleven countries, including Belize, to participate in the Summit for Democracy, which began on Tuesday and ends on Thursday. During the meeting, [...]

Belizean Animator Needs Help With Medical Bills

The musician and animator behind the Tecuani and Duende animated movie, David Smith, is hospitalized after surviving a life threatening medical event. Although he underwent two life saving surgeries, Smith [...]

Belize Thanks Cuba For Medical Brigade Help During COVID

The Caribbean Community, CARICOM, has maintained cordial relations with Cuba since 1972, and today they celebrated forty-nine years of mutual respect, cooperation and solidarity. As a part of that celebration [...]

Police to Step Up Presence for Holiday Season

In Cabinet news, the prime minister and his advisors gave approval for the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan, to fall the National Sports Council which will assume responsibility for the [...]

Civil Aviation Delegation to Colombia

The Minister of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, Andre Perez is heading a Belizean delegation to an air services negotiation event in Bogotá, Colombia. It has been underway since December [...]

Gimme 5 in Full Swing as we Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Day three of Gimme Five starts at seven-thirty, so your tickets better already be in the box because the prizes are bigger than ever. Tonight, News Five’s Duane Moody and [...]

5 @ 30: Reporter Janelle Chanona on Taking Everything “With a Grain of Salt”

In tonight’s edition of “News Five Remembers,” we bring you an interview, first conducted in 2016, with former reporter Janelle Chanona. Many of you know her from her current work [...]