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Floralia Limited Given 75% Exemption on Import and Excise Duty

Is Floralia Limited enjoying special privileges from the Government of Belize to put them at an advantage in the public transport industry? Things are heating up within the industry as [...]

Floralia’s Marvin Vanzie Says, “Floralia Did Not Receive Any Preferential Treatment”

We reached out to Marvin Vanzie for comments, and he informed us that he was not available for an interview with us at that time. He, however, sent a written [...]

GOB Warns Public Transportation Sector of New Bus Standards

We also spoke with the President of the Belize Bus Association about the new standards for public transportation that were made public today via a Government Press Office release. The [...]

KHMH Workers Union Members Enter Day Two of Wearing Casual Clothes to Work

It was day two of shorts in protest of shortages at the hospital. The K.H.M.H. workers once again showed up to work wearing casual clothing. President of the K.H.M.H. Workers [...]

C.E.O of K.H.M.H Assures That Anecdotes Won’t Be Filed on Employees’ Records

As we just reported, the C.E.O. of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, Chandra Nisbet-Cansino, said that she informed the K.H.M.H Workers’ Union President, Andrew Baird, that the letters served to [...]

C.E.O of K.H.M.H Apologizes to Union for Tone in Responding to Their Concerns

One of the points of contention between the Hospital Authority and their Workers Union is that there continue to be severe shortages of medicines, supplies, and equipment in the hospital. [...]

Public Service Ministry & its Role in Haitian Nationals Investigation

The Ministry of Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform and Religious Affairs, through its good governance unit, concluded a corruption survey in several departments where there have been multiple and [...]

Corruption Survey on Several Government Departments

Now to the survey…among those departments studied were the immigration department, the vital statistics unit and the lands department, notoriously referred to as a “hot bed of corruption” by former [...]

Belize’s UNCAC Process to be Reviewed by International Experts

Where are we with the implementation of UNCAC legislation? The previous administration signed the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Today, the C.E.O. of the Ministry of Public Service, Rolando Zetina, [...]

When Will the Whistleblowers Act be Enacted?

On Wednesday, the union leaders called for the Government to legislate the Whistleblower’s Act. This would allow public officers to expose – without fear of victimization – any act of [...]

An Innovation Accountability Lab to Build the Integrity of the Public Sector

Today at Dream Valley Resort in Teakettle Village, Cayo District, an integrity innovation training commenced for public officers. It builds the capacity of the participants to provide training for others [...]

Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial Lecture Looks at Key Topics of National Interest

The Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial Lecture was held today, with several key speakers presenting on topics of national importance. The first presenter was a lecturer at the University of Belize, [...]

The Role of I.O.M. in Belize

At the core of migration issues is the International Office of Migration, which has offices across the globe. In Belize, the I.O.M. office is headed by Diana Locke. She shared [...]

President of Belize Basketball Federation Breaks Silence Kirk “Shabba” Smith Jr. Controversy

Jacob Leslie, the President of the Belize Basketball Federation and Co-Owner of the Belize City Defenders, has been in the middle of the controversy in the Belize Elite Basketball League [...]

Dual Roles in Basketball Leadership a Conflict of Interest for Jacob Leslie?

According to Leslie, he did not want to come out publicly to defend his name. But, he says all attempts to get Smith to remove the social media post and [...]

Miss Universe Belize Withdraws from Miss Universe Franchise

Earlier today, Romeo Escobar, the President of the Miss Universe Belize Organization, announced the withdrawal of the Miss Universe franchise. The decision comes on the heels of changes being made [...]

Man Allegedly Sets Fire to Grandmother’s House

Tonight, fire officials are investigating how a fire in Orange Walk Town burned down an elderly woman’s house early this morning. However, even before those findings are out, the allegation [...]

CARICOM Leaders meets with the Prime Minister of Canada

This morning at the Forty-fourth Caricom Heads of Government Meeting in Nassau, Bahamas, the leaders of member states met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canadian leader was one of [...]

Ministry of Agriculture and Taiwan ICDF Sheep Project Holds Culinary Craft Workshop

You may be seeing two additional meat options added to menus soon. At least, that’s the goal of the Ministry of Agriculture. In collaboration with the Taiwan I.C.D.F. Sheep Project [...]

Children with Orthopedic Conditions Get Tertiary-level Care from Visiting Medical Team

Through the efforts of the World Pediatric Project, Belize office, children and babies who are struggling with orthopedic issues are this week receiving the medical attention they need. The Orthopedic [...]

Recognizing the Past, Looking to the Future; the Sale of Coconut Water

Studies have found that coconut water is a rich source of nutrients. It contains antioxidants, helps to lower blood sugar, and it may even support heart health, among other health [...]