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  • Photo of Regional Youth Leaders urged to help shape solutions for climate change and other issues

    Regional Youth Leaders urged to help shape solutions for climate change and other issues

    Participants at the fourth staging of the  Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Belize were encouraged to help shape the framing of solutions for issues such as climate change, reproductive health rights and reparations for native genocide slavery.  This charge was given to them by Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hillary Brown.  She was making remarks at…

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  • Your development has been impressive – CARICOM SG to Belize on 35th Anniversary

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Belize on 35 years of Independence, describing the country’s development over the period as impressive.   In his congratulatory letter to Belize Prime Minister Mr. Dean Barrow, Ambassador LaRocque praised the commitment, pride and resolve of the Belizean people. It’s a spirit, he said, that resonates with the theme of this year’s celebrations,…

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  • Photo of Bio-energy training conducted in Belize

    Bio-energy training conducted in Belize

    Representatives of various organisations in Belize were recently trained in the use of bio-energy resources as part of a course offered by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) in cooperation with the GIZ/REETA. The training, part of its capacity-building thrust, was conducted at the training centre of the CCCCC in Belmopan, Belize, and concluded on Friday. Participants were Gilroy Lewis, General…

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  • Photo of Belize decision a significant Human Rights landmark – Edward Greene

    Belize decision a significant Human Rights landmark – Edward Greene

    The decision of the Government of Belize to accept the judgment of the High Court to decriminalise consensual sexual acts between adults in private has been described as a significant Human Rights landmark. Dr. Edward Greene, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Special Envoy for HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean congratulated the Government and Parliament of Belize following the judgement last week…

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  • Photo of OAS approves Declaration of Support for Belize and Guatemala

    OAS approves Declaration of Support for Belize and Guatemala

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jun 14, CMC – The General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved a Declaration of Support for Belize and Guatemala in their ongoing efforts to find a peaceful solution to their border dispute. While no details of the declaration have been released here, the OAS has officially tweeted that the declaration was…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Climate Change Institution wins international award

    CARICOM Climate Change Institution wins international award

    The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been awarded the 2016 Energy Globe for a project submitted on Belize. CCCCC won from over 1,500 projects submitted from 170 countries and according to a statement issued here, the Energy Globe Award is a prestigious environmental prize worldwide. “It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as…

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  • Photo of Belize and Guatemala Foreign Ministers meet – recognise need to avoid border incidents

    Belize and Guatemala Foreign Ministers meet – recognise need to avoid border incidents

    Istanbul, Turkey. May 24, 2016.   On the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit held by the United Nations Secretary General, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belize and Guatemala, Hon. Wilfred Elrington and Mr. Carlos Raúl Morales, and in the presence of Magdalena Talamas, Representative of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), held a working meeting…

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  • Photo of Commonwealth Committee supports peaceful solution to Belize-Guatemala border dispute

    Commonwealth Committee supports peaceful solution to Belize-Guatemala border dispute

    LONDON, CMC – The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee on Belize is calling for a peaceful and final resolution of the longstanding disagreements concerning the border between Belize and Guatemala. In a statement, the Committee, chaired by Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean, said it met earlier this week to discuss the recent events that took place in the Adjacency Zone between the two…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Community Institution helps deliver climate resilient crops

    Caribbean Community Institution helps deliver climate resilient crops

    In plain view of the mountainous terrain of Belize’s most southern district, Toledo, farmers of Trio Village have been facing a changing environment. Ya’Axche Conservation Trust approached the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) to assist the villagers with combating threats that were exacerbated by climate related events. This involved deforestation due to lack of water, insufficient arable land and…

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  • Photo of Belize launches Caribbean’s latest Internet Exchange Point

    Belize launches Caribbean’s latest Internet Exchange Point

    The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City on April 27 at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of unprecedented collaboration between Belizean Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the highly competitive local telecommunication sector. The Belize Public Utilities Commission, the national regulator,…

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