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  • Belize’s internet providers make history

    All Internet providers in Belize have come together to form a non-profit company called the Belize Internet Exchange Point (BIXP) in order to vastly improve internet based services in the country. BIXP was launched on Wednesday, April 16, making Belize the only country in the Caribbean in which all Internet providers are connecting at the same exchange point. An Internet…

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  • Photo of Building Caribbean resources to ensure safe seafood and protect and grow fisheries exports

    Building Caribbean resources to ensure safe seafood and protect and grow fisheries exports

    Caribbean countries have a living bank of marine resources from which they collectively cash out hundreds of millions of dollars a year to support emerging national economies by providing good jobs, food and foreign exchange, among other benefits. However, in order to remain active and competitive in the global marketplace, countries have had to find ways to surmount the challenges…

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  • Photo of Belize Government’s Reaction to Statement Issued by the Guatemalan President

    Belize Government’s Reaction to Statement Issued by the Guatemalan President

    The Office of the Prime Minister rejects the version of events in the statement by President Jimmy Morales made to the Guatemalan public on 21st April, 2016 regarding the incident in Belize’s Cebada area of the Chiquibul National Park. Belize has a long history and tradition as a peace loving country, respectful of international law, human rights, and with a…

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  • Press Statement on Incident Between Belize and Guatemala at Sarstoon

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expresses its grave concern over the incident which took place at the Sarstoon River, the southern boundary of Belize with the Republic of Guatemala, between Belizean Security Forces and Guatemalan Armed Forces (GAF) on 12 March 2016. The GAF entered Belizean internal waters and acted in an intimidating manner towards the Belizean forces at their Forward…

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  • Photo of CARICOM reiterates commitment to implementation of COP 21 Agreement

    CARICOM reiterates commitment to implementation of COP 21 Agreement

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to maintain the diplomatic engagement at international levels in support of the 1.5°C goal coming out of the COP 21 Agreement signed in Paris, France, last year. Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Community, the Hon Dean Barrow, referred to the commitment while speaking about climate change during the closing press conference…

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  • Photo of Summit decides on measures to curb Zika virus spread

    Summit decides on measures to curb Zika virus spread

    Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government Hon. Dean Barrow on Wednesday announced a series of actions that CARICOM Member States will take to confront the Zika virus that is affecting the Region. The course of action includes continuous public education, implementation of measures at ports of entry, health facilities, schools, private…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG gets second term

    CARICOM SG gets second term

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been reappointed to a second term of office. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dean Barrow of Belize, made the announcement during the Closing Press Conference for the 27th CARICOM Inter-sessional Meeting in Placencia, Belize on Wednesday. The Chairman said the decision by the Heads of Government was unanimous.  “The reward for good work is more…

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  • Photo of CARICOM SG calls for action against security, economic, health threats

    CARICOM SG calls for action against security, economic, health threats

    Crime, unproved categorisation of the Region as a financial high risk area and the potentially devastating effects of the Zika virus were the threats identified by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in his urgent call for action to keep the Community’s well earned reputation safe and secure. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque made this call to the official opening of the 27th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference…

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  • Photo of CARICOM must wage relentless campaign against threat to banking sector – PM Dean Barrow

    CARICOM must wage relentless campaign against threat to banking sector – PM Dean Barrow

    The threats to the Region’s banking sector via the trend of de-risking could have “cataclysmic ramifications” for the Caribbean, and a “relentless” campaign must be waged against it, Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Belize, the Hon Dean Barrow warned on Monday. At the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Seventh Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of…

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  • Photo of CARICOM must wage relentless campaign against threat to banking sector – PM Dean Barrow

    CARICOM must wage relentless campaign against threat to banking sector – PM Dean Barrow

    The threats to the Region’s banking sector via the phenomenon of de-risking could have “cataclysmic ramifications” for the Caribbean, and a “relentless” campaign must be waged against it, Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of Belize, the Hon Dean Barrow warned on Monday. At the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Seventh Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of…

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