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  • Photo of Fisheries agency hosts CARICOM Secretary-General on Belize visit

    Fisheries agency hosts CARICOM Secretary-General on Belize visit

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Thursday with Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Mr. Milton Haughton and his team of dedicated staff who continue to work with Member States to secure the Region’s invaluable fisheries resources. The Belize-based CRFM was established in 2003 with a mandate to “promote and facilitate the responsible utilization of the…

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  • Photo of SG meets new CARICOM Chairman, PM Barrow

    SG meets new CARICOM Chairman, PM Barrow

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met the new Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow of Belize, at the Prime Minister’s Belize City Office, on Wednesday. Prime Minister Barrow assumed the CARICOM Chairmanship on 1 January 2016, taking over from the Prime Minister of Barbados, Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart whose six-month tenure ended on December 31.…

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  • Photo of New Year’s Message from Chair (Incoming) of the Caribbean Community

    New Year’s Message from Chair (Incoming) of the Caribbean Community

     “We will continue our quest to improve our standard of living  through providing a safe, viable and prosperous Caribbean Community.” “Our resolution is to continue to strengthen our integration movement.” New Year’s Message from Chair (Incoming) of the Caribbean Community   (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     I take this opportunity to wish all the people of the Caribbean Community…

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  • MDGs 2015 report highlights achievements and challenges for Belize

    By Ingrid Fernandez Staff Reporter The the United Nations development Program (UNDP) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report and post 2015 agenda gave Belize positive reviews in some areas but noted there is still much progress to be made. According to the report, Belize is failing to meet its goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The report said Belize is…

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  • Photo of CCJ grants historic constitutional relief to Maya people

    CCJ grants historic constitutional relief to Maya people

    The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)  today delivered its decision in The Maya Leaders Alliance et al v the Attorney General of Belize [2015] CCJ 15 (AJ). The appeal was brought by 25 appellants who are members of the Maya community of the Toledo District. The Appellants have been fighting for recognition and protection of Maya land rights before international courts and…

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  • Photo of International experts head to Belize for regional tech conference

    International experts head to Belize for regional tech conference

    BELIZE CITY, Belize — A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from November 2 to 6, when Belize City plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators is Bevil Wooding, a founder and a director of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG); Guillermo Cicileo, the security, stability and resiliency coordinator at…

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  • Photo of Belizeans determination praised – CARICOM SG

    Belizeans determination praised – CARICOM SG

    The people of Belize have shown great determination and belief in a better future as they strive to build their nation. The theme of this milestone Anniversary “Belize Renewed, Confident, Competitive, and Committed” reflects the passion in the heart of Belizeans for their homeland. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow of Belize…

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  • Photo of Belize donates to Dominica recovery programme

    Belize donates to Dominica recovery programme

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize is pleased to inform that the Government of Belize will make a cash contribution in the sum of US$125,000 to the Government of Dominica for its relief efforts. Press Release, Belize Foreign Ministry See full release: Belmopan. September 9, 2015. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize presents its compliments to the Ministry…

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  • Photo of Belize continues to bet on energy efficiency

    Belize continues to bet on energy efficiency

    As part of a regional effort to improve energy efficiency in CARICOM member states, the Ministry of Energy, Science & Technology and Public Utilities (MESTPU) of Belize has partnered with the OAS Department of Sustainable Development, and in cooperation with the OAS Belize Office, launched the “Standards and Labelling” component of the Energy for Sustainable Development in Caribbean Buildings Project…

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  • Photo of OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are participating in an innovative-multi-nation initiative aimed at identifying untapped cultural heritage resources and to develop new tools for monitoring and incentivising their protection. The Organisation of American States (OAS) project which is being funded by the United States, is…

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