• Photo of Six Caribbean countries to benefit from new energy initiative

    Six Caribbean countries to benefit from new energy initiative

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Six Caribbean countries will benefit from an US$500,000 energy statistical capacity-building initiative that is being spearheaded by the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). Jamaica, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti and Suriname are included in the initiative that seeks to provide reliable and up-to-date data for the energy planning process as well as allow for analysis of the…

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  • Belize scores major success with CSME workplace series

    Belize’s focal point Ministry for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy has forged ahead with workplace sessions on the Single Market in 2015, scoring increasing awareness, interest and participation since the series kicked off in December. Since December 2014 when the CSME Information Flows project implemented the required ten worksites through the Ministry of Trade, Investment, Promotion, Private Sector Development and Consumer…

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  • Dominica accedes to CCJ Appellate jurisdiction tomorrow; event to be live-streamed

    Roseau, Dominica -The ceremony to mark Dominica’s accession to the appellate jurisdiction of theCaribbean Court of Justiceis set for Friday, March 6, 2015. The ceremony will begin from 10:00am and will be held at the State House Conference Centre. President of Dominica H.E. Charles A Savarin, Prime Minister the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice the Right…

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  • Photo of Belize Court of Appeal President visits CCJ

    Belize Court of Appeal President visits CCJ

    The Honourable Sir Manuel Sosa, President of the Court of Appeal of Belize and former Chief Justice of Belize, visited Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 23-26 February 2015, as a guest of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The visit was as a result of an invitation extended by the President of the CCJ, the Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron, in order to facilitate…

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  • Caribbean delegates discussing new climate change tools

    (BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC) – A three-day workshop aimed at exposing senior Caribbean technocrats to a suite of tools developed under the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) project began here on Tuesday. The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) said the workshop is being supported by the Caribbean Weather Impact Group (CARIWIG) project involved in risk-based decision-making in the…

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  • Photo of Final push to launch U.N. negotiations on High Seas Treaty

    Final push to launch U.N. negotiations on High Seas Treaty

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 2015 (IPS) – The United Nations will make its third – and perhaps final – attempt at reaching an agreement to launch negotiations for an international biodiversity treaty governing the high seas. A four-day meeting of a U.N. Ad Hoc Working Group is expected to take a decision by Friday against a September 2015 deadline to begin…

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  • Belize further prepares key agencies to facilitate greater access to the CARICOM Single Market

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Belizean government is this week continuing specially tailored educational sessions on the benefits, roles and responsibilities of key Government agencies and private sector groups in helping Belizeans secure their right to work, travel and do business in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. Dubbed AccessCSME – The Workplace Edition, the initiative is being…

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  • Belize observes World AIDS Day with goal of getting to ZeroHIV

    Belize joins the rest of the world on December 1 to celebrate World AIDS Day with a single goal of “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS- related deaths.” To raise awareness on World AIDS Day the National HIV Programme of the Ministry of Health partnered with the National AIDS Commission (NAC), Pan American Social Marketing…

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  • World Bank approves US$6m to protect Belize’s ecosystem

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2,CMC – With the approval of a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project amounting US$6 million the World Bank says Belize will be able to better manage natural resources key Biodiversity Areas. “Like the rest of the Caribbean, Belize is most vulnerable to hurricanes. It is only by protecting its forest and rich environmental resources, as well as supporting…

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  • Belize, Bahamas identify top priorities in UN General Assembly Debate

    By Nelson A. King UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1, CMC –The 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) debate ended here on Tuesday night with two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries – Belize and the Bahamas – identifying what they regard as top priorities for their respective countries. Belize’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Wilfred Elrington, said that…

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