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Land Trust To Conserve Mangroves On Remaining National Lands On Turneffe Atoll

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration and the Ministry of Natural Resources embarked upon a joint initiative to protect important mangrove ecosystems covering approximately 17,000 acres of national lands remaining on the Turneffe Atoll.¬† The lands have now been set aside for conservation under the ‚ÄėTurneffe Land Trust‚Äô signed [...]

By | January 23rd, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Legal Declaration Of The North-Eastern Biological Corridor Through Statutory Instrument

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration signed into law an order to declare the North-eastern Biological Corridor which comes into effect on January 22, 2020.   The enactment of this order carries out Cabinet’s decision to protect important forests situated in the sugar cane belt in order to protect the [...]

By | January 21st, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Supports Mexico As CELAC PPT 2020-2021

The inauguration of Mexico‚Äôs Presidency Pro Tempore (PPT) of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribe√Īos;¬†CELAC) for the period 2020-2021 took place in Mexico City on 8th¬†January with the participation of 29 Latin American and Caribbean states. During the ceremony, Mexico¬īs Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, presented Mexico‚Äôs work [...]

By | January 15th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LIV Summit Of The Heads Of State And Government Of The Central American Integration System (SICA)

Belmopan. December 22, 2019.  The representatives of the heads of state and government of Central American countries assembled in San Salvador, El Salvador for the LIV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Under the Presidency of El Salvador, the representatives of the heads of state and [...]

By | December 30th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Launch Of The Honey Production Redevelopment Support Project And Covered Structures

On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) hosted the official launch of the Honey Production Redevelopment Support Project and Covered Structures ‚Äď Support to Small Disadvantaged Farmers. The Ministry of Agriculture has identified beekeeping and vegetable production under protected covered structures as priority areas for [...]

By | December 10th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Establishing an Integrated CARICOM Market For Regionally Produced Sugar

The 49th Regular Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), convened in Georgetown, Guyana from November 17-18, 2019. On its agenda was the discussion and decision for the establishment of an Integrated Sugar Market that would seek to balance the interests of both regional producers and manufacturers. Belize’s head of delegation was [...]

By | December 10th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sixth Road (Coastal Highway Upgrading) Project

The Government of Belize has secured financing through a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and grant funding from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) for the Coastal Highway Upgrading Project. This project was appraised by the CDB and presented to its board of directors who approved a loan to the Government [...]

By | December 3rd, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize Purportedly Identified As ‚ÄúSafe Third Country‚ÄĚ By International Media

It has been brought to the attention of the Government of Belize that a news article is in circulation which states that the Trump Administration has identified Belize as a ‚Äúsafe third country‚ÄĚ for immigrants trying to reach the United States. The article went on to state that the immigrants will remain in a ‚Äúsafe [...]

By | November 26th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Belize’s Removal From The EU List Of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions For Tax Purposes

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) of the European Union (EU) has released the results of its recently concluded meeting held in Brussels on November 8, 2019. The ECOFIN Council is made up of the economic and finance ministers from all member states and is responsible for economic policy, taxation issues and the regulation [...]

By | November 11th, 2019|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments