Belize Is Removed From The EU List Of Harmful Preferential Tax Regimes

The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) of the European Union released the results of its recently concluded meeting held in Brussels on February 18, 2020. The Government of Belize has been informed that the recent amendments to both the Income and Business Tax Act and Tax Administrative and Procedure Act on December 23rd have [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Office Of The Prime Minister Announces Changes To The Cabinet

Cabinet at its meeting today, February 18th, announced that the Prime Minister will advise the Governor-General that: (a) The Attorney General Senator Hon. Michael Peyrefitte will be appointed as the substantive Minister of National Security to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. John Saldivar as Minister of National Security. The Minister [...]

By | February 19th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Meeting Of The Parliamentary Alliance Against Hunger And Malnutrition Held In Belmopan

Under Belize’s current Co-Presidency Pro Tempore of the Mesoamerica Integration and Development Project, a national meeting of the Parliamentary Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition, coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was held today, February 13th, in Belmopan. Speaker of the House of Representative Honourable Laura [...]

By | February 17th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ministry Of Health Activates National Surveillance Team To Monitor New Strain Of Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health is aware of a new strain of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has been linked to cases of respiratory tract infections originating in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China - some of these cases have evolved to more severe cases. Today, the National Surveillance Team, headed by the Director of Health Services Dr. Marvin Manzanero, [...]

By | January 24th, 2020|frontpage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 ‘Turneffe Land Trust’ 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’s Presidency Pro Tempore (PPT) of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños; 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´s Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, presented Mexico’s 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 – 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
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