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Moving the OECS & Belize deep into the CSME

By: Rickey Singh on Sunday, June 06, 2010 TRADE and economic disadvantages being experienced by the Less Developed Countries (LDCs) of the Caribbean Community pose a critical challenge to their full integration in Caricom’s Single Market and Economy (CSME). These are largely countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Belize. According to the findings of a just-completed major study, the creation of a Regional Stabilisation Programme (RSP) must be treated as an urgent priority. Caricom’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) will shortly discuss the findings and recommendations of the study, viewed as a very serious […]


Understanding the Greek debt crisis

A while back I noted that we should be looking at Greece for where not to end up in the future, seeing that G.O.B. keeps borrowing more and more every day that goes by; adding more and more debt on the shoulders of every Belizean that will have to be paid for by many future generations. I want to share these videos with you all so you can understand what’s going on in Greece and better look at what’s happening in Belize and hopefully stand up and fight for the future of Belize. After all, our children and their children […]


Want to know the future of Belize? See Greece

Pay attention to what’s happening in Greece. We’ve posted about this before and things di geh dread as we say in Belize. Greece is slowly being led to slaughter house and Belize is going to the same place, Greece is at the door, Belize is making it’s way down the chute. Greece’s economy will be locked down with capital controls if it can’t find a deal by the weekend European governments are ready to push for capital controls in Greece would mean a severe lockdown on flows of cash … strict limits on the amount that could be withdrawn from […]


PetroCaribe Loans Act 2015 2

BILL for AN ACT to make special provisions for borrowing money from Alba Petrocaribe (Belize Energy) Limited; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. (Gazetted ………………., 2015). WHEREAS: (a) in June 2005, the Republic of Venezuela and several Caribbean countries (including Belize) entered into an Energy Cooperation Agreement providing for the establishment of PETROCARIBE; (b) in furtherance of the said Energy Cooperation Agreement, Venezuela and Belize entered into a bilateral Energy Cooperation Agreement in September 2005; (c) pursuant to Article 1 of the said bilateral Energy Cooperation Agreement, Venezuela agreed to supply to Belize crude oil, refined […]


Jim Can wanted in Belize tax scheme linked to Calgary kidnapping

By Timothy Sawa, CBC News Posted: Oct 09, 2014 5:00 AM ET The Canadian businessman wanted as part of a giant U.S. investigation involving stock fraud, tax evasion and money laundering in Belize says in an email to CBC News that he wants to tell his “full true story … that will shock the world.” Jim Can has a controversial past in Canada, including allegations he was involved in the kidnapping of a Calgary businessman who was held at gunpoint by two associates of the Hells Angels, CBC News reported Thursday. Can faces several charges in the U.S. following a two-year undercover investigation by the […]


Environment and development in coastal regions and in small islands

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT A case history: Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico By Peter V. Wiese, retired exploration geologist Executive Summary Before its development, Cancún Island was a barrier island, 17 km long and 100-400 m wide. It faced the Caribbean Sea and enclosed a shallow lagoon and was an important nesting site for seabirds and sea turtles. There were several openings to the mangrove lined lagoon in which there was a variety of marine life. In order to create a tax base for the newly created state of Quintana Roo (1973), it was decided to create an […]


NTUCB remains strong against BSI ASR BSCFA – Press Release

National Trade Union Congress of Belize expresses refusal to buckle to name calling re-affirmation their support for the BSCFA and a plea to BSCFA members to remain united. Press Release (For Immediate Release) January 08, 2015 The National Trade Union Congress of Belize; makes an impassioned plea to the members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, to remain united. There is no way you can come through on the most beneficial end of this matter; if you now fall prey to the plot that has been skillfully weaved and orchestrated to break you up. Whilst this Congress is being […]


ROC on BSI ASR BSCFA – Press Release

December 29, 2014 Press Release (For Immediate Release) The Rod of Correction (ROC) has been following with much concern, the developments that have been taking place regarding the start of the sugar cane crop for the Belize Sugar Industry (BSI) and Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA). What has been become abundantly clear to ROC is the observation that it is definitively possible for the sugar cane delivery season to be declared open, even in the absence of a signed agreement. This, the Rod of Correction would like to encourage the cane farmers of the north to take heed to. […]


NTUCB on BSI ASR BSCFA – Press Release

Press Release (For Immediate Release) December 19, 2014 ASR/BSI CANNOT BE TRUSTED AS THEY KEEP MOVING THE GOAL POST! The National Trade Union Congress of Belize denounces the conduct of ASR/BSI in their seeking to change the terms of the previously settled agreement without going back to the cane-farmers; having already conceded to the oppressive and unfair terms pushed by ASR/BSI with the intervention of no less than the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. The latest blatant attempt by ASR/BSI to undermine the cane farmers comes in the form of them now not wanting the legally established Sugar industry […]


Belize Pay Scale as of 2009

Belize Draft Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for fiscal year 2009/10: APPENDIX D NEW PAY SCALE 1 6816 x 456 – $15,480 Job Title:- Caretaker/Office Assistant (Educ) Domestic Helper(Hum. Dev/Fire) Janitor (I/Tax – Bmp) Office Assistant Records Clerk Records Keeper(I/Tax/Treasury) Records Room Attendant Teacher (B.N.S.E.) Messenger/Copist NEW PAY SCALE 2 8244 x 504 – $17,820 Job Title:- Accounts Clerk (Police) Apprentice Dispenser Attendant (Male/Female) Caretaker Caretaker/Orderly (G.G) Caretaker/Janitor Caretaker/Office Assistant Cook Dietary Aide (KHMH) Dietary Porter (KHMH) Domestic Auxillary (Health) Farm Attendant Ferryman First Teacher Food Stores Porter (KHMH) Gate Porter KHMH) General Helper Handyman Incenerator Operator (KHMH) Janitor Janitor/Caretaker […]