BELIZE CITY


How many Belizeans does it take to screw in a lightbulb

A WikiLeaks cable shows that even when getting donations, GOB finds ways to generate income. Reference ID Created Classification Origin 06BELIZE968 2006-11-01 13:32 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Belmopan VZCZCXRO6536 RR RUEHGR DE RUEHBE #0968 3051332 ZNR UUUUU ZZH R 011332Z NOV 06 CCY ZDK FM AMEMBASSY BELIZE TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0661 INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE RUCNCOM/EC CARICOM COLLECTIVE RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA UNCLAS BELIZE 000968 SIPDIS C O R R E C T E D C O P Y //REMOVED ALL NOFORN CAPTIONS// SENSITIVE SIPDIS DEPT FOR WHA/CEN (MACK) E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PGOV PREL BH SUBJECT: HOW MANY BELIZEANS […]


Immigration Director fired for being honest 1

A Wikileaks cable shows that political pressure to allow Chinese Immigrants travel to Belize via Cuba was known and had been brought to light by Gareth Murillo, Director of Immigration. Murillo made contacts with the US State Department regarding corruption in the Immigration Department. VZCZCXYZ0024 RR RUEHWEB DE RUEHBE #0435 1791746 ZNY CCCCC ZZH R 281746Z JUN 07 FM AMEMBASSY BELMOPAN TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0657 INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0003 RUEHGT/AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA 0056 RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA 0002 C O N F I D E N T I A L BELMOPAN 000435 SIPDIS SIPDIS DEPT FOR DS/CR, DS/CR/CIL, DS/IP/WHA, WHA/CEN, CA/VO, DS/FLD/MFO, GUATEMALA […]


Memorandum of understanding between the US and Belize Governments

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE CONCERNING THE IMPOSITION OF IMPORT RESTRICTIONS ON CATEGORIES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIAL REPRESENTING THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF BELIZE FROM THE PRE-CERAMIC (APPROXIMATELY 9000 B.C.), PRE-CLASSIC, CLASSIC, AND POST-CLASSIC PERIODS OF THE PRE- COLUMBIAN ERA THROUGH THE EARLY and LATE COLONIAL PERIODS The Government of the United States of America and the Government of Belize; Acting pursuant to the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, to which both countries are […]


Carlisle Holdings Limited (Carlisle) – Holding in BTL

BELIZE CITY, Belize, Oct. 27 — Carlisle Holdings Limited Nasdaq: CLHL; London: CLH), a leader in outsourced facilities services and staffing services announced today that their Chairman, Michael A. Ashcroft had recently agreed to purchase 23.5% of Belize Telecommunications Ltd (BTL) previously held by MCI WorldCom, Inc. A twelve month option to purchase this additional BTL stake at cost plus financing was granted to Carlisle by Mr. Ashcroft which would give Carlisle a controlling interest in the company. Notwithstanding Carlisle’s current strategic direction to develop its services businesses in the United States and United Kingdom, the consolidation of BTL would […]


Letter to the Editor: Norwegian Cruise Line

Dear Editor: I viewed with interest the hosting of a press tour by Norwegian Cruise Line and the explanation by NCL executive Colin Murphy of why the establishment of a cruise port at Harvest Caye would be such a wonderful blessing for Belize. What particularly prompts me to write is his astonishingly candid – and frightening – statement that “Really, what we are doing is locking ourselves into Belize”. Remember that word, “locked”. Although no longer a member of the Belizean media I could not help but think of a few questions for Mr. Murphy had I been present. Specifically […]


Police Report for Friday March 21 2014

BELIZE DISTRICT THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE Ana Maria Westby of Vista del Mar, Ladyville reported that on Thursday 20.03.14 about 5:45p.m. she visited the Body 2000 Gym on Coney Drive, Belize City leaving her Mazda Tribute parked on Scaloop Avenue which is the street beside the gym, properly secured. She went into the Gym where she was informed at about 6:50pm that her vehicle was broken into. She made check and found that the left passenger’s glass window valued $400.00bcy was completely broken. Stolen from inside her vehicle were personal items and cash valued at $2,600.00Bcy. Police Investigations continues. THEFT […]


Global Pharmacy Canada responds to

Health Canada Warning Response to Health Canada issued a article about the “potential dangers of buying prescription drugs from Global Pharmacy Canada”. Health Canada made several misleading, prejudicial and incorrect statements about Global Pharmacy Canada. Mar. 4, 2013 – Global Pharmacy Canada, Inc. – Belize City, Belize In July 2010, Health Canada issued a press release about the “potential dangers of buying prescription drugs from www.globalpharmacycanada.com. In this press release, Health Canada made several misleading, prejudicial and incorrect statements about Global Pharmacy Canada. To begin with, the heading and beginning paragraph of their press release warns Canadians of “potential” dangers […]


Education in Belize: Quality Schools

“Workers will not work hard unless they believe there is quality in what they are asked to do.” William Glasser, M.D. During the last few weeks, the entire country of Belize witnessed with great concern the plight of hundreds/thousands of educators and teachers whose pressing yet ignored working and workplace concerns had finally reached a boiling point.  These professionals work very hard and tirelessly everyday to provide an education to our young people; yet they remain unappreciated by many, especially by those who control their very salaries, workplaces, and living conditions.  BNTU (Belize National Teachers Union) and its members and […]


2014 Race for UDB Party Leader is on

As posted on Financial World News The race for Deputy Party Leader of the United Democratic Party is soon to enter the home stretch leg with the finish line set for February 17th.  Two of the ruling UDP Ministers have entered their names contesting the seat of Deputy Party Leader, the second most powerful seat within the party’s hierarchy.  It is widely known that the one that holds the DPL’s seat is the chosen one to also be the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Belize.  Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Party Leader of the UDP Gaspar Vega has […]


Endorsement for Ralph Huang for UDP 2

The Following endorsement has been released by Lord Neil B Gibson and Associates. January 3, 2014 To Whom This May Concern Re: Mr. Ralph Huang for Stander Bearer Political Endorsement Our business organizations would honorably like to declare our political and financial support of Mr. Ralph Huang’s candidacy for the position of Stander Bearer in Cayo South Constituency Area representative Slated Convention United Democratic Party in Belize. In these last five years, our organizations have worked closely with Ralph Huang in business and financial ventures. We have found Ralph to be an extremely strong professional with an extensive range of […]


Colonialism and the Colonial Mentality

As posted in the Amadala “On Baron Bliss Day, 9th March, 1928, the writer journeyed on his bicycle from Belize to the Pine Ridge near Freetown on the Old River, about ten miles, to witness a cricket match. On arrival he found quite a large number of people from Belize, including thirty or forty bicycles and four motor cars. On returning the idea came to him or organizing an expedition from Belize to Cayo on bicycles. At first the subject was dismissed as impossible. But, like a recurring decimal sum, the thought came back again and again.” – pg. 11, […]