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‘Dilemmas of Development’ News

2010 – THE YEAR OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS

2010 – THE YEAR OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS

Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:53

As we near the end of 2010 we must take time to reflect on the year that was and in so doing we are able to resolve our hopes and aspirations for the coming New Year.  2010 was a year filled with the greatest bloodshed and much disappointment for many ...

GOVERNMENT NEGLECTS SUGAR INDUSTRY

Friday, December 10, 2010 9:07

Despite the many prognostication of the Belize Sugar Industry, what is often ignored is the fact that the contracting arrangement between the Belize Sugar Industries Ltd and the farmers require serious rethinking if the long term sustainability of the industry is to be achieved. The relationship cannot continue to be ...

RICHARD REMINDS OF POVERTY IN BELIZE IN THE WORST OF TIMES

Friday, November 5, 2010 2:51

While most Belizeans may not have been too prepared for the weather Hurricane Richard was quietly churning in the Atlantic Ocean as we now know this category 1 hurricane was destined to reach Belize’s shores by Sunday October 24, 2010 and visited havoc on communities across our country. Hurricane preparedness ...

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK REMAINS BLEAK

Friday, October 15, 2010 8:15

During the week of October 8 – 10, 2010 heads of state, member country delegates, academicians, researchers and experts convened in Washington, DC for the annual meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions, namely the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Work Bank Group.  The purpose of the meetings was to ...

Oh SSB where have all the Baymen gone?

Friday, September 24, 2010 4:03

Most Belizeans have grown accustomed to not taking note of the importance of their social security contributions and in turn their expected benefits from this fund.  The sentiment is simply that it is another government tax that with some limited benefit to be derived from this fund over time.  However, ...

ECONOMIC GROWTH NOT IMPROVING BELIZEAN LIVES

ECONOMIC GROWTH NOT IMPROVING BELIZEAN LIVES

Friday, September 17, 2010 2:48

Late last week the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) released data on economic performance for 2nd quarter of 2010.  While Government officials may think that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 2.4% is a laudable achievement under the current economic environment, the proof of the economy’s performance is best measured ...

BTL Exposed: AN INDEPENDENCE DAY STORY OF ANANSI AND THE ENGLISH MAN

Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:29

The Story: The key to this saga is the Belizean workers. In the case of the Social Security Board (SSB) they are the custodians of the Social Security funds; the people or contributors are the owners of the FUND.  In relation to the Government of Belize (GOB) the people are the ...

BELIZE’S TRADE POLICY AND SERVICE PROVIDERS AT ODDS

Friday, August 27, 2010 8:15

Over the past few weeks the tourism sector and more specifically the tour operators have been in a raucous over a company Chukka – Bakka Bush and their place in the market.  It is important in accessing the current relationship of this firm with Carnival Caribbean cruise line and the ...

SUGAR NOT AS SWEET AS IT USE TO BE

Friday, August 6, 2010 8:11

The sugar industry in Belize is one of the oldest industries that make a significant contribution to the economy, as one of the major export commodities.  This industry has been the major pillar of economic activity in the northern districts of Corozal and Orange Walk that engages over 5,000 farmers ...

GIVE BELIZE BUSINESSES A CHANCE

Friday, July 23, 2010 11:29

Belize’s trade and investment policy over the years has been grounded in a legal framework that hinges on her participation in fostering regional integration within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  Since becoming a contracting part to the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and subsequently the World Trade Organization (WTO), ...