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February 2013

Awarding the graffiti artists


 

Graffiti is an emerging form of art in the jewel, through which messages are scribbled or painted on public property. This past Saturday at the Street Art Festival, a number of artists competed in a graffiti contest but their work was not on buildings or sidewalks, instead their message found their way on canvas. This afternoon, the Belize Tourism Board says the unique competition has potential.  Continue reading “Awarding the graffiti artists”

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Ministry applauds youths for policy


Ministry applauds youths for policy

 

Herman Longsworth

Seventy percent of the population is under the age of thirty five which means Belize is a young society. Perhaps that is why youths, with the assistance of UNICEF and NGOs, have developed their own policy. It was compiled into a document called the National Youth Development Policy of Belize 2012-2022. The policy’s commitment gives existence to a National Youth Commission as an autonomous youth body that will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the policy. It also encourages dialogue between youths and related Ministries. Minister of Education Patrick Faber and Minister of State Herman Longsworth attended the launch. Longsworth says the most important factor in the fifty- eight page document is that the policies were devised by the youths. Continue reading “Ministry applauds youths for policy”

U.S. and Belize sign MOU


The Government has signed on with the United States Government to place restrictions on the Illegal importation and exportation of archeological material particularly Mayan antiquities. Through a MOU signed today between Belize and the US, law enforcement agents from that country are authorized to restrict the antiquities from entering the US and have them returned to Belize.  News Five’s Jose Sanchez was present for the signing of the MOU. Continue reading “U.S. and Belize sign MOU”

Trade & Investment Convention (TIC 2013)


The Trade & Investment Convention (TIC 2013) will take place from June 12-15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

The region’s largest business-to-business event, TIC brings together manufacturers, service providers, exporters, buyers, distributors, wholesalers and investors in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean’s largest economy and the gateway to the Americas.

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Tropic Air flights to Cancun


Tropic Air will inaugurate service from Belize City to Cancun on March 25th

Tropic Air has officially announced that on Friday, February 22nd, after ten months of work, Tropic Air received a license from the Government of Mexico. Tickets for this highly anticipated flight from Belize City International Airport to Cancun, Mexico, are now available for sale.

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