The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) is pleased to announce the “Micro-Enterprise Utility Start-up Package” for the promotion, strengthening and support of the newly registered Micro Enterprise (ME). Micro Enterprise is defined as a business with:
a) less than 5 employees; or
b) less than $100,000 in annual sales; and
c) less than $50,000 in capital investment.
With the support of the Government of Belize, through its Office of Public-Private Dialogue, BELTRAIDE had partnered with the Belize Telemedia Ltd (BTL), Belize Water Services Ltd. (BWSL,) and Belize Electricity Ltd. (BEL) to make this initiative possible. These three key utility service providers will be offering attractive packages for new starts-up businesses. The packages will waive connection fees and deposits for these three utilities.
The Caribbean Leader Project is looking for a “Environmental Specialist” assigned to the the Caribbean Leadership Project (CLP). CLP is a seven-year project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to support the leadership and economic development training needs of regional and national public sector in twelve (12) CARICOM countries.
The purpose of CLP is to strengthen the capacity of future leaders in the Caribbean to contribute more effectively to regional integration and economic growth and support gender-sensitive public sector reform. In this context, CLP is composed of the following five components:
|Medical Tourism Draft Proposal Ready, All On Board|
|The consultations on medical tourism have been going on for the last three months. And now the consultant has come up with what’s called a draft sector strategy – which means consultation is finished – and now the work comes to crafting the policy document. The various stakeholders held a final consultation followed by a press conference in Belize City today – and here’s what they said:..
Mike Singh, CEO – Trade and Investment
Massimo Manzie, Consultant
Project Name: INCLUSIVE LINKAGES Project in the border zones of Belize and Guatemala
Funding Agency: CENPROMYPE through the Government of Austria
Position: Local Project Consultant
Statement of Capability:
The purpose of the project is intended to contribute to the local economic development and poverty reduction through the strengthening of the actors involved in the territories as well as the building of the local economy by promoting the cultural identity of the border zone. The project has three components: (1) strengthening organizational structures and business management skills of the territories; (2) Promotion of economic linkages between the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); (3) Awareness of and training in the local development concept.
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) conducted the first module training on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in July 2012 with its staff and other relevant stakeholders such as the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Directorate of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Education, Belmopan and Belize City Council etc. The facilitator of the training was Mr. Noel Kelly, Associate at the Communiqué International in Ireland. He has extensive experience in promoting economic investment in Ireland and a number of other countries.