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Final Working Session for Belize Medical Tourism Association


Final Working Session for Belize Medical Tourism Association.


Invitation Final Working Session of BMTA


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Micro-Enterprise Utility Start-Up Package – “An immediate relief measure for entrepreneurs and new starts-up”


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.

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Request for Proposal – CARIBBEAN LEADERSHIP PROJECT (CLP)


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:

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Press Conference – Medical Tourism – Thursday, October 11, 2012


Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism Draft Proposal Ready, All On Board
2012-10-11
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
“As we discussed in the meetings the vision of the government is to develop an industry that will create employment job opportunities, secondly, will afford us technology transfer to create the kind of knowledge jobs that Belize needs and also improve for Belizeans healthcare that right now is being exported. A lot of our Belizeans healthcare recipients actually travel to places like Merida, Guatemala and Miami for medical attention.”

Massimo Manzie, Consultant
“This has been 3 months that we will be in Belize to analyze the competitiveness environment that Belize has. Belize has a lot to offer to medical tourist. This is a renowned retirement destination – a natural tourism destination. This is a place where people really like to come; this is an English speaking country – a country that is not facing the same communication problems that other problems in Latin America that are willing to receive patients are facing.”

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VACANCY NOTICE – LOCAL PROJECT CONSULTANT


VACANCY NOTICE

 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.

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BELTRAIDE builds the capacity of its staff and other key stakeholders on “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)”


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.

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