Indigenous Land Rights: Toledo Maya

This presentation summarizes the legal battles which the Maya have had with the Government of Belize since the 1990s. It details the major court decisions of 2007 and 2010, as well as subsequent proceedings, which are now before the Caribbean Court of Justice and pending hearing in 2014.   Indigenous Land Rights: Toledo Maya from … Continue reading Indigenous Land Rights: Toledo Maya

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Hurricane Price Survey

The Belize Bureau of Standards has released the results of its 2014 Hurricane Price Survey. The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will put a price freeze into effect in the event that the country is under threat and Phase I of the hurricane warning system is declared. See details below: 2014 Hurricane Price Survey by … Continue reading Hurricane Price Survey

Aquaculture as Gateway to “Blue Economy” for CRFM States

Globally, aquaculture is a multi-billion-dollar industry, but the Caribbean has yet to tap into its true potential to expand marine and fresh water aquaculture.  The good news is that a recently concluded study will provide the necessary foundation for a region-wide programme to harness more from the culture of fish and other fisheries products. Milton Haughton, … Continue reading Aquaculture as Gateway to “Blue Economy” for CRFM States

Quiet hurricane forecast doesn’t mean a big one can’t strike

The Atlantic Hurricane Season--which features heightened cyclone activities in the North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico--begins on June 1, and while forecasters are predicting a normal or below normal season, researchers from the Colorado State University caution that it only takes one strike from a powerfurl storm to wreak havoc.   The National … Continue reading Quiet hurricane forecast doesn’t mean a big one can’t strike

Belize ranks 10th in Americans for Press Freedom

    Belize has been ranked 10th among 35 countries in the Americas by Freedom House of Washington, DC, USA in a 2014 report that ranks over 190 countries according to how free the media practitioners are in those countries to do their work without too much censorship, interference or threats. “Global press freedom has … Continue reading Belize ranks 10th in Americans for Press Freedom