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


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

Seven Seasons of Sadness: Reflections

Nothing can compare to the loss of a loved one. I believe it is the kind of grief you may learn to cope with, but never truly overcome. I lost my father, Abraham Lincoln Washington Ramos, to illness at the age of 13. I was a third form student at Wesley College and this was one … Continue reading Seven Seasons of Sadness: Reflections

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