By Jennifer Peirce In recent years, the “mano dura” strategy of widespread imprisonment has been popular among many political leaders. Now, in the face of evidence that it has not reduced violence levels, some governments are taking a different tack. This is the case in Belize, a small country of only about 350,000 residents and an unusual vulnerability to natural … [Read more...] about How Belize Can Reduce Crime by Investing More in At-Risk-Youth
By John Primo The IDB is Leading Procurement Initiatives to Increase Transparency. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, citizens nowadays are demanding greater transparency in government activities, improved public services, more effective national institutions, and an efficient use of state resources. Governments spend a significant portion of their resources on … [Read more...] about Belize is Raising the Bar
Are you a consultant, a contractor or a service provider? Join the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the Caribbean Development Bank on October 6 to learn more about business and career opportunities at the Procurement Fair in Belize. Don’t miss this chance to connect with these organizations! To register … [Read more...] about Looking for business opportunities? Join us at the Procurement Fair in Belize!
Belize City, Belize, December 17, 2015 – A strong will to increase its export market base and achieve the coveted international Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification led to the formation of the Belize Shrimp cluster and it is now reaping the benefits of accomplishing both goals. … [Read more...] about Belize Shrimp Growers’ Conquer Premium Markets United Kingdom Buying Belize Shrimp!
Recyclers at Mile 3 Transfer Station, November 2014 A feeling of sadness ran through me as Carmelita told me about her life growing up in the “jungle”. The “jungle” as Belize City residents would know, was the old unsightly dumpsite at mile 3 on the George Price Highway that used to overwhelm the outskirts of Belize City with a horrible stench. Prior to the Solid Waste … [Read more...] about Recycling for a better life