November 20, 2019

After record Sargassum influx, CRFM initiates fact-finding study in CARICOM States with support from Japan

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 January 2019 (CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) has initiated a regional fact-finding study to document the record-breaking influx of Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean Sea in 2018, and the impacts this phenomenon has been having on countries in the region since 2011. The fact-finding survey is funded by the […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Overcoming fear- Key to Belize’s future

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now In the introduction to his quite remarkable new book on the long-running Guatemalan claim to Belize, the author, Assad Shoman, makes the riveting comment that “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts”. He is right to make this statement because protagonists […]

CCJ orders release of convicted Belize murderer

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday ordered the release of Japhet Bennett, who had been found guilty of a 2009 murder in Belize. Bennett had been convicted of murdering Ellis Meighan Sr in Belize City and was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013. During […]

ITU finalises coordination for Caribbean and Central American digital switchover

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By DTVE Reporter From DigitalTVEurope The ITU has finalised the coordination process that will enable digital switchover to go ahead in Central America and the Caribbean region. The global telecom body worked with regional regulators the Comisión Técnica Regional de Telecomunicaciones (COMTELCA), the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) to finalise the cycle of regional frequency coordination meetings […]

Sun Country Airlines announces new nonstop service to Belize, St. Kitts & Nevis

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Minneapolis, Minn. – September 5, 2018 – Sun Country Airlines today announces the addition of two new destinations – Belize and St. Kitts & Nevis – to its growing network. Sun Country will offer the first ever seasonal nonstop service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Belize, and between Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Kitts and Nevis. Both destinations […]

Belize opposition embraces ICJ referendum over Guatemala claim

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now a BELIZE CITY, Belize — Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) officials met last week in Belize City to discuss several national issues, including the national referendum slated for April 10, 2019, on whether or not Belize should participate in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dispute resolution over […]

Public & private sector come together for Fisheries Value Chain Management Training

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 (CRFM)—On the conclusion of its second fisheries value chain management training workshop, which was held in Port of Spain, Trinidad during 22-24 May 2018, the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and its Workshop partners were delighted with the level of public-private sector sharing and engagement that contributed to […]

Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to hold 12th Meeting

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, THURSDAY, 17 May 2018 (CRFM)—Caribbean Fisheries Ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to consider management plans for two vital fisheries, a protocol on small-scale fisheries and a policy on gender equality mainstreaming at their 12th Meeting, scheduled for Friday, 18 May 2018 in Montserrat. At […]

Caribbean Fisheries Forum calls region to action

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Thursday, 26 April 2018 (CRFM)—At its recent annual meeting in Montserrat, the Caribbean Fisheries Forum framed a set of recommendations that will be submitted to regional policy-makers at the 12th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), slated for 18 May 2018 in Montserrat. The Forum’s recommendations […]

CRFM convenes meeting in Montserrat to advance protocol on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries

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BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, THURSDAY, 19 April 2018 (CRFM)—Fisheries officials from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are meeting on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, at the Montserrat Cultural Centre to review and validate the Draft Protocol to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture into the Caribbean Community […]