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This is Rugby: The Englishman bringing rugby to Belize

10 January 2018 19:41:12 WN.com - Africa News

Englishman Tony Gillings founded Rugby Belize in 2014 Rugby has helped Gillings through his own personal battles Rugby can help people in different ways. One man who has witnessed the power of the sport first hand is Tony Gillings. As the founder of Rugby Belize, an organisation he launched in 2014 to introduce rugby in the small Central American country where 43% of people live below the poverty line, Gillings has seen how rugby can transform communities. And while rugby's growing impact in Belize is significant, the sport's role in helping Gillings turn his own life around is perhaps even more meaningful. 5,000 miles from home Born in Watford,...

Vice All News Time10 January 2018 19:41:12


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Earthquake Rocks Honduras, Mexico And Belize—But Miraculously Leaves No Casualties

10 January 2018 10:46:57 WN.com - World News

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east and was felt at least as far north as the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, but no damage was immediately...

Vice All News Time10 January 2018 10:46:57


Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, sparks tsunami warning

10 January 2018 06:46:16 WN.com - World News

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the Caribbean. ......

Vice All News Time10 January 2018 06:46:16


The Great Oil Exit: Belize Bans Offshore Drilling to Protect Maritime Habitat

08 January 2018 00:25:56 WN.com - America News

The Central American nation of Belize, in a move to protect the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, has banned the offshore extraction of oil and gas in its maritime territories. ......

Vice All News Time08 January 2018 00:25:56


Jamaica ranked best for doing business in Caribbean - Forbes magazine

31 December 2017 00:22:05 WN.com - America News

In its 12th edition of the annual Best Countries for Business report, Jamaica is ranked the highest among Caribbean Community countries, while Haiti is ranked among the worst three countries in the world for doing business. Of the 153 countries assessed for the report, Jamaica is ranked at 72 with Trinidad and Tobago at 75 and Belize at 111. ......

Vice All News Time31 December 2017 00:22:05


Belize to reduce climate vulnerability with IDB assistance

06 December 2017 22:02:03 WN.com - America News

Belize will seek to reduce its vulnerability to climate change and risk with the implementation of climate resilience measures in the tourism sector and the improvement of disaster risk management governance, through a US$10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The project is expected to directly or indirectly benefit 103,503 people living in Belize City and Caye Caulker. Based on losses as a...

Vice All News Time06 December 2017 22:02:03


American Hydro expands its business to Central America

21 November 2017 10:31:37 WN.com - Africa News

American Hydro, a Wärtsilä company, will enhance the efficiency and performance of the Mollejon hydroelectric generating plant, located in Belize, Central America. The company was awarded a contract in September 2017 by Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL) to upgrade the plant with high quality hydroelectric solutions and technical support. Fast delivery and experienced technical installation support will ensure earlier return on investment for the project. Belize Electricity Limited is the main distributor of electricity in Belize. The Mollejon plant, located on the Macal River about 110...

Vice All News Time21 November 2017 10:31:37


Belize gov't ministers escape injury in plane crash

21 November 2017 10:30:34 WN.com - America News

Two government ministers, including the acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber, escaped unhurt after the plane in which they were travelling over the weekend crashed in Placencia. In a statement, the Government of Belize Press Office noted that Faber and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development and Immigration Godwin Hulse were enroute to Punta Gorda Town via a Tropic Air flight last Friday. ......

Vice All News Time21 November 2017 10:30:34


Strategies to improve Caribbean trade performance examined at ECLAC meeting

14 November 2017 21:00:11 WN.com - America News

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) headquarters in Port of Spainrecentlybrought together decision makers from Belize, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago to examine the trade-related performance of Caribbean countries. he basis for discussion was the ECLAC study entitled 'Monitoring trade agreements: Improving export performance...

Vice All News Time14 November 2017 21:00:11


Partnering to enhance Climate Risk Management and improve resilience in Belize

07 November 2017 16:34:53 WN.com - America News

The Government of Belize, with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is stepping up its climate change adaptation efforts. Belize's Social Investment Fund (SIF), an implementing agency of the Government addressing the basic needs of the country's most vulnerable, has set in motion plans to incorporate Climate Risk Management in its National Project Development Process. On October 26 and 27, the Bank funded a CRM training workshop for SIF's...

Vice All News Time07 November 2017 16:34:53


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