Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Belize as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Belize: Past leaky borders holding back new open borders policy

This tropical country in central America has not traditionally opened its borders formally to immigrant labour …

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Belize: Unemployment falls to all-time low, but all is not what it appears (April 2023)

The latest Labour Force Survey has just been published …

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Belize: 2022 social security contribution rates

The pension scheme contribution rate has now risen to 10% …

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Belize: Draft Labour Amendment Act

The draft Labour Amendment Act currently before the Senate would allow employers to reduce employee’s salaries as a consequence of emergencies (such as the current pandemic) and also introduce unpaid leave of absence …

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Belize: Labour Force Survey April 2018

According to latest figures revealed in the Labour Force Survey, in April 2018, the median monthly pay level in the Latin American country of Belize was $1,217 (US$605) …

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Belize: 4-year collective agreement concluded

A curiously delayed 4-year collective agreement has been concluded between Belize’s principal telecommunications company (Belize Telemedia Ltd) and the Communication Workers Union …

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Belize: Marijuana decriminalization signed into law

The latest UN country report on racial discrimination and the rights of migrants is in preparation …

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