(September 13, 2005) Lately B.E.L. has been keeping a low profile on the project, but in a late evening press release, the company announced that on Monday the Chalillo Hydroelectric Facility generated the first of what it hopes will be many billions of watts of power.
(September 1, 2005) Deals between foreign investors and governments have major implications for whether investment projects bring real benefits for the people and environments of the countries where they take place, or whether instead they undermine sustainable development.
(April 27, 2005) Belize’s prime minister has vowed to survive a wave of anti-government
strikes and riots but warned that the tiny Central American nation’s
debt crisis poses a serious threat to its economic future.
(November 12, 2004) Opposition against the Chalillo dam remains strong in Belize.
A $30 million dam, due to be completed next year, will generate needed power, but could turn off ecotravelers. "This is a bad project all the way around," says Gráinne Ryder, policy director of Toronto’s Probe International.
(May 24, 2004) A $30 million dam, due to
be completed next year, will generate needed power, but could turn off
ecotravelers. "This is a bad project all the way around," says Gr√°inne Ryder, policy director of Toronto’s Probe International.
(May 21, 2004) Fortis Inc. has acquired
the remaining 5 per cent interest in Belize Electric Company Limited
("BECOL"), making it a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of the
(February 5, 2004) Not even the most protracted and determined paper chase could have got at the true facts" about Chalillo. Lord Walker, Privy Council decision, London.
(January 31, 2004) In effect, the Belize
government used the imprimatur of Canadian money (via CIDA) to push
through approvals on the Chalillo project. After all, Canada is not a
corrupt country . . . but this is flawed logic.
(January 30, 2004) Coalition of environmental groups vow to fight on.
(January 29, 2004) The committee, the highest appeal court for the central American
Commonwealth country, did not accept the Chalillo dam would threaten
The decision to allow construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam
in the Central American rainforests of Belize caused sharp dissent in
the UK’s Privy Council.
(January 29, 2004) Stan Marshall, the chief
executive officer of Fortis, called the ruling a victory for his
company and the people of Belize, who he said support the dam.