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34 Manatees Died from Boat Accidents in 2014

For years now, the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, through the Belize Manatee Conservation Program, has been creating awareness on the death of manatees caused by boaters in no [...]

Tour Guides and Boat Captains Educated on Manatees

The workshop, organized by the Belize Tourism Board, is a certification course for the tour guides and boat captains. There is a need for this says, Galvez, because stakeholders in [...]

Trio of Fisherman Missing at Sea, Families Fear the Worst

A trio of Belize City fishermen remains lost at sea tonight after being reported missing by friends and family over the weekend.  What should have been a routine one-day trip [...]

B.D.F. Commander Meets with Guatemalan Vice Admiral on Sarstoon Incident

When the Belize Territorial Volunteers led a mission to Sarstoon Island on August sixteenth, at least one vessel carrying members of the organization came into direct contact with the Guatemalan [...]

Was Guatemalan Navy Really Tailing or Escorting BDF to Cadenas?

A smaller BTV contingent returned to Sarstoon Island this past Tuesday, where footage of what appeared to be a high-speed chase led by the Belize Defense Force was captured by [...]

Brigadier General Says Cadenas Change-over Not Limited to Tuesdays

So, is the BTV squandering precious resources in trekking to the Sarstoon River weekly in an attempt to shadow the B.D.F. substitution at Cadenas?  On Tuesday morning, Wil Maheia, along [...]

Why Sarstoon Island Isn’t Ideal Location for F.O.B.

At the launch of a spirited anti-Guatemala campaign last Thursday, COLA’s executive member Rufus X, a contractor by profession, issued an open challenge to the B.D.F. to have him build [...]

COLA Joins BTV in Returning to Sarstoon Island

Another expedition to the Sarstoon by the Belize Territorial Volunteers took place early this morning. The group has committed to trek to the Sarstoon every Tuesday, which is the day [...]

Woman Raped in Indian Creek Village

Tonight the Punta Gorda Police Department is investigating an unusual and very disturbing allegation of rape. Over the weekend a student claims that she was beaten up by a group [...]

Human Remains Discovered in Salvapan

Belmopan Police have made at least some progress in identifying skeletal remains found Sunday in the Salvador Area of Belmopan. A Guatemalan farmer, who went to cut sticks in a [...]

Early Morning Fire Leaves Family of Three Homeless

The lower flat of a two-storey building was gutted by a fire early this morning in the Old Capital. The blaze started in the kitchen of the wooden house and [...]

Easy Glen Adolphus is Victim of Weekend Fire

Another wooden structure which was home to Glenford Adolphus, better known as Easy Glen, was gutted by fire on Friday night. Just before eleven o’clock that night, firefighters were called [...]

FCD Commissioned Study Reveals Startling Facts

Illegal logging within the Chiquibul Forest remains one of the foremost causes of biodiversity loss within the national park.  An assessment of the problem to determine its scale was commissioned [...]

Sargassum Still Affecting San Pedro

Sargassum, it is a regional environmental phenomenon that has been plaguing the entire Caribbean.  In areas such as Cancun, the sargassum spreads four feet deep and about a hundred feet [...]

Fisheries in Belize…Part Deux

There are many challenges facing fisher folks, who depend on marine resources to earn a living. On Tuesday night, we featured part one of a series on the state of [...]

Guatemalan Poachers Fish in Belizean Waters

Gillnetting is a common fishing method that is closely monitored and regulated by fisheries management and enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, the practice used by commercial fishermen is not adequately controlled, despite [...]

Challenges Facing Belizean Fishers Documented

British Honduras was built on logwood and mahogany trade. That colonial history was based on exploitation of natural resources and people.  Though we have achieved independence, Belizeans still depend on [...]

Sargassum in San Pedro: San Pedranos Respond

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has issued an official release on a seasonal visitor which has overstayed its welcome in the region. Sargassum seaweed originates in the Sargasso Sea and because [...]

Drought in Orange Walk Results in Millions of Losses for Farmers

Farmers in the deepest South of the Orange Walk District are facing the grim reality of millions of dollars in losses. And it’s all because of an ongoing drought in [...]

C.C.C.C.C. Hosts Forum in the City

In a short while, the second in a series of Caribbean Climate Change exchanges will commence at the Ramada Belize City Princess and will be broadcast right here on Channel [...]

Media Expedition to Port of Honduras

Media personnel were ferried out to a little known – at least to the city-centric journalists – protected area in Southern Belize called the Port Honduras Marine Reserve. The trip [...]

N.G.O.s Present Concerns on Protected Areas Bills

In June, two bills were presented to the House for a first reading – an amended PACT Bill and a brand new National Protected Areas System Bill. But while the [...]

APAMO/PfB Respond to Minister’s Criticisms

This morning, the N.G.O. stakeholders asked the House sub-committee for more time, and they were granted that time, which means that there is room for much more consultation and input. [...]

Revising the Manatee Recovery Plan

Will Belize’s manatees get the help that they need? For a very long time we have reported on the cases of manatee injury and deaths. Over the past few years [...]

Fisheries Industry Recognizes Outstanding Fisher Folk…

The fishing industry is said to contribute approximately three to five percent to Belize’s GDP and employs several thousand locals. At the heart of the industry stand the front line [...]