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Santa Cruz Thirteen Back In Court… Uxbenka Denuding Continues

The Santa Cruz Thirteen, including outspoken Maya activist Cristina Coc, were back in court today where they appeared before Magistrate Emerson Banner.  The group has been back and forth before [...]

P.M. Barrow Says Force Cannot be Used to Evict Rupert Myles

While the Mayans of Santa Cruz await their day in Court following another adjournment, one man who hasn’t been before a magistrate is Rupert Myles. That’s because the man who [...]

Mercury Above Acceptable Level in Fish Found in Macal River

Traces of mercury have been detected in fish from the Macal River.  An analysis in which twelve species were caught from the waterway indicated that six of them tested positive [...]

Miguel Alamilla and Romi Badillo are 2015 Ocean Heroes

For the past five years, Oceana has been recognizing leaders in ocean conservation, education, and advocacy from around the world. In Belize, Biologist Miguel Alamilla and Captain Romaldo Badillo were [...]

Oceana Honors Captain Romi Posthumously

Another OCEANA hero is Captain Romaldo Badillo. Romi, as he was fondly called by family and friends, was also honoured posthumously on Saturday. A number of Belizeans whose lives he [...]

Health CEO Speaks on Eviction of Food Vendors

The recent eviction of vendors from the Western Regional Hospital, as part of an effort to rid the facility of a grave rodent infestation, has raised the ire of sellers [...]

No Timeline Given for Return of Vendors

While there is no timeline for the re-positioning of the vendors, Doctor Allen told the media earlier today that while the Belmopan City Council empathizes with them, the mayor and his councilors also [...]

Drought Devastates Agriculture Sector

In mid-August, News Five brought you the story of devastating losses suffered by farmers in southern Orange Walk – the result of a prolonged drought. Actually, the first we’d heard [...]

Is Government Taking Drought Crisis Seriously?

The drought was first reported as a crisis in August, and it has very perceptibly worsened. In fact, Mai today classified the drought as a disaster, and claims that just [...]

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 [...]