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FCD Graduates Second Cohort of Rangers

On Monday, the second Friends for Conservation and Development Ranger training program concluded at the Chiquibul. The week long program was conducted in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology and [...]

Fisheries Department Makes Major Undersized Conch Bust

The Fisheries Department is reporting a huge bust in undersized conch made on Sunday evening. Officers were on routine patrol in the Turneffe Atoll when they came up on the [...]

Conch Bust Kicks Off Enforcement Training Course

The timing of the bust by enforcement officers could not have been scripted better, since it comes at the onset of a stakeholder training on enforcement and compliance.   Hampton [...]

OCEANA Launches Fish Right Eat Right Initiative

A forum was held this morning in Belize City entitled Fish Right, Eat Right to promote the sustainable harvesting and consumption of seafood. As the name suggests, the program aims [...]

Sustainable Fishing Program Completed in Belize

A program for sustainable fishing has successful completed. Pride Campaign for Managed Access was launched back in July of 2013 and after thirty months of groundwork and research in fishing [...]

Blackadore Caye Proposal Launches to Mixed Reviews

Blackadore Caye is an unpopulated one hundred and four-acre untouched island west of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. Located twenty minutes away by boat, the caye is in proximity to the [...]

Sargassum: A Regional Phenomenon Due to Climate Change

Still on issues impacting the CARICOM states…the explosion of Sargassum, otherwise known as gulfweed, across the Caribbean, is a phenomenon that is believed to be a direct result of climate [...]

Mexican Earthquake Rocks Belize

At about one-fifty this afternoon, the tremors of an earthquake were felt in many parts of Belize and Guatemala. The earthquake rumbled in Tonala, Chiapas, in southern Mexico and registered [...]

Revisiting the Chiquibul 2 Years after Launch of Awareness Campaign

What is the state of Belize’s largest national park two years after launching an active campaign to raise awareness on the value of the Chiquibul?  Today was report card day [...]

OCEANA Holds Annual Conference on Belize’s Water Systems

Today at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City, OCEANA Belize held a conference to further discuss the issue of offshore oil exploration in Belize and the state of Belize’s [...]

Conservation Group Questions G.O.B.’s Turneffe and PHMR Omissions

Cabinet’s recent approval of a policy to permanently prohibit offshore oil exploration in areas along the Belize Barrier Reef System and within seven World Heritage Sites in Belize, does not [...]

BTIA is 30…Celebrates Achievements and Challenges at AGM

The private sector Belize Tourism Industry Association is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, and today members and stakeholders converged on the Ramada Princess for the organization’s thirtieth AGM. As the largest [...]

Association Requests Financial Assistance from GOB

The B.T.I.A. is asking government to look at some of the concerns facing the industry where infrastructure and security are concerned, but there is also the cry for more meaningful [...]

COLA Pleased With Announcement of FOB Groundbreaking

COLA applauding the government on any one thing is big. But imagine COLA commending government twice in one interview. That’s what happened today. President Geovanni Brackett and his organization led [...]

President Geovanni Brackett Says Offshore Drilling Ban is a Good Start

And then it was offshore drilling, or rather the ban on offshore drilling announced by government on Tuesday. Brackett told News Five that while the government and COLA rarely agree, [...]

Tourism Minister Vague on Offshore Drilling Ban

N.G.O.s have been clamoring for a number of years to ban oil exploration off the coast of Belize altogether. One of the many initiatives includes a people’s referendum to which [...]

UNESCO Committee Applauds GOB Decision

Government acted following a threat to remove the system from the List of World Heritage Sites because of concerns on the sale, lease and development of mangrove islands and the [...]

GOB Bans Offshore Drilling Near Reef System and World Heritage Sites

There is good news for anti-offshore drilling activists and organizations tonight. A release from Cabinet late this afternoon revealed that a policy has been approved which bans exploration in areas [...]

Roads Constructed Weeks Ago Already Breaking Up

There is unprecedented infrastructural works ongoing across the country, projects funded through the Petrocaribe bounty and others through monies from various lending agencies. It was a major platform of the [...]

OW Mayor Seeks Municipal Bond for Infrastructure Works

Mayor Bernard has his own infrastructural problems in Orange Walk Town, similar to municipalities countrywide. There is little money for the upgrading and maintenance of all streets in town, and [...]

Calabash Caye Field Station Officially Opened

The University of Belize is playing an integral role in the management of our natural resources, terrestrial and maritime, through its Environmental Research Institute.  Since officially launching the program a [...]

Groundbreaking for Sarstoon F.O.B. is Coming in December

Minister of National Security John Saldivar also made a huge announcement today during his address at the coastguard anniversary celebration.  On December ninth, the Government of Belize will be breaking [...]

The Belize Zoo Celebrates Panama’s Birthday

The spectacled owl, the black hawk-eagle and the harpy eagle are three predatory birds that exist in Belize’s ecosystem. Their species are being conserved here in Belize since they are [...]

Murdered Contrabandista home well secured

According to a newspaper in Chetumal, Ernesto Alfonso de Miguel who is also known as “En Español” lived for various years at the Corozal Free zone in a bunker. The [...]

FCD Still Faces Serious Issues in the Chiquibul

A symposium held by Friends of Conservation and Development two years ago exposed the state of affairs in the Chiquibul Forest.  Since then, the dynamics of illegal activities in the [...]