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Save the reef – moratorium moves closer to law

Back in August Prime Minister Barrow announced that that there will be an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil exploration in Belize’s territorial waters. In a letter to Oceana’s Vice President, [...]

Will status of World Heritage site improve?

As you heard, the offshore petroleum moratorium is an unprecedented step towards protecting Belize’s Barrier Reef Reserve System, as the ban covers Belize’s entire maritime area including the exclusive economic [...]

Reward of up to $1000 for missing persons

Have you seen Mark Pollard? What about Brindis Constantino? Pollard and Constantino are two persons who have gone missing in separate incidents for more than a month. Constantino is a [...]

P.M., Kareem spar over Fabers Road

Kareem Musa, Caribbean Shores area representative and attorney for Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, is awaiting the formal response from the Ministry of Works to peruse the contract for [...]

Sustainable tourism at center stage of annual B.T.B. conference

The B.T.B. brought together over a hundred tourism stakeholders in Belize City for its annual tourism conference. The theme this year focused on Sustainable Tourism and to bring across the [...]

Water Taxi Has Permission to Dredge in Caye Caulker

There have been complaints from residents on Caye Caulker that a dredging project may have adverse effects on the surrounding ecosystem and the barrier reef.  Since the beginning of this [...]

Barrier Reef is Economically Priceless

The extent to which Belize’s economy depends on tourism generated by the threatened Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site was revealed today by a new report from World Wildlife Fund [...]

Take a Walk for a Green Belize

A ‘Walk for a Green Belize’ will be held tomorrow, Saturday, October fourteenth. The Department of Environment joined forces with Belize Solid Waste Management Authority and the Belize Audubon Society. [...]

George Stewart drowned while diving for conch in Stann Creek

The search for the missing caretaker at Tobacco Caye in the Stann Creek District has ended sadly, with news of his body being recovered Friday evening. Fifty-eight year old George [...]

T.S. Nate Drops Rain; Kills 22 in Costa Rica

Tropical Storm Nate has killed twenty-two people in neighboring Costa Rica and Nicaragua and up to news time, fifteen more Costa Ricans remain missing due to the passage of the [...]

New Tree Grows in Bladen Reserve

There is some interesting news from southern Belize where a new species of tree has been discovered in the forests. The species is Parasenegalia lundellii which was discovered by plant [...]

Work Continues on Managing Shark Population

Back in 2012, a national shark working group was established to devise a national plan of action for the conservation and management of sharks. That plan now provides for a [...]

Forestry Combats Illegal Logging

Earlier this year, the Forestry Department announced the amendments for forest offences; those changes saw a significant increase in fines for forest related crimes. In light of the approaching logging [...]

T.D. Off Nicaragua Headed Belize’s Way for Holiday Weekend

All eyes are on Tropical Depression Sixteen which has maximum sustained winds of thirty-five miles per hour and recently formed off the coast of Nicaragua where it is moving at [...]

OCEANA Pushes Best Practices for Sustainable Marine Environment

At the next meeting of the House in mid-October, a bill will be introduced on the indefinite moratorium against offshore oil exploration activity. The content has not been circulated and [...]

Belize Connects with Morocco on Marine and Coastal Development

The Kingdom of Morocco is all the way in Africa, but that huge country with a population of thirty-two million plus, shares commonalities with Belize. This week, representatives from Morocco [...]

OCEANA Rewards 2 Heroes

Over the weekend, OCEANA in Belize formally recognized two Belizeans as the 2017 Ocean Heroes. They are eleven-year-old student Madison Edwards and career tour guide and conservation educator, Luz Hunter. [...]

Big Fines for Illegal Logs in Orange Walk

Earlier this week, we reported on the interception of four men from Orange Walk who were found in possession of illegally harvested mahogany logs. The Forest Department says that on [...]

4 Busted with Illegally Cut Mahogany Logs

An illegal logging operation in northern Belize District has resulted in the arrest of four men who were found with as many as thirty-two pieces of mahogany logs in an [...]

The Lights are Turned On in Cowpen

Cowpen is a small village located in the heart of the banana belt in southern Belize. It is populated by workers of the industry, who toil the fields or package [...]

Help on the Way as P.M. Recounts Maria Terror in Dominica

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility has announced that Dominica will receive a payout of over nineteen million U.S. dollars following the passage of Hurricane Maria as it begins the [...]

Mexico Red Cross seeks donations for earthquake victims

It’s been three days since a seven point one earthquake hit Mexico City, killing two hundred and eighty-six persons and hundreds more remain missing, at last count. Those numbers continue [...]

Environmentalists Hit Back as Sedi Champions Offshore Drilling

At Monday’s University of Belize lecture on security threats to Belize, Minister of Foreign and Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington made pointed comments at the environmental lobby against offshore drilling for [...]

Death Toll Rises in Mexico Quake; Belize Authorities Looking for Our Own

More than two hundred and twenty people, including twenty-one school children, are dead in Mexico after Tuesday’s seven point one earthquake. The deadly quake toppled buildings and cut off power [...]

Dominica Counts Cost of Hurricane Maria

Within a span of fifteen hours, Hurricane Maria went from a category one to a category five storm. The catastrophic storm hit the island of Dominica on Monday night – [...]