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DOE to Monitor Air Quality in Belize

The responsibility of the Department of the Environment is to protect Belize’s environment from all sources of pollution—land, water, air and noise.  And while a lot of work has been [...]

Attorney General Takes on SATIIM on Maya Lands Registry

Late this afternoon, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, SATIIM, issued a release critical of the government for being noticeably quiet on the issue of the Maya Lands Registry, [...]

Hawksbill Hatchlings Released in Gales Point

Between late June and August, hatchlings, the young turtles that just emerged from their shell, are released. It is not very easy to schedule a release because it cannot be predicted [...]

National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Almost Ready

A workshop with representatives from various government and non-government organizations, and private sector associated with Disaster Risk Management and Oil Spill Response started today in Belize City to validate the National Oil Spill Contingency [...]

Ministers Figueroa and Heredia Schedule Site Visit on Cayo Rosario

Environment Minister Doctor Omar Figueroa and Minister of Tourism, Manuel Heredia Junior will carry out an on-site inspection of the controversial Cayo Rosario next week. The caye, which is located [...]

Tourism Minister Breaks His Silence on Cayo Rosario Project

Cayo Rosario is back in the headlines tonight. The island is located on west Ambergris Caye and is part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve expansion where a massive development [...]

Belize City Council Consults on Urban Planning

The Belize City Council, with the help of consulting group, Grupo Innovoterra, is in the process of drafting a zoning ordinance for Belize City. It’s a document that will become [...]

Zoning Will Not Forget the Public Spaces in the City

The zoning ordinance looks on industrial and residential areas to determine the plans for the city. A big part of the planning also involved public spaces; and once the ordinance [...]

Lost at Sea for 25 days – Three Jamaicans drifted into Belizean Waters

Three Jamaicans who drifted for twenty-five days at sea were lucky to dock in Ambergris Caye on Thursday morning. The men, twenty-three-year-old Romeo Lewis, forty-four-year-old Karma Beckford and fifty-year-old Noel [...]

CZMAI, OCEANA and WWF Hold First Marine Litter Campaign

During the months of May and June, Belize’s first Marine Litter Campaign was launched by the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute in conjunction with OCEANA and the World Wildlife [...]

Stake Bank Cruise Port to Break Ground in August

The Stake Bank Cruise Port is finally getting off almost a decade after it was first conceived and introduced by developer Michael Feinstein.  The proposal to construct a cruise ship [...]

Stake Bank to Proceed Without Controversial Causeway

The project will see the employment of hundreds of local laborers in erecting the twin piers, as well as the structures on the island.  Once completed, however, Stake Bank will [...]

Is the Proposed Cayo Rosario Development Massive?

In another tourism development, two months ago we reported on the proposed development at Cayo Rosario in San Pedro. Tourism stakeholders, fishermen and residents are opposed to the development of [...]

G.O.B. Recognizes Stakeholders for Their Help in Getting Barrier Reef off UNESCO In Danger List

Public and private sector representatives were recognized today for their contributions towards the removal of the Belize Barrier Reef from the UNESCO list of world heritage sites in danger. It [...]

An Underground Oil Spill at Belize Natural Energy

Personnel from Belize Natural Energy worked around the clock to avert any damage to the environment in Spanish Lookout where an oil spill occurred. The spill was caused by a [...]

Female Tapir Knocked Down and Killed on Boom/Hattieville Road

Reports spread like wildfire today that a tapir had been killed on the Boom/Hattieville Road. An investigation carried out by the Belize Tapir Project has since revealed that the young [...]

Xate on the Rebound inside the Chiquibul

The Friends for Conservation and Development says that xaté stocks are recovering in the Chiquibul. An assessment done this year shows that eighteen thousand seven hundred and fifty xaté plants [...]

US President Trump Cuts Funding for Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

United States President Donald Trump believes that climate change is a hoax started by the Government of China. The Trump Administration has proceeded to cut back on domestic and international [...]

A Freak Storm in Ladyville Tears off a Rooftop and Drenches a Bungalow

A system has strengthened to become the first hurricane for the 2018 season; Beryl is not heading this way and expected to weaken before landfall. But on Thursday evening, a [...]

Maje, the Hawksbill Turtle, is Tagged

Sea turtles are a valuable part of marine ecosystems because they help to preserve sea grass beds which are important for shelter and resource to many other sea organisms.  But the [...]

FCD Rangers Bust Guatemalans in Cebada

Two Guatemalan farmers from Peten were detained inside the Chiquibul National Park on Wednesday. Friends for Conservation and Development and Belize Defense Force personnel were on a patrol to document [...]

Male Manatee Calf Rescued near Long Caye

Tonight, a male manatee calf is being rehabilitated at Wild Tracks; a rehabilitation facility in Sarteneja, after it was is rescued near Long Caye. Sea to Shore Alliance Coordinator Jamal [...]

Building Resilient Communities to Weather Disasters

Hurricanes and flooding in Belize are nothing new. Compounded with a changing climate, the frequency and intensity of these natural disasters are growing. In Belize, we have had our fair [...]

Belize Barrier Reserve System Officially Delisted from UNESCO’s “in Danger” List

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is finally off the List of World Heritage in Danger.  The precious ecosystem was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1996, but in [...]

Guatemalans Respond to the Delisting Saying the Reef System is under Dispute

Taking in the announcement, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber reminded the international community that Belize’s ecosystems are under attack due to continued incursions, including illegal fishing and the pillaging of [...]