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Female Manatee Killed in Water-taxi Mishap…

It has not been a good year for manatees; a growing number of the endangered mammals has been killed in boating accidents. Over the weekend, a mature female manatee perished [...]

Drilling equipment lands on Temash National Park

U.S. Capital Energy is tonight one step closer to drilling for oil in the Sarstoon Temash National Park.  On Thursday, a convoy of vehicles carrying heavy equipment used to set [...]

Puerto Azul Versus Conservation Community

There are still more questions than answers where the Puerto Azul mega-tourism project is concerned. Government has maintained that it can’t provide much information because the concept is still in [...]

Lands Commissioner Says Survey on Goff’s Caye is Illegal!

Two weeks after survey pegs were discovered on Goff’s Caye, signalling some sort of planned development, there is still no clue who placed the pegs there. The Ministry tried to [...]

CZMAI CEO Says Rangers Discovered Survey Pegs…

Goff’s Caye is one of the most popular and accessible public beaches to Belizeans so when rangers detected the survey pegs in June, it immediately raised eyebrows.  So who is [...]

CZMAI Did Not Give Authorization for Survey

We further quizzed the CZMAI on the survey and there was one possible explanation coming from C.E.O. Gillett. That is that someone, whose identity is still a mystery, may be [...]

Lands Commissioner speaks on Novelo Land Dispute!

In April 2014 Orange Walk resident Jose Novelo came to the media for help after a lease to a piece of land he had claimed and farmed for over forty [...]

Vallejos Blames Incompetence and Corruption for Problems in Lands…

The Novelo incident is not an isolated case, and it seems that not a week goes by without some land dispute or the other in some corner of the country. [...]

Minister of Lands Says They Will Cancel Goff’s Caye Lease

Who placed survey pegs on Goff Caye and what’s the plan for this beautiful, eminently accessible piece of Belizean paradise just eight miles from the mainland? That’s the million dollar [...]

Tour Operator Outlines 2002 Plan for Goff’s Caye

But while Minister Vega is focused on pointing political fingers at the previous administration, he may have to do some more digging to find out who is actually surveying Goff’s [...]

Cervantez Says He’s Not Surveying Goff’s Caye…So Who Is?

And it might have been, but it never happened. Wanting to do things the right way, Cervantes sought approval from the Belize Tourist Board and got it. But then he [...]

Goff’s Caye Surveyed, Is Development Next?

Last week there was some consternation and concern when survey pegs appeared on the much used and much loved Goff’s Caye. It may not be a world heritage site, but [...]

Overnight rains in Toledo inundates Southern Highway

Torrential rains overnight in the south have resulted in flooding in the Toledo District.  This morning, commuters along the Southern Highway were delayed near the Jacintoville Bridge where several inches [...]

Krooman Lagoon is taken over by squatters

For decades the Krooman Lagoon has been designated as an important reserve for wildlife in Belize City.  The area is a catchment for rainwater and was once teeming with birdlife [...]

The kickoff of the Carnival Season 2014

Early indications are that carnival 2014 will be the biggest ever; so far seventeen bands have registered for the hugely popular event which attracts thousands of spectators along the carnival [...]

Audubon Executive speaks on letter sent to Cabinet Subcommittee

The Italian investors of the proposed billion-dollar Puerto Azul mega tourism development project on Northern Caye and Sandbore Caye, within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, arrived in the country this afternoon. [...]

It’s manatee mating season

Sightings of manatees in our coastal waters are no rare occurrence, in fact, the large sea mammals are usually spotted near the mouth of the Belize River.  What is uncommon [...]

Audubon hosts kickoff meeting to develop bird-based tourism

You’ve heard about eco-tourism, sex tourism, cruise tourism, overnight tourism…even medical tourism. What about bird-based tourism? The International Audubon Organization is meeting with both private and public sector partners to [...]

Valley of Peace Farmers versus Green Tropics

C.E.O. in the Ministry of Agriculture Jose Alpuche has scheduled a meeting today with representatives of Green Tropics and the Valley of Peace Farmers Association. The meeting became necessary after [...]

Green Tropics issues eviction notice to Valley of Peace farmers

There is tension tonight among the farming community of the Valley of Peace. As you know by now, the farmers lost their vegetables when the herbicide Roundup was used in [...]

Environmentalists want feasibility study on proposed Puerto Azul project

In the wake of the prime minister’s pronouncement on the proposed Puerto Azul development project, the coalition of environmental organizations, including Oceana, APAMO and the Belize Audubon Society, has written [...]

A symposium and expo on the impact of climate change

An important symposium is ongoing at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City about an issue that has significant impact on many sectors. It is about climate change and it is [...]

The Maya Leaders Alliance wants back its stolen rosewood

In May, an undisclosed amount of rosewood went missing from the Savannah Forest Station. It was later discovered that the rosewood, confiscated during April operations in the south by the [...]

Valley of Peace farmer says Green Tropics not willing to compromise

The discussion between Valley of Peace farmers and Green Tropics is ongoing, but from all accounts there has been little progress. Ministry of Agriculture testing has indicated that damage to [...]

Seven NGO’s Brace GOB on Puerto Azul Project

While controversy has subsided in the respect of the Norwegian Cruise Lines Project on Harvest Caye, opposition is mounting on the Puerto Azul project. Since its over-the-top unveiling a few [...]