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Coalition Applauds Moratorium Passage

The Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage is leading the congratulations for the National Assembly, whose members have adopted the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Bill 2017. It now [...]

Coalition Says New Law Impervious to Court Challenge

As noted on Wednesday, both Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte and Leader of Government Business and former Natural Resources Minister Godwin Hulse indicate that no offshore oil licenses exist, and the [...]

A Christmas Gift to Belize: No Oil on Our Shores!

There was rare bipartisan agreement on the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Bill, 2017, which establishes a moratorium on exploration, exploitation and other operations within the Belize Barrier Reef system, [...]

The Oil Moratorium is in Effect

Seven years of work has resulted in an overturn of the status quo ante regarding offshore petroleum operations in Belize’s marine territory. With little debate and bipartisan support, the National [...]

Hurricane Season Over – Belize is Spared

It’s November thirtieth and that means the Hurricane Season has closed. The 2017 Hurricane Season lived up to expectations as a very active one, forecasted to be above average and [...]

City Council turns on jet vacuum drain cleaner

CEMO was out in the City today testing its brand new 2017 jet vacuum cleaner. The high tech piece of equipment will be used to clean out the drains and [...]

Suspected drug plane goes down and burns in Orange Walk

In northern Belize, a second suspected drug plane has been found in less than six months to signal that the drug trade is thriving. The burnt scrap of the aircraft [...]

CitCo looks East for garbage truck donation

A first of its kind grant assistance from the Grassroots and Human Security Program of the Embassy of Japan will gift residents of Belmopan their own new garbage contractor truck. [...]

A resolution to school land impasse in Las Flores

When we last left the matter of the two parcels of land located next to the Roman Catholic community school in Las Flores, Belmopan, residents were up in arms, demanding [...]

Harnessing Energy to Help the Community

Energy Week commenced this past Sunday, but today, a fair was held at the Biltmore Plaza to showcase the local energy sector and shift the focus on renewable energy sources. [...]

Dr. Carla Barnett Addresses Climate Change in Annual Lecture

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Natural Resources, Doctor Carla Barnett, on Thursday delivered the thirty-second Adlith Brown Memorial Lecture as part of the Forty-ninth Annual Monetary [...]

Eleven-foot “Wowla” Removed from Constitution Park Residence

Our following story is not for the faint of heart, so if you’re not a fan of snakes, you may want to exit.  Belizeans have grown used to sharing our [...]

Caye Caulker Man Wrong to Keep, Display Wild Raccoon Family

It is not surprising for residents in rural areas of the country to be found in possession of certain wildlife species.  As a matter of fact, in some southern communities [...]

Pacific Storm to Dump Rain in South, Central Belize

The National Meteorological Service and National Emergency Management Organization are advising Belizeans to get ready for a wet weekend. Tropical Storm Selma in the south-east Pacific is expected to move [...]

City and Most of Belize under Deluge from Rains

In typical October style, the rains descended over the city and the western part of the country. Today, several schools sent students home and motorists and pedestrians had to navigate [...]

It’s Not Over! Hurricane Season May Have 1 Last Twist

With five or so weeks to go until the end of the Hurricane Season, we asked the Met Service what is the outlook for the immediate future. Climatologist Ronald Gordon [...]

Coast Guard Rescues Guats Stranded on Reef; Extent of Damage to be Determined

Guatemalan vessel ‘AMADOR’ ran aground Belize’s Reef on Saturday night.  There were ten occupants on board including Carlos Pena – a well-known Guatemalan artist – who put out an SOS [...]

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. [...]