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Ocean-lovers Hold Hands Against Offshore Oil Development in Belize

On Saturday at midday, Belizeans across the country joined hands on beaches, along sea walls and other public areas to stand in unity against offshore oil development in Belize’s sea [...]

Illegal Loggers at Mayflower Bocawina National Park Caught in the Act

We have reported on illegal activities within the expansive Chiquibul National Park many times, in fact within the last week after three Guatemalans were detained while panning for gold near [...]

Traditional Farming Practices Clash in Trio

The headlines in the past week have been about events in the Toledo District in southern Belize. And that’s where we headed today again. The following story, however, has to [...]

MAR Leadership Program Calls for Applications

The 2016 Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program officially made the call for applications today at a press conference at the Radisson. This year, the theme for the program is “Promoting Blue [...]

Wildlife Conservation Society Looks for the Fisher of the Year

The second annual fisher of the year award by the Wildlife Conservation Society will be presented on June twenty-ninth to a local fisherman or fisher woman who practices sustainable fishing [...]

A Fire on George Plett’s Farm Triggered Kidnapping of Mennonite Farmer

We break from Plett’s mesmerizing account of his kidnapping to take you on the ground for some real time perspective. As we told you, the Plett farm lies on the [...]

3 Guatemalan Gold Panners are Caught in the Chiquibul by the B.D.F.

There’s another incident that happened late last week. A trio of Guatemalans panning for gold inside the Ceibo Chico area of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve has been arrested and charged [...]

PUP Proceeds With Constitutional Challenge to Controversial SI

The People’s United Party is moving full steam ahead with a constitutional challenge of the Sarstoon Law even though the temporary instrument expires on May twenty-ninth 2016 by the time [...]

Senator Courtenay Says SI is Unlawful and Counterproductive

Earlier this week the P.U.P. filed a claim against the attorney general and the governor general seeking a determination from the court to declare the Sarstoon Law unconstitutional. Senator Eamon [...]

BPP Proposes Bypassing the ICJ

Lending its unwavering support to the B.N.T.U. at today’s rally was the Belize Progressive Party.  The B.P.P. is of the position that government has not relaxed the law and that [...]

When will dredging begin in the Belize City Harbor?

Silt has been accumulating at the Belize City Harbor specifically in front of the Bliss Institute for Creative Arts. But the big question on everyone’s mind is when will dredging [...]

KHMH CEO Says Service Has Improved Dramatically

Earlier this year the K.H.M.H. introduced an increase in clinic fees from fifteen to twenty five dollars. And while some speculated that there would be a reduced number of patients [...]

Guatemala government is upping the ante on the Sarstoon

And on more issue on the Sarstoon. A provocative article appeared today in Prensa Libre, the mouthpiece of the Guatemala government which is upping the ante on the Sarstoon. The [...]

5Cs Donate to Farmers in Trio

Farmers in the Trio area were the recipients of funding from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center. The funding was a part of the 5Cs assistance to combat the threats [...]

SATIIM Responds to Relaxation of Sarstoon Law

Aside from the B.D.F., Coastguard and Police, others are similarly being blocked from traversing the Sarstoon River. The Sarstoon and Temash Institute of Indigenous Management, SATIIM, is one such N.G.O.  [...]

Japan Invests in Local Climate Change Programs

As much as fifteen million U.S. dollars will be invested in climate change programs in Belize. The Japanese Government today launched the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project which is [...]

SATIIM Did Ask for Permission to Go Into the Sarstoon

On Thursday, we told you about a SATIIM trip cut unexpectedly short after rangers were denied entry to the Sarstoon by the Belize Defense Force. The boat carrying rangers was [...]

Belize Zoo Celebrates National Tapir Day

National Tapir Day is the biggest event of the Belize Zoo’s calendar year; it is recognized every year on April twenty-seventh. But the day was commemorated this past Thursday with [...]

BHPL Responds to Allegations in Wake of Murder

The murder of Troy Cole on Wednesday morning in Belize City is mired in controversy, particularly because Cole’s family and the Belize Police Department are alleging that he was refused [...]

BWC and FSTV Part Ways over Garbage

The Belize Waste Control is at odds with the management of the Fort Street Tourism Village over the cost of collecting garbage from the facility.  BWC recently pulled the plug [...]

BWC Says Revenues Are Half What Should Be Collected

The crux of the matter, according to Lamb, is that vendors are refusing to defray what they consider an additional expense.  As a result, B.W.C. is realizing a little over [...]

Government Enacts ‘Wil’s Law’ to Prohibit Local Travel to Sarstoon

If at first you don’t succeed, send in the big guns. And if they don’t succeed, just change the law. And they have. Via release issued today, the government informs [...]

Wil Maheia Says Trip to Sarstoon Still on Despite Last-ditch Legal Obstacle

Those immediately affected by the law, and in whose honor the law was drafted are the Belize Territorial Volunteers. The group had planned an expedition to the Sarstoon on Saturday. [...]

COLA Calls “Knee-jerk” Law a Gross Act of Cowardice

The grassroots activist organization known as COLA, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, has been quiet lately. But today it re-emerged with a fiery release condemning G.O.B.’s new law, which [...]

…Grassroots Organization Condemns Temporary Restriction on Sarstoon Travel

Brackett says COLA is prepared to go a couple steps further than condemnation by calling for a national shutdown. He told News Five that “For far too long Belize has [...]