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Barranco Loggers Demand Answers for License Refusals

From the deep south comes a story of unfair treatment in one of Belize’s oldest and most well-known villages. Five residents of the village of Barranco say they have applied [...]

4 Dead Manatees Discovered Up the Belize River

On April seventeenth, the team consisting of Jamal Galvez from Sea to Shore Alliance, a Port Officer and OCEANA personnel, was on routine patrol monitoring no wake zones along the [...]

Dead Count for Sea Cow on the Rise

In 2017, forty manatees were killed along the Belize City coastline and the mouth of the Belize River due to watercraft collisions. Statistics show that there are already twenty dead [...]

Trio Including Belizeans Held for Out-of-Season Lobster in Guatemala

We regularly report on nationals of Guatemala and Honduras caught in Belizean waters with illegally captured produce, but rarely in the other direction. But according to Guatemalan media reports, on [...]

Humana Hooks Up with NEMO for Toledo Emergencies

A number of projects are being undertaken in eleven villages within the Toledo District through Humana People to People Belize.  Those initiatives include the improvements of physical infrastructure, as well [...]

Weather Extremes: Hot Saturday Turns to Wet, Storm Sunday

The dry season is upon us and along with it come erratic weather patterns.  On Tuesday, there was a freak storm down south in the Crique Jute  Village. Officials say [...]

2 Guatemalan Fishermen Fined for Illegally Fishing in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve

Two illegal Guatemalan fishers were busted inside the Port Honduras Marine Reserve.  A joint patrol of the site’s rangers and coast guard discovered the fishers within the protected area just [...]

More Illegal Fishers in mid-South

Three Honduran fishers are behind bars tonight after they were charged for fishing illegally within a marine protected area. Southern Environmental Association and Belize Coast Guard were on a joint [...]

Manatee Appreciation Day Observed

Manatee Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the twenty-ninth of March. In lieu of the Easter Holidays, the folks over at Sea to Shore Alliance launched a face board at [...]

Volunteer to Recycle at Home

Last week, the Government announced that it will phase out single use plastic bags and Styrofoam products. It is big news for the country and a first for the region. [...]

The Plan to Phase Out Plastic and Styrofoam Use

The government says that it wants to reduce plastic and Styrofoam pollution through the phasing out of single-use plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam and plastic food utensils by April twenty-second [...]

The Importance of Mangroves

A study has been undertaken to find out how mangrove cover has changed in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site and across Belize between 1980 and 2017. [...]

KHMH trims back services after roof issues

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital says that it is operating on an ‘emergency mode’ after a section of the hospital’s roof collapsed. According to the hospital, a preliminary structural assessment [...]

M.L.A. wins concessions from Gov’t at C.C.J.

There is some progress to report concerning the implementation of the historic April 2015 Consent Order on communal land rights. The Maya Leaders Alliance and Toledo Alcaldes Association, representing the [...]

Bumps in the Senate on the road to Caracol

On Wednesday Senators debated several loan motions, including the ninety million dollar government-backed loan for Belize Telemedia Limited to upgrade its fiber optic network to provide high-speed internet to homes [...]

Our Reef Rocks! Celebrate with Reef Week

Reef Week started back in 2013 as an initiative to celebrate Belize’s Barrier Reef through a week of events across Belize. Today, the conservation community launched the fifth staging of [...]

Lands takes away Derick Garcia’s Ambergris property while he’s out of town

In addition to the recent revelations of massive land compensation to connected government supporters revealed in the past few days, there are ordinary Belizeans still complaining about the shady dealings [...]

More members of Montero family got compensation; Finance and Lands equally guilty

Andre Vega, the son of former Lands Minister Gaspar Vega and Sharon Pitts were taken to court for the return of over four hundred thousand dollars given to them as [...]

Honduran Fishermen Busted in Reserve

A routine patrol by rangers of the Southern Environmental Association, better known as SEA, and Belize Coast Guard officers resulted in the arrest of three Honduran fishermen. The patrol near [...]

Lobster Season Now Closed

February fifteenth is a big day for fishermen and lobster eaters in Belize. It is the day when the lobster season closes off and that means no traps are to [...]

Sugar Researchers Take to Skies for Survey

The use of drones and lidar technology for mapping were not previously available for farming practices, but it is now here and replacing old methods of surveying in the sugar [...]

Julio the Croc Deported from Ambergris to Ladyville

Julio, an American crocodile, was relocated today from San Pedro to ACES Sanctuary in Ladyville. He’s a huge croc that was creating a lot of disturbance in a community in [...]

Family Waits Impatiently for Removal of Killer Bees

A Belize City family is enduring another sleepless night after a horrific episode this past weekend. Their three female watchdogs were mauled and stung to death when set upon by [...]

Warning over Food Shortage in Toledo Village Following Floods

Villagers of San Benito Poite in the Toledo District are staring disaster in the face after floods hit the community over the weekend. It has been an unusually rainy few [...]

Farmers Need New Strategy to Fight Off Climate Change Effects

Speaking of the long-term effects, Salas posited that the change in weather patterns is attributable to climate change. He called for a strategy by authorities to help farmers plant more [...]