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World Heritage Committee Releases Draft Decision on Barrier Reef System

What is the future of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?  That’s the question conservationists are asking in light of international attention focused on [...]

WWF Says Government Must Act to Secure Protection of the Reef

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will convene in Istanbul, Turkey in July to debate the status of some of the most extraordinary natural places on the planet.  This includes the [...]

Photographer Tony Rath Details Chiquibul Experience in Online Article

While the Reporter’s Editorial is found to be lacking in accuracy, another article in circulation today puts perspective in what really is happening in the Chiquibul. Renowned professional photographer Tony [...]

PACT Hosts Stakeholders Forum

Today, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, hosted a forum intended as an engagement with PACT’s stakeholders to inform them of the organization’s plan of operations for the year ahead. [...]

$1.2M to Be Disbursed in Grants

The forum will also provide stakeholders with valuable information on the categories which will be considered for the always coveted PACT grants. Each year the organization provides grant funding to [...]

New Revenue Sought for Protected Areas Management

The third area being funded is anything related to protected areas management, including assistance to co-managers to meet the requirements of their co-management agreement and protected areas management plan. So [...]

US Vessel Traveling From Guatemala Runs Aground on Reef in San Pedro

It’s been one year since a Guatemalan gunboat ran aground in Belize’s littoral waters near Glovers Reef; it was reportedly navigating international waters en route to Mexico, when it drifted [...]

G.O.B. Takes on Extreme Siltation in Belize City Harbor

News Five also took the opportunity to ask the ministers about the extreme case of siltation in the Belize City Harbor, particularly in front of the Bliss Center for the [...]

Illegal Logging in Maskall

In the past few days, we have been reporting on the arrest of persons for illegal fishing. Well tonight, there is an arrest about illegal logging. An Orange Walk resident [...]

Crooked Tree Fishermen Halted on Haul Day!

Haul Day is a big event in the Crooked Tree, Belize District. It allows fisher folks to catch fish in the lagoon within the wildlife sanctuary for their own consumption [...]

OCEANA Unveils Belize City Mural

World Ocean’s Day was celebrated on Wednesday.  OCEANA headed the activities to promote awareness of a healthy environment. Today, a mural of Belize’s natural wonders was unveiled in a prominent [...]

4th Annual Climate Outlook Forum

On Tuesday the National Meteorological Service of Belize hosted its fourth Climate Outlook Forum. The twice yearly session included representation from different sectors, gathered together to discuss how the forecast [...]

Fisheries Department Busts Illegal Hicatee Harvest

The Fisheries Department made a huge bust this morning of the endangered hicatee turtle. For two weeks, they have been monitoring persons of interest carrying out illegal operations in the [...]

Seguros Will Face Charges for Illegal Hicatee Catch

Fisheries Officer Rigoberto Quintana says the Seguros will be charged for a number of offenses including the possession of more than three hicatees as well as for the hicatee nets. [...]

World Ocean’s Day Celebrated in Belize

World Ocean’s Day is being celebrated across the globe this Wednesday under the theme, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.” Locally, OCEANA Belize is commemorating this day through a Better Bag Initiative [...]

Audubon Society Promotes Reusable Bags

The Belize Audubon Society is also joining in the efforts to keep the environment safe and clean. The N.G.O. is also making available reusable bags to the public. The first [...]

BCCI and NCC Sign Agreement on Event Scheduling

Scheduling conflicts between the Annual Carnival Road March and the Expo Belize Market Place will soon be a thing of the past.  The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and [...]

Memorial Park Achieving White Elephant Status

The Memorial Park – remixed with a very expensive upgrade, was officially opened in September, 2013 – with what we were told was a modern bandstand and stylishly designed wooden [...]

Cinderella Plaza Works Nearing Completion

Bad news at the memorial Park, but it’s not all bad. The Cinderella Plaza is almost done, and so are adjacent works on Kelly Street and Baymen Avenue. It’s welcome [...]

Mayor Bradley Provides Update on City Street Works

And there is more good news. The Belize City Council, after a noticeable lull, is back at work cementing major streets in the old capital. Following general elections there was [...]

National Fisherfolk Month is Launched

June is being celebrated as Fisherfolk Month in Belize. To kick-off the celebration, an open day was held on Wednesday at the B.T.L. Park where related agencies and conservation groups [...]

Mayor Bradley Says Government Should Pay for Dredging of Southern Foreshore

For months now the media has been following the silt situation at the Southern Foreshore. It’s gotten progressively worse, to the point where there is a real threat that the [...]

What’s the Outlook for the Hurricane Season?

The 2016 Hurricane Season official starts today and the outlook on activity for this season points to an average to slightly above average number of systems for the Atlantic Ocean, [...]

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 [...]