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Marking Earth Day at Central Christian Primary

World Earth Day is a global celebration to highlight and show appreciation for our natural environment. One primary school in Belize City used the occasion to show how trash can [...]

What You Need to Know About Climate Change

The National Climate Change Office was on the south side of the city today for the soft launch of a climate change awareness campaign.  Belize participated in the Japan-Caribbean Climate [...]

OCEANA reminds G.O.B. of plans for reef on anniversary of Deepwater disaster

On Thursday marked seven years since the massive “Deepwater Horizon” oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In light of this day remembered largely by conservationists and those whose lives [...]

F.C.D. says gold panning is now biggest threat to Chiquibul Forest

Documents released by the F.C.D. chronicle the growth of gold-panning inside the inside the Chiquibul Forest, primarily its sharp spike in the southern portion of the forest in the last [...]

First storm of 2017, Arlene comes and goes

Even though the hurricane season begins in June there has been some activity before the start of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic [...]

Rest of season should be quiet, say weather experts

Over the past few days, we have been experiencing unseasonable rains.  According to forecaster Derrick Rudon, the 2017 hurricane season will be below average with fewer named storms and hurricanes. [...]

Work Begins on Yabra Canal Drainage

Just before we went for the Easter break we told you how the Belize City Council was getting ready to start the process to remove the silt backed up in [...]

A Strategic Plan is Rolled Out for Pesticide Use

The Pesticides Control Board launched their 2017-2021 strategic plan developed in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, with support from the U.N.D.P. and the D.O.E. The plan [...]

Fishermen brace CitCo on access gate at Commercial Center

The Commercial Center gate in downtown Belize City was sealed off today and it didn’t sit well with fishermen who use the gate to access their boats that are moored [...]

CitCo reaches out to Monkey River in erosion fight

The residents of Monkey River in the Toledo District have been facing an eroding shoreline for the past few years. The climate change caused problem is not only impacting the [...]

Guatemalan Congress rejects expanding map to include Belize

Weeks ago, we reported that a leaked progress report by a consultant in Guatemala was pushing the idea to officially include Belize as part of Guatemala in that country’s map. [...]

CitCo Turns Attention to Neglected Yabra Canal

For the past several months, there has been a backing up of silt in the Yabra Canal. The congestion has not only become an eyesore in the area, but it [...]

Cleaning Up on the Highways

And from the Canal to old tires and other breeding grounds for mosquitoes – Willoughby says they held a meeting on Wednesday with the Ministry of Health and they highlighted [...]

Latest on Guatemalan Gold Panners Captured in Chiquibul

Despite the presence of F.C.D. rangers, police and B.D.F., illegal incursions into the Chiquibul continue.  Over the past three weeks, a total of thirteen Guatemalans have been detained well inside [...]

F.C.D. Continues Fight Against Gold Panning Despite Challenges

Gold panning has evolved into one of the two primary threats to the integrity of the Chiquibul. It’s a high level risk within the national park because of the ruggedness [...]

Discovering Monkey River and Punta Negra’s Tourism Value

The pristine sandy beaches of San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia and the inland destinations, such as the Cayo District, are known to attract visitors from all over the world. But [...]

Gold Panners Caught Again in Chiquibul

Gold panning within the depths of the Chiquibul Forest remains an illicit activity, one that is continuously being carried out by Guatemalan extractors who cross over into Belizean territory in [...]

Environmentalists Work to Save Manatees and Others from Stranding

Every so often there are news reports about manatees getting caught up in boat propellers, or swallowing garbage that chokes them, or having other kinds of distress that causes them [...]

Ladyville Fights Illegal Dumping

A recent fire in the Ladyville community has brought into sharp focus the ongoing issue of illegal dumpsites that have been popping up through the village on the Philip Goldson [...]

New Operator to Replace PASA for Management of Disposal System

In early January, PASA Belize Limited shut down operations at the solid waste transfer stations and sanitary landfill. All operations within the central corridor—from San Ignacio/Santa Elena to San Pedro [...]

Expansions Planned to Solid Waste Management System

As we told you earlier, solid waste management is everyone’s business and there is need for enforcement of the law, specifically as it relates to violation of illegal dumping and [...]

Researcher Hails Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in Sarteneja, Monkey River

Norwegian researcher Marianne Karlsson today issued the results of her thesis project about adapting to climate change in two seaside fishing communities at either end of the country. A few [...]

Fisheries Department and Others Raid Lighthouse Reef for Violators

The Fisheries Department is tightening up on persons who violate fisheries regulations. A group of fishermen from Ranchito, Copper Bank and San Joaquin villages up north were taken to court [...]

PACT Bill Voted Down in Senate, Making Legislative History

For one of the rare instances in Belizean legislative history, the ‘noes’ had it in the Senate with regard to the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (Amendment) Bill on its second [...]

PACT Makes Grants to Protected Areas Managers

Five organizations that manage the network of protected areas across the country are beneficiaries of a combined one million dollars plus in grants. The awards were disbursed on Monday by [...]