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Dangriga Market Project to resume, but at a higher cost

The Dangriga Market Project, after months of delay, is finally set to resume, but at a higher cost. The market which was originally contracted to Kenard Smart at a cost [...]

Rotary project to rejuvenate South Side Belize City with playgrounds and libraries

The mayor is building streets all over the city, but a project between Rotary Club of Belize and Restore Belize is intended to rejuvenate the south side with playgrounds and [...]

Dangriga marketplace project to resume

After months of delay, work on the Dangriga Town Market is set to resume.  A new agreement for the completion of the project was signed on March twenty-fourth, between newly [...]

SATIIM continues to monitor illegal harvesting activity

The perennial issue of rosewood extraction, despite an existing moratorium, remains a thorn in the sides of conservationists across the south.  Illegal logging operations continue throughout Toledo, from Trio in [...]

EU blacklists Belize from international fisheries

On Monday, the Council of the European Union formally imposed a sanction on Belize, as well as two other countries, for failure to comply with international regulations in the fight [...]

Flitches of mahogany found in Maya Mountain Forest Reserve

Last week, our friends at PGTV reported that a container of rosewood was detected near Trio Village and taken to Big Falls Port ready to be exported. While there is [...]

APAMO supports injunction to stop pre-drilling activities in Sarstoon Temash National Park

SATIIM has applied to the Supreme Court for an injunction to stop US Capital Energy from starting pre-drilling operations within the Sarstoon Temash National Park pending a court decision.   Today, [...]

Fishermen get much-needed training

A training workshop for fisher folks was held today at the office of the Belize Fishermen Cooperative Association. The workshop is part of a project funded by the Community Management [...]

Chief Forest Officer says rosewood operation was part of amnesty program

On Wednesday, we reported on a container of rosewood detected near Trio Village in southern Belize. The operation was suspect because it is widely believed that despite a moratorium placed [...]

Cooperative agreement to be established between Belize and Guatemala forestry officials

Illegal logging, as well as the prohibited trade of rosewood, across both sides of the Belize/Guatemala border has grown to become an international matter for the governments of both countries.  [...]

International Day of Forests celebrated with 2-day forum

March twenty-first has been proclaimed as the International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly and it is celebrated by bringing awareness to the importance of the various [...]

Rosewood plunder on the rise in Toledo despite existing moratorium

The wholesale pillaging of rosewood in southern Belize continues unchecked despite a moratorium which came into effect in February 2012. And we can report tonight that since the start of [...]

Police officers attend IBIS workshop for firearms crimes

The government of Canada gifted Belize with an Integrated Ballistics Identification System back in October 2012. Known as IBIS, the system is a modern tool being used to investigate and [...]

Coalition supports SATIIM’s call for injunction against U.S. Capital

The Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage says its supports SATIIM’s efforts to stop any oil drilling activities by US Capital Energy Limited in the Sarstoon Temash National Park. [...]

SATIIM takes U.S. Capital to court to stop pre-drilling activities in national park

The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, SATIIM, is heading back to court, despite a pending decision on an ongoing suit against the Government of Belize.  Last Wednesday, SATIIM filed [...]

Students in Bermudian Landing without potable water for 3 long weeks

In Bermudian Landing, a community in the Belize River Valley, the only government managed primary school, was about to close today because of a three-week old water crisis. The Belize [...]

Grant for Climate Change Initiatives

C.E.O. of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center, Everton Hanson, is in country since Thursday; his mission is to sensitize and bring awareness to entrepreneurs on the availability of grants for [...]

Junior Buddy, the jaguar, celebrates his 7th birthday

Throughout the years, many animals at the Belize Zoo, including the now deceased April the tapir, celebrated their birthdays to much fanfare from animal lovers across the country.  Junior Buddy, [...]

…while Edgar Hill, to be used for research studies

Another jaguar, Edgar Hill, was caught in a trap within the Mennonite village of Pine Hill, in the Toledo District.  The predator cat had attacked a horse and buggy and [...]

G.O.B. signs MOU to protect jaguar corridor

This morning in Burrell Boom, officials from the Ministry of Forest, the University of Belize and Panthera, as well as other representatives from various environmental groups, gathered for the signing [...]

Dog is mutilated by children in Belize City

  There is a very disturbing case to report tonight, and it was no accident. In fact, its senseless nature practically defies comprehension. News Five has confirmed reports that on [...]

Bovine tuberculosis present in Belize

There is confirmation tonight from the Belize Agricultural Health Authority of the presence of bovine tuberculosis in the country.  Bovine TB is a chronic infectious disease which affects cattle and [...]

The 2014 Eco-Audit

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, also known as the Great Mayan Reef, stretches over six hundred and twenty-one miles from the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula down to Belize, Guatemala [...]

NEAC hearings on NCL development project is postponed indefinitely

There was a recent emotional and fiery consultation on the proposed multimillion dollar tourism project at Harvest Caye by Norwegian Cruise Lines. By all accounts, stakeholders in the south vehemently [...]

Rosewood bust in the South

  From Orange Walk, we head south. The illegal logging of rosewood appeared to have cooled down that is until this week when SATIIM rangers on patrol in the Sarstoon [...]