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Is Gracias a Dios Border Marker Neglected? That’s What the BTV Believes.

Is Gracias a Dios border marker neglected? That’s what the BTV believes. On the trip up the Sarstoon, the media made a quick stop where the BTV had planted mahogany [...]

Has Oil Spill from Guatemala Reached Belize’s Sarstoon?

Did Guatemalan oil spill reach as far as into Belize’s waterways? There has been no official statement from the Department of Environment, but it is widely believed that there is [...]

OCEANA, SATIIM et al. to follow up on Sarstoon oil spill

A team of environmental watchdogs led by OCEANA inBelizeis headed to the site of a waterborne oil spill along theSarstoonRiveron Wednesday.  As we’ve reported, a tanker traveling toward Chahal, Alta [...]

Oil Spills Into Guatemala’s Sarstoon

There are reports coming out of Guatemala that there has been an oil spill in the Sarstoon River.  The tributary originates in Guatemala and forms the southernmost border with Belize.  [...]

Belize Short Again in Protecting Barrier Reef

The World Wildlife Fund and the Belize Coalition say that Government has failed to implement promised protection for the Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage Site. According to the WWF, this [...]

City Mayor weighs entertainment and residents’ concerns along ‘party strip’

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley has found himself in quite a pickle, following a leaked memo last Thursday in which he single-handedly served notice to bar owners operating in the [...]

Darrell Bradley defends “reactive” policies

On Friday afternoon, the Belize City Council held a caucus meeting to address the issue of the entertainment strip.  News Five understands that a majority of the councilors who attended [...]

Area resident Valerie Woods says don’t stop the party, just be responsible

According to Valerie Woods, a resident in the immediate vicinity of the Pickwick Club, while the problems they have been facing are indeed bothersome, it wasn’t expected that the mayor [...]

CitCo not to blame for proposal to change Carnival route

The annual carnival road march is at least three months away and there is already controversy brewing as a result of a proposal to reroute the parade from the Princess [...]

Works Ministry says it will stick to final evaluation for Felix Castillo’s land

On Monday, we brought you the exclusive story of Felix Castillo, whose land in the Santa Elena area Government took over, along with other landowners, for purposes of building the [...]

Negotiations open but funds are limited, says C.E.O.

The use of the land, according to Gentle, is not a primary concern for the compensation payment. C.E.O. Gentle reiterated the Government’s willingness to continue negotiations and avoid a trip [...]

Warning to Avoid Manatees for Boaters

A female manatee that was mating was killed over the weekend. It appears that a number of manatees are at the peak of their mating in the summer time and [...]

Fighting flooding in the City

The hurricane season is only a few weeks old and there are two storms presently churning in the Atlantic, though neither are close to Belize. Closer to home, though, is [...]

Finally, activity to begin at Commercial Center

It has been close to three years since the Belize City Council launched the Belize City House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project which included a facelift for the Commercial [...]

New sign lights up Battlefield Park

The historic Battlefield Park has a new decoration: a Belize sign where people can take photographs and have a reminder of where they are. Mayor Darrell Bradley says it is [...]

Customs, Mexico still struggle with patrolling border

We have been regularly reporting on issues along the Mexico-Belize border with respect to contraband and other smuggling, illegal entry and exit and other issues. The Customs and Excise Department [...]

Belize government officials converge for Green Climate Fund meeting

This morning in Placencia, representatives of various ministries within the Government of Belize convened a Green Climate Fund conference. G.C.F. is a fund established within the United Nations Framework Convention [...]

Honoring Women in the Fishing Industry

A Women in Fisheries Forum was held today at the Biltmore Plaza. When looking at the fishing activity in Belize, particularly extraction, men dominate the sector. But the industry includes [...]

The Met Consults on Climate and Change

Variations in climate influence most human activities either directly or indirectly resulting in losses or benefits. Making effective use of available climate information ensures efficiency and sustainability across a number [...]

The Barrier Reef Still in Danger

The Belize Barrier Reef System will remain on the UNESCO world heritage site ‘in danger list.’  It has been on this list for eight years and in March of this [...]

Harvest Caye Can’t Have ‘Big Red’

Over two weeks ago, a Scarlet Macaw named ‘Big Red’ was taken from the Belize Bird Rescue and transferred to its new home on Harvest Caye.  About a year ago, [...]

Watch Out for Manatees in Placencia Lagoon

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Harvest Caye destination in the South has drummed up big business for the company and to a lesser extent for Belizean vendors. But the increased traffic in [...]

Audubon Wants to Come Back to Crooked Tree

Last month a fire was set that wiped out the Belize Audubon Society’s Education Center in Crooked Tree. Someone deliberately set the structure on fire just hours before the village [...]

Celebrating World Oceans Day in Toledo

Today across the world was observed World Oceans Day. It is a day set aside to highlight the importance of oceans and the need to protect and preserve the natural [...]

World Oceans Day Celebrated

World Oceans Day is being observed on June eighth. It is a day set aside with activities and awareness to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Locally, Oceana Belize [...]