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Environmentalists Claim Communications Deficit

Recently, the Department of Environment, in partnership with three international organizations, hosted an Oil Spill Contingency Workshop that addressed issues such as oil pollution, preparedness, and response and cooperation sensitization [...]

BAS Celebrates Earth Day at Guanacaste Park

The world is celebrating the forty-fifth anniversary of Earth Day. It’s a special day to honor and appreciate nature. For Belize, N.G.O.s use the day to raise awareness of environmental [...]

UB Students Raise Earth Day Awareness

And from Guanacaste Park to the University of Belize- the Earth Day celebration continues. We stopped in at UB to check out the festivities, where visiting students were able to [...]

10 Days of Jazz Fusion Begins on June 5th

The event will feature ten days of jazz fusion and will see the collaboration of local culture makers, business enterprises and globally renowned artists to promote the cultural and social [...]

Who Owns the Islands That Puerto Azul Will Be Built On?

Puerto Azul, arguably the largest foreign direct investment in tourism in Belize, should it become a reality, was the subject of a press conference earlier today by a debt holder [...]

Fisher Folks Meet to Discuss State of Fisheries in Belize

The Belize Federation of Fishers held its first annual general meeting at the Belize Elementary School Gymnasium in Belize City today. The federation started back in 2011, but got incorporated [...]

Minister of Fisheries Weighs in on Belize Fisheries Federation AGM

And if it is recognition from government that the B.F.F. needs, they got it today at its A.G.M. Minister of Fisheries, Lisel Alamilla, attended the event. After a brief presentation, [...]

DOE Discusses Oil Spill Contingency

The discussion on offshore oil drilling and its risks continue to be ventilated in the media, and for some time now, N.G.O.s and government have bucked heads on this issue. [...]

Manatee Fatalities Prompt Immediate Action from Conservationists

Belize’s population of manatees is one of the healthiest in the region, but they are still endangered species. Countless times we have reported on the deaths of manatees to boating [...]

Is Harvest Caye Development adversely affecting coral life in surrounding areas?

We haven’t heard much about NCL’s multimillion dollar tourism development project on Harvest Caye lately, but they have been working on getting the island ready for what they have said [...]

D.O.E. Assesses Reef Damage Caused by Submersible

The Department of Environment, along with the Hol Chan Marine Reserve Management, extracted the deep water submersible that has been lodged in the reef in front of San Pedro for [...]

17 Manatees Killed in 12 Weeks

Seventeen manatees in twelve weeks; those are the startling statistics coming from the Belize Manatee Conservation Program Coordinator today, following yet another sighting of dead manatees in Belizean waters. It [...]

Efforts to Protect Manatees Continue

But the Belize River Mouth area is heavily trafficked by boaters and is important to stakeholders in the tourism industry. Over the years, human activities in the area are primarily [...]

National Fire Service on Allenby Street Fire

The Herrera family was left homeless earlier this week when a fire destroyed their house which was located at the corner of Allenby Street and East Collet Canal in Belize [...]

The Importance of Water and Sustainable Development

World water day is an international event that is held to bring awareness on the importance of water. This year’s theme is Water and Sustainable Development; the focus is to [...]

Natural Resources Management to be Discussed in Upcoming Ninth Symposium

While the focal point of this weekend’s conservation efforts is on water and its importance, a seminar will be held next Wednesday to take a critical look at natural resources [...]

Police Officers Learn Basics of Public Relations

In this newscast we have often reported on tensions between the police and the community. Well today police officers from various precincts across the country converged on Eastern Division where [...]

…Participants Will Implement Lessons in Days Ahead

Police Constable Keith Cruz, attached to the Raccoon Street Station, shares what he has learned during the session with us. He believes that calm and restraint should prevail in dealing [...]

Friends of Conservation Graduates New Rangers for Chiquibul Patrols

For years Friends for Conservation and Development has been battling the illegal incursions of Guatemalans into the Chiquibul National Park. These Guatemalans come to cut our timber, harvest our xate, [...]

Twenty-seven Plots of Land Cleared for Illegal Farming in Chiquibul

With the election of Ambassador Nestor Mendez as Assistant Secretary-General of the O.A.S., all eyes will be on the dynamics of the relationship between Belize and Guatemala. That relationship is [...]

Land Fraud Unearthed at Ministry of Natural Resources

In October 2013, the Prime Minister told the Belizean Diaspora in Los Angeles in U.S.A. that the Ministry of Natural Resources was a hotbed of corruption because of the countless [...]

Jaguar Officer Heads to Crooked Tree to Assess Livestock Predation

Belize has a healthy jaguar population in the region with an estimated five hundred jaguars; however, they are considered to be threatened and are on the decline internationally. But in [...]

Killer Bees Swarm Cotton Tree, Dogs Stung to Death

And on the George Price Highway, residents of the quiet community of Cotton Tree just outside of Belmopan were panicked by a swarm of bees which quickly killed several dogs [...]

Fisheries C.E.O. on Vessel Grounding on Reef

A French captain back on December thirty-first, 2014 crashed his thirty-five-foot steel hull vessel into the reef near some coral rubble when he missed the channel near Caye Caulker. Since [...]

Will Charges Be Brought Against Boat Captain Whose Vessel Ran Aground on Reef?

As to the French national who captained the vessel, he has not been seen or heard from since. So will there be any charges laid against him for the damage [...]