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PACT Act Amendments Tabled in Cabinet

Amendments to the PACT Act which were allegedly tabled at Cabinet have been the cause of much speculation and even concern among N.G.O.s in Belize. Some representatives we spoke to [...]

N.G.O.s Have Concerns About Amendments

Among the complaints we’ve heard about the proposed amendments is that there is much more power being vested in the Minister, and apparently less inclusion of N.G.O.’s and less dependence [...]

New Fire Tower for Rio Bravo Protected Area

Nestled in the far reaches of the Belize River Valley is the Rio Bravo Protected Area, a large and lushly forested zone where flora and fauna thrive. But like other [...]

DOE Damage Assessment at Glover’s Reef Completed

The assessment of damages caused to the reef by a Guatemalan vessel running aground last Wednesday has been completed. On Thursday, the preliminary dive was done by members of the [...]

Environmental Damages to be Assessed In Wake of Grounding

So here are the facts – a Guatemalan vessel is in Belizean waters, but preliminary investigations are that it is not a voluntary presence. Mike Rudon was on the site [...]

CEMO Presents Plan of Action for June 1st-Nov 30th

With the start of the 2015 Hurricane Season, the City Emergency Management Organization, CEMO, has once again kicked into high gear, readying itself in the event of natural disaster.  This [...]

Hurricane Shelters for Hurricane Season!

Councilor Phillip Willoughby who has been instrumental in hurricane preparedness also spoke on the utilization of designated hurricane shelters.    Phillip Willoughby, City Councilor “I would like to take this [...]

Illegal WildLife Trade; Belize & Guat to Put An End To It!

Wildlife crime is a big business and it is operated by multinational, risky networks.  Wildlife, that is animals and plants, are trafficked much like illegal drugs and arms, and very [...]

G.O.B. Withdraws Appeal of Decision on Invalid Oil Concessions

On Wednesday, the Government of Belize withdrew its appeal against a legal ruling that oil concessions are null and void. The move is a surprising one, considering that Government had [...]

Caneros in Santa Marta Issued Eviction Notice for Farming on Private Land

There is a very ugly situation brewing in the village of Santa Marta in the Orange Walk District, and it involves squatting. Thirteen farmers cleared and cultivated five hundred and [...]

Is Minister of State Squatting on Land in Santa Marta?

What’s the connection between Minister of State Edmond Castro and Santa Marta in the Orange Walk District? Well, you would think none, but you would be wrong. Earlier this week [...]

Squatters Return to Demolished Home in Gungulung

There are more complaints tonight against the Minister of State Mark King over the issue of squatting in the area of Holy Emmanuel. After King came under fire he re-settled [...]

Leaseholder Faces Eviction by Edmund Castro’s Wife

Minister of State Edmund Castro has been having a warm time of it lately. He finished off last week in court, where the judge and the public had to listen [...]

FCD Issues Release on Guatemalan Milpas in Belize

And if you think this is the only issue with Guatemala, just ask the Friends For Conservation Development. They’ve been documenting the illegal activities inside the Chiquibul for years and [...]

Did Guatemalan Poachers Kill Belize’s National Animal?

And from milpas to wild animals- the pressures inside the Chiquibul are numerous. And the FCD has been working tirelessly to put a stop or to mitigate in some cases. [...]

Ministry of Energy C.E.O. Says Not So Fast to Offshore Oil Exploration

Has Offshore Oil exploration been given the green light by G.O.B.? Well, not so fast, says C.E.O. Colin Young in the Ministry of Energy. On Tuesday, we told you about [...]

OCEANA Organizes Hands Across the Sand

Offshore oil drilling – it is the one issue that just won’t go away and OCEANA Belize takes every opportunity to raise awareness on this national issue. So, on Saturday [...]

Does Belize Really Have Oil Deposits Offshore?

A Yahoo article published earlier today, saying that the government is close to opening the entire country for oil exploration, sent people across social media in a frenzy. The article [...]

Belize’s Reef Report Card Revealed

Belize, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras make up the Mesoamerican Reef and it’s been eight years since they last got their report card. Well, over those years in-depth and extensive studies [...]

Below Normal Activity Expected for 2015 Hurricane Season

Earlier we told you about the Met Service’s radar which is down, and has been down since last year October. But even so, the Met Service is doing its thing, [...]

Cleanup in Port Loyola

A neglected street in the Port Loyola area got a much needed facelift this morning. Residents of the area joined P.U.P. standard bearer, Gilroy Usher Senior, in carrying out the [...]

DOE Launches 3-year Chemical Waste Management Project

Ten years ago, the government of Belize ratified several environmental management conventions and address, through international assistance and programs, issues of chemical and waste management. Three phases have been accomplished [...]

…But What About Hazardous Waste?

Another component of the project will include the closure of the dumpsite and the construction of a transfer station at Burrell Boom. But when you hear chemical waste, it brings [...]

Commissioner of Lands on Hopkins Beach Erosion

On Monday’s newscast, we showed you the images of the massive erosion in the southern village of Hopkins. It started about a week ago and since then, some residents and [...]

Is There Any Way to Reclaim Worn Beachfront?

As to residents and resorts who have lost their beachfronts to the erosion and whose property values have gone down, is there any way that they can reclaim their lands [...]