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B.D.F. Investigating Illegal Incursions in Dolores, Otoxha

The Ministry of National Security has deployed Belize Defence Force soldiers to areas in southern Belize to investigate reports of Guatemalans cutting down forest areas for illegal farming.  According to [...]

National Geographic Writers to Feature Belize in Dive Guide

Belize’s Barrier Reef remains a place of great interest to visitors, whether those come to relax or seeking answers to some of the great mysteries under the ocean waters. Now, [...]

Praise for Belize’s Efforts to Heal Barrier Reef

The World Heritage Committee has signaled good news in respect to potentially removing the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in danger at [...]

Barrier Reef Has Shot at Coming Off Endangered World Heritage Site List

Belize’s world-famous Barrier Reef Reserve System could be headed off the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger. This is after the World Heritage Committee found that the series of [...]

2 Charged for Fishing Illegally in Marine Reserve

Two Guatemalan nationals were today arraigned in the Punta Gorda Magistrate’s Court for fisheries and immigration offences. The duo, Dalian Cruz and David Medina, was caught illegally fishing using a [...]

Celebrating Oil Moratorium – “Hands Across the Sand”

Over the weekend, on May nineteenth at noon, persons from communities and organizations across the country joined hands on beaches, across bridges, in conference rooms and along seawalls and other [...]

Work Starts ‘Soon’ on Dredging Yabra Canal

When last we left the situation of the Collet Canal, specifically the tributary that empties into the Caribbean Sea, the Belize City Council was beginning the process of draining out [...]

Picking Your Favorite Fisherman

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partner agencies want to recognize fisherfollks who are doing good work in the fishing industry. Two outstanding fishers will be awarded along with [...]

San Pedranos Vent on Cayo Rosario Development

On Tuesday, we told you about a developing story in San Pedro where residents and tour operators are against the Cayo Rosario development. The ten-acre mangrove caye falls within the [...]

San Pedranos Meet on Cayo Rosario Development

San Pedranos are up in arms about a proposed development within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.  A small caye called Cayo Rosario was sold off to a private developer and [...]

Checking on the Fish You Eat

Over the past few months, the Wildlife Conservation (WCS) has been rolling out a mobile app used to determine local fish consumption. The app, which is compatible with android phones, [...]

Tests to Determine What’s Killing Fish in O.W., Ambergris

One week ago, we reported on the apparent pollution of the New River in the area of Orange Walk Town as well as villages to the north and east, including [...]

Deputy P.M. Expresses Distaste for Activities by Guatemalans in Chiquibul

Friends for Conservation and Development is reporting that the “Yes” vote to the International Court of Justice may have embolden the Guatemalans because since then, they have been increased incursions [...]

F.C.D. Sounds Alarm on New Border Activity in Chiquibul

The result of the recent referendum on taking the unfounded Guatemalan claim on Belize to the International Court of Justice in Guatemala has led to a renewed assault on Belizean [...]

O.W. on Alert after Fish Kill Exposed in New River

Residents of Orange Walk Town and surrounding villages are on alert tonight as the New River has suffered another fish kill. Hundreds of river fish such as tilapia and tarpon [...]

Maya Mopan Village Complains About Logging by Neighboring Villager

There is concern by villagers in Maya Mopan, Stann Creek where for some time now, persons from neighboring Santa Maria Village have been illegally logging in the area. Today, Alcalde [...]

Who Re-Surveyed Village’s Farm Land?

Alcalde Constancio Teul says that he is also reaching out to the Ministry of Natural Resources because two plots of land in Maya Mopan Village, where the illegal logging has [...]

Barranco Loggers Take Case to Belmopan

It may be one of the most-recognized and well-known villages in Belize and particularly the Garifuna community. But the southern community of Barranco is fighting a tough battle to get [...]

Barranco Villagers Say November 2017 Agreement “Disrespected”

The November agreement was approved by a supermajority of attendees at a meeting in Toledo. Among other things, it called for the Barranco village council to be fully involved in [...]

Concession Holders Will Make Big Money; Villagers Want In

A total of ten applications have been received – five from Barranco residents and five from persons outside the village. Apart from the disallowed concession application of Colon and Rash, [...]

Barranco Loggers Demand Answers for License Refusals

From the deep south comes a story of unfair treatment in one of Belize’s oldest and most well-known villages. Five residents of the village of Barranco say they have applied [...]

4 Dead Manatees Discovered Up the Belize River

On April seventeenth, the team consisting of Jamal Galvez from Sea to Shore Alliance, a Port Officer and OCEANA personnel, was on routine patrol monitoring no wake zones along the [...]

Dead Count for Sea Cow on the Rise

In 2017, forty manatees were killed along the Belize City coastline and the mouth of the Belize River due to watercraft collisions. Statistics show that there are already twenty dead [...]

Trio Including Belizeans Held for Out-of-Season Lobster in Guatemala

We regularly report on nationals of Guatemala and Honduras caught in Belizean waters with illegally captured produce, but rarely in the other direction. But according to Guatemalan media reports, on [...]

Humana Hooks Up with NEMO for Toledo Emergencies

A number of projects are being undertaken in eleven villages within the Toledo District through Humana People to People Belize.  Those initiatives include the improvements of physical infrastructure, as well [...]