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Canadian National Dies In Bullet Tree. Did He Drown?

The body of a Canadian newly-wed was retrieved from the Mopan River on Sunday morning. James Searles arrived in Belize on Saturday to reunite with his wife of two months [...]

Missile Unearthed at Site of Victor Galvez Stadium in San Ignacio Town

A mortar is a military weapon that fires explosive projectiles or bombs at low velocities, short ranges, and high-arcing ballistic trajectories. For about three weeks now, construction works have been [...]

Belize City Taxi Drivers Take on CitCo and Transport Department

Taxi drivers from various associations and unions across Belize City converged on B.T.L. Park this afternoon, where they met with representatives of the Belize City Council and the Transport Department.  [...]

Patrick Faber’s Take on Petrocaribe Funds

The Petrocaribe Loan Motion was passed in the House of Representatives last Tuesday, amid massive support for the initiative by stalwarts of the United Democratic Party.  Prior to the meeting, [...]

Police Nix Consultation with D.P.P. on Any Crime

It has been and continues to be a practice of the Belize Police Department, whenever queried about the results of an investigation into a serious crime, to state that the [...]

Chamber President Speaks on Sugar Impasse

On Thursday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce issued a release on the continued impasse in the sugar cane industry. It’s been criticized in some sectors because it doesn’t seem to [...]

BCG Holds Best Warrior Competition

This afternoon, forty exhausted soldiers who are being pushed to the limits of their endurance completed in day-two of the Coast Guard’s Best Warrior Competition. There are five teams of [...]

Social Partners Reopen Discussion of 13th Senator

While the Chamber spoke earlier about the sugar impasse, another discussion which has seen some rebirth is the issue of the thirteenth Senator, a commitment by the United Democratic Party [...]

UNFPA Workshop Showcases Youth Issues

The power of one point eight billion….that’s the global population of youths under the age of twenty-five years.  The United Nations Population Fund believes that young people have the power [...]

Cayo Tour Stakeholders Demand Better Roads from BTB and NICH

Recently, the B.T.B. announced that the number of visitors to the jewel had exceeded forecasts and had reached a million even before the tradition spike at the end of the [...]

Chamber Issues Release on Sugar Cane Industry

Late this evening, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued a release in respect of the impasse in the sugar industry involving a proposal by B.S.I./A.S.R. to bypass the [...]

Cisco Employee Still Missing

Joeth ‘Chyna’ Pratt has been reported missing since November fourth when she disappeared from work at Cisco Construction Ltd. earlier that afternoon.  A dedicated team of colleagues has scoured Medina [...]

Miss Honduras Laid To Rest After Brutal Murder

  Honduran beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia were laid to rest near their hometown of Santa Barbara today. The tragic story of jealousy and murder has [...]

SICA Seeks to Promote Food Security for the Garinagu

Across the country, Garifuna Settlement Day is commemorated on November nineteenth.  Today, on the eve of national celebrations, Garifuna communities in Central America are launching a regional project which aims [...]

Sarteneja Villagers Get Potable Water

In many remote areas and villages, potable water is still unavailable due to the lack of infrastructure or water systems. For years, residents of the village of Sarteneja in the [...]

Immigration Officers Receive Training on CSME

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy was adopted by the CARICOM Heads of State to allow the free movement of goods and services, labour, as well as a common trade [...]

Convention on the Rights of the Child: Twenty-Five Years Later

Belize, along with the rest of the world, is commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  In 1989, a [...]

Belize Making Strides in Honoring CRC Responsibilities

Despite significant progress in achieving the objectives set out under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Belize falls nominally short of a hundred percent birth registration.  Likewise, great [...]

CRC and Child-friendly Municipalities

Among various initiatives undertaken at the national level is a move by local governments to have their municipalities recognized as child-friendly.  In Belize City, there was a recent ceremony to [...]

Rotary Club Distributes Wheelchairs in Belize City

A generous shipment of wheelchairs has arrived in the country for distribution countrywide. The first batch is being delivered in Belize City where the need is the highest throughout the [...]

Data and Voice Services Extended to December Eighth

Senior Counsel Rodwell Williams, representing B.T.L., laid out the fundamental principle behind B.T.L.’s move to terminate the agreement.  He says that Speednet purchased the service for private use then turned [...]

Alyssa Carnegie Steps Down as BTB’s Director of Marketing and Industry Relations

Another resignation was announced today at the B.T.B. where a number of senior officers have demitted office in recent times. Today, Director of Marketing and Industry Relations, Alyssa Carnegie, joined [...]

NICH’s Forty-Eight Inch Regulation Suspended Temporarily

The B.T.B. announced today that it had reached its one million mark in tourist arrivals in the country. According to the release, one million eighteen thousand seven hundred and five [...]

Accutel BPO Shuts Down Abruptly, Employees Unpaid

Business process outsourcing is one of Belize’s fastest growing industries. Thousands of Belizeans have gained jobs from the outsourcing of customer service and other chores of business, primarily from the [...]

Landlord Says Emory Castillo Skipped Rent for Accutel Tenancy

The employees say this turn of events has hurt not only their financial standing, but also their job prospects. And as a check with the Companies Registry reveals, their employment [...]