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Making SMEs More Competitive and Export Ready

BELTRAIDE and Caribbean Export Development Agency want to make SMEs more competitive and export ready. In a two-day training that started on Wednesday, business owners were engaged in a workshop [...]

Belize Squares Off Against Cayman

Game one of a home and away series between the Belize Jaguars and the Cayman Islands national team kicks off immediately following tonight’s newscast.  Final preparations are underway at the [...]

Cayman Footballers Arrive for World Cup Qualifier

This Wednesday, starting at eight p.m. sharp, the Belize Jaguars will be playing against the national football team from the Cayman Islands in the first leg of qualifying matches for [...]

Puerto Azul under Scrutiny Again

The Puerto Azul Development Project has remained very much below the radar since Chief Environmental Officer Martin Alegria gave an update to the media back in January.  The proposed billion [...]

Bus Drivers in the North Head to the Border for Diesel

Going into the weekend, a shortage of diesel and premium fuel is having serious effects on the transportation industry so much so that public transportation is heading across the border [...]

Diesel Shortage Prompts Rationing of Available Fuel at the Pumps

Tonight there is a countrywide shortage of diesel and premium at the pumps amid heavy demand for fuel which is causing a mess in the transport and industrial sectors.  The [...]

What’s Behind the Delay in Shipment of Petroleum to Belize?

The shortage of premium and diesel is a most unusual case and while the insufficiency persists, retailers have been told to give priority to government’s essential services, as well as [...]

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, [...]

Say What? No Deon McCauley on Belize National Football Team!

T he National Football Team was announced about three weeks ago and one name was noticeably missing. Belize’s star striker, Deon McCauley, was not listed as one of the members [...]

Ambassador Nestor Mendez on Becoming New OAS Assistant Secretary General

On Wednesday, Belize’s Ambassador to the OAS, Nestor Mendez, soundly defeated Ambassador Bayney Karran, Guyana’s permanent representative to the organization, in a historic vote to become the new Assistant Secretary [...]

Where Does OAS Fit Into Chiquibul Encroachment Equation?

So where does the Organization of American States fit into the encroachment equation at the Chiquibul National Park? The answer is that it hasn’t, not in a meaningful way at [...]

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 [...]

List of Caribbean Countries Involved in Money Laundering Released

There is a report tonight on the issue of money laundering. Seven Caribbean countries find themselves on the U.S’ “Major Money Laundering List” for 2015. They are Antigua and Barbuda, [...]

Ambassador Nestor Mendez is New Assistant Secretary General to O.A.S.

A historic vote took place at the Organization of American States in Washington. Belize’s Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, Ambassador Nestor Mendez, who is also accredited to [...]

Arguments in Tomlinson Versus Belize and Trinidad & Tobago Conclude in CCJ

Attorneys concluded arguments today at the Caribbean Court of Justice on behalf of the governments of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. Jamaican gay rights activist, Maurice Tomlinson, is challenging the [...]

President Obama to Meet with CARICOM Heads of Government in Jamaica

And this piece of regional news….The Summit of the Americas will be held this year in Panama on the eleventh and twelfth of April. It is deemed a historic meeting [...]

Acting Immigration Director Maria Marin Testifies in Tomlinson’s CCJ Case

Gay rights activist Maurice Tomlinson, who is challenging the existing immigration laws of Belize and Trinidad & Tobago, was back before the Caribbean Court of Justice today.  Tomlinson is suing [...]

Nestor Mendez Bids for Post of O.A.S. Deputy Secretary General

This Wednesday, at the Organization of American States in Washington, Ambassador Nestor Mendez will be vying for election to the position of Deputy Secretary General of the O.A.S.  Guyana is [...]

US State Department Releases Crime Report

The spike in violent crimes across Belize in 2014 has prompted the U.S. State Department to release a revised crime and safety report which points out that the country has [...]

Ambassador Manuel Tellez Passes

It is with deep sadness that tonight we report on the death of Guatemala’s Ambassador to Belize, His Excellency Manuel Tellez.  He passed away on Sunday morning in Guatemala City [...]

Belize Looks At Convention Against Corruption

Belize has joined several other O.A.S. member states, including Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago in consenting to receive onsite visits as part of the follow-up on the implementation [...]

Mexican Embassy Works to Improve Border Experience

Mexican Ambassador to Belize Carlos Quesnel is taking on a number of bilateral initiatives, some new and others in the pipeline. A priority area is in trade for which a [...]

Mexico Offers Anti-Crime Aid

And that partnership to strengthen the trade and investments in Belize is also being backed up with assistance to fight crime and narco-trafficking, two of the biggest challenges for the [...]

CSME Holds Workshop

The CSME Unit in the Ministry of Trade held a workshop in the Belize City to sensitize key front line personnel on how to handle and tap into opportunities to [...]

Mexican Ambassador Hosts Media Workshop

The new Mexican Ambassador to Belize, Carlos Quesnel Melendez, has hit the ground running. This morning, he hosted the media to breakfast and spoke on some of the projects that [...]