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Prime Minister Pleased With O.A.S. Report – But What Will Guatemala Say?

The Barrow Administration is reeling from scandal to scandal. Fresh off the Danny Mason saga interrupted by Hurricane Earl, the hustle of visas, nationalities and passports at the immigration department [...]

U.S. Ambassador Says Washington is Watching Immigration Issues in Belize

Also keeping an eye on matters concerning the Special Audit Reports on Immigration and Nationality is the U.S. Government. While he has not read the reports himself, U.S. Ambassador Carlos [...]

U.S. Ambassador Backs Section 53 Decision; Glad It Wasn’t Appealed

Ambassador Moreno also had thumbs up for the Government’s decision not to appeal the judgment of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin on August tenth regarding consenting sexual acts in private between [...]

No Word As Yet on Independent Investigation of Shooting Death in Chiquibul

The report from the O.A.S. on the shooting death of Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano is highly anticipated and up to news time, the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, [...]

American Sex Offender Captured off Belize Coast

There’s another revolting report…Police made a significant arrest last Friday which has landed U.S. Sex Offender George Stephen Cunningham in police custody. Fifty-one year old Cunningham, from Delaware, Ohio was [...]

U.S. Ambassador Carlos Moreno Says OAS Report on Chiquibul Shooting is Done

What is the status of the O.A.S. Investigation on the shooting death of thirteen-year old Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano that occurred back on April twentieth inside the Chiquibul?  In mid-May, [...]

Mesoamerican Congress – What is it Saying about Illegal Trade of Exotic Wildlife?

A science conference called the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Consultation Congress is being held in Belize. Today and for the rest of the week, regional experts in biodiversity and [...]

Chetumal Chamber of Commerce Chips in with Hurricane Donation

The Chetumal Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism, CANACO Servytur Chetumal, has also stepped up to assist victims of Hurricane Earl.  At midday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry [...]

Mexican Embassy Hosts Exhibit on Yucatan Art

An art exhibit has been launched at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. Entitled “Three Generations of Graphic Art in Yucatan,” the exhibit will showcase the work of three talented [...]

Judoka Renick James speaks about Olympics experience

Belize is being proudly represented at the Olympics by Belizeans Katy Sealy, Brandon Jones and Renick James.  James, who competed in judo, lost his ninety-kilogram or hundred and ninety-eight pound [...]

James says Belize can win medals in Judo

James, an instructor with the Belize Judo and Jiujitsu Academy, is proud of completing the match and representing his country. He says that Belize can look forward to medals in [...]

Belizeans cheer on Simone Biles as she wins gold again

Eleven Miss Belize pageant contestants and their director; the Special Envoy for Women and Children; the Vice-President of OCEANA in Belize; the Music Ambassador and son of the Prime Minister, [...]

Is cheering for non-Belizean athletes hurting our own?

Biles, who has Belizean parentage, has accepted an offer of a visit for her and her teammates to the Jewel by the Belize Tourism Board, although details are to be [...]

Minister of Immigration addresses border issues…

On Monday, tensions ran high at the western border with Guatemala in Benque Viejo del Carmen. Police and immigration were stationed at the border stopping Guatemalan laborers who travel to [...]

Hulse Says work permits a privilege, not a right

According to Hulse, they were unaware of the illegal practice and it must be corrected. But Hulse says that work permits are a privilege not a right.   Godwin Hulse, [...]

B.T.B. Invites American Gymnast Simone Biles to Belize

On Wednesday we told you about Simone Biles, the American gymnast with a special Belizean connection, who was all set to dominate in the Olympic Women’s Gymnastics competition.  The competition [...]

A Conducive Environment for Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

There has been some progress in leadership roles for women but the glass ceiling is still hard to break. In politics, more women are becoming involved but what about the [...]

Caribbean Internet Governance Forum Hosted in Belize City

Today, day one of the twelfth annual Caribbean Internet Governance Forum was held at the Radisson in Belize City. Hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union in collaboration with the Public [...]

How Does Belize Rate in the Caribbean?

Packet Clearing House is an internet nonprofit service organization that focuses on internet economy and helps developing nations and other countries to strengthen their internet capacity. Although this year an [...]

Forum Discusses Cyber-Security

The forum also saw the participation of ICT Manager Sean Fouché, from the implementation agency for crime and security with CARICOM Impacts. Cyber security, specifically when it comes to money [...]

New York Times in Belize Exploring Simone Biles’ Links to the Jewel

For Belizeans following the Olympics, the name Simone Biles may have popped up a number of times by now.  The nineteen year old gymnast has already won several world championships [...]

Belize Makes Appearance in Judo Match in Rio

In Rio today, Belize’s own Renick James went up against Ovini Uera of Nauru; a tiny island nation northeast of Australia, in the men’s ninety kilograms Judo event.  With Judo’s [...]

WestJet Direct Flights from Canada to Belize

Amid the not so good news, there is some positive report in the tourism industry. Tourism numbers are holding their own with the Belize Tourism Board claiming an upward trend [...]

Weather Channel’s Storm Tracker in Belize

The weather channel has a storm tracker stationed in Belize providing regular updates on Hurricane Earl as it develops and travels through Belize. Josh Morgerman is currently on San Pedro. [...]

Belizean Musicians Participate in Regional Workshop

Come next week, three young Belizean musicians will partake in a regional orchestra workshop in Trinidad and perform in two sold out concerts along with musical professionals in classic, pop [...]