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Belize At Commonwealth Games 2014

The Commonwealth Games opened earlier today in Glasgow, Scotland. This station is airing the games daily at two o’clock in the afternoons beginning today through August third with two-hour highlights.  [...]

Taiwanese Volunteers In Belize for Social Programs

Each year, through the sponsorship of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), approximately two hundred volunteer groups from various universities in Taiwan are sent abroad to assist communities [...]

IDB President meets with PM Barrow in Belize

  In other news…Inter-American Development Bank’s President Luis Alberto Moreno was in the country briefly today. He met in Belmopan with Prime Minister Dean Barrow during which the bank’s activities, [...]

Manuel Castillo, accused of the murder of Ramon Cervantes Sr., wanted by Interpol

Thirty-seven-year-old Manuel Mendez Castillo remains on the lam, following the heinous murders of seventy-one-year-old Ramon Cervantes Senior and forty-six-year-old Sonia Abac in the Orange Walk District.  We can confirm tonight [...]

Ambassador Fred Martinez dies in Guatemala

The death of Ambassador Fred Martinez has sparked an outpouring of tributes from his colleagues in the diplomatic community, as well as from persons from all walks of life. Martinez [...]

Ambassador Carlos Moreno to refocus US assistance in Belize

In recent months Belize’s military branches have benefitted from millions of dollars in equipment, infrastructure and training, courtesy of the US. Those donations are a part of a larger regional [...]

Barrow assumes presidency of SICA

Belize is assuming the presidency of the Central American Integration System, SICA, for a period of six months, beginning July first.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow left the country for the [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister speaks on meeting with Guatemala counterparts

In early June, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington led a delegation to the forty-fourth regular session of the O.A.S. General Assembly held in Paraguay. This wasn’t a scheduled session [...]

Professor Brendan Bain granted injunction barring his dismissal from UWI

In the Jamaican Supreme Court, an order has been granted preventing the dismissal of Professor Brendan Bain as Director of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Training Network. That is, until a lawsuit [...]

Deon Bruce Extradition Case Continues in Supreme Court

A judicial review of a decision handed down by Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith in the extradition case of Deon Bruce commenced inside the chamber of Justice Courtney Abel today.  [...]

A workshop on the branding of Belizean products exported to international markets

A two-day workshop began today at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City. It focuses on branding the Belizean products that are exported to various markets around the world. Dubbed [...]

Stakeholders dialogue on how to improve the standard of products

In attendance today were various stakeholders from the private and public sectors including BELTRAIDE, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as entrepreneurs and small business owners who [...]

Meet the new US Ambassador to Belize, Carlos Moreno

Retired California Supreme Court Justice, Carlos Moreno, has finally received senatorial approval to proceed on diplomatic mission to Belize as US Ambassador. The Ambassador is expected to arrive in Belize [...]

UWI terminates Doctor Brendan Bain’s contract as Head of CHART

As we reported on Monday’s newscast, Professor Brendan Bain of the University of West Indies had come under fire for appearing as an expert witness in the case in which [...]

2 Belizean students among top four winners in regional competition

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed annually in the Caribbean on May seventeenth.  It is spearheaded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and this past Saturday, to [...]

A $10 Million cheque from Taiwan

One of the country’s most generous partners is the government of Taiwan. This morning in Belmopan, Ambassador David Wu presented a cheque in the sum of five million U.S. dollars [...]

Carlos Moreno approved as US Ambassador to Belize

The United States Embassy in Belize, since the departure of Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally last year, has remained without an ambassador.  Currently, Margaret Hawthorne is at the helm of the embassy [...]

US Embassy hands over a new fleet of vehicles to the police

The police department today received a hefty donation courtesy of the United States Embassy. It involves a brand new fleet of vehicles valued at more than two million dollars. The [...]

A one-on-one with gay activist, Maurice Tomlinson on the CCJ ruling

On Thursday, the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled favorably on behalf of LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson, granting him special leave to challenge the immigration acts of Belize and Trinidad & [...]

PetroCaribe doing big things in Belize

The Petrocaribe initiative took its first baby steps in Belize in 2005, but fizzled out in 2009. It was reloaded in Belize in 2012, and to say that the Jewel [...]

Baton of Queen Elizabeth II arrives in the Jewel

Amid the bad news, there was a bright spot over the Easter weekend for those following the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Scotland.  The Queen’s baton relay reached [...]

Belize to enjoy visa free privileges to enter the Philippines

There isn’t any local official report on it, but the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines says that Belize is among a group of countries that will enjoy visa free [...]

UN Report says Belize is the third most dangerous country in the world

Where murders are concerned, Belize recorded fewer numbers in 2013 that in the five years prior. That was good news for a country under siege, and provided hope that perhaps [...]

Guatemalan officials in Belize to investigate killing in Chiquibul

The recent killing of a Guatemalan national by Belize Defense Force personnel inside the Chiquibul forest has sparked renewed concerns by the international community about the existing border issues between [...]

Golden Princess Casino to reopen under a new brand

On February twenty-first, the Golden Princess Casino at the northern border closed its doors. Fifty-seven employees were terminated while ninety-six persons were relocated to the other Princess Casino at the [...]