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U.S. Immigration Strategy under Widespread Condemnation

More than two thousand three hundred children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since May.  According to the Department of Homeland Security, it is [...]

Yasser Musa Leads Anti-Israeli Protest

The state of Israel is celebrating seventy years and to mark that occasion, Alon Levi, their Deputy Chief of Staff, at their embassy in Mexico will be in Belize. Part [...]

The LGBT Flag Flies Atop the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan

Today, the U.S. Embassy raised the rainbow flag in Belmopan in commemoration of gay Pride Month in the U.S., but also to put the spotlight on Belize’s L.G.B.T.I. community.  While [...]

O.A.S. General Resolution on Human Rights and Belize

The United Belize Advocacy Movement and the Coalition of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Transsexuals, Travestis and Intersex of Latin America and the Caribbean are celebrating the adoption of the General Resolution on [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Wants to Tap into CARICOM Market

According to Vice President of Industrial Relations at ASR/B.S.I., Mac MacLachlan, there are six different types of direct consumption sugars currently produced at the mills in Orange Walk. Now, while [...]

PM Weighs in on Barbados’ Economic Crisis

On assuming office, one of the first actions of Prime Minister Mia Motley of Barbados was to turn to the I.M.F. for assistance in developing an economic reform plan to [...]

Are the Advantages of CSME Being Felt in Belize?

Speaking at a conference in Guyana on June eighth, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, said that the Caribbean Community needs to undertake direct consultations to ensure the [...]

Early Morning Tremor in Guatemala; Looters Hit Warehouse with Relief Donation

Guatemala was hit by a tremor early this morning, two weeks after the eruption of Volcan de Fuego. The epicentre of the quake was registered near the Pacific Coast less [...]

G.O.B. to Donate $100,000 to Guatemala for Volcano Relief

Guatemala was recently hit by the Volcan de Fuego that has caused the deaths of as many as one hundred and fourteen persons and untold damages to property and infrastructure. [...]

Tropic Air Joins Forces with Copa Airlines for Flights to South America

COPA airlines and Tropic Air have signed off an agreement that will potentially increase the number of visitors to Belize. COPA already has two weekly flights to Belize and will [...]

Another Airport on Ambergris Caye?

On Thursday, the Diario de Quintana Roo in Chetumal quoted the Honorary Consulate of Belize in Quintana Roo, saying that the construction of the international airport in San Pedro has [...]

Petrocaribe Program Comes to an End, Belize’s Agreement with Venezuela Remains Intact

A report in the Antigua Observer is causing shivers in some parts of the Caribbean.  The report states that the island has received word that the largesse of the Petrocaribe [...]

Annual Taiwanese Scholarship Recipients are Announced

Twenty-nine Belizeans have been awarded full scholarships to pursue studies in Taiwan. The Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund Scholarship Programme and the Taiwan Scholarship Programme are providing recipients with [...]

Annual Internet Forum Draws Regional Networks Operators to Belize

Today, the first day of the fourth annual Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum kicked off in Belize City. The regional event, that is coordinated by the Caribbean Network Operators Group, [...]

Quality and Cost of Internet are Discussed at CarPIF

Quality and cost of internet in the region are also among the topics being discussed at CarPIF this year. While there have been significant strides made in these two areas [...]

Life Sentences Times 4 for Brian Hyde

In April, a jury found him guilty of killing the family that took him in from Belize. Today, twenty-two-year-old Brian Omar Hyde learned that he will spend the rest of [...]

Garifuna Collective Represent Belize at WOMEX Celebration

The Garifuna Collective is making a huge comeback at WOMEX, that’s the World’s Music Expo held in Spain. Back in 2007, Andy Palacio won the prestigious award.  Well this year, [...]

Oscar Quiroz Races Omnium Event in Georgia

Twenty-four-year-old cyclist Oscar Quiroz departed the country on Thursday to compete in the fifth annual Healthy Newton Omnium. It’s a competitive cycling race being held in Newton County in Georgia, [...]

Shoman Stays Out of Referendum Campaign

According to Shoman, he hopes his book will be widely disseminated through traditional and modern means. But as to his personal involvement in the public education campaign, which had been [...]

Belizeans to Russia for Football and Friendship

Two young ballers are on their way to Russia tonight to participate in an international programme organized by FIFA. It is called Football for Friendship and brings children from all [...]

Belizean Caught in Drug Trafficking Scheme by D.E.A.

Forty-eight-year-old Fiorman Erick Gillett, a Belizean based in Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. Gillett, also known [...]

TIDE is National Winner for Energy Globe Awards

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) was awarded the National Energy Globe Award for its Community Researchers’ Programme and has qualified to compete in World Energy Globe Award. [...]

At O.A.S., Tide of Sympathy for Guatemala

They may be occasionally irascible neighbors, but they are neighbors nonetheless. And in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the volcano “El Fuego” in the municipality of Antigua, Guatemala, [...]

Belizeans Spared Wrath of Volcano Disaster

Ambassador Alexis Rosado, Belize’s diplomatic representative in Guatemala, also extended sympathies to families who have suffered losses in the wake of the volcanic disaster in the central highlands of Guatemala.  [...]

O.A.S. Vote Defeated to Suspend Venezuela, Elrington Calls for Compromise

A topic of intense discussion at the general assembly of the Organization of American States was the U.S. government’s call to suspend Venezuela. The Americans are supported by Argentina, Brazil, [...]