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Wiped out by Iris, banana industry seeks recovery

It’s the biggest economic activity in the Toledo District and one of the nation’s major earners of foreign exchange. But in less than ninety minutes on the night of October [...]

More donations received from abroad

Hurricane relief continues to reach Belize in the form of donations from foreign governments and organisations. Our neighbour to the west, Guatemala, has dispatched a twenty-six-person team and equipment to [...]

B.E.L. says power will be restored within 5 weeks

One of the key elements in the rebuilding of southern Belize is the restoration of electrical power. Belize Electricity Limited has just completed a damage assessment and estimates that its [...]

Researcher dies while doing reef assessment

It may not be directly attributable to the passage of Hurricane Iris, but a researcher assessing the storm’s damage to the barrier reef has died while on the job. Details [...]

MOH: sewerage flooding is health emergency

Trouble is brewing in Port Loyola as the Ministry of Health has characterised the chronic flooding in that part of Belize City as an “escalating public health emergency.” According to [...]

B.W.S. manoeuvres for rate increase

And the Ministry of Health is not the only government body complaining about water. Minister of Public Utilities, Ralph Fonseca is up in arms about what appears to be a [...]

Cabinet move should help local music

Almost missed in yesterday’s report from Cabinet was a decision that should make Belizean music more accessible on the local market. Jacqueline Woods reports. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting The exemption of [...]