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Cabinet did not approve of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Crawl Caye project

As we reported on Tuesday night, the Norwegian Cruise Line’s proposed one hundred million dollar tourism investment project in Belize is currently on hold. A technical team working with Cabinet’s [...]

Other sites open to Norwegian Cruise Line, but where?

But all is not lost for Norwegian Cruise Line as it is now shifting attention to other islands for development in the southern Belize. Prime Minister Dean Barrow said that [...]

PM tells church he won’t change gender policy

The revised Gender Policy is here to stay, even though it has caused a maelstrom of activity since the Women’s Commission had the policy document updated. Strangely, the upset has [...]

Gender Policy resolution highly debated at O.A.S. General Assembly

While the Gender Policy will remain as it stands according to the Prime Minister, in Guatemala, there is a resolution that is also being heavily debated and discussed by member [...]

No referendum discussion tabled for O.A.S. General Assembly

Turning to the referendum…when Guatemala announced it was not holding a referendum this year but in 2014, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington said that he will be meeting his counterpart in [...]

Guatemalan shot by B.D.F. in Chiquibul Forest

A Guatemalan farmer who was encroaching inside the Chiquibul Forest has been shot by local soldiers. According to reports, on Monday June third, after two p.m., while on a routine [...]

Belmopan Comprehensive School students charged for murder

On June first one man was killed and another injured when they tried to intervene in an armed robbery at the La Choza bar in Belmopan. The robbers opened fire [...]

Carrera speaks on the referendum

The issue of official documents, including Guatemalan passports, being printed with Belize adjoined as part of its territory, has raised the ire of many Belizeans since a date for simultaneous [...]

Football champs won’t participate in CONCACAF Champions League 2013

There is bad news in the football community tonight as the Belmopan Bandits FC, winners of the recent Premier League of Belize Championship, has been declared ineligible to participate in [...]

OCEANA and government attorneys battle offshore contracts in court

This morning, attorneys for OCEANA and G.O.B. as well as COLA and the Belize Coalition to Preserve Our Natural Heritage squared off in front of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin who [...]

Exploratory activities at the root of injunctions in court

Following an adjournment this afternoon, Audrey Matura-Shepherd gave an update to the media.  She told News Five that the root of the injunction being challenged by government is the prohibition [...]

Why didn’t Belize attend SICA/CARICOM meeting in Guatemala?

The Organization of American States and Guatemala’s Minister of Economy hosted a meeting between Caribbean and Central American Business Leaders over the weekend. Belize which is seen as the bridge [...]

Prime Minister says it’s a pity Belize didn’t participate in forum in Guatemala

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also commented on Belize’s absence at the CARICOM/SICA meeting. Barrow said it was a pity that Belize wasn’t there, but he believes that the country is [...]

5 persons charged for illegal entry to Belize

Five persons have been arrested for illegal entry, including a seventy year old man from Honduras, his two daughters, a cousin and a friend.  Immigration officials believe that the group [...]

Orange Walk resident convicted of Dangerous Harm

In the Orange Walk Supreme Court, Jaime Cardenas was today convicted by a nine member jury for the offence of dangerous harm. He was tried before Honourable Justice Herbert Lord [...]

The launch of the Caribbean Growth Forum Belize Chapter

The Caribbean Growth Forum was launched this morning. It is a collaboration of private and public sectors. Three areas for dialogue including: Investment Climate; Logistics and Connectivity; and Skills and [...]

How to determine the price you pay for gas

The cost of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) has been the subject of much speculation. The price varies according to where the gas is imported from. Mexico’s prices have been regularly [...]