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Referendum Act Will Be Amended for Fifty Plus One Majority

The Barrow Administration has agreed to reduce the referendum threshold from sixty percent to fifty percent plus one, by amending the existing Referendum Act.  That decision comes ahead of a [...]

Amended Special Agreement to be Ratified; Simultaneous Referenda for I.C.J. Scrapped

In respect of the Special Agreement known as the Compromis, Elrington admits that while both countries were bound to that accord, it was quickly realized that simultaneous referenda would not [...]

No Protocol for Sarstoon – Yet

Central to the ongoing tension between Belize and Guatemala is the Sarstoon River.  For many years, Belizeans have freely traversed the southernmost waterway, enjoying unimpeded access to abundant resources found [...]

Belizeans Can Travel on Sarstoon – But Check In with F.O.B. First

According to Elrington, Belizeans are free to travel the length of the Sarstoon River without hindrance from the Guatemalan military.  Checking in with local authorities at the Forward Operating Base [...]

Coast Guard to Support B.D.F. in Sarstoon

In the last few weeks we told you about some incidents involving the Guatemalan Armed Forces and different local organizations. The B.D.F. were stopped not so long ago and it [...]

11 Years of Service for the Belize Coast Guard

The Belize National Coast Guard celebrated in grand style today for their eleventh anniversary. They have grown significantly since they opened their doors back in November 2005. And today they [...]

Coast Guard Watches High Seas for Pirates

A few weeks back we told you about an incident at sea where northern fishermen were robbed at gunpoint in southern Belize. The fishers were approached by well-armed men who [...]

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Returns to Belize on Monday

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior of the Belize National Coast Guard was shot towards the end of October. He was shot in the head when he was visiting his child’s [...]

The Art and Science of Successful Investment

It takes two to three years for a viable project to evolve, from start to fruition…but any mega project, if financial backative is unavailable locally, needs foreign direct investments. This [...]

FECTAB Vs Norwegian is a Tourism Issue, Says Investment Minister

On Thursday, you heard tour operators and FECTAB express their discontent with the loss of business, following the launch of the multimillion-dollar Norwegian Cruise Line Port on Harvest Caye. According [...]

Belize Works Out Kinks in CARICOM Trade; Jamaican Patties to be Imported

Jamaican patties are known for their trademark yellow, flaky crust and can be found at Big Bite Restaurant and some gas stations. But for quite some time, the Jamaican producers [...]

Ham for Christmas – Importers Working with BAHA and Standards Bureau

Several weeks ago, we reported the news of local producers being up in arms after a Chinese businessman was given permit to import over fifty thousand pounds of ham for [...]

Northside Schools Top Social Studies Quiz

As part of a series of efforts to achieve public buy-in for the House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project, the committee behind that project organized a History and Social [...]

16 Days of Activism Starts with Powerful Testimonies from Survivors

All this week we have been sharing with you the lead-up to Sixteen Days of Activism, being held under the theme “Unmasking the Many Faces of Gender-Based Violence.” Today, Friday, [...]

A Telethon to Assist the Burn Victims Mercy Fund

The Burn Victims Mercy Fund has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as it sought to help the late Ian Sambula and Empress Hamilton recover from severe burns sustained [...]

Get Your Tasty Tacos at Orange Walk Tacos Festival!

Best tacos in Belize? Hands down, it’s in Orange Walk Town. Vendors on the street side or in major shops, just pick your mouth-watering favourite. This coming weekend, Sugar City [...]