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Mexico and CARICOM Meet in Belize

Belize today played host to the fourth gathering of the heads of government of the Caribbean and Mexico. Mexico is one of the most populous nations surpassing by far the [...]

CARICOM Chair Announces Increased Contribution for Disaster Management

The CARICOM/Mexico Summit concluded just after five o’clock this evening at the Best Western Hotel and it was immediately followed by a press conference led by Doctor Keith Mitchell, Prime [...]

Plans for Increase in Trade and Cooperation

Among the other areas of focus is an aim to bolster trade and investment between CARICOM and Mexico, through investment promotion agencies.  Likewise, the announcement of a high-level private/public sector [...]

Mexico Pledges More Support for Hurricane-Hit Islands

President Enrique Peña Nieto aside from reaffirming Mexico’s commitment to assisting the hurricane-affected island nations of the Caribbean also spoke about the need for improving bilateral cooperation in other areas [...]

Antigua and Barbuda Fights On after Hurricane Hits

In mid-September of this year, the island country of Barbuda was deemed uninhabitable after category-five hurricane Irma flattened the island. Thousands were displaced and transferred to the twin island of [...]

Antigua Minister Says Rebuilding Will Cost Hundreds of Millions

But even as Barbuda is in the early stages of rebuilding, the next hurricane season starts in seven months.   According to Minister Greene, the greatest challenge facing the island is [...]

Grandmother and Granddaughter Shot on New Road

Just before news time on Tuesday night shots rang out on New Road. As sixty-year-old Judith Rocke and her grandchildren sat inside their house to watch the television evening news, [...]

Evening Shooting Leaves Boom Resident Critical in Hospital

There is another shooting to report as violence continues to grip the south side of Belize City. Twenty-eight-year-old Cardinal Andrews is said to be in critical condition after he was [...]

“Unlimited” Charged for Resisting Police over ‘Big Tom’

Up and coming local artist Unlimited was slapped with three charges today when he appeared in court. Unlimited, whose real name is Bernard Cayetano, was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest [...]

Clarification on Policeman Accused in Video

On Tuesday’s newscast, we reported on a question asked of the commissioner of police by a reporter which suggested that the officer referred to in the video posted by Cross [...]

Derisking Still an Issue for Caribbean

The loss of correspondent banking, also known as derisking, was a sticking point for Antiguan Minister of Trade, E.P. Chet Greene. His government has taken the lead for the Caribbean [...]

Antigua Minister Looks for Trade and Infrastructure Help at Summit

Even before the arrival of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the official delegations including heads of states from CARICOM and the respective foreign ministers, met at the Best Western Belize [...]

Senate Debates Haulover Bridge Motion; The Devil is in the Details

The upper chamber of the National Assembly met in regular session today to consider multiple motions and bills, most brought from the House of Representatives after it met last Friday. [...]

Junior Finance Minister Says Design Issue Will Be Settled

In response, Minister of State for Finance, Doctor Carla Barnett, noted that the impact of climate change has forced new thinking in the design and development of infrastructure. She was [...]

Will Youths Be Harmed by Marijuana Ease?

Other bills including amendments to legislation on land, protection of married persons, immigration and temporary residency and BELTRAIDE were also debated, with the International Banking Bill still to come this [...]

A.G. Says Cigarettes, Alcohol More Dangerous than Weed

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, among others, tried to make a correlation between use of legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco in public, and the use of marijuana which is [...]

Belize Plans Referendum on I.C.J. after Municipals

On Monday, we reported that the Guatemalan government has decided that the referendum on taking the territorial claim to Belize will be held on March eighteenth 2018. That country is [...]

Fire Claims House on Tigris Street

Around eleven-twenty five this morning a fire broke out inside a house on Tigris Street. Five family members, three adults and two children, were inside the house at the time [...]

Taiwan Donates for World Youth Conference

In less than two weeks over two hundred youths from around the world will gather in Belize for the World Youth Conference. The conference will convene national, regional and international [...]

Forum Tonight on Regional Border Disputes

This evening, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting representatives of several Caribbean countries at a forum at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts here in Belize City. The [...]