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Weather Bureau is Ready

And to be prepared, it means the public needs timely and accurate information. According to Cumberbatch, that is what the Belize Weather Bureau will provide. We asked her how prepared [...]

What’s the Weather Like? Hot and Dry

The National Meteorological Service, through its Climatology and Climate Services unit, hosted more than fifty representatives across a number of sectors at the annual climate outlook forum. The organization produces [...]

C.D.B. Pulls Region Together on Resilience

The Caribbean Development Bank’s Board of Governors is holding its annual two-day meeting in Grenada, in the Eastern Caribbean. The meetings and seminars that began today and continue through Thursday [...]

Police to March Back into Martin’s

There has been additional manpower deployed into the Saint Martin’s area, including the presence of the Special Patrol Unit.  The team has been conducting mobile and foot patrols in the [...]

Bringing “Peace in the Valley”

This week, the police department deployed a handful of officers into the area of Saint Martin’s infamously known as PIV.  They weren’t there to make any arrests, instead they were [...]

Kids Talk Tough on Ending Violence in Port

RESTORE Belize hosted an event called “Walls Down” in the Port Loyola area during the extended weekend.  Residents were invited to enjoy a community day on a closed-off section of [...]

COLA Tells Teachers Beware of SmartStream

Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action says it has uncovered what it calls a “Machiavellian move for power by the Government.” Ahead of the new school year, government plans to [...]

PAC Report Coming, Doesn’t Look Good

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives has been making moves after a stuttering start due to several meetings being canceled. A report on the most recent Auditor [...]

Integrating Sustainable Development in Education in Belize

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with UNESCO, hosted a workshop to look at how to integrate sustainable development in education in Belize. Several education sector stakeholders reviewed what is [...]

Trade Minister: Santander Jumped the Gun on Sugar Sales

Santander, the Spanish multinational operating in Valley of Peace, is again in hot water, this time for illegally producing and introducing plantation white sugar into the local retail market.  Tonight, [...]

Sugar Confiscated, Fine Coming

News Five understands that the supplier of the Santander sugar is DV Distributors, which may be connected to the Vega Empire. Santander’s move to proceed with production and the retail [...]

Company Not Even Empowered to Produce Plantation White Sugar

Minister Panton says that Santander has met with the Ministry of Trade, but is also requesting a meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, even though it has already violated the [...]

Sugar Associations Question Agriculture Minister

As the issue continues to heat up, three associations; Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, Progressive Sugar Cane Farmers Association and the Corozal Sugar Cane Farmers Association are seeking a meeting [...]

P.U.P.’s Jose Mai Sides with Cane Farmers

The Opposition People’s United Party has weighed in on the topic, from differing angles. Orange Walk South area rep Jose Mai, who is a cane farmer and staunch supporter of [...]

Julius Espat Says Be Careful with Santander

Cayo South area rep Julius Espat provided an alternative view focusing on the economic development provided by Santander in his area. He notes that farmers in the Cayo District have [...]

Albert Area Rep Awaits Outcome of P.U.P. Showdown

P.U.P. caretaker Paul Thompson lost his initial bid to represent the Albert Division in 2015 when he ran against the then U.D.P. standard bearer Tracy Panton in the last general [...]

Corozal Aspirant Challenges Party over Female Representation; Arthur Saldivar also Denied

In other political news, the People’s United Party held a meeting today of the National Executive in Belize City. It debated several serious matters and heard from Thea Garcia Ramirez [...]

B.D.F. Investigating Illegal Incursions in Dolores, Otoxha

The Ministry of National Security has deployed Belize Defence Force soldiers to areas in southern Belize to investigate reports of Guatemalans cutting down forest areas for illegal farming.  According to [...]

Albert Reid Acquitted of 2014 Murder

Twenty-eight-year-old Albert Reid appeared before Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams today. He was accused of the May seventeenth, 2014 murder by stabbing of fifty-seven year old Maurice Young, also known [...]

Complainant’s Absence Leads to Acquittal on Rape Charges

At the direction of Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams, a jury of nine today entered a verdict of not guilty in favour of forty-two-year-old Jordy Rhaburn and twenty-nine-year-old Kevon Bardalez. [...]

Father Charged with Incest

Up north, a twelve-year-old student has reported a most disturbing incident. While the incident allegedly happened months ago, it is only now being reported. The minor claims that in mid-February, [...]

30K Robbery at P.G. Chinese Store

A pair of thieves pulled off a robbery in Punta Gorda which netted them more than thirty thousand dollars. Over the weekend, Huigiang Chen of James Store reported that two [...]

National Geographic Writers to Feature Belize in Dive Guide

Belize’s Barrier Reef remains a place of great interest to visitors, whether those come to relax or seeking answers to some of the great mysteries under the ocean waters. Now, [...]

Praise for Belize’s Efforts to Heal Barrier Reef

The World Heritage Committee has signaled good news in respect to potentially removing the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System from the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in danger at [...]

2 Maud Williams High Boys Rewarding for Doing the Right Thing

Two students were recognized for doing the right things at their school. Darwin Beaton and Ashton Vernon were not always walking the straight and narrow, but when they got some [...]