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Attorney General Castigates Chamber Over UNCAC Implementation

The Office of the Attorney General has finally responded to the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in respect of the UNCAC implementation process.  On October twenty-second, the Chamber wrote [...]

Caleb Orozco Fights G.O.B.’s Partial Appeal on Section 53 Ruling

On Monday Justices of the Court of Appeal heard submissions regarding Government’s appeal to the 2016 Chief Justice ruling to read down section fifty-three from the Criminal Code of Belize. [...]

What’s The Plan for Krooman Lagoon Residents?

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner recently visited Krooman Lagoon along with Canadian engineers to assess the living conditions of residents and identify alternative housing solutions. Krooman Lagoon is in the [...]

D.O.E.’s Stop Order on Seaside Construction Still in Effect

Two weeks ago, the Department of Environment issued a stop order to businessman Hiasam Diab who has intention to construct a pizza parlour along Sand Lighter’s Promenade, beside the south end [...]

An Invitation to AMLO from PM Barrow: Bienvenido a Belice

An invitation has been extended to Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to visit Belize in December during the upcoming summit of the Central American Integration System, SICA.  AMLO, as [...]

Overnight and Cruise Tourism are Responsible for Economic Turnaround

The travel and leisure industry continues to be the primary source of profit for the country, as well as the number one contributor to its Gross Domestic Product.  Prime Minister [...]

Agriculture – A Mixed Bag

The business of cultivating land, producing crops and raising livestock is also a factor in the improved economic performance, but agriculture continues to experience its share of ups and downs, [...]

Infrastructure Works Will See Construction of Caracol Road and Airport Link Road

Road works and maintenance are a huge part of the infrastructure development taking place across the country.  A number of projects underway and several others are set to commence by [...]

Students Affected by Deplorable Road Conditions in the South

For the past few weeks, students from southern villages like San Jose, Dolores, San Benito Poite, Barranco, just to name a few, have been affected by the terrible road conditions. [...]

A National Disaster Risk Management Training

The Caribbean Tourism Organization today met with stakeholders of the tourism industry in Belize to discuss the organization’s disaster risk management guide for the tourism sector. Participants trained on how [...]

Meet the 2018 Ocean Heroes

Meet the 2018 Ocean Hero Award Winners—they are Captain Earl David Junior and Michael Heusner. The men were recognized over the weekend by OCEANA in Belize for their individual contributions [...]

Study Finds Gap in Graduates to Meet the Demands of the Agriculture and ICT Industries

A skills gap study was officially launched today by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the International Labour Organization. Due to financing constraints, the study looked particularly at [...]

…MoE May Revisit Curriculum

It is the responsibility of tertiary institutions to have students gravitate to technical and vocational education, which are key to the development of a country. So present at the launch [...]

First Ever Belize Open Week

Open Government in Belmopan? Well, it may not be farfetched. A first activity on the concept of opening up government and freeing up data is taking place.  Belize Open Week [...]

PM Barrow Reports on His Health After Back Surgery in Cuba

Prime Minister Dean Barrow hosted an extended press conference today, following an equally lengthy hiatus from the public eye since his return from medical treatment in Havana last month.  This [...]

Did John Saldivar Jump the Gun on Sarstoon Excursion?

Perhaps the most striking of his many responses during the subsequent question and answer session is the fact that Cabinet has not discussed or sanctioned a series of proposed excursions [...]

To Guatemala, “Sign the Damn Protocol”

Still on the Sarstoon…the establishment of a protocol between Belize and Guatemala to govern the movement of people along the Sarstoon River is long in the making.  In 2015, representatives [...]

PM Calls Proposed Marijuana Legalization Looney Tunes

The proposed legalization of marijuana by Opposition Leader John Briceño has elicited responses from all corners.  Government has come out strongly against the idea, blasting Briceño for suggesting that a [...]

Hemp Hemp Hooray, an Alternative to Marijuana Legalization?

While all is not lost in the legalization debate, PM Barrow says that the Ministry of Agriculture is looking into the possibility of establishing a hemp industry for the export [...]

I.C.J. Referendum Date is Final. It Will Not Be Postponed!

The date for eligible voters to determine whether the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala should go before the I.C.J. is fixed.  The referendum will be held on April tenth, [...]

How the I.C.J. Education Awareness Campaign is Funded

Is government’s education awareness campaign already running out of cash?  With pledges for financial assistance from a number of countries, including Mexico, the United Kingdom and Turkey, funding for the [...]

PM Barrow Says Chetumal Will Not Become a Free Zone

There has been a great deal of concern from business owners in the north who are fearful that a pending change of economic activity in neighboring Mexico will adversely affect [...]

A New Master Plan for the Corozal Free Zone

The PM says that there is a new master plan for the Commercial Free Zone in Corozal which will be rolled out in the coming months to revamp economic activity [...]

On the Road to Economic Recovery

Government will be spending millions of dollars on infrastructural projects across the country, including ninety million dollars on the Caracol Road. Tourism is the main driver of the economy and [...]

Partial Appeal to Section Fifty-Three Ruling Heard….

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in the matter of Attorney General versus Caleb Orozco. Up until six o’clock, the court heard arguments in government’s appeal to part [...]