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Sampling the Foods for the Belize International Music and Food Festival

The countdown to the first-ever Belize International Music and Food Festival that will be taking place at Saca Chispas in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye continues.  The mega concert is now [...]

World Food Programme Signs Technical Assistance Agreement with Belize

While preparations are underway for the upcoming music and food festival, the Government of Belize and the World Food Programme Caribbean have signed an agreement that will see Belizeans negatively [...]

Minister Perez at High Level Event on Fisheries Enforcement

Minister of Blue Economy Andre Perez will be returning to Belize over the weekend following his participation in the United Nation’s Ocean Conference 2022. During his time there, Minister Perez, [...]

Coast Guard Moving In On Illegal Fishing Camps

While we spoke with the Coast Guard Commandant, we asked him about the Coast Guard’s success in removing illegal fishing camps that are set up on islets along the coast. [...]

2022 Fisher of the Year: Vonetta Dawson

The 2022 Fisher of the Year hails from Dangriga. She is Vonetta Dawson. As a child growing up on Tobacco Caye, Dawson made it a point to watch her father [...]

Using Technology to Ensure We Fish Right, Eat Right

The Fish Right, Eat Right Initiative started a few years ago and focused not only on sustainable fishing, but also assisting stakeholders, including restaurateurs and consumers, to know exactly how [...]

Belize’s Lobster Stocks Running Low, According to Assessment

Belize’s lobster stocks are in short supply, according to an assessment that has been completed. The Belize Fisheries Department, along with the Environmental Defense Fund and The Fisheries Research Center [...]

Conch Season to Close This Sunday

If you have conch in your freezer, it’s advised that you make that pot of conch soup or ceviche that you’ve wanted because come Sunday, the season for conch will [...]

Food System Profile of Belize

A Food System Profile of Belize, conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in collaboration with the European Union and the French Agricultural Research Centre for [...]

BAHA Trains on Banana Disease Prevention in Belize

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority, BAHA, along with OIRSA and Taiwan I.C.D.F., is hosting a four-day workshop in Central Farm as part of a pilot project that Taiwan is funding [...]

Mitigating Measures for Farmers Ahead of Wet Weekend

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise has also issued an advisory for farmers in flood prone areas. The safety measures advisory outlines actions to mitigate the effects of [...]

Youth Policy Initiative to Increase Youth Participation in Agriculture

A little over one hundred thousand Belizeans, living in rural communities, are between the ages of fifteen to twenty-five. Of that number, it is estimated that twenty-five percent of that [...]

“He Doesn’t Know Much About Agriculture”, Minister of Agriculture on Opposition Leader

We also asked Minister Mai for his thoughts on the Leader of the Opposition’s recent trip to a carrot farm in San Carlos Village in the Orange Walk District. Following [...]

Pre-Inspection for Organic Materials at P.G.I.A.

If you have travelled through the Phillip Goldson International Airport into Belize recently, you would have noticed a new inspection feature. OIRSA is now conducting pre-inspections using x-ray machines and [...]

Belize’s Economy Still Ahead of Projection

While the rate of inflation is up, Belize’s economy is still performing well ahead of its projection. Minister Coye explained that despite all the factors that caused the cost of [...]

Marie Sharp an Internationally Accredited Company

A representative from Marie Sharps Fine Foods Limited gave a presentation on how accreditation has propelled the company on the global market. Sales and Marketing Director, Jody Williams shared these [...]

Is Refined White Sugar the Next Step for A.S.R./B.S.I.?

With a more reliable system established at the Big Creek Port, will A.S.R./B.S.I. now look to creating refined white sugar? Country Manager Mac McLachlan was asked what’s next for the [...]

An Update on the Commercial Agreement Negotiations between A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A.

The start of the 2021 sugar crop was delayed as a result of a standoff between the miller and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, over the commercial agreement. So [...]

2021 Sugar Crop on Schedule, Despite Rains

With the late start of the 2021 sugar crop season, is the industry on schedule to get the cane out of the farms and to the mills before the close [...]

Belize Established the UN Migration Network

The United Nations has a number of agencies in Belize and with the launch of its Migration Network, all of those agencies, primarily those that deal with issues of migration, [...]

Public Call for Food Vendors to Participate in Music and Food Festival

There is an open call for food vendors to apply for stalls at the upcoming Belize International Music and Food Festival in San Pedro. The first-of-its-kind event which is designed [...]

Six Fishermen Hauled Before the Magistrate’s Court for Illegal Produce

This afternoon here in Belize City, six fishermen appeared before the Magistrate’s Court to answer to charges brought by the Fisheries Department for various infractions committed at sea over the [...]

Politics at Play in Lobster Issue with Fishers?

 About three weeks ago, the Ministry of Blue Economy was up north in Corozal, meeting with fishers from Sarteneja Village and other surrounding communities about the amendment to the fisheries [...]

Happy Ten-thousandth Birthday to Belize’s Barrier Reef

On Friday night, during a gala event at the Biltmore, the conservation community wished Belize’s Barrier Reef a happy ten thousandth birthday. It’s quite an achievement, despite the challenges of [...]

“Poor” Report Card 2022 for the Mesoamerican Reef

Today, a preview of the 2022 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card was launched and the news is not so good. The preliminary report by Healthy Reefs Initiative finds that the health [...]