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World Nature Conservation Day Commemorated in Lamanai

World Nature Conservation Day is observed annually on July twenty-eighth, to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. The Institute of Archeology hosted an event today at the [...]

The De-reservation of the Machaka: Maya Land Rights Versus Urban Expansion

In our second episode of “The Five Point Breakdown,” we head south to Toledo District where the complexity of Maya land rights versus urban expansion is at the heart of [...]

Benque Viejo del Carmen Proposed Boundary Expansion Causes Rift With Neighboring Village

Benque Viejo del Carmen is the westernmost town in Belize. Its history dates back to the ancient Mayas, to the British logwood cutters of the sixteenth century and the chicle [...]

How is Frank Tzib preserving his culture?

This week, we take you to San Antonio, Cayo District, where Sabreena met Frank Tzib. Frank is on a mission to preserve his native language and inscription through the ancient [...]

Balancing Infrastructure Development & the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

With any development, there is a degree of damage to the environment, and tonight we bring you a story of an infrastructure development project in northern Belize that will see [...]

Single Mother, Businesswoman, Furniture Maker, Boss All in One!

We all know what wooden pallets are – those wooden planks nailed together that resemble rafts and are used as structural foundations for goods that are shipped from one location [...]

Revisiting the Ancient Maya World at Xunantunich

The Xunantunich Archaeological Site has been among Belize’s favourite tourist attractions, particularly because of the splendor that one experiences when they ascend atop El Castillo – the tallest ancient building [...]

Road Repairs for Most of Philip Goldson Highway to Begin

Dilapidated culverts along the Philip Goldson Highway are in the process of being replaced over the next few months. The replacements are part of a bigger project that the Ministry [...]

Two Ways of Fixing Unsteady Portion of Philip Goldson Highway

News Five asked Bradley how the ministry will seek to remedy the portion of the highway between miles three and five that is unsteady. He said there is a temporary [...]

Belize City Bridges in Bad Condition; BelCan Needs to be Replaced Soon

As you may know, works have already begun to construct a new bridge to replace the Haulover Bridge, which connects Belize City to the northern part of the country. And [...]

Famous Archaeologist Dr. David Pendergast Visits Belize

Doctor David Pendergast, a renowned American archaeologist, famous for his work at Altun Ha and Lamanai, returned to London today, following a brief visit to Belize.  Unfortunately, while here in [...]

Toledo Alcaldes Association Fires Back at GOB Over Land Rights Statement

The Toledo Alcaldes Association has responded to the statement issued by government on Tuesday regarding concerns being raised by private landowners in Toledo District. The issue arises out of fear [...]

New Archaeological Finds Might Require Amendments to History Page

The story of the ancient Mayas precedes the classic period. Some data puts the first Maya in this part of Central America even before the birth of Christ. We know [...]

Belize and U.S. to Extend Agreement to Protect Artifacts

Completing an eight-day visit to Belize this week was Dr. Andrew Zonderman from the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Heritage Center. The official’s visit was to assess the shared Cultural Property [...]

How Will G.O.B. Benefit from Sale of Carbon Credits?

But the informal sale of carbon credits is ongoing, with G.O.B. receiving no royalties or taxes. Since the return from COP26, a national framework is being worked on to regularize [...]

Is a Moratorium on Hardwoods Coming?

Is a moratorium on logging a foot? There is a shortage of economically viable species of hardwoods within Belize because there has been a high level of harvesting and little [...]

Will Forest Officer Daniel Chi Be Dismissed for Insubordination?

Remember Daniel Chi who was suspended, placed on administrative leave, because he was purportedly rude to Prime Minister John Briceño?  Well tonight, we have confirmed that his file is with [...]

An Improved Road Paves Way for Rural Transformation in Machakilha Village

Transformation has come to the rural community of Machakilha. The village is situated in the southernmost part of the country and the population is made up of families of Mayan [...]

Ministry of Rural Transformation Intent on Improving Livelihoods in Rural Communities

While we caught up with Alfonso Putul and his family three years later, the purpose of our visit to the far-flung community of Machakilha on Friday was to attend the [...]

Ground Broken for New Fire Station in Dangriga

Dangriga will have a state-of-the-art fire station in about a year from now, through funding of one point two million U.S. dollars from the U.S. Government. Ground has been broken [...]

Government to Review Ports System With a View To Enhance the Standards

Belize, as a country that relies heavily on imports, depends on the ports to receive goods, as well as to ship goods abroad. But we sometimes run into problems because [...]

Introducing: Digital Payments for Employment Permits!

If you’ve been discouraged in the past to seek a temporary employment permit because of the tedious task it involves, your effort now is just a couple clicks on your [...]

Bullet Tree Residents Protest Against Reissuance of Lands for Housing

Recently, there was a protest in Bullet Tree Falls where Minister Michel Chebat is the Area Representative for Cayo North. The protesters said they were upset that lands that were [...]

Portion of Isidoro Beaton Stadium’s Compound Transferred to Private Company under Former Administration

Former Mayor Khalid Belisle is tonight defending a decision made by the Belmopan City Council to sell a portion of the Isidoro Beaton Stadium’s land to a private company owned [...]

Isidoro Beaton Stadium’s Accessibility Improves, says Area Rep

Athletes are now taking advantage of greater access to the facilities at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium under the management of the National Sports Council. The Isidoro Beaton Stadium is regarded [...]