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Case Struck Out Against Alleged Partygoers During COVID S.O.E.

A group of eleven persons, many of whom are family and friends, walked free from charges that were brought against them in August 2021.  They were arrested following an alleged [...]

Chunox Fisherman Busted with Conchs in Conservation Zone

Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Trapp, a fisherman of Chunox Village, appeared unrepresented before the lower court today where he was charged with a single count of fishing in a conservation zone. It [...]

Leonardo Mesh Challenges Charge for Fisheries Offense

Another fisherman, also from Chunox Village, was equally charged for the offense of fishing in a conservation zone. Thirty-five-year-old Leonardo Mesh, however, is challenging the allegations brought against him by [...]

NEAC’s Decision on Port Expansion Project is Yet to be Formalized

Mum’s the word at the Ministry of Sustainable Development, in the wake of a decision taken by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee on Thursday.  Following a final round of public [...]

The First Meeting of the UN/G.O.B. National Steering Committee  

On Thursday, a joint United Nations Government of Belize National Steering Committee meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belmopan. The meeting was to ensure that the [...]

Public Sector Workers Trust Launches Food Assistance Project

As the country continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Lisa, a little over three weeks ago, the gaps in basic needs are being exposed. Earlier this week, we [...]

P.S.W.T.’s Process for Accessing Food Assistance

There are over seven thousand beneficiaries of the P.S.W.T.’s food assistance program and Doctor Philip Castillo says that already the office is being contacted by the membership on how they [...]

Students Hold Mature Children’s Parliament Debate

Belize’s elected parliamentarians oftentimes get a bad rap for unsavory comments towards each other and the general manner in which they conduct themselves during national debates in the House of [...]

Student Debate on Vocational Education Development Draws Solid Arguments from Both Sides

The debate continued for well over an hour, after which there was also a session set aside for student senators. But the arguments for and against the further enhancement of [...]

Visually Impaired Student Parliamentarian Lobbies for Consideration for Special Needs People

One student who stood out during the debate was Maria Cal, Student Area Representative for Belmopan, not because she is visually impaired, but because even with her physical restrictions, she [...]

Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Begins Today

We keep hearing of nerve-racking incidents of violence within the home or between spouses that sometimes end up fatal. It all seems to be a never-ending cycle of abuse that [...]

Activists Say the Awareness Campaign against Gender-based Violence is a Year-round Effort

But while gender-based violence continues to be a perpetual problem in our society, the education and awareness campaign does not stop. In fact, while the sixteen days of activism is [...]

EntreCon is Back After COVID Break  

This morning at the Belize City Center, entrepreneurs from across the country gathered for the grand return of EntreCon, a business showcase organized by BELTRAIDE. The event had been placed [...]

P.U.C. Hosts Web Development Competition for High Schools

The Public Utilities Commission hosted a web development competition this morning for secondary school students from eight high schools across the country.  The tech-based challenge, in some ways, replaces its [...]

San Pedro to Construct Bigger Airstrip for Bigger Planes  

The tourism season has just entered its peak season and the number of flights arriving in San Pedro from the Philip Goldson International Airport with visitors at this time has [...]

San Pedro to Undergo over a Mile of Beach Reclamation

Earlier this week, we showed you how the volume of trash and plastic carelessly discard winds up in the waterways around San Pedro. That, coupled with the clearing of mangroves, [...]

Saldivar Says He is Prepared to Fight to the Bitter End

Designation aside, Saldivar’s political future hangs in the balance.  The defeated politician is offering himself as a candidate in an upcoming U.D.P. convention where he is running against several others, [...]

Saldivar Says He is Focused Mainly on Winning Belmopan Convention

Can embattled politician John Saldivar mount a legitimate legal challenge against the United States government and what would it take for him to be successful in court?  It’s a question [...]

Mental Health Association Speaks Up After Deadly Francis Ramos Shooting

The Mental Health Association has issued a statement in the wake of Wednesday’s deadly officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of forty-eight-year-old Francis Ramos Junior, an individual who had been [...]

Belizean American Businessman Gone Missing, Family Worried

A missing person bulletin has been issued for a Belizean American businessman who has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday afternoon. Sixty-six-year-old Owen Tucker Senior was last seen [...]

Belize Rural South Area Rep Says Weekend Murder Does Not Represent What San Pedro Is

On Monday, we brought you the story of the robbery and murder of San Pedro businessman, Elvis Polanco, a father of four, including a four-year-old daughter. While police were quick [...]

New Cement Bridge in San Pedro Should Be Ready By Easter

The new cement bridge that connects both sides of San Pedro Town in Boca del Rio should be ready for use by Easter. The crossing was deemed necessary after the [...]

Discussing Energy Access in Belize

An Energy Access workshop was held in Belize City on Wednesday to highlight the implementation of best practices in Belize while developing concrete steps in mainstreaming energy indicators.  The development [...]

Providing Electricity to Remote Communities in Southern Belize

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and Transportation is working closely with the European Union to install micro-grids in five villages in southern Belize that are without access to [...]

National Energy Policy Moves to Second Round of Public Consultations

The Government of Belize is in the process of updating its National Energy Policy 2011, with technical assistance from the European Union. The exercise has, to date, resulted in the [...]