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Ministry of Transport Finalizing New Standards for Bus Industry

The six-month period that the government had given for the fuel subsidy to bus operators has expired, but until there’s a new definitive arrangement put in place, the current subsidy [...]

Orange Walk Tacos Fest Makes A Comeback

The Orange Walk Tacos Fest returned after being on pause for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, Fort Cairns Market in the heart of town came alive [...]

Belize-Guatemala Joint Investigation into Shooting Incident Near Belize Guatemala Border

A Belize Defense Force soldier is hospitalized after being shot in the buttocks during an incident that may have international implications. According to a release from the Belize Defense Force, [...]

Jerome Bennett is Gunned Down in Belize City

There was a murder recorded over the weekend in Belize City. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Bennett was at his home on Pitter Street when two persons approached and took turns executing the [...]

Minister of Sustainable Development Not Clear on NEAC’s Decision to Turn Down Port Project

An official correspondence between the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, regarding a recent decision taken by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee, NEAC, is yet to [...]

Port Expansion: Landy Habet Says All Factors are Considered by NEAC

According to Habet, the process of approval entails various steps, including a look at the socioeconomic impact of the project.  He says that while expansion of the cargo port is [...]

New Online Complaints Management System for Labor Issues

The Ministry of Labour today launched its Labour Complaints Management System for workers. One of the primary functions of the Labour Department is labour complaints management which entails the mediation [...]

Labor Commissioner to be Appointing Shortly says Labor Minister

And, while the Ministry of Labour has made improvements to its labour complaints management system, the post of labour commissioner remains vacant. We asked Minister Requeña about that position today [...]

Minimum Wage Consultations Completed, Next Step is Implementation

P.P.F. Capital Belize Limited, the consulting firm hired by the Government of Belize to hold countrywide consultations on the five dollar minimum wage increase, has submitted its final report to [...]

Public Officers & Teachers Want Their Increments Unfrozen

Earlier this year, the Briceño administration returned the ten percent salary cut for public officers and teachers, but an increment freeze is still in place. As the country’s economy is [...]

ComPol on Saldivar’s Denial: “I Am Beyond Contemplating”

Last Thursday, we shared excerpts of comments made by former Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, following a press conference he held after being designated by the United States government. [...]

Cyber Bullies, Be Ware; the Police Can Track You Down

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, U.N.O.D.C., today conducted virtual cyber crime training for the Belize Police Department, the magistracy and the office of the Director of Public [...]

Moving Ahead Together; Creating Positive Changes for a Better Belize

A new non-governmental organization was officially launched over the weekend at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. During its first in-person meeting, MAT – Moving Ahead Together – is [...]

Is Audrey Matura Considering a Political Career?

In the months ahead, founder of MAT, Audrey Matura says that she will be touring the country to meet with community and village leaders in an effort to ensure that [...]

Union Senator Advise to the Peoples’ Constitution Commission

The inaugural meeting of the Peoples’ Constitution Commission was held last Thursday and over the course of eighteen months, they will be responsible to review and make extensive amendments and [...]

Audrey Matura: Constitutional Reform Needed, but G.O.B. Going about it Wrong

And while Union Senator Elena Smith is optimistic that the process is progressive and will yield results in the end, attorney Audrey Matura is sceptical. She believes that G.O.B. is [...]

Audrey Matura Still Undecided on Offshore Oil Drilling Discourse

Over the past few weeks, the conversation of offshore oil drilling resurfaced. OCEANA’s Vice President in Belize, Janelle Chanona launched a petition drive to trigger a referendum on offshore oil [...]

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 [...]