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Hello e-Buses, is Belize Ready for the Transition?

A second electric bus was scheduled to arrive in country today, ahead of the start of a pilot project to introduce e-buses to the public transportation landscape in Belize.  Those [...]

Fifty More Businesses Ticketed for Violations

A second round of establishment inspections carried out by the Supplies Control Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise has concluded and as many as fifty businesses [...]

Foreign Minister: Belize Remains Resolute on Calling for Isreaeli Ceasefire

On Monday, former prime ministers Said Musa and Dean Barrow, along with several past foreign ministers expressed approval over South Africa’s decision to bring a charge of genocide against Israel, [...]

New Guatemalan President, New Sarstoon Protocol?

With a new Guatemalan president and foreign minister in office, will there be a mutually agreed upon protocol to govern travel along the contested Sarstoon River?  Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

Living With the Wetland in Crooked Tree Village

World Wetland Day 2024 will be celebrated on Friday February second, under the theme, “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing”. The day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention [...]

New Haulover Bridge Open to Vehicles; Pedestrians, Not Yet

For the first time since it has been constructed, vehicles were able to cross the new Haulover Bridge near mile five on the Philip Goldson Highway. Today, Ministry of Infrastructure [...]

MIDH Minister Comments on BEBL’s Civic Cost Concerns

When reporters caught up with Minister Espat in Belize City today, he was also asked about the concerns raised by the Belize Elite Basketball League over the price tag attached [...]

Minister of MIDH: the Philip Goldson Bust Represents a Hero

The Philip Goldson bust has been mounted at its permanent location atop a marble pedestal protected by barriers at the entrance to the highway named after him. It’s been there [...]

MIDH Minister: Infrastructure is Major Priority in Budget

It is just about two months before the annual budget is presented in the National Assembly and in the coming weeks, the various ministers will be putting forth their reasons [...]

Fort George Hotel and Spa Opens To A Full House

The Fort George Hotel and Spa is officially open for business. Formerly known as the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina, January thirty-first, 2024 marked the last day of the [...]

U.D.P. Senator Says G.O.B. Is In Contravention of Senate Standing Orders

Michael Peyrefitte, the Chairman of the United Democratic Party, is tonight saying that the Government of Belize is in contravention of the Standing Orders of the Senate, following the resignation [...]

U.D.P. Demands Appointment of Minister to Senate

Are Senator Peyrefitte and the United Democratic Party being hypocritical about their concern? Reporters challenged Peyrefitte on a similar occurrence under the previous administration. He was also asked what the [...]

Senator Peyreffite Invokes FOIA Over Port Reacquisition

Senator Peyrefitte also invoked the Freedom of Information Act in pursuit of further details regarding to Port of Belize reacquisition. Today, Peyrefitte wrote to Prime Minister John Briceño asking if [...]

Case of Meningitis Reported at Belize City Primary School

A Belize City primary school student has reportedly been diagnosed with meningitis. Today the Principal of Holy Redeemer Primary School, Leticia Waight circulated a notice to parents and guardians of [...]

Update on Draft Maya Customary Land Tenure Policy

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has issued an update on the draft Maya Customary Land Tenure.  The Government of Belize is inviting dialogue and says that it is prepared [...]

Anti-Corruption Declaration Introduced

There is an anti-corruption declaration in place that relevant parties from the public and private sectors met late last year to formulate. Today, that declaration was introduced to the public [...]

San Antonio Villagers Receive New Water Meter System

Residents of San Antonio Village are transitioning from a water board system to water meters on every property in the community. Faced with a shortage of water supply, the Ministry [...]

DOE Donates Equipment For Anti-littering Campaign

If you’ve noticed an increase in new waste containers and no dumping signs recently, it may have been part of the Department of Environment’s “Have Civic Pride Anti-Littering Campaign”. Today, [...]

U.D.P. Mayoral Candidates Denied Leave of Absence Without Pay

Municipal elections are thirty-seven days away and two U.D.P. Mayoral candidates are facing troubled waters. Belmopan Mayoral Candidate Jacklyn Burns and Corozal Mayoral Candidate Ricardo Ake both applied for leaves [...]

Are Lawyers Migrating from Public to Private Practice Due to Low-Wages?

Last night, we told you about a meeting that the Attorney General, Anthony Sylvestre, called with legal officers in the public service, to discuss an outstanding salary adjustment. The atmosphere [...]

The Importance of Exercising Occupational Safety on the Job

Over the weekend, the country lost an electrician after he was shocked to death while doing some repair work. He is one of several persons who have died over the [...]

Soft Opening of New Haulover Bridge on February 1st

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing has announced that the new Haulover Bridge will be opened to vehicular traffic on Thursday, February first. A release from the ministry noted [...]

Monitoring Progress Toward a Prosperous, Sustainable Future

Eight thousand, eight hundred and sixty-seven square miles, that is the size of Belize, land and water combined. It is no secret that as a country we are blessed with [...]

A Digital Connect Center Comes to Valley of Peace

A new Digital Connect Center was inaugurated in Valley of Peace on Monday, two weeks after an access road was also opened by the Briceño administration under its Resilient Rural [...]

The Controversy Surrounding Draft Maya Land Policy

Over the weekend in Toledo District, hundreds of residents from across all forty-one Maya communities disembarked from buses destined for Santa Elena Village.  Meanwhile, in Punta Gorda Town, another round [...]