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Another Round of Public Consultations for Proposed Waterloo Project

On Thursday night we brought you snippets of the Port of Belize Expansion Project’s virtual public consultation. It was the second round of consultations, following a request by the National [...]

Reefkeeper Belize and National Garifuna Council form Partnership

Reefkeeper Belize, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Belizean students about the importance of the reef, mangrove and sea grass to promote conservation, met recently with the National Garifuna Council [...]

Second Rounds of Consultations For Port Expansion Project

A virtual public consultation is ongoing for the Port of Belize Expansion Project.  The initiative proposes to expand the port with a modernized cargo area and bulk cargo facility.  Additionally, [...]

Port Project Aligns With National Transportation Master Plan

During the question and answer segment, presenters were asked if the Port of Belize Expansion takes into account the transportation master plan. Here is the response.   Allen Herrera, Nextera [...]

Coastal Experts Making Headway in Field Assessment

A team of Cuban experts from the Institute of Marine Sciences and GAMMA S.A. have been in Belize over the past two weeks conducting preliminary assessments on coastal erosion in [...]

Youth Activist Seeking Support for Climate Change Conference

Environment Youth Activist Kiefer Mes needs your assistance to get to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Youths in Scotland. He was selected to be a representative for Belize, [...]

Erecting Manatee Protection Signs along the Coast

In 2019, forty-five manatee deaths were recorded by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute. Then in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic reduced tourism activity and the number of deaths went down [...]

C.E.O. Kennedy: Blue Bonds is Blue Economy

While we were with the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Blue Economy, Kennedy Carrillo, we asked her about the proposal by the government to pay off the super bond, one [...]

APAMO Questions Why Only 3 of 6 Illegal Loggers Charged

The Association of Protected Areas Management Organization has issued a release questioning why only some of the men arrested during an illegal logging operation have been charged. APAMO says that [...]

Belizeans to be Surveyed on Climate Change

Belize is one of five CARIFORUM countries that will participate in a survey on climate change being launched by a number of agencies in collaboration with the   Caribbean Community Climate [...]

Witconcrete Ready to Become Dive Site

A couple of weeks ago we told you about a sugar ship that is soon to become a world-class dive site at the Turneffe Atoll.  Today, the Turneffe Atoll Sustainable [...]

Peyrefitte on Previous Comments Made on TNC Agreement

The Senate met today in Belmopan where the super bond, as well as the agreement between the Government of Belize and The Nature Conservancy, took center stage.  Parliamentarians on both [...]

Senator Courtenay Stands by P.U.P. Conservation Record

In response to Peyrefitte’s demand for an apology, Senator Eamon Courtenay referred to the People’s United Party’s strong track record on environmental conservation.  He further stated that in negotiating the [...]

TNC Agrees to Pay $18.2M in Land Taxes

According to Minister of State Chris Coye, the initial agreement that was struck in October 2020 waived the stamp duty and land taxes; however, they have managed to agree on [...]

Renegotiated Deal with TNC Results in Discounted Tax Rate

A second project that TNC has a part to play in is the Belize Maya Forest Trust. TNC purchased over two hundred thousand acres of land and placed it in [...]

Commitments Would Increase Biodiversity Zones

In terms of the conservation aspects of the agreement, the government has to make specific commitments, it is still negotiating. One of these has to do with biodiversity zones.   [...]

Nature Conservancy: Blue Bonds Have Nothing to Do With Partisanship

And, if you thought the word “blue” in the term Blue Bond is referring to People’s United Party’s Blu manifesto or its party color, The Nature Conservancy says its organization [...]

Belize Submits NDC Update to UNFCCC

Last week, we told you about the cabinet’s approval of an update to Belize’s national determined contribution as part of its commitment in the global mitigation of climate change. The [...]

APAMO Critical of Boiton Mining

The Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations has spoken out on mining operations in the Chiquibul. A release today from the association calls Boiton Minerals Limited’s mining operation destructive and [...]

A Closer Look at the TNC, the Blue Bond and the Belize Maya Forest

Tonight, we take a closer look at The Nature Conservancy’s work in Belize, differentiating between the organization’s involvement in protecting over two hundred thousand acres of forest land in the [...]

Marine Litter & Plastic Pollution – a Serious International Issue

The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the United Kingdom, has formulated a Marine Action Plan named “Belize – Blue, Clean, Resilient and Strong.”  A recent assessment found that there [...]

Reducing the Dependency of Plastics in Belize

While much of the discussion is about holding larger countries accountable, Belize has been a trendsetter, having effected a ban on single-use plastics and styrofoam. The Environmental Protection Regulations, legislated [...]

Accessing Financing to Address the Effects of Marine Litter

While it is integrated into the overall Conference of the Parties which will be held in late October in Scotland, the Geneva talks are part of the lead-up to the [...]

Belize Increases Its NDC by 5%; What Does that Mean for Climate Change?

As Belize prepares for its participation in COP26 to be held in Glasgow, Scotland later this year, Cabinet has approved the update to Belize’s national determined contributions as part of [...]

22 Protected Areas Benefit from PACT Funding

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate change and Disaster Risk Management is investing three-point eight-seven million dollars in the Belize National Protected Areas [...]