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Super Furia Named “Band of the Year”

The Super Furia band has been in existence for decades. It is well known for its energetic and captivating live performances, both among party goers and in family settings. However, [...]

Waterloo Appeals D.O.E. Decision to Minister of Sustainable Development

An appeal has been lodged by Waterloo Investments Holdings Limited to challenge a decision by the Department of Environment which has denied environmental clearance for its proposed tourism development project [...]

Climate Finance Unit Takes Shape

Following COP26 and other efforts to boost Belize’s sustainable development, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development, and Investment announced it has created a Climate Finance Unit.  The C.F.U. comes on [...]

Waterloo Joins Stake Bank Vs G.O.B. as an Interested Party

This morning before the Supreme Court, leave was granted for three companies, including Waterloo, Belize Cruise Development and Belize Logistics Terminal Limited, to join an existing lawsuit involving Stake Bank [...]

Investigation Underway into Malfeasance Allegation Against NEAC

The principals of Waterloo Investment Holdings have written to the Government of Belize making serious allegations of corruption at the National Environmental Appraisal Committee. Today, C.E.O. in the Ministry of [...]

Public Officers Concerned about Integrity of NEAC

C.E.O. Doctor Kenrick Williams says that a meeting has since been held with members of the NEAC. He explains how that conversation went.   Dr. Kenrick Williams, C.E.O., Ministry of [...]

An Update on Proposed Stake Bank Causeways

The conservation community has come out against the proposed causeways that are a major part of the Stake Bank multibillion-dollar cruise port project in the Belize City harbour. Earlier this [...]

Pine Ridge Retreat for At-risk Youths Ends on a Sour Note

Forty-three young men from various neighborhoods across Belize City traveled to Camp D’Silva on Monday to attend a four-day retreat organized by the ministries of Home Affairs and Youth and [...]

Counselors Assist At-risk Youths

The University of Belize also facilitated the retreat by providing a team of counselors to stimulate the sensitive conversations that would eventually lead to healing. Despite the logistical nightmare that [...]

DYS Director Says They Were Stuck in Mud

Acting Director of the Department of Youth Services, Kevin Cadle, explained the challenges that resulted in the chaos at Camp D’Silva on Wednesday. According to Cadle, he and another organizer [...]

Waterloo to Appeal NEAC Decision on EIA

Today, the Department of the Environment informed the Board of Directors of Waterloo Investments Holdings that the National Environmental Appraisal Committee will not be granting environmental clearance for their proposed [...]

Minister Habet Concerned About Bribery Allegations

Minister of Sustainable Development, Orlando Habet, says his ministry is concerned about the allegation of bribery being made against members of the National Environmental Appraisal Committee. In a letter dated [...]

Habet Comments on Extended EIA Process

There are reports that the NEAC has already deliberated and made a decision on Waterloo’s bulk handling facility and cruise ship port. Unconfirmed reports suggest that NEAC has objected to [...]

EIA Process May Need to be Reviewed

In their letter, Waterloo Investment Holding requested a meeting with C.E.O. Williams to further discuss their concerns in an effort to reach an expeditious resolution. We asked Minister Habet if [...]

Alternative Livelihoods in Natural Park Buffer Communities

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed this morning at Saint Herman’s Blue Hole National Park where several residents who live in communities that encircle protected areas, are being assisted financially [...]

Wit Concrete Sunk to Become a Dive Site

Finally, the Wit concrete has taken her final bow. At the second attempt, the three hundred and seventy five foot long World War two cargo ship is now submerged in [...]

Details on Road Rehabilitation in Infrastructure Report

Two weeks ago the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber asked the Ministry of Infrastructure Development to make public the details of the contracts and scope of road works to [...]

Chiquibul Could Become World Heritage Site

The Chiquibul Forest Reserve and other dense jungle spaces in Belize have been areas of contention for Belizean law enforcement authorities and Guatemalan encroachers from time to time. Often enough, [...]

Governance Framework for Chiquibul Still Being Discussed

But to have better management of a much broader area, there needs to be a clear definition of the responsibilities for each agency involved.  Manzanero says that part of the [...]

Managing the Sargassum Problem

Even as the prime tourist destination is seeing a rebound, sargassum continues to be an eyesore incurring costs for the council and hoteliers. Mitigating the natural phenomenon continues to be [...]

Beach Erosion on San Pedro: Land Reclamation Project Proposed

Coastal communities and islands across the country have been experiencing erosion as one of the many effects of climate n. In San Pedro, it is no different. Beaches have been [...]

Grants for Monkey Bay and Community Baboon Sanctuaries

The Belize Nature Conservation Foundation has awarded two conservation organizations grants amounting to seventy four thousand dollars. The handing over ceremony was held this morning at the Guanacaste National Park [...]

Cabinet Give Update on Schools, OMICRON and Climate Change

In Cabinet news, schools will be allowed to reopen for some level of in-person learning in January, but they must apply for green light status from the Ministry of Education [...]

Tools Needed: Clean Up Projects Asking for Supplies

And while the Intervention Unit and the City Council are joining forces for the clean-up, more tools are needed on the ground. Jermaine Garnett is making an appeal for donations [...]

New Cooling Tower For ASR/B.S.I.

The New River will be receiving some relief from B.S.I.’s sugar mill by way of its newly commissioned cooling tower. The nine million dollar investment seeks to add an additional [...]