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Cruise Ships Give Media Tours as Part of Activities for Seafarers’ Day

On Saturday mariners, the world over, and their employers and families celebrated Day of the Seafarers. It’s set aside to recognize the invaluable contribution that seafarers make to global trade [...]

IMMARBE Holds Ships Accountable by International Regulations

While we celebrate the shipping world and all those who contribute to this important industry, there is also the other side of that equation – holding ships accountable when they [...]

Coast Guard Moving In On Illegal Fishing Camps

While we spoke with the Coast Guard Commandant, we asked him about the Coast Guard’s success in removing illegal fishing camps that are set up on islets along the coast. [...]

2022 Fisher of the Year: Vonetta Dawson

The 2022 Fisher of the Year hails from Dangriga. She is Vonetta Dawson. As a child growing up on Tobacco Caye, Dawson made it a point to watch her father [...]

Ya’axché Holds Bioblitz To Identify Different Types of Animals and Trees

The Ya’axché Conservation Trust held its annual Bioblitz over the weekend in southern Belize with special focus on bees, birds, mammals, macro-inverts, and trees. The non-profit organization chose the theme: Empowering [...]

Over Two Hundred Types of Birds and Animals Identified Within Twenty- Four Hours

Ya’axche informed that the youths recorded over a thousand observations and identified two hundred and twenty types of animals, trees and fresh water macro invertebrates. A new species of bee, [...]

Using Technology to Ensure We Fish Right, Eat Right

The Fish Right, Eat Right Initiative started a few years ago and focused not only on sustainable fishing, but also assisting stakeholders, including restaurateurs and consumers, to know exactly how [...]

Vessel Monitoring System Helped with Distress at Sea

Approximately seventy fishing vessels were equipped with the monitoring system used in the pilot project. And according to Wildlife Conservation Society’s Technical Coordinator for Sustainable Fisheries, Julio Maz, the system [...]

Government Approves First National Investment Policy & Strategy

Coming off the heels of the National Investment Summit last November, the government has now approved, in collaboration with BELTRAIDE and the Investment, Policy and Compliance Unit, Belize’s first National [...]

BELTRAIDE’s Executive Director Says the Policy Will Benefit All Investors

But while the language for this initiative might be a bit technical for business people that are not trained in that field, Almendarez says once the investment environment is created, [...]

Belize and U.S. to Extend Agreement to Protect Artifacts

Completing an eight-day visit to Belize this week was Dr. Andrew Zonderman from the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Heritage Center. The official’s visit was to assess the shared Cultural Property [...]

Highlighting Achievement, Embracing Innovation and Inspiring the Future

Public Service Day is commemorated on the twenty-third of June, annually; that’s tomorrow. But this week is being recognized as Public Service Week and since Monday activities have been held [...]

Fire Guts Popular Jah Mundo Restaurant and Sports Bar in Corozal

A fire at a popular restaurant and sports bar on the outskirts of Corozal Town has interrupted business for the owner and dining and recreational events for the many ex-pats [...]

Hopkins Arson Under Investigation

Last night we told you about the case of arson at Ella’s Cool Spot in Hopkins Village. Investigators are on the ground gathering evidence in hopes of identifying the perpetrator. [...]

Battling Sargassum on Caye Caulker

Coastal communities continue to be affected by sargassum that has been littered across beaches, particularly in prime tourist destinations. We’ve documented this issue in San Pedro and the mitigation efforts [...]

Mask Recommendation as COVID Numbers Continue to Rise

The number of active COVID-19 cases has surpassed the two thousand mark.   And while the symptoms may be milder, the disease is still highly transmissible. During an interview with Director [...]

Caye Caulker – the Wonders & Activities of La Isla Cariñosa

If you are trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of the urban setting, an escape to Caye Caulker might be exactly what you need.  It is an [...]

NEMO Orange Walk Hits the Ground in the midst of Unprecedented Flooding

Late into Sunday night the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, opened a flood shelter in the village. The team over at NEMO Orange Walk has been on the ground since [...]

Minister Bernard Monitoring Flooding Situation in Orange Walk

Orange Walk East area representative Kevin Bernard says that he was on the ground in several affected villages in his constituency right up until eleven o’clock on Sunday night. As [...]

Crooked Tree Causeway Under Water

A portion of the Crooked Tree Village causeway was under water this evening. Earlier this month, we spoke to one resident who voiced concern after the causeway was flooded, following [...]

Tropical Wave Brings More Rainfall

As we told you, the rains will continue. According to the National Meteorological Service, the tropical wave will continue to support wet conditions. A flood warning remains in effect for [...]

Japan Donates Medical Equipment to Belize

Today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City, a closing ceremony was held for a project funded by the Government of Japan. It was a project for Enhancing the Healthcare [...]

Repairs to PGH Mile 7 Coming

In December 2021, the retaining wall at mile seven on the Phillip Goldson Highway gave way as a result of the Belize River’s undercurrent. Construction on that portion of the [...]

Rainy Weekend across the Country

It is going to be a wet and rainy weekend across the country with potential flooding in low-lying areas. The National Meteorological Service has been tracking a weather system that [...]

Low Lying Areas in Belmopan Prone to Flooding

The Belmopan Emergency Committee has issued a notice to residents of the Garden City informing them of the low pressure system that is expected to affect the entire country over [...]