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Belize Audubon Society Partners With MarAlliance in Marine Conservation

MarAlliance’s shark research is a team effort involving several partner agencies like the Belize Audubon Society. We spoke with Marty Alvarez, the Marine Protected Area Manager at the Belize Audubon [...]

Plant and Animal Imports Require BAHA and Forestry Inspection

Minister Habet says that while both the ministries of Agriculture and Sustainable Development have to conduct separate inspections, in the interest of facilitating someone, both parties could have simply worked [...]

A National Plan to Monitor Mobilizing Resources for Climate Change Agenda

Belize ranks eighth among countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, so, our efforts to be as ready as we can are important, if we are to minimize the [...]

Minster of Blue Economy on Silk Caye Reclamation

The Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation says it is prepared to work with the residents of Placencia Village in their efforts to reclaim South Silk Caye. Today, we [...]

Blue Economy Prepares to Meet with Placencia Villagers

Minister Perez went on to speak about the potential hazard the use of the bags by villagers in their reclamation exercise poses. He says the ministry will be meeting with [...]

Clearwater Marine Research Institute takes on Manatee Aerial Survey

MAR Fund is subsidizing a survey to determine the abundance of the Antillean Manatee species across the region. The survey is done by air and it commenced in Belize on [...]

Manatee Population Estimation to Inform Blue Bond Unit’s Efforts

The data gathered will be sent to a research institution in Florida that is equipped to determine the population estimate of the Antillean Manatees in Belize. We also spoke with [...]

U.K. Hydrographic Office Delivers Belize Ocean Mapping Data

For Developing States like Belize, the collection of hydrographic data is important to support sustainable economic growth, protection of the environment and mitigating the impacts of climate change. On April [...]

Organizers of South Silk Caye Reclamation Exercise in Hot Water with Authorities

Situated within the conservation zone of the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, South Silk Caye is rapidly deteriorating due to erosion. Last night, we told you about one [...]

Fisheries Department Comments on Illegal South Silk Caye Reclamation

The Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation in a late afternoon release confirmed that the organizers of the South Silk Caye reclamation exercise did not have the proper license [...]

Placencia Restores Silk Caye to its Former Glory

Residents of Placencia Village are reclaiming Silk Caye. The island has been quickly deteriorating and what is left today is only a small portion of its former self. Silk Caye [...]

Coast Guard Officers Sought To Stop Silk Caye Reclamation Project

This weekend’s Silk Caye reclamation project off the coast of Placencia was not without controversy. Coast Guard officers sought to stop the works on the island, reportedly following instructions from [...]

Season for Fishing Sharks Closed Soon

Fisher-folks are advised that the season to fish sharks will close over the weekend. The Belize Fisheries Department has announced that the closure runs from May first to October thirty-first [...]

Minister Explains the Granting of Salvage Logging License to Executive Member

While answering questions from reporters in Orange Walk on Saturday, Minister of Sustainable Development, Orlando Habet was asked whether he had issued a salvage logging license to his campaign manager [...]

Police Seeks INTERPOL’s Assistance to Apprehend Former Minister of Works

Former Minister of Works, Rene Montero is still wanted by police, who have sought the intervention of Interpol to apprehend and arrest the erstwhile Cayo Central area representative to face [...]

Belizean/American Visitor Busted with Illegal Lobster at P.G.I.A.

A Belizean/American visitor who was headed back to Los Angeles on Friday was busted at the Philip Goldson International Airport with a substantial quantity of illegal fisheries products in his [...]

PM Clarifies Intervention on Forestry License

While the media spoke with the prime minister, he clarified a report that he had placed pressure on forestry officers at the northern border to desist from enforcing international CITES [...]

Earth Day 2022: Investing in the Environment

Across the world, today is being celebrated as World Earth Day; and in Belize City, the Ministry of Blue Economy staged a replanting exercise with its partners in Buttonwood Bay, [...]

Trees Planted in Maya Mopan for Earth Day

Pathlight Belize, in collaboration with Belize Audubon Society, the Belmopan City Council, the Scouts Belmopan Chapter and the Department of Environment, implemented this year’s World Earth Day Initiative. Working together, [...]

PM On Earth Day: “Belize’s Ocean Space Contributes to Food Security, Livelihoods, Development”

The Prime Minister has issued an Earth Day Message. The printed text, circulated by the Press Office, says that as the world celebrated Earth Day under the theme “Invest in [...]

Leaking Vessel Prohibited from Sailing Defies Order

Last Thursday, we reported on a vessel that was leaking soot into the Caribbean Sea near Placencia. It was the second time in as many months that the vessel had [...]

Owner/Operator of Vessel Could Settle Fine Out of Court

The owner/operator of the vessel will be given an opportunity to settle the matter out of court if they so choose. But when we contacted the owner, Albert Loewen this [...]

Coast Guard Keeping Watch Over Craft

So tonight the Belize Coast Guard is keeping watch over the vessel to ensure it is not moved again as Lieutenant Kenrick Thomas informed us.   Lt. Kenrick Thomas, Operations [...]

Port Authority Investigates Oil Leak Near Placencia

In response to videos circulating on Wednesday by concerned citizens, the Port Authority has investigated a reported oil leak that occurred in the sea near Placencia. News Five spoke with [...]

Belize Port Authority and D.O.E. Considering Measures against Vessel

Major Swazo indicated that the vessel will be prohibited from operating for as long as it takes to make the necessary repairs to become seaworthy again.   Major Gilbert Swaso, [...]