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Belize’s Efforts to Deter Illegal Plane Landings Have Proved Effective

2021 was a record year for plane landings in Belize. At the time, it appeared as though illegal plane landings were occurring on a weekly basis across the country. In [...]

An Update on the Trade Licensing Bill

Today, the media caught up with Minister of Labour Oscar Requeña at a workshop on child labour – we’ll have that story later in the newscast. But we took the [...]

Belize Network of N.G.O.’s Writes to Prime Minister over N.P.O. Bill 2023

If you run or actively participate in a non-profit organization then you may want to keep a close eye on the government’s recently tabled Non-Profit Organization Bill 2023. The Belize [...]

Are There Plans to De-Reserve Machaka Reserve?

Are there plans to de-reserve the Machaka Reserve in southern Belize? The simple answer is yes. The Machaka Forest Reserve is located in Toledo and is situated nearby Laguna and [...]

At Yemy Farm Belizeans Enjoy Farm Life and Fresh Produce

Tonight on Belize on Reel, we visit a family-owned farm in the Belize District that continues to grow in popularity for a variety of meat produce being delivered to your [...]

Briceño Administration’s Free Education Program Heading South

Last year, the Briceño administration piloted a free education program on south side Belize City.  It was a campaign promise under the People’s United Party’s PlanBelize manifesto. Today, Toledo West [...]

Controversy Erupts Over Land in Hopkins Village

There is controversy over a ten-acre parcel of land on the northern end of Hopkins Village. It all started when a few of the residents discovered that the lands, on [...]

The Resurgence of Big Falls Rice Mill after Six Years

The Belize Marketing and Development Corporation is focusing on the return of rice production in southern Belize. It’s been six years since the mill has not been churning, but earlier [...]

S.S.B. Loans $3.5 Million to Hol Chan Marine Reserve for Sargassum Mitigation Project

On Friday, the Social Security Board issued a Public Notice of Investment in the local papers. The notice stated that S.S.B. has proposed to lend three million, five hundred thousand [...]

People, Food & Culture – B.T.B. Launches New Culinary Series

Following the newscast tonight, a culinary series will be launched right here on Channel Five. Episode one premieres at seven-thirty p.m. and will provide a first look at People, Food [...]

Minister Habet Explains Composition of Appeals Tribunal

A tribunal appointed by the Government of Belize to preside over an appeal being made by Waterloo, in respect of the Port of Belize Expansion Project, has been named. The [...]

Are Members of the Appeals Tribunal Really Impartial?

Minister Habet further explained that the purpose of the tribunal is to ensure that the process that was followed by NEAC, as well as the Department of the Environment, was [...]

Minister Says Dredging in San Pedrito was Sanctioned by D.O.E.

Concerns being raised by residents of San Pedrito have been answered by the Minister of Sustainable Development with respect of dredging activities taking place in that area of San Pedro [...]

Sir Colville Young Building Inaugurated in Belize City

Following years of strategic planning and investment, the Belize Scouts Foundation today officially inaugurated the Sir Colville Young Building.  Located on Albert Street, just a stone’s throw away from Saint [...]

Fire Destroys Two Houses; Partially Damaged One

A man and a woman are displaced after a fire destroyed their homes through an alley on Euphrates Avenue in Belize City. The blaze was first spotted sometime after four [...]

Taking Stock of Belize’s Mangrove Carbon

Mangroves are among the most ecologically valuable marine ecosystems in the world.  They serve as the habitat for fisheries, protect shorelines from the full impact of storms and remove earth-warming [...]

Mangroves are Important to Preserve Carbon Stocks

While mangroves have long been recognized as important nature-based solutions to climate change, many countries still lack local data on carbon stocks.  This study helps fill the carbon data gap [...]

CYPAN Belize and N.S.U.B. Joins Forces to Promote Peace on Commonwealth Week

Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network Belize and National Student Union of Belize have joined forces on a social media peace campaign during Commonwealth Week 2023. The campaign is aimed at [...]

Four Family Members Killed in Head-on Crash in Orange Walk

Traffic accidents remain one of the country’s leading causes of death and over the weekend, tragedy struck when four members of one family from Orange Walk District perished in a [...]

11,000 Parcels of Land to be Distributed to First Time Land Owners in 2023

One of the high priority areas listed in the 2023 budget is land distribution. Prime Minister Briceño says that government is making a significant investment in the surveying of over [...]

Government Signs Agreement for New Aviation Radar

It’s a long-awaited piece of instrument that was promised by the previous administration. Today, the Government Press Office has reported that the Minister of the Blue Economy and Civil Aviation, [...]

Kirk “Shabba” Smith Jr. Free to Play on Friday Night

Goodnight and welcome to another exciting edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. Here hoping you are having a great start to your week. He is arguably one of [...]

P.U.P. Administration Celebrates Debt Reduction From 133% of G.D.P. to 64 % of G.D.P.

One of the significant strides made by the Briceño administration in the 2022/2023 fiscal year was the reduction of public debt. Today, Prime Minister Briceño boasted a decrease of more [...]

2023 Budget Priority: Health, Education, Land & Security

Apart from the expenditures already outlined, the Briceño Administration has identified additional priority areas for investments in its 2023 Budget. These include free education, the distribution of eleven thousand parcels [...]

The Sargassum Onslaught Hits San Pedro

It’s been nine years since sargassum has been drifting to our shorelines, but based on the amounts that are drifting ashore and the broad stretch of beaches that has already [...]