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Belize Coast Guard Response to COVID-19

The Belize Coast Guard says that they have managed to keep the COVID-19 infection rate low among their members because they have implemented strict measures.  According to Acting Commandant Gregory [...]

Five Law Enforcement Officers Survives Capsized Vessel at Sea!

Tonight, the Belize Coast Guard is breathing a sigh of relief in what could have been a tragedy at sea for two of its sailors and three cops. The Coast [...]

Life Jackets and Life Ring Saved Five Lives!

So, there you heard how the five officers were rescued after their vessel capsized. It’s a major tragedy that was averted – and we asked the Acting Commandant how so? [...]

A 4000 Strong Belize Police Department?

The People’s United Party’s manifesto committed to making the Belize Police Department four thousand strong and on November eleventh, when they formed the government, the people are holding them to [...]

The List of C.E.O.s for the Respective Government Ministries

A new list of Chief Executive Officers in the respective government ministries has been published and released through the office of Prime Minister John Briceno.  They are as follows:  Narda [...]

Canoes Returned to Santa Cruz Villagers!

About three months ago, we told you about the canoes that were confiscated from residents in Santa Cruz village in northern Belize.  Since mid-August, the police held on to the [...]

Attorney Kevin Arthurs Recommended to be C.E.O. in Ministry of Home Affairs & New Growth Industries

Minister of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries Kareem Musa confirmed to the media this afternoon that attorney Kevin Arthurs is his Chief Executive Officer. Arthurs is no stranger, other [...]

Hemp Industry in the Making?

Kareem Musa is the Minister of New Growth Industries. It is a new ministry created by the Briceño administration and its purpose is to invest in viable industries that would [...]

16 Days of Activism Launched!

Today, Belize launched the sixteen days of activism against gender-based violence under the 2020 global theme: Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! It’s an annual international campaign used to [...]

Y.E.S. Launches New Domestic Violence Campaign!

To coincide with the launch of the sixteen days of activism, the Youth Enhancement Services launched a domestic violence awareness campaign that features the work of local artists. Karen Cain, [...]

Y.E.S. to Champion Proposed Charges for Domestic Abusers

The campaign is only half of the Youth Enhancement Services’ initiative to tackle domestic violence. Cain says that YES will be submitting a position paper to cabinet with proposed changes [...]

PC Mena’s Family Receives Life Insurance Cheque!

Today, the Belize Police Department handed over an insurance cheque to Elodia Mena, the wife of deceased Police Corporal Anibal Mena. As we reported back in early September, Mena was [...]

Priority Areas for the Human Development Ministry

Minister Dolores Balderamos-Garcia says she has hit the ground running since assuming office a few days ago.  Balderamos-Garcia is the Minister for Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples Affairs; the [...]

What’s the Status of U.S. Ambassador to Belize

Three and a half years later and there’s still no U.S Ambassador to Belize. In fact during the presidency of Donald Trump a number of US embassies functioned without an [...]

Tourist Visas to Resume in February 2020, Tentatively

As the pandemic rages on in Belize and abroad, one of the hardest hit countries is the United States.  Locally, the embassy had suspended the processing of tourist visas and [...]

Joy For A Child Foundation Sees Prisoner Reaching Out to Help Children

A new initiative is being rolled out by an inmate of the Belize Central Prison to reach out to children who have lost their parents to violence.  The Joy for [...]

P.S.U. Wants Commission of Inquiry into Fire Sale of Government Assets

The Public Service Union is calling for a commission of inquiry into the sale of government assets, including vehicles and pricey furniture, that were disposed of at rock-bottom prices ahead [...]

Over 170 Vehicles Reportedly Missing from Ministry of National Security

According to Flowers, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is also Minister of Finance, should investigate the Assets and Utilities Unit which also oversees the Vehicle Care Unit where fleecing is [...]

P.S.U. Says Kudos to Ministers who Don’t Need New Vehicles

While the P.S.U. applauds those ministers who have agreed not to get a new government vehicle assigned to them, the union is also asking that they follow the recommendations that [...]

Ladyville Gets a Fire Truck!

Today, the National Fire Service received a fire truck for its Ladyville Station. It may seem like just a truck, but it is significant for the fire-fighters who will use [...]

Fire Dept. to Relocate in Rental Unit Following the Sale of its Headquarters

Back in September, the Government came under harsh criticism for the sale of the National Fire Service headquarters in Belize City.  The government at the time sold the fire station [...]

P.S.U. Demands Investigation into Fire Sale of Government Vehicles

The Public Service Union is coming down hard on the previous U.D.P. administration after finding out that a fire sale of government assets, particularly a fleet of vehicles that was [...]

Celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day Virtually

Across the country, Garifuna Settlement Day will be celebrated on Thursday.  The nineteenth of November is traditionally a time of year when the culture of the Garifuna people is honored [...]

Plans for a Virtual Nineteenth Celebration

Activities for this year will include an ecumenical service in Dangriga which is preceded by a re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu.   Sebastian Cayetano, Garifuna Activist/Historian “Where it [...]

November 19th Sales during COVID-19

In some parts, at this time of the year, customers will be flocking to Thanksgiving sales just prior to the Christmas season.  In Belize, the Garifuna Settlement Day sales have [...]