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100 Million Dollar Loan to be Administered by Taiwanese Company in Guatemala

Government’s fifty million U.S.-dollar loan from Taiwan to upgrade the Sarteneja Road will be administered through a Taiwanese company in Guatemala.  It’s an interesting bit of information revealed during Friday’s [...]

Julius Raises Proposed Port of Belize Expansion in House Meeting

The Port of Belize Limited is looking to expand its operations and its principals have put together a presentation to be made before Cabinet’s investment subcommittee in the days ahead.  [...]

PM Barrow Responds to Julius on PBL

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, in responding to Espat, admits that while Waterloo has written to government informing of its intention to expand its docking facilities at the Port of Belize, [...]

G.O.B. Approves CitCo’s Municipal Paper

The Belize City Council, led by Mayor Bernard Wagner, has gotten government’s approval for a municipal paper; a means of short-term financing that is useful in improving CitCo’s cash management [...]

Kareem and PM Barrow Trade Barbs on Ageing

Friday’s house meeting wasn’t without its share of banter and potshots.  While there were a number of heated exchanges across the floor, the funniest tit-for-tat came by way of Caribbean [...]

P.U.P. Condemns Violation to Women & Cyber-bullying

The People’s United Party is condemning the brutal murder of an elderly woman in what should have been the safety of her own home in Sandhill last week Tuesday. Ofelia [...]

Ministry of National Security Clarifies B.D.F. Salary Adjustments

The Ministry of National Security issued a press release late this evening to clarify false information which has been circulating in the public domain. According to the ministry, back in [...]

Boat Manifest Gets Cabinet’s Green Light

Fifteen days ago, on August first, the directive issued by the Belize Port Authority for a mandatory boat manifest for water taxi companies came into effect. The B.P.A.’s directive came [...]

San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi Wants to Build Boat Terminal

Minister Heredia also spoke about the proposed construction of another boat terminal on the island. The development has been proposed to take place in front of Ruby’s Hotel which was [...]

Mark Jacobs – Making a Difference with Bamboo Straws

Bamboo grows just about everywhere in Belize. There are several varieties in the country, but what many people don’t know is that the bamboo is hailed as a super plant [...]

Innovate Belize 2019 Summit

The first ever Innovate Belize 2019 Summit was held at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. The focus of the summit is to foster opportunity by creating a platform where [...]

Dawn Sampson-Nunez is B.E.L.’s First In-house Legal Counsel

Dawn Sampson-Nunez has been synonymous with Belize Electricity Limited since taking up a job with the utility company in November 2000 as a public relations officer.  Tonight, the company announces [...]

American Tourist Attacked by Croc

An American woman in her late thirties was attacked by a twelve-foot crocodile on Monday night. It happened at sea, south of Ambergris Caye. Fortunately, the croc attack was not [...]

10 More Breathalyzers for Police Department

A donation of ten breathalyzers was handed over to the Belize Police Department this afternoon at the Raccoon Street Headquarters in Belize City.  The apparatus used to measure blood alcohol [...]

C.P.B.L. Signs Subsidiary Workers Agreement

On August ninth, 2019, management and workers of the Citrus Products of Belize Limited gathered for the signing of a Subsidiary Workers Agreement, which is a contractual agreement between the [...]

A New Collective Bargaining Agreement for BWSWU

A collective bargaining agreement has been signed between the Belize Water Services Limited and the Belize Water Services Workers Union for two hundred and ninety-five permanent employees of the utility [...]

Minister Heredia Speaks on Mangrove Clearing for House Lots

Last week, news of mangrove clearing and dumping of trash for landfill in San Pedro started to circulate online.  According to the island’s newspaper, the San Pedro Sun, residents started [...]

Minister of Tourism Supports the Fisheries Bill!

For more than ten years, the Fisheries Department and its partners have been working on amendments to the Fisheries Bill.  If the amendments are approved and enacted, there will be [...]

Minister Heredia Says He is with Tour Guides on Cayo Rosario

What’s happening with Cayo Rosario? Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia Junior says he doesn’t know what’s going on over on the caye, but he doesn’t approve of any over-the-water structures [...]

Heredia Mum on his Leadership Pick

As we reported earlier this week, the United Democratic Party is hosting its National Leadership Convention on February ninth, 2020. It’s less than six months away and the two candidates [...]

Eleven Young Girls Flee from Princess Royal Youth Hostel

On Saturday night, eleven teenage girls absconded from the Princess Royal Youth Hostel and fled to various parts of the country.  It is not clear how they were able to [...]

The Challenges at Community Rehab Department

According to Williams, the department, which works under the Ministry of Human Development, does continuous training in an effort to build the capacity of its staff.  Among the challenges, she [...]

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei Wins Guatemala’s Presidential Elections

Conservative Alejandro Giammattei has been elected as Guatemala’s new president in a run-off on Sunday. He defeated former first lady and social democrat, Sandra Torres. Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Council confirmed [...]

U.D.P. Sets Date for National Party Leadership Convention

The United Democratic Party has set a date for its National Leadership Convention. That date is Sunday, February ninth, 2020, five months from now.  The date was announced during the [...]

DYS Celebrates International Youth Day with a Website Launch

To commemorate International Youth Day, the Department of Youth Services hosted an Open Day at all of its youth centers countrywide. The day was used to showcase services that the [...]