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Dia de la Raza Out: Indigenous People’s Resistance Day In

First it was Columbus Day – which last year was removed from the 2021 calendar of public and bank holidays. Then two weeks ago, the list of holidays for 2022 [...]

Belize Bank’s E-kyash App Catching On

Just a few weeks ago, the Belize Bank introduced its E-Kyash feature with a press conference and live demonstrations. Since then, more and more vendors are adding this form of [...]

Incoming K.H.M.H. Workers Union President to Fight for Employee Pensions

Employees of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital are all considered essential workers on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19.  Since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, the staff [...]

First Order of Business is to Complete a CBA

The K.H.M.H. Workers Union is also in the process of formulating a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the management of the hospital authority to negotiate salaries and working conditions for employees [...]

Man 2 Man Forum Looks at Marriage and Men’s Roles

Topics that affect women are usually what make it to the fore of roundtable discussions, but today there was a shift in that focus to men. It falls in tandem [...]

Building the Capacity of the National Fire Service

From the Conference of the Parties in the U.K. to Virginia, U.S.A.  Minister Orlando Habet and C.E.O. Doctor Kenrick Williams are with the Belize Heroes organization looking at ways to [...]

Bereaved Family Says “Thank You” to Doctor Who Responded to Accident

A doctor is being praised for the heroic work she did at an accident scene last week. Doctor Sloane Gill was on her way to Belmopan when she encountered the [...]

Krooman Lagoon Squatting Issues Resurface

The ongoing problem of squatting, purportedly on private land in the Krooman Lagoon area of the Collet constituency, led to a blockade of the access road leading to their houses [...]

Honoring the BDF on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day or Poppy Day is a memorial day observed on November eleventh across the Commonwealth. Ever since the end of the First World War it honors members of the [...]

Happy 75th Anniversary SJCU

St. John’s Credit Union is celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary this week, but many may not know of the humble beginnings of this financial institution.  Over the years, SJCU has grown [...]

“Humble Origins, Progressive Transformation, SJCU 75 Years of Service and Commitment to You”

Since its establishment in 1946, the credit union has been instrumental in the development of the country, providing loans to its members in areas of education, healthcare and home ownership. [...]

New to Us: 2004 Fire Trucks Arrive From Canada

Belize City and the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena will see an improvement in the services they receive from the National Fire services, with a donation of three fire [...]

New Fire Station Construction to Begin in 2022

The Marion Jones Sporting Complex has been the home of the National Fires Service in Belize City for the better part of 2021. And it will remain the home of [...]

Fish Right, Eat Right—Catch to Kitchen App Test Piloted

Oceana Belize is piloting its “Fish Right, Eat Right” initiative in San Pedro. The technology allows for restaurateurs to track their fish purchase, from catch to kitchen. It is Oceana’s [...]

Civil Aviation Issues Warning About Drones

Earlier this week we brought you the story of Vistro, a company in Orange Walk that is set to launch a drone delivery service. Well, the Department of Civil Aviation [...]

Not all Drones Need a Permit

But you don’t need to worry if you happen to have a drone weighing under eight ounces because the regulations do not apply to you. He said that there are [...]

Vehicle Donation to the Police & Customs Departments

The Belize Police Department and the Customs and Excise department have gotten assistance from Central America Regional Security Initiative of the U.S. Government, in an effort to stem transnational crimes. [...]

BPD Receives Two New Vehicles for Division One

A pair of spanking new pickup trucks was handed over to the Belize Police Department this morning to be used for mobile patrols in Belize City.  The vehicles were purchased [...]

Vistro Delivery Service Airborne!

Imagine just going outside your home or office to get a package dropped into your waiting arms. Well, Vistro, a delivery service out of Orange Walk, is doing just that. [...]

Opposition Has Yet to Respond to Supreme Court Justice Recommendations

The Office of the Prime Minister is still awaiting a response from the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber, on four proposed Justices of the Supreme Court.  The Prime Minister’s [...]

C.E.O. of P.B.L. Discusses “Near Shore” Location for Dredged Silt

We recently reported on the public consultation that was held by the developers of the Port of Belize Expansion Project. The Department of the Environment also participated. One of the [...]

Multipurpose Port Can Accommodate Cargo and Cruise Ships

Dredging over seven million cubic meters of silt is the largest aspect of the Port of Belize’s expansion undertaking. It is also the most costly part of the venture. C.E.O. [...]

Port of Belize Has Three Cruise Lines Interested

As it relates to the competitiveness of the Port of Belize’s proposed cruise port, in comparison to the cruise ports currently being developed in Belize, C.E.O. Lane says Port of [...]

G.O.B. Releases Statement on Pandora Papers

The publication of several international articles by a consortium of global journalists using information gleaned from thousands of documents termed the “Pandora Papers,” has placed a spotlight on Belize’s offshore [...]

Seine Bight Leaders Oppose Gas Station on Sacred Community Grounds

Representatives of two groups, the Garifuna Nation and the National Garifuna Council, have banned together in their call for the Government of Belize to have developers of a gas station [...]