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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 [...]

A Youth Group Directory

Just now you heard about the Department of Youth Services’ updated website launch. A feature on that site is the Youth Group Directory tab. It is a new online service [...]

ComPol Williams Participates in Jalsa Salama 2019

ComPol Chester Williams recently returned to Belize after spending a week in London for the 2019 Jalsa Salama, an annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The event brings together [...]

23 New Tourism Police Officers; San Pedro Gets 12!

On June twenty-sixth, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams laid out a plan to the San Pedro community in the wake of the double murder of well-known tour guide Mario Graniel [...]

Commissioner Williams says New Hires for the TPU Should Send Positive Message

Today, we met Commissioner of Police Chester Williams at a graduation ceremony for new recruits in the Tourism Police Unit.  At that ceremony, Commissioner Williams spoke with the media about [...]

Are Police the Next Most Important to God? Commissioner Williams Says So

Commissioner Williams addressed the new recruits today – and that message started out about how tough it is to be a police officer. He told the graduates that they are [...]

National Celebrations Committee Hands Over Cheques to Municipalities

Stakeholders and members of the National Celebrations Committee met on Wednesday to discuss logistics for the activities that will be held countrywide during the course of the next month and [...]

UNHCR Trains Border Officials on Identifying Asylum Seekers

Frontline officials at the western border point received training today organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Refugees Department.  At the session held in San Ignacio, [...]