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Minister Usher Clarifies Statement on “Christian Principle;” Emphasizes Inclusion

Today, the new Minister of Religious Affairs, Henry Charles Usher, responded to the L.G.B.T. group, Our Circle. The human rights organization wrote an open letter to the minister, expressing concern [...]

D.F.C. and CARICOM Development Fund Sign Agreement

The Development Finance Corporation and the CARICOM Development Fund have entered into an agreement for a Credit Risk Abatement Facility.  It is aimed at providing small and medium enterprises with [...]

Mayor Wagner: Garbage Bill Still an Unresolved Issue

In 2021, garbage woes came to a head, with the City Hall owing Belize Waste Control millions of dollars for garbage collection services. It’s a perennial issue that has been [...]

Infrastructure Plans for Belize City in 2022

With tax payers owing the council approximately twenty-one million dollars, Mayor Bernard Wagner says that City Hall needs to collect those monies so that it can carry out its mandate [...]

Parking Meters Project on Hold, Mayor Wagner Explains

Back in early December, Belize City Council received its first set of parking meters as part of a pilot project. But there is a hiccup in its planned installation because [...]

Ticketing Quota for Belize City is at 100 per Month

Earlier this month, we told you about a ticketing quota for traffic wardens   disclosed in a memo sent to all Senior Transport Officers attached to the Department of Transport.  The [...]

Tangible Benefits of Housing Project

Just before Christmas, the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing delivered twenty homes to singles mothers.  Today, Minister Julius Espat appeared on Open Your Eyes and spoke about the reaction [...]

Building More Houses at a Time Instead of “One, One”

The P.U.P. Administration campaigned on the commitment to build ten thousand homes.  Minister Espat foresees the completion of at least one hundred and thirty homes by the end of April, [...]

Caution Urged as Haulover Bridge Works Begin

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development is urging those who travel the Belize River to exercise caution near the Haulover Bridge as replacement works get underway. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development [...]

P.A.C.T Renews Management of B.N.C.F Endowment and Operational Funds

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust has renewed its agreement with the Belize Nature Conservation Foundation for the management of the endowment and operational Funds of the B.N.C.F. According to a [...]

Belize Police Department Braces for Omicron

The rapid proliferation of the Omicron variant across the country will undoubtedly affect frontline workers, including police officers who are tasked with keeping law and order amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  [...]

L.I.U. Meets to Discuss Calendar of Events for 2022

This morning at the Department of Youth Services in Belize City, the Leadership Intervention Unit met to chart a way forward for the next twelve months.  As we reported a [...]

Prison Population Much Lower Than in the Past

The Belize Central Prison currently boasts a significantly smaller population that it did only eight years ago.  The facility, which is managed by the Kolbe Foundation, houses adult men and [...]

Monthly Ticketing Quota for Traffic Wardens

January is often the time when people need to update their driver’s license, vehicle license and insurance.  And if you are one of those people where your documents have expired [...]

Drunk Drivers are Being Caught with Breathalyzer Tests

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense. And, since December of 2021, the Department of Transport has been using breathalyzers on the nation’s highway to identify persons [...]

Sagicor Staff Celebrate Anniversary with Acts of Kindness

To celebrate its one hundred and eightieth anniversary, Sagicor financial services spent 2021 carrying out one hundred and eighty random acts of kindness across the Caribbean. According to a release [...]

New Year’s Baby Gifts Will Come

The first New Year’s babies delivered in the public health system received the usual fanfare and well wishes for long lives, but what was evidently missing were the gifts that [...]

Meet the First Born Babies of 2022!

Meet the first born baby boy and baby girl for 2022 at the K.H.M.H. They were born hours apart at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but are blessings for this [...]

Seven Belizeans Receive New Year’s Honours

Seven notable Belizeans, who have contributed to Belize’s development, are this year’s recipients of awards bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second. The announcement of the appointments to the [...]

Coyi Instrumental in Private and Public Sector

But after Dr. Coyi served in the public service, he turned to the private sector, where he was one of the founding members of the Belize Medical Associates Hospital in [...]

Senator Smith Says M.B.E. Recognition Was Unexpected

Senator Elena Smith who also serves as the President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union said she did not expect the recognition of Ordinary Member of the British Empire. Viewers [...]

Smith Hopes the B.N.T.U. is Not Labeled Because of Her Recognition

Senator Smith says the struggles have not been easy, with all the labeling that she has endured, and she hopes the recognition now does not lead to more of it. [...]

Ras Dara Recieves MBE Recognition for Philanthropy

Another of the 2021 honorees for Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is Joel Robinson. Ras Dara, as he is popularly known, was recognized in the past as an [...]

ComPol Williams Justifies Ticket to Fire-fighters

ComPol Chester Williams has commented on the five-hundred-dollar ticket slapped on three fire service personnel in Santa Elena. On Thursday morning, the fire-fighters were changing shift, and while on the [...]

New Program for Women through Ahmadiyya

Last week, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community donated sports equipment to the Belize Central Prison and the Wagner’s Youth Facility in Hattieville. And, for the New Year, Imam Naveed Mangla shared [...]