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Ground is Finally Broken for San Pedro General Hospital

Ground was officially broken this morning for work to commence on the long-awaited general hospital in San Pedro.  That medical facility will serve the islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye [...]

Municipal Leadership Cycle Comes To An End

We are now five days away from the 2024 municipal elections. And as of tonight, all city and town councils across the country have been dissolved by law. That means [...]

City Administrators Takes Over Until New Councils Elected

So, who is put in charge of the council’s affairs between the period when mayors and councilors vacate their office and when a new council is elected? According to C.E.O. [...]

Mayor Palacio Says Her Time Expires on Election Day

Mayor Sharon Palacio says she is not quite done with her work at the Belmopan City Council. As you heard, C.E.O. Shal stated that according to the Belmopan City Council [...]

Earl Trapp Calls Stop Orders ‘Maliciously Conceived’

The United Democratic Party has issued a statement condemning the San Ignacio town administrator for issuing today, what they claim, is a politically motivated stop order to the San Ignacio [...]

P.U.P.: Electioneering or Perfectly-timed Infrastructure Projects?

So, while the municipal governments have been dissolved across the country, the central government is continuing with infrastructure work in all cities and towns.  But is it deliberate electioneering or [...]

Second Family in Cotton Tree Brawl Speaks Out

Last night, we told you about a school fight in Cotton Tree Village that led to a shootout between adults. We heard from one family involved in the incident and [...]

Jared Ranguy Asks for Second Sentence Indication

Jared Ranguy, the man who wiped out his entire family in Ladyville in 2012, when he murdered his mother, sister, and stepfather, has asked the court for a second sentence [...]

NHI to Rollout in San Pedro and Countrywide

The National Health Insurance, N.H.I., will be rolled out in San Pedro and Caye Caulker by midyear.  It’s part of an expansion of the existing program under the Briceno administration.  [...]

Mayor Palacio Last Day Spent Distributing Land Titles

Belmopan Mayor Sharon Palacio is ending her term on what many would consider to be a positive note. Today, Palacio and her city administrator officially inaugurated the Innovabel Subdivision in [...]

Meet Corozal’s Municipal Mayoral Candidates

The 2024 municipal elections are just around the corner which means that residents of Corozal Town will soon be casting their votes for the town council. In tonight’s episode of [...]

How Are Corozal Residents Feeling The Municipals?

Municipal elections are just a few days away and residents of Corozal Town are eagerly awaiting the national vote. In one corner, we have current mayor Rigoberto Vellos of the [...]

PM Briceño is Optimistic of a Win in San Pedro

As we reported earlier, Prime Minister John Briceño was in San Pedro this morning for a groundbreaking ceremony.  While on the island, he also took the opportunity to join Mayor [...]

Girl, 9, Falls off Bicycle and Dies

It’s almost an initiation into adulthood – riding a bike, and it’s what most children do in their past time. But one little girl met her untimely death on Thursday [...]

Child Stimulation Month Kicks Off with Career Parade

Today, thousands of children across Belize donned the uniforms of various professionals and joined their parents and teachers to march through the streets of Belize. These festivities signaled the beginning [...]

MOECST Introduces New Preschool Curriculum

This afternoon, the Ministry of Education introduced a new curriculum for preschools that will come into effect at the beginning if the new academic calendar in September.  The foundational course [...]

Is There a Need for More Preschools?

According to Doctor Zabaneh, the aim is to exceed the number of preschool students that are presently enrolled in early childhood education. The idea, he says, is to establish a [...]

B.M.D.C. Markets Local Fruit Pulp

From pre-school curriculum to tropical fruits, we turn now to an initiative to market Belize’s range of tropical fruits and more recently, the pulp that is extracted from those fruits. [...]

An Art Studio For The Artist In You

From the cozy corners of homes to the luxurious settings of resorts, and even community murals, the works of Keion Griffith, widely recognized as “The Artist”, has left an indelible [...]

Afterschool Fight Between Minors Leads to Shootout

Tonight, there are growing concerns over child safety in primary schools. On Wednesday, we received reports of a child being badly injured by another child while attending classes in Orange [...]

I.M.F. Says Belize’s G.D.P. on the Rise, Inflation and Unemployment Down

The International Monetary Fund has wrapped up its Article Five consultation. In its concluding statement, the I.M.F. reported that Belize’s economy has continued to perform well. The report noted continued [...]

Minister Coye Calls NTUCB’s IMF Boycott Unfortunate

Two weeks ago, the National Trade Union Congress of Belize fired off a letter to the International Monetary Fund, informing that the umbrella organization was boycotting all further consultations with [...]

Thirty-five Stores Ticketed in Caye Caulker and San Pedro

As many as thirty-five businesses in San Pedro and Caye Caulker have been ticketed by the Supplies Control Unit for violating the Supplies Control (Prices) Regulations, as it pertains to [...]

Navigate the Belize Zoo With a New Interactive Map

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center cares for one hundred and sixty animals, representing forty-three native species. The thirty-acre wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility sees approximately forty-three thousand visitors [...]

Procurement of Funds for New Court Complex in Final Stages

In January, we heard the Chief Engineer Evondale Moody describe how much infrastructural work the court building that once housed the Treasury Department underwent. Moody also spoke of the level [...]