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Pantry and COVID-19 Food Assistance on Pause!

Food Pantry and COVID-19 food assistance programme are on pause and the pantry is getting a rebrand of sorts.  Today, when we caught up with Minister Dolores Balderamos Garcia, we [...]

P.S.U. Wants Commission of Inquiry into Fire Sale of Government Assets

The Public Service Union is calling for a commission of inquiry into the sale of government assets, including vehicles and pricey furniture, that were disposed of at rock-bottom prices ahead [...]

Over 170 Vehicles Reportedly Missing from Ministry of National Security

According to Flowers, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is also Minister of Finance, should investigate the Assets and Utilities Unit which also oversees the Vehicle Care Unit where fleecing is [...]

P.S.U. Says Kudos to Ministers who Don’t Need New Vehicles

While the P.S.U. applauds those ministers who have agreed not to get a new government vehicle assigned to them, the union is also asking that they follow the recommendations that [...]

Dr. Kenrick Leslie to be Honored in a Virtual Farewell Ceremony

Back in January of this year, we reported on the retirement of Doctor Kenrick Leslie from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center.  Doctor Leslie has been serving as the executive [...]

The Cost of Climate Change in Belize!

Doctor Young also spoke about the impact of climate change on the region, zoning in on Belize.  He says the annual cost of climate change related events such as droughts [...]

Is the Arundo Donax the Answer to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Belize?

During his interview with the media today, Executive Director, Doctor Colin Young of the CARICOM Climate Change Center also shared that the center has a number of adaptation and mitigation [...]

Ladyville Gets a Fire Truck!

Today, the National Fire Service received a fire truck for its Ladyville Station. It may seem like just a truck, but it is significant for the fire-fighters who will use [...]

Fire Dept. to Relocate in Rental Unit Following the Sale of its Headquarters

Back in September, the Government came under harsh criticism for the sale of the National Fire Service headquarters in Belize City.  The government at the time sold the fire station [...]

P.S.U. Demands Investigation into Fire Sale of Government Vehicles

The Public Service Union is coming down hard on the previous U.D.P. administration after finding out that a fire sale of government assets, particularly a fleet of vehicles that was [...]

The Children Put PM Briceño in the Hot Seat for Children’s Day!

Today is being observed as World Children’s Day across the globe. November twentieth was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day, used to promote awareness and advocate for the [...]

Children’s Day 2020: Reimagining a Better Future for Every Child!

To also mark the occasion, Belizean children sent Children’s Day greetings to other kids across Belize.     [Greetings from Belizean Children on World Children’s Day…]

PM Briceño on Economic State of Affairs

As the Briceño administration settles into office, the dire economic situation facing Belize is coming to light.  On Tuesday, Briceño received briefings by senior officials at the Ministry of Finance [...]

PM Briceño: Former Administration Had No Real Plan to Contain COVID-19 Spread

That briefing was with senior officials, including Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, Central Bank Governor Joy Grant and Financial Secretary Joseph Waight. Another big challenge facing the government is the [...]

C.E.O.s Yet to Be Appointed by Governor General

Since Tuesday, there has been rampant speculation on social media and everywhere else about the appointment of Chief Executive Officers. Names have been flown left, right and centre and it [...]

Celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day Virtually

Across the country, Garifuna Settlement Day will be celebrated on Thursday.  The nineteenth of November is traditionally a time of year when the culture of the Garifuna people is honored [...]

Plans for a Virtual Nineteenth Celebration

Activities for this year will include an ecumenical service in Dangriga which is preceded by a re-enactment of the arrival of the Garinagu.   Sebastian Cayetano, Garifuna Activist/Historian “Where it [...]

November 19th Sales during COVID-19

In some parts, at this time of the year, customers will be flocking to Thanksgiving sales just prior to the Christmas season.  In Belize, the Garifuna Settlement Day sales have [...]

Chester Lobbies for Power to Terminate Rogue Cops

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is lobbying for authority to summarily dismiss officers within the department who are found guilty of abusing their powers.  It is a proposal that was [...]

World GIS Day is Celebrated Virtually

Today is being celebrated as World GIS Day and is used to celebrate innovative applications of geographic information system technology in everyday lives. Held virtually this year, Total Business Solutions [...]

GIS in Everyday Operations, including Belize Sugar Industries

GIS technology is also used by the sugar cane industry in the north and links the various stakeholders under one platform. Cane Farmers Relations Manager at B.S.I., Olivia Carballo Avilez [...]

New C.E.O.s Appointed to Briceño Administration

The newly-formed Briceño administration continues to take shape with the appointments of Chief Executive Officers to various government ministries.  What we know thus far is that Channel Five’s C.E.O. Amalia [...]

Cabinet Briefed on Important National Issues

The new government under Prime Minister John Briceño held its inaugural cabinet meeting on Tuesday and the first order of business was to be updated on national issues affecting the [...]

Are Ministers Willing to Get a Pay Cut?

The Briceño administration is assuming office in difficult times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on and industries struggle to bounce back.  The P.U.P. government has promised to realize [...]

Ministers Don’t Need Fancy, Expensive Vehicles

The ballooning wage bill stands at six hundred and eighty-eight million dollars for sixteen thousand public officers and teachers.  One of the recommendations that the Public Service Union has offered as [...]