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Latest Population Figures to be Published in September

The results of the latest population census are expected to be released later this year.  The exercise which concluded in January is being finalized before the official figures, following the [...]

Commerce Bight to be Converted to Passenger Port & Marina

The port at Commerce Bight in Stann Creek District has been deserted for quite a number of years, but the Briceño administration is now looking at ways in which economic [...]

Haitians to Present Visa Before Traveling to Belize

Cabinet, during its weekly meeting on Tuesday, has decided that Belize will cite Article 226 (A) of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas which will allow Minister of Immigration Eamon Courtenay [...]

“Weh Yuh Di Seh”, The Official Card Game of Belize

From the world stage of beauty pageants to creating a card game like no other, Miss Earth 2021, Destiny Wagner is back in the spotlight.  Back in November 2022, Destiny [...]

Multi-Sectoral Approach to Crime Fighting and Prevention Introduced to U.W.I. Students

The University of the West Indies Open Campus, in collaboration with the Department of Youth Services and the Belize Police Department, hosted a presentation today on crime prevention and crime [...]

Man Shot Dead Near Sand Hill; Was It Murder or Suicide?

A man was found dead inside his vehicle this morning with a gunshot wound to the head.  The discovery was made just off the Philip Goldson Highway near Sand Hill [...]

Senator Asks for More timely Audits of Government’s Accounts

The Senate debate over the 2023-2024 national budget saw parliamentarians for both major political parties and those from the churches and civil society underscore the portions of the document that [...]

Senator for N.G.Os Ask for More Accountability for Monies Spent

During the Senate debate on Wednesday, Senator for the N.G.O. community, Janelle Chanona thanked the Minister of State in Finance, Chris Coye, Financial Secretary, Joe Waight and the Ministry of [...]

Women Cane Farmers Boost their Capacity, Graduate Field School

Today, a graduation ceremony was held for a group of female cane farmers who successfully completed the Women Farmers Field School.  Over the last twelve months, these women attended sessions [...]

Engaging the Youth through Technology in the Sugar Industry

While women make up just over forty percent of the registered farmers population, sixty percent of male farmers are above the age of fifty. Farming in the sugar industry is [...]

Good News on the 2022/2023 Sugar Crop

There is good news coming out of the north as it relates to the 2022-2023 sugar crop season. It was off to a rough start with the issues surrounding a [...]

B.T.L. Introduces Digi One!

This morning at the Biltmore, Belize Telemedia Limited introduced its latest offering, an all-in-one product called Digi One.  It’s a quad play service that includes Internet and television, as well [...]

Port FC To Take On Benque FC and Verdes FC in Upcoming Days

The Port Loyola Football Club has its eyes set on the Premier League of Belize’s Championship trophy. With only a few games left before playoffs for the closing season begins, [...]

Dyandre Chee Laid to Rest; Cops Arraigned for his Murder

We begin tonight’s newscast with the arraignment of two police officers for the shooting death of a young man in Orange Walk Town over the weekend. Two of four policemen [...]

Ian Jones Bows Out of Collet Race; Is Faber Still a U.D.P. Candidate?

There’s a National Party Council meeting scheduled for this Saturday where executives of the United Democratic Party, as well as the broader membership of the organization, are expected to discuss [...]

Godwin Haylock Vs Shane Williams for Queen Square

For the first time in four decades, the Queen Square division is going to have a U.D.P. standard bearer that does not carry the Barrow surname. The constituency is located [...]

Are Queen Square Convention Candidates Underestimating Each Other?

The winner will be determined on convention day which is set for Sunday, April second.  Both Haylock and Williams are gearing up their respective machineries to get as many voters [...]

Senate Debates Inflation, the Economy and Minimum Wage in the Budget

The 2023-2024 National Budget was debated in the Senate today.  The fiery exchange across the aisle, that is par for the course in the upper house, was noticeably subdued. In [...]

Leader of Government Business: Government Will Address Inflation

Leader of Government Business, Eamon Courtenay, during his response, pointed to the figures coming out of the Statistical Institute of Belize. Courtenay highlighted the numbers that showed that the economy [...]

Senator for Business Sector Looked At Under-Spending in Budget

Senator Kevin Herrera, who represents the business sector, began his presentation by asking that government audits be completed and shared with the public. On the actual budget, the parliamentarian pointed [...]

Senator Sheena Pitts Criticizes Government for Lack of Resources in Judiciary

At the close of her presentation in the Senate, U.D.P Senator, Sheena Pitts conceded that there are some good aspects to the budget, but one of those is not the [...]

U.D.P Senator Uses Grocery Bag to Illustrate Cost of Living Increases

U.D.P Senator, Orson Elrington, who took a bag of food items to the Senate with him, used the prices on those items to underscore the point that inflation is the [...]

Senator OJ Elrington Opts for More Training Rather Than More Police Officers

Elrington also spoke about the state of crime. He noted that the Belize Police Department is adding new police officers to its numbers, but said that the government must be [...]

Senator Elrington Uses Facebook Post to Slam Government on State of Health System

Elrington also criticized the government for the state of the public healthcare system and the cost of medication for some medical conditions. He used the plight of Glenn Tillett, a [...]

President of Taiwan Visits on Sunday Symbolizes Our Close Ties

Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled to arrive in Belize on Sunday. This will be her second visit to Belize since she was first elected in 2016. This visit signals [...]