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The CEOM’s Preliminary Report on Belize’s 2020 General Elections!

The CARICOM Election Observation Mission held a brief press conference with the media today to give an update on their observations of the 2020 General Elections in Belize. Prior to [...]

Biden Inches Closer to U.S. Presidency

To close our newscast tonight, here is an update about the U.S. elections. Democratic candidate Joe Biden is six electoral votes short of becoming the next President of the United [...]

N.C.F.C.’s Roadmap Points the Way to End Child Marriage and Early Union

Today the National Committee for Families and Children held a virtual launch for its roadmap to end child marriage and early unions. It’s been in the pipeline for a few [...]

Belizean Stranded in Peten, Guatemala

El Informativo Melchor is reporting that Belizean Kelton is stranded in Peten, Flores, Guatemala. Reporter Rudel Alvarez wrote that Kelton was first in Livingston staying with family there and has [...]

P.U.P. Says It Will Remain Taiwan’s Ally and Friend

Earlier in the newscast John Briceño spoke of a number of issues, we also asked him about a foreign policy matter, relations with Taiwan.  If the People’s United Party becomes [...]

Georgia Supreme Court Halts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Fourteen year old Tomari Jackson of Georgia, U.S.A drowned in February 2016 in the Sibun River. Jackson was in Belize with more than thirty other students on a school trip at [...]

Taiwan & Belize Sign Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance

The Government of Taiwan has signed a Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Belize.  On Monday, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington signed the MLAT with Remus Li-Kuo [...]

Mexican Ambassador Bids Farewell to Belize

On Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrignton met with Mexican Ambassador Carlos Quesnel Melendez, presenting him with the Key of Friendship in honour of his professional and personal accomplishments. Outgoing Ambassador Quesnel [...]

Mexican Ambassador Presented with a Key of Friendship

Trade is closely linked to diplomacy. According to the affable Ambassador, one of the most noteworthy accomplishments is the exportation of cattle to Mexico. Earlier this month two hundred and [...]

Anita Zetina Selected to be SISCA’s Secretary General

Belizean Anita Zetina has been elected to the post of Secretary-General of the Secretariat of Central American Social Integration. That body is an arm of SICA which focuses on building [...]

Will Rapid Tests be Available in Time for PGIA Reopening?

The Philip Goldson International Airport is on schedule to reopen on October first and previous measures that were being introduced for the initial startup date of August fifteenth have since [...]

Another Multimillion Dollars Judgment Handed Down Against Sanctuary Bay Defendants

The Sanctuary Bay saga was back before the U.S. courts late last week.  A default judgment was entered on August twenty-eight in the U.S. District Court of Maryland by Justice [...]

Sixth Meeting of FOPREL’s Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Education & Health

Speaker of the House, Laura Tucker-Longsworth chaired a virtual meeting today for the Inter-parliamentary Committee on Education and Health of the Forum of Presidents and Presidents of the Legislative Powers of [...]

The Belize Education Experience During the Pandemic

The FOPREL meeting is to define strategic actions to ensure that educational systems are strengthened to guarantee safe and inclusive access for all students. So, as a part of the [...]

FFB Holds 2020 Congress; Sergio Chuc Re-elected as Its President

The Football Federation of Belize held its 2020 congress in Belmopan over the weekend, despite initial concerns from members of the organization regarding social distancing and other safety measures in [...]

Philip Goldson International Airport Will NOT Reopen on August 15th

The long anticipated reopening of the airport will not happen as planned. After a very stern warning to the nation about not practicing quarantine guidelines, the Prime Minister said that [...]

American Airlines Cuts Belize from Schedule

During the lengthy press conference that concluded around five-thirty, Prime Minister Dean Barrow received an update from American Airlines regarding the government’s decision not to open the P.G.I.A. on August [...]

SpeedNet Vs P.U.C. at C.C.J.

Turning to the Caribbean Court of Justice where SpeedNet is appealing a decision from the Belize Court of Appeal on the matter of provisional licenses. Now, the matter has been [...]

P.U.C. Attorney Sanctioned by C.C.J.

Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay pressed the court that it would be unfair for him to proceed with the presentation of his argument.  The judges offered that the P.U.C., represented by [...]

Former Taiwanese President Dies at 97

Belize is joining the government and people of Taiwan in mourning the passing of one of its former presidents, Lee Ten Hu, who died at the Taipei’s Veterans General Hospital [...]

Former Barbados PM Owen Arthur Passes

Owen Arthur, former Barbadian Prime Minister, has passed. Seventy-year-old Arthur died this morning in Barbados. The former PM was hospitalized earlier this month with heart complications. Arthur was Barbados’ fifth [...]

Stiffer Penalties for Tourist Who Do Not Adhere to COVID-19 Protocols Coming

In three weeks, the Philip Goldson International Airport will re-open for commercial flights from the US. Even as August fifteenth has been set as the date for the re-opening it [...]

B.T.I.A. Preparing for Reopening of Tourism Industry

The reopening of the P.G.I.A. is a matter of much public interest. Executive Director for the Belize Tourism Industry and Association John Burgos says that the majority of members support [...]

Belize Tourism Industry and Association Charts the Way Forward

The Belize Tourism Industry and Association today hosted a forum under the theme, “Belize Tourism Industry: Charting a Way Forward.”  The event brought stakeholders together to prepare for the recovery [...]

Acquiring a Gold Standard Certification Ahead of the Reopening of the P.G.I.A.

The clock is ticking for the reopening of the Philip Goldson Airport to international visitors on August fifteenth.  Today, the Ministry of Health reviewed the protocols in place. Hotels and [...]