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Bar Association Speaks on Justice Blenman’s Intended Appointment as Chief Justice

The appointment of a new presiding judge to lead the High Court, an amalgamation of the various arms of the justice system, will see Acting Chief Justice Michelle Arana being [...]

Tourism Insurance to Be Discussed At Next Cabinet Meeting

Last week, the outgoing President of the Belize Hotel Association, Alina Saldivar indicated that the majority of the membership of that association wanted the insurance fee charged to visiting tourists [...]

Belize Represented at Latin American Travel Association Meeting in London

Minister of Tourism, Anthony Mahler returned last week from a Latin American Travel Association’s meeting in London. He told us that the participants discussed with their counterparts the best ways [...]

Vacancy Exists for Seafarers in Belize

Other than the call centers that may have vacancies for new recruits from time to time, we don’t hear too often about job vacancies in other certain sectors. Interestingly, there [...]

Cruise Ships Give Media Tours as Part of Activities for Seafarers’ Day

On Saturday mariners, the world over, and their employers and families celebrated Day of the Seafarers. It’s set aside to recognize the invaluable contribution that seafarers make to global trade [...]

IMMARBE Holds Ships Accountable by International Regulations

While we celebrate the shipping world and all those who contribute to this important industry, there is also the other side of that equation – holding ships accountable when they [...]

P.M. Updates Nation On Travels

Prime Minister John Briceño continues his working visit to far-flung countries across the globe and is currently in Lisbon, Portugal, for the United Nations Oceans Conference. Prior to his trip [...]

P.M. Briceno Secures Funding for Belize During Travels

P.M. Briceño will also be hosting the Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert the Second, on Wednesday. According to P.M. Briceño, an estimated fifty million dollars in potential funding will come [...]

Prime Minister Briceno Meets with Ukrainian President

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, tweeted that he had a first productive meeting with Prime Minister John Briceño. In his tweet the Ukrainian president said, the first but productive [...]

PM Briceño Addresses United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon

On Tuesday in Lisbon, Prime Minister John Briceño addressed an assembly of world leaders during the Second Plenary Session of the United Nations Ocean Conference.  Co-hosted by the governments of [...]

Belize Touts Debt-restructuring for Marine Conservation

Homing in on Belize’s efforts, P.M. Briceño spoke about the country’s debt-restructuring for marine conservation initiative which is touted as the largest undertaking of its kind in the world.   [...]

Acting Chief Justice Michelle Arana Did Not Apply for CJ Position, P.M. Confirms

We’ll now take you back to the prime minister’s virtual press conference from Portugal where he also responded to questions on the selection of a new Chief Justice of Belize. [...]

Belize and Mexico Work to Improve Tourism

Tourism officials from Mexico are in Belize to discuss improving the relationship both countries share in that industry. Heading the delegation is Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marquez, who [...]

Mexican Tourism Team Also Focusing on Ease of Travel for Tourists

Another area where the bilateral relations will focus on is in the area of hotel investment, particularly since this side of the world is trying to attract more European tourists. [...]

Belize Hotels Association Holds its Annual General Meeting

The Belize Hotels Association held its Annual General Meeting today at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel. Over one hundred of the association’s membership was in attendance. Outgoing President, [...]

Opposition Responds to Proposed Chief Justice Appointment

The Constitution of Belize provides that the Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, given after consultation with [...]

CDME MOU with Dominican Republic benefits Belize

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (C.D.E.M.A.) and the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic today signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is [...]

P.M. Briceño Attends European Development Days Forum in Belgium

Prime Minister John Briceño is in Brussels, Belgium for the Fifteenth European Development Days Forum. His address to the dignitaries in attendance focused on the European Union’s contributions to Belize [...]

P.M. Briceño Speaks on Regional Peace and Security in the EU

P.M. Briceño also acknowledged the European Union’s efforts to support regional peace and security, referencing Guatemala’s unfounded claim to Belize’s territory, and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.  P.M. Briceño [...]

Protecting and Maintaining Belize’s Cultural Artifacts

As part of the process for the Cultural Property Agreement between the United States and Belize on the preservation of Belize’s cultural monuments, Doctor Andrew Zonderman, from the U.S. Department [...]

Belize in Kigali, Rwanda for Commonwealth

Today marked the opening of the Commonwealth Business and People’s Forums in Kigali, Rwanda. The Commonwealth Business Forum brought together over fifteen hundred delegates from Commonwealth member states, for the [...]

Japan Strengthening Ties with Belize

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan is in Belize meeting with government officials. On Monday, he was a keynote speaker at a closing ceremony where over eight hundred [...]

Energy Security: A Regional Concern in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy security remains a primary concern for many countries in the region, particularly in light of the war in Ukraine.  These countries are exploring the possibility of doing business with [...]

PM Briceno Holds First Press Conference Since 2020

Prime Minister John Briceño held a press conference this afternoon in Belize City, the first since he took office in November 2020.  Flanked by Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay, P.M. Briceño’s [...]

Prime Minister Briceño Explains the Shot Heard Across the Americas

The prime minister’s speech, delivered a short distance away from where U.S. President Joe Biden sat, was a no holds barred criticism of the United States’ decision to bar Cuba, [...]