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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 [...]

Caves Branch is Accepting Local Tourists Only; Doors Closed to International Visitors

Tourism stakeholders are counting down to the reopening of the P.G.I.A. on August fifteenth. But there are some in the tourism sector who don’t want the P.G.I.A. to reopen so [...]

Will U.S. Authorities Come for John Usher?

A massive judgment with damages of one hundred and thirty-eight point seven million U.S. dollars was handed down earlier this week against businessman John Usher.  He was embroiled in the [...]

Chetumal Placed Under Quarantine – Again!

Chetumal has been placed under quarantine, again. That’s the news coming from our neighbours in the north. Televisa Quintana Roo, a Mexican news outlet, reports that the Secretary of Public [...]

CARICOM is Watching Guyana’s Political Impasse Closely

While we spoke to the Foreign Minister on Monday, we also asked him about the situation in Guyana. Guyana is entering its fifth month of political deadlock since the results [...]

P.P.E.s Donated to Belize

A little over half a million Belize dollars worth of Personal Protective Equipment was donated to Belize by the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada and PAHO/WHO for the country’s [...]

Chetumal’s Health System on the Brinks of Collapse

News media in Chetumal are reporting that the health system there is on the brink of collapse due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. Chetumal has surpassed Cancun with [...]

Pushing Quintana Roo’s #StayAtHome Campaign

According Garrido, the Quintana Roo government is working with its people to curb the curve and prevent the further spread of the virus.  A campaign called ‘stay at home’ is [...]