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Opposition Leader Attends Forum on Venezuela-Guyana Conflict

On Sunday, Venezuelans voted overwhelmingly to annex Essequibo, a disputed and oil-rich territory of Guyana. This is territory that the Venezuelan government claims forms a natural part of their country [...]

Funding for Climate Vulnerable Cities

In a panel discussion at COP28 in Dubai, Mayor Sheran Palacio of Belmopan, addressed the critical need for funding to enhance climate action and innovation in cities. The event, hosted [...]

AOSIS Battles for Climate Financing at COP28

COP28 continued today in Dubai where climate finance is taking centre stage. It is crucial for adaptation, addressing damages, and achieving low carbon development. The urgent need for mitigation is [...]

Belize to Host Inaugural World Sustainable Travel and Hospitality Awards

Belize has been chosen to host the inaugural 2024 World Sustainable Travel and Hospitality Awards, announced at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Recognized for its commitment to [...]

Loss and Damage Fund Pledges “Chump Change”

COP28 in Dubai has seen pledges to the Loss and Damage Fund totaling just over six hundred million dollars, a sum dismissed by leaders from small island developing states (SIDS) [...]

Plans for Mangroves Reforestation in Money River Underway

Established in 2001, the Adaptation Fund initiated project funding in 2009, concentrating on climate adaptation efforts. It extends eligibility for funding to all developing nations and introduced the pioneering concept [...]

Belize to Participate in IDB’s CLIMA Program

The Inter-American Development Bank (I.D.B.) announced on Saturday its CLIMA program, rewarding countries for achieving environmental goals with a 5% grant of the loan principal. The initiative aims to help [...]

CARICOM Fully Supports Guyana

The United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ) has cautioned Venezuela against taking any actions that could change Guyana’s control over the disputed Essequibo region. This warning comes just days [...]

Peaceful Ceasefire Protest at COP28 in UAE

In an unusual occurrence in the United Arab Emirates, a peaceful protest unfolded at COP28 in Dubai, calling for a ceasefire in support of Palestine. The protestors, at the Blue [...]

Belize Votes for Saudi Arabia to Host World Expo 2030

Prime Minister John Briceño and a delegation of government officials returned from Saudi Arabia recently where they attended a summit with other CARICOM heads of government.  In the past few [...]

Caribbean Leaders are “Pledge-fatigued” at COP283

On Thursday, we told you about the hundreds of millions of dollars that countries pledge for the Loss and Damage Fund which was launched on Day One of COP28 in [...]

COP28 Launches Urgent Global Climate Action Amidst Hottest Year on Record

COP 28 kicked off in Dubai on Thursday, addressing record-breaking temperatures globally. The conference aims to accelerate global climate action as the impacts of the climate crisis intensify. This year’s [...]

World Leaders Face Stark Reality of Climate Targets Shortfall

Although nations are transitioning to clean energy, the pace falls short of meeting ambitious targets. A recent U.N. report shows that national climate action plans would only reduce emissions to [...]

COP28 Kicks Off with Loss and Damage Fund Success!

COP28 commenced today in Dubai with significant progress. The loss and damage fund was approved and launched to assist poorer nations with climate-related disasters. COP28 President Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber highlighted [...]

COP28 President Denies Using Summit for Oil Deals

And this year, COP28 began with controversy. The conference is led by the UAE’s presidency and Sultan Al Jaber. He is the chief executive officer of state oil giant ADNOC [...]

USA, China Presidents A No-show at COP28

At COP28 in Dubai, leaders gather for the U.N. climate summit, notably without U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Xing Ping. Representatives like John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua [...]

Garifuna Flava Restaurant Recognized by Chicago Bears

And, the Garifuna culture was also celebrated and recognized in Chicago, Illinois. Last week, American football team, Chicago Bears acknowledged Garifuna Flava, a restaurant owned and operated by Belizean Rhodel [...]

Belizean Athletes Ace Copa Revolucion Games in Mexico

Seven athletes who participated in the 2023 Copa Revolucion Games in Quintana Roo, Mexico over the long weekend have returned home with eighteen medals. The seven athletes, who also included [...]

Belize Gearing Up for COP28

The twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties (COP28) will take place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a two-week global event, marking a pivotal moment for countries across the [...]

Belize’s Foreign Minister Reiterates G.O.B.’s Position on Israel

Since the Briceño administration announced on Tuesday that it is suspending all diplomatic ties with Israel, amid the ongoing war in the Middle East, considerable interest has been raised in [...]

Eamon Courtenay on G.O.B.’s Decision, “We consulted widely.”

In some corners of the diplomatic community, supporters of Israel argue that Belize’s position is unfounded.  According to Senator Courtenay, the advice and opinions of government representatives abroad were sought [...]

How Long Will Suspension of Diplomatic Ties with Israel Last?

Earlier today, the United Democratic Party issued a statement expressing concern over government’s decision to suspend diplomatic ties with Israel.  The press release goes on to say, “We believe that [...]

Minister Balderamos-Garcia: “What Israel is doing is Genocide”

Also speaking on the Israel-Hamas war today was Cabinet Minister, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia who expressed full support of Belize’s position and actions against Israel. She says that Belize must be on [...]

Online Exclusive: Boosting the Caribbean’s Health Security in the Face Of Climate Change

The disastrous effects of Climate Change have undoubtedly exacerbated issues faced by the public sector in the region, and countries like Dominica are no exception. Despite the potential for various [...]

Coast Guard Will Deploy 20 Members To Haiti

Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry called for international deployment of armed forces to Haiti more than a year ago to tackle, the upheaval on the island nation. In the absence [...]