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Carnival Cruise Lines Reps in Belize Recruiting DJs and Musicians

Representatives from Carnival Cruise Lines arrived in Belize today for a two-day recruitment exercise beginning on Tuesday at nine a.m. at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City. Manager of [...]

A New Statutory Instrument Regarding International Buses

A statutory instrument signed by Minister of Transport Edmond Castro came into effect earlier today allowing for only one regular bus run per day from each bus line entering Belize [...]

Clear The Land Calls Out Bus Operators

While the statutory instrument has been signed into effect, Castro also expressed concerns over bus operators not living up to an agreement in which they promised to upgrade their buses, [...]

An SI Comes Into Effect to Regulate Mexican and Guatemalan Buses Entering Belize

Industrial action by bus owners and taxi operators across the public transportation industry has been averted, following a late afternoon meeting with government officials in Belmopan. The sit-down began promptly [...]

BBA Says It’s Satisfied with Outcome of Transportation Meeting

Thomas Shaw, President of the Belize Bus Association, says that they are satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. And notwithstanding the challenge of conforming to standards set by their [...]

Clear The Land Weighs in on Bus Situation

Minister of Transport Edmund Castro has been involved in the negotiations with the B.B.A.  While he has championed the cause of the local tour operators, he says that the industry-wide [...]

Final decision on foreign buses on hold

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Transport reported that an agreement of sorts had been reached in respect of Mexican and Guatemalan buses transiting Belize. This came in the wake [...]

Belizean athletes competing in the CODICADER Games are snatching the medals

A contingent of Belizean athletes left Belize without fanfare and are currently in Honduras where they are competing in the U-15 CODICADER games in Tegucigalpa. The local team is taking [...]

I am a Belizean Traveller; Are You?

The Belize Tourism Board officially launched its Belizean Traveller Campaign, which encourages Belizeans to be tourists in their own country. It is a joint venture between the B.T.B. and the [...]

Mid-Year Tourism Stats Show Increase in Overnight and Cruise Ship Arrivals

The most recent figures in tourist arrivals show that more persons are choosing Belize as their holiday destination; be it as a family, a group of friends and even honeymooners. [...]

Belize Bus Association Gets a Solution; Small Compromise Made

The Belize Bus Association was able to come to an agreement with the Ministry of Transport about foreign owned buses making stops in Belize.  On Tuesday, the association met with [...]

Changes for Foreign-Owned Buses Becomes Effective in September

So, how will these changes take place? The B.B.A. says that the Attorney General committed to getting this done over the next few days and that it may not have [...]

Ministry of Transport & BBA reach an agreement

A shutdown of public transportation has been averted.  The Ministry of Transport and the Belize Bus Association have reached an agreement to settle the B.B.A.’s concerns over Guatemalan and Mexican [...]

Speeding on the Highway; Residents Ask for Monitoring and Enforcement

There have been many reports made to the Ministry of Transport about speeding on the highways and the need for monitoring and enforcement. Just last Sunday, four Belize City men [...]

Belize Bus Association says Foreign Owned Buses Taking Money Out of Their Pockets

The Belize Bus Association is not happy with the foreign bus runs happening in Belize. The B.B.A. wrote a letter to the Minister of Transport to say that its members [...]

B.B.A. Threatens Strike if Ministry Doesn’t Address Issue

So, what is the B.B.A. prepared to do to resolve this issue? The members have threatened industrial action.  That means that most major public transportation will not be operating because [...]

Garifuna Collective Heads to North America Tour

The Garifuna Collective departed Belize today to start their North American tour which will take them to over ten states in the United Sates, as well as to different cities [...]

Europe Embraced the Garifuna Collective

Band members, Sam Harris and Marcela Aranda, also spoke to News Five to share their experience on the European leg of their 2019 tour.  In June, the band made appearances [...]

Tourism Stats for the First Half of 2019

Despite the murder of a U.S. national recently in San Pedro that gave Belize a black eye in the international news, the Belize Tourism Board is touting a growth in [...]

B.T.I.A. Hosts 34th Bi-Annual General Meeting

On Wednesday, the Belize Hotel Association met; today its partners in the industry, the Belize Tourism Industry and Association, held its thirty-fourth biannual general meeting in Belmopan.  Stakeholders met at [...]

B.T.I.A. Says Booking Cancellations Decreasing

The tourism industry in Belize took a hit after U.S. doctor Gary Swank was murdered while vacationing on the island.  Cabinet anticipated an adverse effect that could possibly cripple San [...]

Will Double Murder on La Isla Bonita Negatively Impact Tourism Industry?

The shocking murders of a visiting U.S. doctor while on a fishing trip with a San Pedro tour guide is grabbing attention in the international press. The Doctor Gary Swank [...]

A Review of Health and Tourism Programme in Belize

Outbreaks of communicable diseases, environmental challenges, poor health and wellness in the tourism workforce can result in closures of hotels and cruise ports which can lead to significant losses in revenue. [...]

B.T.I.A. Takes a Serious Look at Sustainable Tourism

The B.T.I.A. unveiled to its stakeholders and partner agencies a three-year plan for sustainable tourism in Belize. The objective of the symposium was to share details on how the association [...]

A National Appropriate Mitigation Action for Public Transportation in Belize

The United Nations Development Programme, through the National Appropriate Mitigation Action for Belize, is meeting with public and private stakeholders to focus on public transportation. The idea is to improve [...]