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PM Briceño Delivers Keynote Address in Regional Summit in South Korea

As we stated earlier, Prime Minister John Briceño returned to the country today after attending the  World Climate Industry Expo ─ Leaders’ Summit in Busan, South Korea, where he delivered the keynote [...]

A National Strategic Dialogue on COP27, COP28

Today at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City, stakeholders across the public and private sectors were engaged in discussion about climate change and all its facets.  The national strategic [...]

Belmopan Mayor Takes Part in Series of Official Events in the U.S.

Belmopan Mayor, Sheran Palacio, left Belize today to take part in a series of events in the United States. Mayor Palacio will take part in an Earth Day Summit at [...]

Garifuna Collective Wraps Up Successful Tour of Australia and New Zealand

Today, the Garifuna Collective returned from a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand. The group of seven musicians performed at venues in Melbourne, Sydney and at the prestigious WOMAD [...]

Owner of Ritchie’s Bus Company Shifts to Restaurant and Entertainment

And now to the latest in the transport sector, last night’s news about tax exemptions for the importation of Florala’s fleet will undoubtedly keep the bus operators critical about the [...]

B.P.P. Leader Weighs In on Transport the Bus Companies and their Permits

Leader of the Belize Progressive Party, Wil Maheia, also weighed in on Ritchie’s case and what he feels is an unreasonable approach by the government to Belizean-owned bus companies. He [...]

The Cost of Importing Buses into Belize and Tax Exemptions

On Thursday night, we reported that in late 2021 and early 2022, the Ministry of Finance approved a seventy-percent import duties and excise tax exemption for Floralia Limited to bring [...]

Nago Bank Road Upgraded under Resilient Rural Belize

Nago Bank Road in rural Belize District was officially opened today after almost nine months of road work. C.E.O.s from five line ministries including economic development, rural transformation, infrastructure development, [...]

Floralia Limited Given 75% Exemption on Import and Excise Duty

Is Floralia Limited enjoying special privileges from the Government of Belize to put them at an advantage in the public transport industry? Things are heating up within the industry as [...]

Floralia’s Marvin Vanzie Says, “Floralia Did Not Receive Any Preferential Treatment”

We reached out to Marvin Vanzie for comments, and he informed us that he was not available for an interview with us at that time. He, however, sent a written [...]

GOB Warns Public Transportation Sector of New Bus Standards

We also spoke with the President of the Belize Bus Association about the new standards for public transportation that were made public today via a Government Press Office release. The [...]

PM Briceño travels to the Bahamas to attend 44th Regular Meeting in the Caribbean Community

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country on Monday to travel to the Bahamas to attend the forty-fourth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean [...]

Ride Along With Us on the Six O’clock Express Bus, From Belize City to Belmopan

For Belizeans who rely on public transportation for their daily commute, they will find the following story all too familiar. Recently, the conversation about improving public transport in Belize has [...]

Electric Buses Coming to Belize City by June

During an interview with Mayor Bernard Wagner today, he also gave an update on a project to introduce electric buses and taxis to the public transportation system in Belize City. [...]

CNN Travel: Belize among the Best Destinations to Visit in 2023

Despite the “black eye,” associated with the tragedy, last week, C.N.N. Travel listed Belize among the top twenty-three destinations to visit this year. It speaks to the ease of travelling [...]

B.T.I.A. Holds Its 37th Annual General Meeting

The thirty-seventh annual general meeting of the Belize Tourism Industry Association was held at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel today. It was an event used to reflect on the accomplishments, as [...]

No Travel Restrictions on Countries Reporting Massive Spikes in COVID Infections

As we said, several countries are reporting a spike in COVID-19 infections. Over the last seven days, the U.K. has reported more than seventy-thousand new cases. In China, more than [...]

New Buses to be Introduced at the Top of the New Year

Minister of Transportation Rodwell Ferguson provided a brief update on the public transportation industry, in light of changes that will come into effect with respect of an upgrade to fleets [...]

Misty Michael Sues B.T.B. and Wins

The Belize Tourism Board has to shell out over two hundred thousand dollars in another wrongful termination case, this one brought by former director Misty Michael who was dismissed shortly [...]

Direct Flight From Belize to Honduras Via Tropic Air

There are over fifty thousand people in Belize with ties to Honduras, according to Anthony Mahler, the Minister of Tourism. So, Honduras is a natural market for the airline industry. [...]

G.O.B. Strengthens Vehicle Fleet for First Responders and Highway Patrol

The usage of GPS tracking devices on government vehicles has been introduced as a means of gathering sensitive data from municipal bodies, as well as the Department of Transport.  On [...]

Minister of Transport Reacts to Bus Operators’ Letter to U.N.D.P.

The bus operators have made clear their gripe that the government would be getting a grant of three electric buses from the United Nations Development Program, U.N.D.P. They raised their [...]

B.T.B.’s Hotel Amnesty Program for Unlicensed Tourist Accommodations

A new law has come into effect giving unlicensed tourist accommodation properties the opportunity to register with B.T.B. and have all their outstanding taxes cancelled. While tourist accommodations are obligated [...]

Hotel Amnesty Program Expires End of October

In the normal course, these tourist properties would be required to pay their arrears and penalties upon registration. Director of Quality Management and Capacity Development, Abil Castaneda encourages these property [...]

Inaugural Elevate Training Expo Hosted by B.T.B.

Over two hundred tourism service providers are participating in the first annual Elevate Training Expo being hosted by the Belize Tourism Board in Belize City. The expo is providing tourism [...]