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U.S. State Department Issues Travel Advisory for Belize

On November thirteenth, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level Two travel advisory for Belize, urging travelers to exercise heightened caution due to a notable prevalence of crime. The [...]

Ambassador Shoman Reacts to US Travel Advisory for Belize

The U.S. Department’s travel advisory came days after Belize sent a protest note, dated November eighth, to the Embassy of Israel in Mexico. That protest note stated that Belize, as [...]

Bus Operators Have until December 2024 to Upgrade 100% of Fleet

On Monday, the Ministry of Transport met with bus operators in Belmopan to discuss the upgrading of bus standards for the transport industry. One of the major points of discussion [...]

Upgraded Buses May Mean Increased Bus Fares

But, will the Ministry of Transport approve an increase in bus fares so that operators can meet the expenses necessary to upgrade their buses? The issue was raised in Monday’s [...]

Belizean Bus Association Meets with Minister of Transport

Today, the executive of the Belizean Bus Association met with Minister of Transport Rodwell Ferguson and his team, following a release indicating that December thirty-first, 2023 is the deadline for [...]

Fighting for the Survival of the Public Transportation Industry

B.B.A. President Thomas Shaw says that the bus operators only just received the letter last week of the new deadline, giving them only two months to replace their entire fleet. [...]

Foreign Minister: Belize in Good Standing for Visa Waivers to Canada, Europe

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration has been actively seeking the removal of visa requirements to travel to Canada and Europe. These visa waivers will allow for [...]

Belizeans Traveling to UK Will Soon Need Electronic Authorization

And, the United Kingdom is tightening up on its border control. In 2024, Belizeans traveling to the UK will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The ETA will act as [...]

B.H.S. Robotics Team Prepares Robot for Global Competition

The Robotics team from Belize High School is keenly working on a robot that they will take to compete in this year’s FIRST Global Robotics Competition. The B.H.S. team is [...]

Belize’s 2023/2024 CONCACAF Nations League Journey Begins

The Football Federation of Belize says the Belize National Men’s Football Team is ready to compete in the 2023-2024 CONCACAF Nations League. This is the league that qualifies countries for [...]

Miss Universe Visits Belize for a Day

The reigning Miss Universe, American-born thirty-year-old R’ Bonney Gabriel and her sister queens from Aruba, Kiara Arends and El Salvador, Alejandra Guajardo were in Belize today as part of a [...]

EU & U: Two Belizeans Win Erasmus Mundus Scholarships

Belizeans Giann Vasquez and Tyler Eck were awarded the prestigious, fully-funded European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for 2023. Vasquez and Eck will pursue joint two-year master’s programmes in the fields of [...]

A Visa Waiver for Belizeans to Europe?

Belizeans who wish to visit Europe have to travel to Mexico in order to apply for a Schengen visa. But those who have Europe on their travel list in the [...]

Welcome Back ADO Bus Runs to and from Cancun!

It’s a service and an affordable convenience that Belizeans and visitors alike have appreciated and made use of when they’ve wanted to tour or travel by road. But COVID came [...]

2 Buses Approved for e-Mobility Pilot Project in Belize City

Today, the Belize City Council announced that staying true to its commitment towards low carbon transportation, the council will be acquiring two electric buses. The proposed e-mobility pilot project is [...]

E-Buses to Improve Public Transport Service

Once launched, the council will evaluate the performance to ensure operational efficiency. The goal is that this e-mobility public transport fleet will be increased to a public private partnership at [...]

Belize Dive Haven – A Magical Underwater Experience

Over the weekend, members of the media were invited to a familiarization trip at Belize Dive Haven. Although the trip was only for an overnight, we got a behind the [...]

Gilroy Usher Sr. Takes Gilroy Usher Jr. to Court

Port Loyola Area Representative Gilroy Usher Senior and his son, who bears his namesake, appeared in court before the Chief Magistrate.  Gilroy Usher Junior has been charged with damage to [...]

Belize Special Olympics Athletes Delayed Return Home

They were scheduled to arrive on the United Airlines flight around eleven-thirty this morning and then participate in a motorcade having competed and won three medals for Belize, but today, [...]

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 [...]