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Amended Special Agreement to be Ratified; Simultaneous Referenda for I.C.J. Scrapped

In respect of the Special Agreement known as the Compromis, Elrington admits that while both countries were bound to that accord, it was quickly realized that simultaneous referenda would not [...]

No Protocol for Sarstoon – Yet

Central to the ongoing tension between Belize and Guatemala is the Sarstoon River.  For many years, Belizeans have freely traversed the southernmost waterway, enjoying unimpeded access to abundant resources found [...]

Belizeans Can Travel on Sarstoon – But Check In with F.O.B. First

According to Elrington, Belizeans are free to travel the length of the Sarstoon River without hindrance from the Guatemalan military.  Checking in with local authorities at the Forward Operating Base [...]

Coast Guard to Support B.D.F. in Sarstoon

In the last few weeks we told you about some incidents involving the Guatemalan Armed Forces and different local organizations. The B.D.F. were stopped not so long ago and it [...]

11 Years of Service for the Belize Coast Guard

The Belize National Coast Guard celebrated in grand style today for their eleventh anniversary. They have grown significantly since they opened their doors back in November 2005. And today they [...]

Coast Guard Watches High Seas for Pirates

A few weeks back we told you about an incident at sea where northern fishermen were robbed at gunpoint in southern Belize. The fishers were approached by well-armed men who [...]

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Returns to Belize on Monday

Petty Officer Daniel Arzu Junior of the Belize National Coast Guard was shot towards the end of October. He was shot in the head when he was visiting his child’s [...]

The Art and Science of Successful Investment

It takes two to three years for a viable project to evolve, from start to fruition…but any mega project, if financial backative is unavailable locally, needs foreign direct investments. This [...]

FECTAB Vs Norwegian is a Tourism Issue, Says Investment Minister

On Thursday, you heard tour operators and FECTAB express their discontent with the loss of business, following the launch of the multimillion-dollar Norwegian Cruise Line Port on Harvest Caye. According [...]

Belize Works Out Kinks in CARICOM Trade; Jamaican Patties to be Imported

Jamaican patties are known for their trademark yellow, flaky crust and can be found at Big Bite Restaurant and some gas stations. But for quite some time, the Jamaican producers [...]

Ham for Christmas – Importers Working with BAHA and Standards Bureau

Several weeks ago, we reported the news of local producers being up in arms after a Chinese businessman was given permit to import over fifty thousand pounds of ham for [...]

Northside Schools Top Social Studies Quiz

As part of a series of efforts to achieve public buy-in for the House of Culture and Downtown Rejuvenation Project, the committee behind that project organized a History and Social [...]

16 Days of Activism Starts with Powerful Testimonies from Survivors

All this week we have been sharing with you the lead-up to Sixteen Days of Activism, being held under the theme “Unmasking the Many Faces of Gender-Based Violence.” Today, Friday, [...]

A Telethon to Assist the Burn Victims Mercy Fund

The Burn Victims Mercy Fund has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as it sought to help the late Ian Sambula and Empress Hamilton recover from severe burns sustained [...]

Get Your Tasty Tacos at Orange Walk Tacos Festival!

Best tacos in Belize? Hands down, it’s in Orange Walk Town. Vendors on the street side or in major shops, just pick your mouth-watering favourite. This coming weekend, Sugar City [...]

Lean Harvest for FECTAB Operators at Exclusive Harvest Caye

They were worried all along about potentially losing business. But according to the Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize, even they did not anticipate a blindside like what has [...]

Where’s The Cruise Port for Belize City, Asks FECTAB?

What’s happened to plans for a cruise port in and around Belize City? That’s the question that local operators are asking after suffering the loss of business due to Norwegian [...]

“Ghost Town” Memorial Park Will Hurt Business Further, Says Cruise Operators

We reported two weeks ago that there are plans afoot to move Belize City tour operators from the heart of operations within the Fort Street Tourism Village out to Memorial [...]

Height Rule at Caves Branch Has Failed, Says FECTAB President

President of FECTAB, Tom Greenwood, says it is now clear that the Belize Tourism Board and National Institute of Culture and History’s decision to implement a forty-inch rule for visitors [...]

Yhony Rosado In Trouble Again with B.T.B.

It has been almost a month since two tour guides working for Yohnny Rosado’s Butts Up Cave Tubing Adventures were suspended by the Belize Tourism Board and National Institute of [...]

Nelson Zelaya Slaughtered in Front of Family in Gardenia

The silence in Gardenia Village was broken this afternoon by reports of gunshots.  When the shooting subsided, a resident of the quiet roadside community lay mortally wounded in his driveway.  [...]

Police Hunting for Suspect in Fire That Destroyed Equipment for Ray Cattouse

Sometime after nine o’clock last night, someone set fire to two trucks and a work shed on the property of Ray Cattouse along the Philip Goldson Highway. The damage is [...]

Security Officer Foils Attempted Robbery at Corozal Pawnshop

A foiled robbery in Corozal Town this morning has left one would-be robber hospitalized at the Northern Regional Hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. At about nine-thirty-two a.m., [...]

39 Year-Old Man Convicted of Sex Assault on 5 Year-Old Girl

Thirty-nine-year-old John Francisco Leslie has been convicted of sexually assaulting a minor earlier this year.  The incident involving a five-year-old girl reportedly occurred in April when Leslie took the child [...]

Accused Serial Thief Arraigned in Court

Chinese businessman Jing Xiao Tan, proprietor of T Supermarket in Lord’s Bank Village, was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night and was relieved of three thousand, two hundred dollars in [...]