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Northern Cane Farmers Mobilize over Sugar Waiver

The release of white sugar in the local market by the Spanish company, Santander, has thrown the local sugar industry into a tailspin. On May eleventh, it was first detected [...]

G.O.B. Says They Will Adhere to Process

As far as it is known, no fines have been imposed on the Spanish company for violating the EPZ status despite warnings by the Ministry of Trade and Investment. So [...]

B.D.F. Soldier Shot in Toledo

Police this evening confirmed that one person was arrested and charged for shooting a soldier of the Belize Defence Force. It happened in the village of San Pedro Colombia in [...]

Belize-flag Vessel Held in Peru for Illegal Fishing

The largest fish factory vessel in the world, which is flying the Belize flag, has been seized in Peru. Reports in the media say that the Damanzaihao, which has the capacity [...]

P.S.U. Postpones No-Confidence Vote Against President, Executive

Earlier this year, long-time unionist and former president of the Public Service Union, Jacqueline Willoughby, severed ties with the union amid claims of defamation of her character. She has even [...]

The Arrival of Belizean Studies to Classrooms

What does it mean to be a Belizean? This and many other questions form the basis for a different kind of subject scheduled to be rolled out to secondary school [...]

Education Curriculum under Review

The Ministry of Education regularly revamps curricula at primary level, but is only just now introducing a full secondary-level programme after mostly leaving it to schools. It recognizes its role [...]

Students Paying Attention to I.C.J. Debate

The unfounded Guatemalan claim to Belize is the subject of much discussion, but how much of it will take place in our schools? It was noted during this morning’s presentation [...]

Jaguars to Barbados for Friendly Match

The Belize Jaguars left for Barbados today for a friendly match with that island’s national team. The Jaguars are hoping that the friendly matches with Caribbean teams will help them [...]

Cayo Rosario Project Approved Despite Objections

Two weeks ago we told you about the proposed development on Cayo Rosario in San Pedro. It is a small caye that falls within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve that [...]

O.W. Man Killed in Latest Hit-and-Run

A hit and run accident has claimed the life of Melito Macario Medina. The fifty-one-year-old resident of Petville, Orange Walk was apparently knocked down and killed sometime between six and [...]

City Man Charged with Fire Set at Ex’s House

He is accused of attempting to set the home of his former partner on fire. Now twenty-two-year-old Shaquille Martinez of Neal Pen Road has been jailed on a charge of [...]

Bulgarian Paid Cash Bail on Theft Charge

Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams today offered bail to a Bulgarian national accused of theft of funds through an automated teller machine. Vasil Kadalov made bail of seven thousand five [...]

Celebrating the Fishermen

The Wildlife Conservation Society, Fisheries Department and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism launched “Fisherfolk Month” today in Belize City.  All month long, WCS and its partners will host a number [...]

Theme Wanted for September Celebrations

It may be the first day of June, but in some parts people are already thinking of September – more specifically, the September Celebrations, which are now just three months [...]

Cayo to Host Opening

Planning Belize’s biggest party is no joke for the September Celebrations Commission and the municipal councils, not to mention the various service organizations involved. While a few of the dates [...]

I.L.O. Has Good Reviews for Youth Apprenticeship Program

About eight years ago, the Belize National Youth Apprenticeship programme was started in Belize City with the aim to reduce crime, through its focus on the development, education and employment [...]

S.S.B. Marks 37 Years, Meets Employers

The Social Security Board celebrated its thirty-seventh anniversary today, having opened its doors to the Belizean public on June first, 1981.  In honor, of this occasion an open day was [...]

A Plan for Biodiversity

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Belize was officially launched in San Ignacio on Thursday. Two decades ago, Belize was one of many countries that signed on to [...]

Hurricane Season is Here – Are You Ready?

The 2018 hurricane season officially opened today with twelve to fourteen named storms to be expected.  Six to seven of them will form into hurricanes, while two are expected to [...]