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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 [...]

Graham Creek – a year later!

Last year we took you on a journey to Graham Creek in Toledo. We went along with the Belize National Teachers Union to see firsthand the hardship teachers in Graham [...]

Graham Creek still needs your help!

As you saw in our story, Graham Creek Government School got some donations to kick off the school year. The donations were made possible by the business community and other [...]

Gov’t Schools’ local manager walks the walk to Graham Creek!

Walter Garbutt is the local manager for government schools in the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts. He was one of the persons who also visited Graham Creek on Monday. That [...]

Gov’t Schools’ Management weighs in on Graham Creek hardship!

As the local manager for government schools in Stann Creek and Toledo, Garbutt knows a lot about the hardships faced in the rural communities. We asked him about his experience [...]

How National Gas Company Came About

The inception of a national gas company, a public/private partnership involving the government, began with Belize Natural Energy Limited several years ago, under the stewardship of Doctor Gilbert Canton.  At [...]

The Idea to Build an LPG Depot in Big Creek

According to Canton, a complete study of the cost of acquisition of liquid petroleum gases from the U.S. Gulf Coast was subsequently conducted and through that exercise, they realized that [...]

A Public/Private Partnership for Local LPG Industry

The idea of a public/private partnership with the Government of Belize is based on similar models employed elsewhere in the region.  In this case, G.O.B. will have a twenty-five percent [...]

How Investors Were Chosen for NGCL

In July of last year, an agreement was signed with the Barrow administration formalizing the partnership and shareholders were sought thereafter.  Those investors include Michael Bowen, President of Bowen and [...]

Premium prices up by nineteen cents

Effective at midnight, the price of premium gasoline will be going up by nineteen cents per gallon. Consumers will be paying eleven dollars and thirty-one cents per gallon when they [...]

Heavy rains clear some areas along the New River

Earlier today, a News Five team headed north for an update on the New River. As we have been reporting, the health of the river has deteriorated significantly overtime due [...]

DOE begins cleanup efforts and studies at the New River

As nature does its part to heal the New River, the Department of the Environment is also starting its efforts to address the situation. Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria says [...]

GOB Pledges US$100,000 to The Bahamas for Hurricane Relief

Belize has joined other nations and international organization in providing relief to The Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian which caused extensive destruction on the island on September first as a Category [...]

Belize Red Cross Launches Monetary Appeal for the Bahamas

The Belize Red Cross Society in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and in solidarity with the thousands of thousands of persons affected, today launched [...]

Couple and their two-year-old son ambushed by gunmen in their home

A horrifying home invasion has left a couple in shock in San Lazaro Village in the Orange Walk District. As Romeo Carrillo and his common-law-wife, Rubia Bijil try to move [...]

Beach Marine Litter Survey and Clean-up Held

The move to phase out single use plastic and those plastic shopping bags is underway, but it is not going as smooth as possible. Most people are still holding on [...]

TIDE’s Marine Litter Awareness Campaign

As part of its plastic pollution awareness campaign, today in partnership with Indufur North America, CEFAS and the Commonwealth Litter Program, the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment along with [...]

Pollution in San Pedro Still an Issue

Ambergris Caye is also facing a high level of pollution. A few years ago scientific researcher and Executive Director of the Crocodile Research Coalition Doctor Marisa Tellez found that pollution [...]

Contestants Gearing up for Miss Universe Belize

A diverse group of strong and talented women are competing to wear the prestigious crown of the 2019 Miss Universe Belize. Their backgrounds are different and interesting, each of them [...]

And the winners of Carnival King and Queen 2019 are…

The results are in, and after two days of verification by auditors, the Belize Carnival Association announced this year’s top finishers for the Carnival King and Queen Competition that was [...]