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Preschool Students are Relocated to Zoe Ministries

In the absence of a valid license, both teachers were asked to refrain from administering lessons.  Also in question is the proprietorship of the building that houses the preschool.  According [...]

Minister of Education Won’t Intervene in Julian Cho Debacle

Education Minister Patrick Faber also weighed in on the situation at Julian Cho Technical High School in Toledo where the secondary institution has remained without a principal since November nineteenth.  [...]

No Political Hanky-Panky at Julian Cho, Says DPM Faber

As for political and racial undertones, DPM Faber says he is staying far away from the situation, aside from the acknowledging that the institution primarily serves the Maya population in [...]

The Emergence of the Seaweed Farming Industry

A grant initiative valued at two hundred thousand dollars was launched on Wednesday. The Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project is a joint initiative between the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE, [...]

BAHA Conducts TR4 Prevention Exercise at Entry Points

Back in August we reported about the alert in the banana industry in the south. The Belize Agricultural Health Authority had announced the detection of suspected Fusarium Wilt of bananas [...]

Plantings Importation Prohibited to Prevent Exposure to TR4

Another measure that BAHA has taken is to prohibit the importation of plantains. According to Garcia, this is a critical part of making sure that the disease doesn’t get into [...]

BAHA Conducts TR4 Containment Simulation on Banana Farm

So, as you heard just now, BAHA is testing their readiness in the event the disease is detected at the border points or on a farm in the country. Moving [...]

36 Teachers to Pursue Masters Degrees in Special Ed.

A group of thirty-six educators has embarked upon a master’s program in special education.  Through the University of the West Indies, the Government of Belize is covering roughly sixty percent [...]

Belize’s Abbie Godoy is the 2020 Rhode Scholarship Recipient

On Tuesday, Abbie Godoy was named as the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship. The twenty-year-old Belizean activist will pursue her graduate studies at the University of [...]

Belize Accelerates Digital Government Transformation

A workshop was conducted today with senior public sector officials, municipalities, as well as private sector entities to discuss the implementation of the E-government policy.  In 2015, government endorsed the [...]

Six Persons Perish in Massive Road Traffic Accident on GP Highway

A celebration of a son being recruited into the Belize Coast Guard has ended in tragedy for one Belmopan family and several others are mourning the loss of their loved [...]

Richard O’Neil is Kidnapped and Shot; Remains Critical at Hospital

A construction worker of Ordonez Street is tonight in a critical condition at the K.H.M.H. after an attempt was made on his life overnight. Richard O’Neil was reportedly kidnapped from [...]

An Elderly Woman is Assaulted in a Home Invasion in Belama

There were several burglaries reported in the Belama area over the past twenty-four hours, but on Tuesday afternoon around 1:15, an elderly woman was assaulted during a home invasion on [...]

No Signs of Missing Fishermen Presumed Killed at Sea

The search for three Belize City youths who set out to sea last Friday has since become a recovery operation as personnel from the Belize Coast Guard are now focused [...]

Efrain Martinez is Committed to Stand Trial for Murder

Turning to the courts…Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser committed Salvadoran national Efrain Martinez to stand trial for the January 2019 murder of Guatemalan national Elmer Salazar. The fifty-four-year-old former employee of [...]

Glenford Diego is Remanded for Robbery

Glenford Diego is spending his first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford for a robbery charge. He is accused of [...]

A New Leader Takes the Reins of the Belize Coast Guard

This morning at the Coast Guard Headquarters in Belize City, eighty-seven new recruits were officially welcomed into the maritime law enforcement agency.  While these men and women were formally inducted [...]

85 New Coast Guard Officers, More Resources Needed

The largest intake of coast guard recruits to date passed out this morning and will be deployed to active duty forthwith.  It is part of an organizational strategy to grow [...]

S.I.B. Releases Latest Stats on Consumer Prices and External Trade

The Statistical Institute of Belize says that the Gross Domestic Product for the last quarter grew by one point eight percent. Some of the factors that affected production levels for [...]

Unemployment is Up to 10.4 Percent in September 2019

Belize’s population as of September of this year is four hundred and ten thousand, six hundred and ninety-five persons. Of that number, two hundred and seventy-one thousand, six hundred and [...]

Increased Number of Women in the Labour Force

According to the S.I.B., while the labor force grew at a faster rate than which jobs were being created, there was an increase of women in the labour force.  Benavides [...]

Concerned Parents Speak Out on the Pine Street Preschool Closure

Officials from the Ministry of Education convened a meeting this afternoon at the Gateway Youth Centre in Belize City. Present were the parents of some thirty-plus students from the Pine [...]

Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project Launched

The Belize Seaweed Mariculture Project was launched today in Placencia.  The project is a joint venture between the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE, and the Nature Conservancy Belize, [...]

Love and Rage is Launched during the 16 Days of Activism

Earlier this week, the Women’s Department in collaboration with its partner agencies launched the 2019 Sixteen Days of Activism to highlight the issue of gender-based violence. A number of activities [...]

1 Man is Charge for Murder of Zheng Liu

The execution style murder of prominent businessman Zheng Liu continues to rock the Chinese community and the thousands who knew and liked one of the owners of the Eighty Eight [...]