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P.S.U. to Get Prime Property for Hilltop Settlement

The Public Service Union and the Belmopan City Council have buried the ‘Hilltop’ hatchet.  They have reached a settlement in the form of another piece of property.  Today, the P.S.U. [...]

Limited Congregation Size Forces Churches to Remain Closed

Since the start of the state of emergency, the churches have been meeting online for services to prevent any contagion of the novel coronavirus.  Stay-at-home orders, the cap on gatherings of [...]

Caribbean Union of Teachers Vehemently Opposes to CSEC Exams Being Held in July

While locally the B.N.T.U. and P.S.U. have reached agreement with the government to forgo increments, there is a storm brewing involving regional exams. That is because despite opposition in the [...]

CUT Says Ministries of Education Not Prepared for CXC Exams

The regional union says that it has seen no evidence of any action plan by Ministries of Education in the region, which suggests that they have adopted any approved set [...]

Understanding a Need for Land in Cotton Tree

The desire to own a parcel of land sent hundreds of persons out to mile forty-four on the George Price Highway. Activist Nigel Petillo, formerly of BGYEA, has identified two [...]

Tropic Air Sending Home More than 200 Employees

We will have a look at the local tourism industry later in the newscast, but tonight the news for hundreds of employees at a local airline is not good. Tropic [...]

Testing Protocol for Returning Belizeans

Belize now stands as the only country on the American mainland without a new case of COVID-19; that’s because today, Suriname recorded a positive case after forty-four days of no [...]

Will There Be a New Water Taxi Terminal in San Pedro?

More than eight hundred and thirty people have signed an online petition to call on San Pedro officials to put a stop to a proposed water taxi terminal in downtown [...]

Businessman Says Proposed Water Taxi Terminal is Problematic

During the programme, Peter Lawrence summed up a few of the concerns about the project. He says that traffic congestion, safety for students and other concerns show that this is [...]

Mark Rodriguez Tells His Side of the Story

They say there are always two sides to every story and on Monday, we brought you the side of Assistant Superintendent of Police Aaron Gamboa. ASP Gamboa and junior officer, [...]

PC Rodriguez Slapped with Several Charges

PC Mark Rodriguez was arrested and charged for several offenses, including S.O.E. violations and for refusing to provide a specimen. He was arraigned and released on bail on Monday. Rodriguez [...]

PC Rodriguez Says Dispute is Personal, Over Land in Camalote

According to Rodriguez’s wife, Krista Zelaya, the dispute between both parties is personal. She says that Gamboa has reportedly been developing her land, which was passed down from her father. [...]

Forgo’ It Is! B.N.T.U., P.S.U. and G.O.B. Resolve Impasse

The Government of Belize, the Public Service Union and the Belize National Teachers Union are now on the same page. All sides have agreed to the word “forgo” as the [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says the Chamber Had No Idea

When the dispute became public, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry weighed in saying that the unions were out of touch with the current reality of COVID-19 and the [...]

The Possibility of Retrenchment in the Public Sector is Real

And while public officers and teachers are forgoing their increments, will they face retrenchment? At his press conference last week, the Prime Minister said he will borrow as long as [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Belize’s Tourism Industry

COVID-19 has had a severe impact on the economy resulting in massive layoffs especially so in the tourism industry. The B.T.B. was among the first to cut back on its [...]

Reopening the P.G.I.A. Will Pose a Challenge…

Last week, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced a tentative date for the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport to allow for international visitors to resume travel to Belize. July [...]

…But B.T.B. Keeping International Visitors Engaged

While health experts foresee challenges with the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport, there is optimism at the Belize Tourism Board about international tourists being able to return to [...]

Salvadoran Jailed for Illegal Entry

Jose Sosa, a Salvadoran construction worker was nabbed in Belize City this morning and when he failed to present documentation that he entered the country legally, he was escorted to the [...]

Belizean Traveller Campaign is Launched to Boost Domestic Tourism

With the borders and the international airport still closed, local tourism is being promoted across the country as a first step before international visitors begin making their way back to [...]

B.T.B. Developing a Property Manual for Hotels/Resorts

As the Belize Tourism Board promotes local tourism, it is also getting ready for the day when international visitors arrive at the P.G.I.A.  It is collaborating with the Ministry of [...]

Birding – the Challenges and Opportunities!

The quality and long-term viability of the natural environment are critical to tourism businesses across the world. Marine animals, birds and wildlife contribute significantly and add value to Belize’s tourism [...]