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Further Delay of Airport Reopening is Killing Local Airlines

The Philip Goldson International Airport will not resume operations to allow for the arrival of flights from other countries on the initially scheduled July first timeline.  That announcement was made [...]

Tropic Air is Down to 2% of Its Revenue

With ninety-eight percent losses being incurred by one carrier alone, the cost of delaying the reopening of the P.G.I.A. is staggering.  Investments have been made to improve the overall efficiency [...]

What’s the Fate of the Employees at the P.G.I.A.?

You’ve heard that Tropic Airlines is looking at a second wave of lay-offs and the matter is also under consideration at the Philip Goldson International Airport.  A meeting of the [...]

Domestic Tourism is Not Economically Viable

The tourism industry, from airlines to hotels to tour operators, continues to be battered by the corona virus pandemic. Hotels, restaurants and the value chain were hoping that further losses [...]

Monitoring Regional Reopening to International Visitors

As the domestic airlines and hoteliers push for the resumption of international travel, keeping a lid on the coronavirus is not lost on them.  The plan to reopen the P.G.I.A. [...]

Local Pilots Say IATA Can’t Say When P.G.I.A. Should Reopen

The announcement that the P.G.I.A. will not reopen on July first triggered further shocks in the already weakened tourism industry.  Last Thursday, the Government of Belize was set to announce [...]

Body of Missing Maskall Resident is Found in Shallow Grave

A Maskall man, who went missing on May thirteenth, is believed to have been the victim of a heinous murder.  Benjamin Reid was freed for the shooting death of Daniel [...]

Minor Detained for Xinwu Zhu’s Murder is Released

While we were with CIB Commander Superintendent Alejandro Cowo, we asked for an update on the investigation into the murder of Chinese businessman Xinwu Zhu. Last week, Zhu was shot [...]

“Bridge of Death” Claims Two More Lives

Two young men were killed on Sunday night when the vehicle they were travelling in plunged into the Rio Hondo River in the village of San Antonio, in the Orange [...]

A Bench Warrant is Issued for the Arrest of Elvin Penner

Earlier today, a bench warrant for the arrest of disgraced former minister Elvin Penner was issued by the Supreme Court after he failed to show up in court to answer [...]

B.D.F. Concludes Investigation into Allegations of Misconduct

The Ministry of National Security has concluded its investigation into allegations of misconduct within the Belize Defense Force and tonight, they are admitting to some wrongdoing and negligence by personnel [...]

CBC Owner Bobby Reich Faces Piracy Lawsuit in U.S. Court

Robert Reich of the Channel Broadcasting Company is in trouble with the law in the United States; the businessman is being sued by DISH Network for appropriating copyrighted content owned [...]

Heavy Rains Result in Flash Floods!

Heavy rains over the weekend resulted in flash floods in a number of countries where deaths were recorded in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. According to the National Met Service, [...]

10 Inches of Rainfall – More to Come Says the MET!

As you heard in that story, more than twenty people are now in a shelter in Saint Matthew’s Village where they experienced flash floods over the weekend. But what exactly [...]

The Met Service Says the Hurricane Season Will Be an Active One!

The hurricane season is here. Today marks the official opening of the Atlantic Hurricane Season for this year and the forecast is for an active season.  The National Met Service [...]

COVID-19 Poses New Challenges to Hurricane Season Response

Having an above average year for storms in 2020 brings another set of challenges and concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The issue of crowded shelters complicates social distancing and [...]

John Saldivar Proposes Economic Recovery for Belize

Former Minister of National Security John Saldivar, a trained economist and aspirant for leadership of the United Democratic Party, has put forward a proposal for Belize’s economic recovery post COVID-19.  [...]

Tax Reform and Public Sector Reform in Proposed Economic Recovery

The wage bill for public officers has ballooned significantly since the United Democratic Party first assumed office in 2008.  The cost of paying salaries for teachers and other public officers [...]

John Saldivar Still Wants to be U.D.P. Leader and Prime Minister

As for leadership ambitions, John Saldivar has been marred by the Lev Dermen scandal earlier this year, which resulted in a humiliating resignation as U.D.P. party leader elect as well [...]

Taiwan Donates 60K Surgical Masks to Belize

The Ministry of National Security today received sixty thousand surgical masks courtesy of the Taiwanese government.  The masks were presented to Minister of National Security Michael Peyrefitte by Ambassador of [...]

Curfew Still in Place, Slight Relaxation for Fridays & Saturdays!

As you know by now, the new Statutory Instrument number seventy-eight of 2020, the Belize Constitution (Emergency Powers) Regulations came into effect today, June first.  As was announced last Friday, [...]

The Borders are NOT Open!

While the measures continue to be scaled down and the economy continues to open up slowly, don’t expect social distancing and face masks to go away so quickly.  Those remain [...]

More Businesses Open Up – with Restrictions!

…and now to the relaxation for public places and spaces. Street vending is now permitted, but will be subjected to public health guidelines. Boledo, casino, gyms and all restaurants are [...]