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Is a Foreign Exchange Crisis Also Looming Ahead for Belize?

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic toll on the tourism sector.  Tourism receipts, which represent up to forty percent of foreign exchange earnings, have plunged due to the downturn [...]

Economy on the Ropes, Can It Rebound From Financial Shock?

With tourism taking a hit, the economy is in the throes of a severe depression and despite the gradual opening up of businesses, including hotels and restaurants, there is not [...]

Open the P.G.I.A.

The prolonged closure of the P.G.I.A. is resulting in the sustained hemorrhaging of many businesses in the tourism sector, the supply chain, those that are not directly tied to the [...]

O.A.S. Asked to Confirm B.D.F. Soldiers’ Location

There is a developing situation along the western border near Jalacte Village. Reports in the Guatemalan media claim that Belize Defence Force soldiers illegally crossed the border into Guatemala.  The [...]

Police Investigating Latest Allegation at the B.D.F.?

Still on the B.D.F….On Monday night, we told you about the press release sent out by the Ministry of National Security on the conclusion of the investigation of the allegations [...]

Penner Goes To Court Following Bench Warrant for His Arrest

Former minister Elvin Penner appeared in magistrate’s court in Belmopan this morning after being a no-show on Monday morning.  Penner’s absence resulted in the issuance of a bench warrant for [...]

Five Mexican Detained for Illegally Entering Belize

An additional forty-five samples were processed today for the corona virus and the Ministry of Health is reporting that all were negative. Belize has now entered its eight week since [...]

Kashawn Gentle Loses Bail

Kashawn Gentle, a stevedore from Caesar Ridge Road in Belize City, is behind bars awaiting trial again, after he violated the terms of his bail and the bail was revoked. [...]

78 Arrests Made over the Weekend under S.O.E. Regulations

Seventy-eight more persons were added to the list of over one thousand persons who have been arrested and charged for various offenses under the emergency powers regulations. According to the [...]

G.O.B. Reviewing Applications for Repatriation

Three government ministries have begun reviewing applications submitted by Belizeans stuck overseas due to the coronavirus and want to come back home. Close to five hundred applications have been received [...]

Director of Health Services Speaks on Quarantine Hotels

A number of Belizeans, who were employed in the cruise ship industry, has made it home. In their case, the cruise ship companies made the arrangements for their return and [...]

Chocolate Making – a Mayan Art Form!

The history of the cacao in the Mayan culture dates back to thousands of years ago. The cacao beans or seeds were used for trading and also used in drinks, [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Suspends Milling Due To Inclement Weather

In the sugar belt, A.S.R./B.S.I. in consultation with the four cane farmers’ associations decided to temporarily halt milling due to the downpour. The four associations were told in writing of [...]

Rice Farmers Affected by Flooding

Another industry that is taking a hit due to the weather is the rice industry. According Jose Abelardo Mai rice farmers in Orange Walk South are in distress as they [...]

Belizeans Studying Abroad Determined to Complete Studies Despite Pandemic

Hundreds of Belizean students remain stranded in many countries due to the corona virus that spread so quickly they were unable to get back home. The P.G.I.A. and borders remain [...]

CEMO’s Preparedness for the 2020 Hurricane Season

It is only day two of the hurricane season, but a tropical storm has formed in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.  The storm began as a tropical depression bringing heavy rainfall and [...]