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The Rise of LPG Prices

The increase in the price of LPG, which was announced on Monday, is not sitting well for consumers and three former LPG importers as the country battles with the impact [...]

Attorney Audrey Matura Writes to B.B.S. Director Jose Trejo

Attorney Audrey Matura, on behalf of Gas Tomza, BWEL and Z Gas, has written to the Director of the Belize Bureau of Standards, Jose Trejo. In a letter dated June [...]

P.U.P. Says G.O.B. Merciless in Time of Crisis

The increase of prices for LPG came on the same day of a hike in the price of regular fuel.  It was not lost on the People’s United Party, which [...]

Former LPG Imports Vs G.O.B.

The license of the three importers expired months ago and there was no possibility to renew or extend.  Their position is that the government’s move to box them out is [...]

Narco Plane Lands in Mexican City near Rio Hondo River

Last week, reports of a narco plane landing in southern Belize surfaced, the police confirmed it had deployed a team in search of the plane but there was no find.  [...]

Belize’s COVID-19 Test Quota Limited to 1050 Persons

Director of Health Services, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, appeared on today’s episode of Ask the Expert where he responded to a number of questions put forward by members of the public.  [...]

Family of Four Escapes Mandatory Quarantine in Dangriga

Border jumpers and repatriates present the only external threats of a second wave of COVID-19 in Belize, as the country’s borders and airport remain closed indefinitely.  Dangriga is one of [...]

At Least 9 Employees Fired from NICH

As we have reported, the National Institute of Culture and History had been running on financial trouble for months.  The Minister of Education Patrick Faber had raised the alarm on [...]

Set U.D.P. Leadership Convention Set for July 18th?

In political news, there is word tonight that at its sitting today, Cabinet discussed the matter of the U.D.P. leadership. As you know, in February, John Saldivar was elected as [...]

Calaney’s Case Goes Before the C.C.J.

Calaney Flowers was acquitted of the murder of ex-boyfriend Lyndon Morrison in March 2017 after five years on remand at the Belize Central Prison.  Despite the acquittal, the former bank [...]

RTA on the Philip Goldson Highway

Six people were involved in a road traffic accident today on the Philip Goldson Highway. Fortunately, no one was critically injured but they were all taken to the hospital for [...]

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Back to COVID-19; Belize has been able to abate a so-called first wave of the corona virus by implementing strict measures under a state of emergency.  Those regulations are only [...]

Hotels for Mandatory Quarantine

Across Belize, various hotels have been designated as facilities for persons facing a mandatory fourteen-day quarantine upon re-entering the country.  The western border at Benque Viejo has seen considerable traffic, [...]

Are Face Masks and Social Distancing Here to Stay?

The Ministry of Health is also preparing a proposal regarding the continued use of face masks after the State of Emergency expires at the end of the month. The proposal [...]

University of Belize Experiencing a Financial Crunch

Earlier we told that the NICH has started layoffs of staff, including long serving members.  There are also tough times ahead for the national university and there are growing concerns [...]

What Does the UB Faculty and Staff Union Has to Say…

But according to the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union, they are seeking greater involvement in the process of mitigating the impact of COVID-19. In a response letter to [...]

Still No Official Certification for UB Faculty and Staff Union

But the UB Faculty and Staff Union is faced with another dilemma. Even as it has been in existence for twenty years and has represented its members, the union has [...]

F.F.B. Explains the Kent Gabourel Situation

Kent Gabourel, a former coach with the Football Federation of Belize, was sent home on May twenty-first after being informed that his contract with the organization had been expired and [...]

Rescued from Poachers; Scarlet Macaws Get Help to Return to the Wild!

Over a week ago we reported on the two poachers discovered in the Chiquibul National Park about one point two kilometers east of the border in the area of Caracol. [...]

Online Learning at Universities

The coronavirus pandemic is changing education; from primary schools to universities, online learning is becoming the new norm.  But the transition takes some getting used to for both students and instructors. [...]

Dr. Sharmayne Saunders, the New head of the UWI Open Campus

While at the UWI, we caught up with Doctor Sharmayne Saunders, who has been elevated as the Head of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus in Belize City. [...]