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Belize Seeks Relief on Payment of Super Bond

It is no secret that the Government of Belize is in dire financial straits due to the economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.  On June fourth, government, in an [...]

Belize’s Tardy Application for IMF Loan in COVID Times

A number of countries, including Jamaica, have received loans from the IMF at significantly low interest rates. Belize is on a lengthy waiting list for a loan of thirty-eight million [...]

Disbursement of COVID Relief Funds are Only Trickling in

The payout of loans applied for by government from various international financing institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, I.D.B., has been sluggish owing to the many processes that are undertaken [...]

Guatemalan Caught Illegally Entering the Country Test Positive for COVID-19

On Tuesday, the twenty-second case of COVID-19 was detected in Belize. While this is a new case, patient nineteen has recovered.  Now, patient twenty-two is a Guatemalan border jumper, who [...]

Guatemalans Ordered to Leave the Country, But Who Gave the Order?

The Guatemalans, however, did not remain in the quarantine facility because on Sunday they were whisked away to the western border.  Reports surfaced that the Belizean, who was caught with [...]

Belizean Charged for Immigration Offense

A few minutes ago the Government issued a press release on the matter of the three Guatemalans who entered Belize illegal.  It confirms that the men were arrested at a [...]

B.H.A. Releases Results of Airport Reopening Survey

The Belize Hotel Association has released the results of a poll it conducted over the weekend and as much as ninety-seven percent of those who participated in the poll are [...]

Airline Arrivals Down to 15 Per Week Upon Reopening of P.G.I.A.

In order to reach the largest number of its membership, B.H.A. began its survey on June twelfth.  The hotels, based on the results, are willing to take necessary measures to [...]

B.H.A.’s Survey is Different from B.T.I.A.’s

Is there an overlap between the recent poll conducted by the B.T.I.A. and the hotel association’s survey?  According to Tejada, only the core membership of B.H.A., those businesses that are [...]

NICH Terminations: How Will It Impact the Creative Arts Industry?

Everywhere the financial crunch is being felt; at the National Institute for Culture and History, termination letters, dated June twelfth, were issued to eleven persons, including two directors as part [...]

G.O.B. Sees 50% Drop in Revenue from Tourism Shutdown

Fifty percent of government’s revenue which came from tourism has disappeared because of the COVID-19 crisis and it has been forced to streamline its expenditure in order to make up [...]

FinSec Says G.O.B. Will Meet June’s Wage Bill

Government has been struggling to meet its monthly wage bill as a result of the economic meltdown left in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.  The months of April and [...]

The LPG Perspective from the National Gas Company Limited

The new prices for liquid petroleum gas took effect on Monday and consumers are now paying thirty-eight cents more per gallon of butane. The former importers, Gas Tomza, Zeta Gas, [...]

Ten-Year-Old Boy Knocked Down, Killed in Libertad Village

A ten-year-old boy lost his life this afternoon after he was knocked down by a butane truck. Steven Torres was riding his red beach cruiser bicycle in Libertad Village, Corozal [...]

Robbery at Gas Tomza; Shots Fired!

Quick police response to a robbery led officers to the detention of two suspects. It happened just before four o’clock this evening at Gas Tomza Limited, which is located on [...]

Barge Remains Submerged near Caye Caulker

Last week we told you about a tugboat called “Pulla” whose barge sank somewhere between Caye Caulker and Caye Chapel.  That barge, which departed Belize City last Tuesday morning en [...]

Reviving Hetzmek, a Mayan Baptism Ritual

Over the weekend a ritual steeped in ancient tradition was performed in Yo Creek, in the Orange Walk District. A Hetzmek, which is a baptismal ceremony, was held for a [...]

Scarlet Macaw, the Prized Bird in the Illegal Pet Trade

The poaching of Scarlet Macaws for the illegal pet trade isn’t new. It’s something we’ve been reporting on for about ten years – but this illicit activity may have been [...]

Preparing for CSEC 2020; Fourth Formers Return to the Classrooms

Fourth form students are preparing to sit the 2020 CSEC examinations. They have been away from school since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown and the exams had to be [...]

A Call for Nominations for Ocean Heroes

Are you the next Ocean Hero? OCEANA Belize wants you to apply today! The call for submission for the annual Ocean Hero Award is now open. The award recognizes those [...]

Police Association Elects a New President

At news time, the votes are still being counted to determine who will be the new president of the Police Association. As many as fourteen officers put their names on [...]

Taiwan Gifts Belize $1 Million Dollars in Medical Equipment!

Taiwan is stepping up big time for Belize with another COVID-19 medical equipment donation. In its latest gift, Taiwan donated a million Belize dollars in equipment and materials for hospitals [...]