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Public Consultation on Belize City Cruise Port is Met with Objections

A public consultation on the proposed development of a fourth cruise terminal in Belize has been met with serious concerns and objection from the tourism and environmental sectors.  On Thursday [...]

Once Approved, Cruise Port will be Completed by 2023

Whereas a cruise terminal is constructed adjacent to a port, Dr. Chamberlain-Miranda points to other countries and tourism destinations where such facilities coexist harmoniously. The project, once given the green [...]

Environmentalists Say Dumping of Dredge Material will Threaten Barrier Reef

The Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, a consortium of environmental N.G.O.s, has written to Prime Minister John Briceño highlighting a number of environmental concerns with the proposed development. [...]

No C.E.O. for Sustainable Development Equals No NEAC Chairperson

The public consultation held on Thursday night proceeded as scheduled, despite a Chief Executive Officer for Sustainable Development not having been appointed.  According to the Coalition, the C.E.O.  is also [...]

BTIA Says No to Dredging and Dumping

The Belize Tourism Industry Association, from an industry perspective, has also raised concerns about the proposed development, and the possible environmental impact that it will have in the area of [...]

Four Cruise Terminals is too Much Says B.T.I.A.

With three proposed cruise terminals to be constructed in the same geographic location within the vicinity of Belize City, namely: Port Coral, Port of Magical Belize and Port Loyola Cruise [...]

Scotiabank to Operate as “Belize Bank Corporation Limited” During Transition Period

The merger of the Belize Bank Limited and the Bank of Nova Scotia limited is a done deal. This was first confirmed via a cabinet press release two days ago. [...]

Belize Communications Workers Union Wants Net Vasquez to Repay Every Single Cent

Former BTL Chairman Net Vasquez has reportedly begun paying his eight hundred and fifty-nine thousand one hundred and ninety-seven dollars and eighty-seven cents bill which he racked up while at [...]

The Ministry of Defence & Border Security

Today the Belize Coast Guard is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary – and their new bosses in the Ministry of Defence and Border Security were there to celebrate with them. But [...]

Tackling Illegal Guats and Border Issues

And so Ministers Marin and Mira are the two Government Ministers tasked with tackling the long standing and thorny border issues – especially as it relates to illegal entry. At [...]

What’s the answer for Chiquibul Incursions?

And on the topic of border issues – the planned incursions and attacks in the Chiquibul are still a problem today. As we’ve shown you before, there are Guatemalans who [...]


And on the topic of defence and border security, we also asked C.E.O.  Dario Tapia about the Sarstoon River and what role they will play in navigating the maritime issues [...]

C.E.O. Dario Tapia on official appointment

So, there you heard Retired Brigadier General Dario Tapia, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Defence and Border Security. This week he was named C.E.O.  in the Ministry, [...]

COVID-19 News: Corozal and Orange Walk Districts Cause for Concern

The COVID-19 figures continue on the rise across the country. More than five thousand cases have been confirmed positive, with more than two thousand, three hundred active cases scattered across [...]

Belize Losing Tens of Millions of Dollars Due to Illegal Trade of Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society WCS Belize has finalized a ten-page report on the illegal wildlife trade in Belize. WCS is reporting that Belize has lost millions of dollars annually due [...]

W.C.S. Belize Makes Policy Recommendations to Address Illegal Trade of Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society Belize has made several policy recommendations. W.C.S is recommending an amendment of all wildlife focused legislation to include the term ‘Illegal Wildlife Trade.” The environmental group [...]

Coast Guard @ 15!

At the top of the newscast you heard from C.E.O.  Dario Tapia when we met him at a celebration held at the Belize Coast Guard’s headquarters today. The press was [...]

An update on officers involved in capsized skiff

On Thursday, we reported on the tragedy that was averted at sea when a vessel carrying two coast guard petty officers and three law enforcement officers capsized somewhere in the [...]

Kungo Dance Belize; Emboldening the Art of Movement

Since the beginning of this week, Belizeans who participate in the artistic expression of dance have been engaged in various virtual dance workshops from their homes as Kongo Dance Belize [...]