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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 [...]

What about SARSTOON RIVER & ILLEGAL GUAT FISHERS?

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 [...]

G.O.B. Announces Nationwide Curfew as Part of COVID-19 Strategy

The Briceño Administration, fourteen days after taking office, has unveiled its strategy to control the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.  The way forward includes a curfew which commences [...]

US$15 Million Approved for Containment of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health also plans to hire additional human resources such as nurses, doctors, specialist, health staff, support staff for deployment to all regional and community hospitals.  Health and [...]

M.O.H.W. to Scale Up Rapid Testing Countrywide

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will immediately implement and scale up the use of rapid testing in all district hospitals for symptomatic patients and close contacts.  Minister Chebat says [...]

Minister Chebat Says Barrow Administration Had No Clear Plan to Address COVID-19

According to Minister Chebat, under former Minister of Health Pablo Marin and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, there was no clear plan to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  He says that there [...]

Was M.O.H.’s Requests for Necessary Equipment Denied under the U.D.P.?

Minister Chebat made the revelations as Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero sat at the head table.  Under the Barrow Administration, Doctor Manzanero was the expert leading the charge [...]

Belize’s Healthcare System is Overwhelmed with COVID-19 Cases

On Wednesday night, the Belize Medical and Dental Association met to discuss the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the healthcare system, in public and private facilities [...]

Mortality Rate for COVID-19 is Expected to Increase

With the healthcare system stretched to capacity, there is a real fear that with not enough spaces to accommodate COVID-19 victims, the mortality rate will continue to climb and deaths [...]

Lynroy Longsworth, a Victim of Gang War in St. Martin’s

Police believe that taxi driver Lynroy Longsworth is a victim of the ongoing gang war in the Saint Martin’s area of Belize City. On Wednesday, Longsworth was operating his dollar [...]