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Corozal Free Zone Prepares to Reopen Before Christmas

After nine months of dormancy, the Corozal Free Zone is set to reopen just in time for the Christmas shopping season.  On Wednesday, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, [...]

Adhering to Protocols is Important for CFZ Reopening

Vice Chairman of the Corozal Free Zone, Anil Hotchandani has also chimed in on the proposed reopening of the free zone in the days ahead.  He says that while strict [...]

Free Zone to be Safer than Orange Walk Town

In emphasizing the need to safeguard public health, Minister Mai says that the measures to be implemented within the commercial free zone will be more stringent than it is for [...]

CFZ to Benefit from Chetumal also Becoming a Free Zone

While it has been announced that neighboring Chetumal will also be transformed into a commercial free zone to generate much needed economic activity in that part of Mexico, there are [...]

No Foreign Exchange to be Used

Contrary to previous reports in other areas of the media regarding the purported shortage of foreign exchange on the local market, a check with the relative parties has proven otherwise.  [...]

Amilin Mendez, C.E.O. of Economic Development

Amilin Mendez is the latest Chief Executive Officer to be named by the Briceño Administration.  Mendez has been appointed C.E.O. in the Ministry of Economic Development.  According to a press release [...]

6 New COVID-19 Deaths! 147 Positive Cases!

There are six more COVID-19 deaths to report tonight and one hundred and forty-seven new cases. According to the latest bulletin, eight hundred and thirty-three tests were processed and that [...]

Over 300,000 Heads of Cabbage Wipe Out by Flood in Valley of Peace

Tonight we head to Valley of Peace where we revisit the Valley of Peace Famers Association to find out how they are doing after the devastating flood last month.  You’ll [...]

P.S.U. Meets with Public Service Minister Henry Charles Usher

The Public Service Union met with Minister Henry Charles Usher and Chief Executive Officer Doctor Osmond Martinez on Thursday to discuss recommendations made by the P.S.U. to investigate the recent [...]

P.S.U. Addresses New Vehicles for Ministers and C.E.O.s

Ahead of the recent elections, the Public Service Union had made several recommendations regarding the purchase and acquisition of new vehicles for ministers and other government officials.  While some elected [...]

Ocean Hero Removes Gillnet from Belizean Waters in the South

Ocean Hero Neville Smith is being recognized once again tonight for being proactive in southern Belize. The owner of Southern Eco Adventure Dive and Fishing Tours was out on a [...]

The Importance of Gillnet Ban

The discovery was documented and shared with OCEANA Belize who posted the images online. The non-discriminatory fishing gear was made illegal back on November sixth when G.O.B. instituted a ban; [...]

Gillnets Believed to Be for Illegal Fishers from Guatemala

Several items were recovered, including plastic bottles filled with black sand used to anchor the gillnet, suggesting that the illegal fishing gear belongs to Guatemalan fishers. Both Smith and Carnegie [...]

Front of Label Packaging to Promote Healthier Choices

The Ministry of Health and Wellness hosted a virtual session earlier today to introduce to the public and its stakeholders the front of package nutritional warning label. The idea is [...]

Interpreting Front of Package Labelling, Requirements

Represented in the virtual meeting were PAHO, as well as the Belize Bureau of Standards. While there have been some delays in the implementation of the front of package labelling [...]

Humanity First Helping Families with Pantry

Humanity First – it’s the community service arm of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize.  Like others, such as N.G.O.s and NEMO, as well as private entities, Humanity First has [...]

A New Headquarters for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Belize

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Belize is also getting a new home. Over on the George Price Highway, near mile one and a half, a mosque and its new headquarters [...]