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New Developments in Belize/Guatemala I.C.J. Journey

There is significant development to report on tonight, in respect of Guatemala’s territorial, insular and maritime claim to Belize.  That claim was filed before the International Court of Justice back [...]

Guatemala Officially Files Claim Against Belize at I.C.J.

Guatemala’s submission is four thousand, eight hundred and thirteen pages long. In it, Guatemala is claiming all the rights inherited from Spain at the time of independence in 1821.  A [...]

A New B.T.L. Board of Directors, but Net Vasquez Still Has to Pay

There is a new Board of Directors at Belize Telemedia Limited headed by former Business Senator Mark Lizarraga as chairman.  The recently constituted executive includes six directors, as well as [...]

Is Marconi Leal Junior’s Appointment on B.T.L. Board of Directors a Conflict of Interest?

The contract signed between Net Vasquez and B.T.L. which came into effect back in mid-January was endorsed by Marconi Leal Junior, in his capacity as Acting Chief Sales and Marketing [...]

Internal Audit Committee to be Established at B.T.L.

With a new B.T.L. executive also comes a new structure and administration of the company.  According to Chairman Lizarraga, an internal audit department will be answerable to the board of [...]

Charting a New Course for B.T.L.

Does B.T.L. still maintain a competitive edge over other service providers in the country, despite a dismal economic performance?  The chairmanship of the company is being assumed at a time [...]

Director of Health Services Dr. Manzanero Tests Positive for COVID-19

The leading epidemiologist and the man who was put in charge of Belize’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic announced this afternoon that he is positive for the virus. Director of [...]

Belize Central Prison is Now COVID-19 Free!

The Belize Central Prison is now COVID-19 free. C.E.O. of the Kolbe Foundation Virgilio Murillo told News Five today that the prison has zero active cases. This is a significant [...]

G.O.B. Ramps Up Testing for COVID-19

And while the prison is COVID-free, the country is a long way from that reality. Election Day is believed to have been a super spreader event with confirmed COVID cases [...]

G.O.B. Prepares to Launch Massive Educational Campaign

The government also has plans to launch a massive countrywide campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister John Briceno says that his government will be doing it differently but if [...]

PM Briceño Addresses CARICOM/Cuba Summit

Prime Minister John Briceño today championed the achievements of the CARICOM-Cuba cooperation at the Seventh Summit of Heads of State and Governments which took place virtually with regional leaders logging [...]

The Post Flooding Situation in Belize River Valley

It’s been over a week since we’ve been reporting on severe flooding in central Belize and that’s because with the change in weather, water levels have been receding in all [...]

Agriculture Minister Says G.O.B. Intends to Lobby for Low Income Loans for Farmers

In recent weeks we have been reporting about the effects of floods on the country. The agriculture sector has not been spared – with farmers losing hundreds of acres in [...]

Cane Farmers Ask for Start of Sugar Crop to be Delayed

The Sugar Cane Crop is scheduled to commence on December fourteenth but during a recent stakeholders meeting, cane farmers asked that it be delayed. They say the rains have flooded [...]

Is Grocery Bag, a.k.a. Pantry, On or Off?

Today, many residents on the south side lined up to receive food packages, but is it a continuation of the ‘Grocery Bag’ programme? As you’ll recall, some two weeks ago, [...]

M.O.H.W. Receives Donation from Taiwan

On Monday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received a grant for the “Project for strengthening Medical Imaging Systems in Belize”, as well as other medical supplies from the Taiwanese [...]