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Suspected Drug Plane Crash Lands in Southern Belize

Late this evening, the Office of the Commissioner of Police confirmed that a suspected drug plane landed in southern Belize.  Information was received from international counterparts of three suspect tracks [...]

Minister Kareem Musa Weighs in on Drug Plane Activity

While we were with the Minister of Home Affairs, we asked him how closely the government is working with regional counterparts to track and survey unknown aircrafts. Of note is [...]

Police Make Major Weed Bust – 71.8 Pounds

There was a huge marijuana bust overnight in Belize District. A vehicle travelling on the Philip Goldson Highway was intercepted by police officers when the driver attempted to evade a [...]

Ministry of National Defence & Border Security Visit San Vicente, Toledo

Today, Minister of National Defence and Border Security Florencio Marin and Minister of State Oscar Mira visited the village of San Vicente in the Toledo District to meet with the [...]

Bilateral Meetings are held with Guatemala, Taiwan and the OAS Representative

A round of bilateral meetings was held earlier today by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration Eamon Courtenay, after receiving copies of the Letters of Credence of the [...]

Another Dubious Land Transaction on La Isla Bonita?

Residents near the San Pedro lagoon are up in arms over the purported sale of a property they say had been set aside for the construction of a park.  The [...]

No Preference Given to Neighbors in Purchase of San Pedro Land

According to Rubio, he is unaware of who the new owner of the property is, suffice to say that they were never given first preference when it came to the [...]

Eviction in COVID Times

A single mother of two is facing eviction from her home in Belize City, despite having tried her best to meet monthly rent.  Deriann Augustine, a resident of Central American [...]

The Reformation of the Belize Police Training Academy

The Belize Police Department was the recipient of equipment to enhance the training of officers which was handed over by U.S. Chargé d’affaires, Keith Gilges. The U.S. Government is also [...]

David “Dido” Vega Still Critical at Healthcare Partners

Since Saturday, Corozal Bay Area Representative David “Dido” Vega has been hospitalized at the Belize Healthcare Partners Limited after having contracted COVID-19. Vega remains intubated and in a critical condition [...]

Interim DHS, the Sister-in-Law of P.U.P. Minister

Earlier this week, we reported that Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero had tested positive for COVID-19 and has since been self-isolating. One day later, the Minister of Health [...]

Gilbert Swaso is the New Port Authority Commissioner

Gilbert Swaso is the new Commissioner of the Belize Port Authority.  According to a release from the Government Press Office, Swaso is a renowned maritime expert and certified master marine [...]

Fuel Prices are Going Up

Fuel prices are going up for regular gasoline will increase by forty-eight cents from eight dollars and sixty-one cents to nine dollars and nine cents per gallon, while kerosene will increase [...]

Consumer Prices Down by 0.5% in October 2020

If you felt the pinch of groceries and rent in October, you weren’t wrong.  The Statistical Institute of Belize says that while consumer prices were down by zero point five [...]

Imports and Exports are Down!

Turning to external trade, the S.I.B. reports that imports are down by almost thirty percent and domestic exports are down over five percent in October 2020. Imports from January to [...]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Saves Christmas for O.W. Family!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is in Belize just in time for the holidays!  You won’t see this red-nosed reindeer galloping though because we are talking about stationary reindeers made from [...]

One Mo’ Grocery Bag for 2020!

There is an update tonight on the status of the Ministry of Human Development’s food programme. We have confirmed that there are only enough supplies for one more round to [...]

Apples, Apples, Apples this Christmas

The Belize Camping Experience is selling apples this Christmas in order to raise funds to cover the cost of activities, including summer camps or children.  2020 has been an unusual [...]

Special December COVID-19 Relief Fund Replaces Christmas Cheer

Cabinet announced that nine hundred and thirty thousand dollars was approved for a special December COVID-19 Relief Fund to be equitably distributed among all thirty-one constituencies; that’s thirty thousand dollars [...]

Healthy Living: COVID-19 or the Flu

Just a year ago, having a cough or a sore throat would likely mean that you had caught a cold or the flu.  These days that is not such an [...]