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Budget Consultations Continue, G.O.B. Meets with B.N.T.U.

The government continued budget consultations today, preparing for the presentation of the budget in March.  Today, a team of high-level ministers met with the Belize National Teachers Union.  Deputy Prime [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Meeting was Cordial

National President of the Belize National Teachers Union Senator Elena Smith says that the meeting was cordial. Smith says the government was open to suggestions. However, they did not discuss [...]

Did Cabinet Ministers Receive Pay Cut?

Following today’s budget consultation with the B.N.T.U., Deputy PM Cordel Hyde and Ministers Francis Fonseca and Henry Charles Usher were asked if cabinet ministers received a ten percent salary cut.  [...]

B.C.C.I. Says There Are Lot More Questions

Earlier this week, we told you about the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s letter to Prime Minister Briceño.  The B.C.C.I. wrote PM Briceño to share their concerns and recommendations [...]

Guatemalans Want Western Border to Reopen

Cabinet approved the reopening of maritime borders for yachting tourism. The reopening does come with conditions including adherence to public health safety protocols, which means that crew and passengers must [...]

Orange Walk Salesman Killed and Dumped on Western Highway

The body of forty-seven-year-old Michael Escalante was found dumped on the George Price Highway just before midday on Wednesday.  The Belize Police Department is actively searching for Escalante’s missing red [...]

Hundreds Apply for Land

One of the key promises that the People’s United Party made before coming into office was to give land to first-time landowners.  At the Lands Department in Belize City, dozens [...]

Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sounds Off on Lisel Alamilla’s New Venture!

On Tuesday, we reported on the joint statement from the Maya Leaders Alliance, the Julian Cho Society, and the Toledo Alcaldes Association on the former Commissioner of the Toledo Maya [...]

Probe Into Rene Montero’s Activities Progresses

Will the former U.D.P. Minister of Works, Rene Montero, and his C.E.O. Errol Gentle face criminal charges?  The answer now lies with the Director of Public Prosecutions.  That’s because the [...]

7 New COVID-19 Cases; 0 Deaths

And in today’s COVID-stats, there are seven new confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to twelve thousand one hundred and fourteen for the country. [...]

40 Public Officers Graduate from Clerical Programme

Today, a virtual certificate ceremony was held for the first of a 2020 cohort of public officers who completed a professional development training. It’s been over a decade that public [...]

2020-2021 Lobster Season Closes

If you have the budget, it’s a great idea to treat your Valentine to some lobster this weekend as the 2020-2021 Lobster Season winds down on Sunday at midnight and [...]

2020-2021 Lobster Season: 700K Pounds of Lobster Tails

As the season comes to a close, the Fisheries Department reports that lobster production is up for the 2020-2021 period, with seven hundred thousand pounds of lobster tail processed.  According [...]

Celebrating Valentines in COVID Times

Like all other celebrations in the past year, this February – the month of love – doesn’t feel quite the same. Even with restrictions in place, our reporter Duane Moody [...]

PM Briceño Says that John Saldivar Needs to Find a Job

It’s no surprise that former U.D.P. ministers have been openly critical of the Briceño Administration and their decisions.  But a recent post by former Minister John Saldivar on Facebook did [...]

Foreign Minister Courtenay Addresses Extraordinary SICA Meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Immigration Eamon Courtenay, participated in a virtual extraordinary meeting between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System and the UN [...]

Areini Palacio Morgan from SEA is Taking Over at N.C.F.C.

She’s the executive director at the Southern Environmental Association and previously worked as the Advocacy Manager at the Belize Audubon Society. Now, Arreini Palacio Morgan has been appointed by the [...]

Super Furia Celebrates 35 Years!

The Super Furia Band is celebrating a major milestone in its history – thirty-five years in existence!  The family band of Orange Walk also welcomed their anniversary with an award [...]