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Belize Network of N.G.O.’s Concerned about 10th Amendment Reading Friday

The House of Representatives meets on Friday and a full agenda has been put together for bills to be tabled and read through in parliament.  Among the proposed pieces of [...]

Did Government Consult on Tenth Amendment Bill?

With the likelihood of the proposed legislation being read through on Friday, the question of consultation has arisen and whether due process was carried out by the government ahead of [...]

Social Worker Dies in RTA

A social worker employed with the Human Development Department branch office in San Ignacio is dead after the vehicle she was traveling in careened off the George Price Highway and [...]

Dining/Entertainment Stakeholders Petition G.O.B. to Ease Restrictions

A group of about twenty or so business owners and artists within the dining and entertainment industry have signed a petition and sent it to the Ministers of Health and [...]

Cane Farmers Want to Renegotiate Agreement with A.S.R./B.S.I.

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association had its say today during a virtual press conference.  Representatives of the membership spoke about their desire to renegotiate a commercial agreement with A.S.R./B.S.I.  [...]

Cane Farmers Want Recalculation of Percentage Split

The commercial agreement expires in January of 2022. With the annual cane season slated to start in December, barring unexpected delays, the association is hopeful that an agreement can be [...]

Bagasse Impasse of 2013/14 Used as Example for Renegotiation

Viewers may recall the impasse between B.S.C.F.A. and B.S.I. back in 2013/2014 over bagasse. That impasse caused the sugar cane crop season to get off to a late start. And, [...]

Will Cane Farmers Refuse to Supply Cane if No Negotiations?

So, what is the association’s alternative if an agreement is not reached before the reopening of the crop season? We asked if they intend to hold the industry hostage as [...]

Circulating Fake News? You May be Fined up to $3,000

In news from this week’s Cabinet meeting, the Minister of Health reported that sixteen percent of the population has now been fully vaccinated. Ten thousand young people aged twelve to [...]

PM Addresses Price Gouging with Cabinet Request

On Tuesday, Cabinet also asked that the Minister of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise instruct the Bureau of Standards to investigate reports of price gouging at stores across Belize. As [...]

Marine Litter & Plastic Pollution – a Serious International Issue

The Government of Belize, in collaboration with the United Kingdom, has formulated a Marine Action Plan named “Belize – Blue, Clean, Resilient and Strong.”  A recent assessment found that there [...]

Reducing the Dependency of Plastics in Belize

While much of the discussion is about holding larger countries accountable, Belize has been a trendsetter, having effected a ban on single-use plastics and styrofoam. The Environmental Protection Regulations, legislated [...]

Accessing Financing to Address the Effects of Marine Litter

While it is integrated into the overall Conference of the Parties which will be held in late October in Scotland, the Geneva talks are part of the lead-up to the [...]

A New Port Policy in the Works

The Belize Port Authority has begun work on a plan of action, or Port Policy, to oversee port operations across the country.  Belize will be divided into three distinct zones, [...]

Port Policy Will Address Cruise Ports Too

In Belize District, three other cruise terminals which are also port facilities are in the works.  According to Retired Major Gilbert Suazo, Port Commissioner, Port Coral which is the Stake [...]

Check Your Vaccination Cards; You May Have Won with B.T.B.!

Pull out those vaccination cards because you may have won something from the Belize Tourism Board. Six winners have been chosen and among these are three grand prize winners who [...]

Kulcha Symposium Underway

The first-ever Belize Kulcha Symposium, headed by Heritage Education Network Belize, got underway virtually this week.  One of the keynote speakers over the three-day event was Belizean writer, poet and [...]

Palm View Center Now “Smarter” and Greener

Five healthcare facilities in Belize are being retrofitted to become safer during disasters, more energy efficient and greener.  The Palm View Center in Belmopan became the first to be certified [...]

Isieni Garden Walk: A Peaceful Spot in Punta Gorda

A lot of business people and entrepreneurs are using some of the down time during COVID to retool their establishments or change how they engage with their customers.  But in [...]

“No Win” – Teen Inmate Seeks Redemption through Poetry

Last night we told you about Ministers Musa and Bernard’s visit to the Belize Central Prison where they engaged a group of Southside Belize City men currently incarcerated under a [...]

COVID Chronicles: Dining/Entertainment Industry Struggling to Survive

Earlier in the newscast, you heard the story of a petition signed by stakeholders in the dining and entertainment industry. In our last episode of the COVID Chronicles, we highlight [...]