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GOB to Issue Updated National Ports Policy

Cabinet today issued a three page statement on the cruise sector and port developments. The statement speaks to the Port of Magical Belize project, and the Port of Belize’s proposed [...]

Patrick Faber Maintains UDP Did Not Approve Stake Bank Causeway

Regarding Stake Bank, the statement says the project is in construction phase and projected to be operational in 2022, having received the requisite approvals and permits. As it pertains to [...]

Big Falls Needs Entire Village to Decide on Communal Land Rights Issue

On Monday, the alcalde of Big Falls Village, Eulalio Choko, along with four other residents, came forward in the media to address concerns that they say the community is having [...]

Recognizing Garifuna Land Rights: Virtual Panel This Week

The issue of land rights, as they pertain to the indigenous community, is once again at the forefront of public discourse. Recent developments in Seine Bight Village, as well as [...]

Panel Discussion to Look at the Importance of Indigenous Land Rights

The panel is made up of four speakers, including doctors Peitra Arana and Philip Castillo, as well as MLA spokesperson Cristina Coc and Marvin Blades. Coc has been at the [...]

A Maya Perspective on Garifuna Land Rights: Similarities and Struggles

News Five also spoke with Cristina Coc who is the spokesperson of the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association.  The opportunity to speak on the issue of land [...]

Opposition to Work with GOB to Promote Vaccine Uptake

Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber, says members of the Opposition in Parliament will be collaborating with the Ministry of Health in their constituencies to increase vaccination uptake among their [...]

Faber on Eliminating Middle Man and More Free Testing

And while the Opposition and the Government are working in hand in hand to get constituents vaccinated, they do not see eye to eye on the procurement process for the [...]

More Free Testing Sites Opened Countrywide

From Punta Gorda to Corozal, the Ministry of Health has added additional COVID-19 sites for free testing. The new sites are in addition to those recently opened at the Belize [...]

Faber on Government on GOB Southside Development Zone

The Leader of the Opposition also took on the issue of crime that continues to plague Southside Belize City. In response to the Prime Minister’s recent announcement that the Southside [...]

Faber Says Root Causes of Crime Need More Than Temporary Fixes

On the other hand, the Opposition is often criticized for not being able to successfully get a handle on crime and violence while in government for the last thirteen years. [...]

PM Briceño’s Statement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

On November first, Prime Minister John Briceño will be attending the World Leaders Summit at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. The United National Climate Change Conference brings together government officials to [...]

Get Ready for a Regional Youth Business in Digital Summit

Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated in November and those who inspire people from around the world through local, regional and international activities are exploring their potential as innovators. From November [...]

Tools for Entrepreneurs to Create Successful Businesses

The three-day summit is all about networking and providing a platform that entrepreneurs can tap into. Among the speakers is Belize’s Mervin Budram. More than just a motivational speaker, the [...]

Woman Scammed out of $2,500 for Fake ID

A Guatemalan woman who was trying to speed up the process of getting her permanent residency is out two-thousand five hundred dollars and the man accused of scamming her out [...]

Minister Coye Special Drawing Rights for Financial Stability

In August, Belize benefited from an allocation of Special Drawing Rights, commonly known as SDRs worth around thirty-six million U.S. dollars by the International Monetary Fund. SDRs, which the IMF created in [...]

Contact Sports Activities Resumes

After eighteen months, contact sports can now resume, but with restrictions. Effective Wednesday, October twentieth, those wanting to organize and participate in sporting activities such as football, volleyball, basketball and [...]

CitCo and NSC Host First Belize City Half Marathon

The National Sports Council and the Belize City Council have teamed up and will be hosting the first ever Belize City Half Marathon on Sunday. The event was to be [...]

Kaya Heads to LA for Another International Race

On that same day, Kaya leaves Belize for Sacramento, California to compete in the first ever “Into the Lion’s Den” criterium cycling race. It is being hosted by Belizean National [...]

Toilet Paper in Tacos Report Prompts Public Health Investigation: No Evidence Found So Far

Belizeans just love their tacos, which is probably why a report that a man had gotten ill from consuming tacos that contained something other than chicken went viral today. But [...]