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P.S.U. Slams Proposed New Posts at Ministry of Health

Tonight, President of the Public Service Union Dean Flowers is speaking out about the amendment of the Public Health Act. The amendment, which will be tabled before the House of [...]

What Happens to Dr. Marvin Manzanero?

So what happens to the substantive DHS Doctor Marvin Manzanero? There have been conflicting communications from various government officials on the fate of the embattled senior public officer. One thing [...]

Flowers Says GOB Not Serious About High Wage Bill

But can the government afford to hire new directors? The Prime Minister has said that the government is broke and earlier this year, all public officers and teachers were given [...]

4 Deputy and 9 Assistant Comptrollers at Customs

A wage bill higher than before. But can Flowers substantiate that claim? He says just take a look at the Customs and Excise Department which now has four deputy comptrollers [...]

U.D.P. Condemns “Destruction” of DHS Office

Today, the United Democratic Party issued a release saying this is the worst time to play politics with the health care system and accuses the Briceño administration of making moves [...]

New Legislation for Juvenile Justice System Coming

As we reported on Thursday, new legislation governing the juvenile justice system will be introduced at next week’s House Meeting by the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ [...]

More Proactive Approach to Juvenile Law

Balderamos Garcia explained that the law provides for a proactive rather than a reactive approach when dealing with children with vulnerabilities.   Dolores Balderamos Garcia, Minister of Human Development “We [...]

Dane Gillett to Be Arraigned for Murder of Dwayne Gabourel

Twenty-four-year-old Dane Gillett is set to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday where he is expected to be arraigned for the murder of fifteen-year-old Dwayne Gabourel. The suspected killer [...]

Fish Right, Eat Right—Catch to Kitchen App Test Piloted

Oceana Belize is piloting its “Fish Right, Eat Right” initiative in San Pedro. The technology allows for restaurateurs to track their fish purchase, from catch to kitchen. It is Oceana’s [...]

Declining Fish Stocks and GDP Input

Oceana in Belize released its 2020 report on the state of Belize’s fisheries on Thursday.  It’s a hundred and seventy-two page document that lays out the challenges of the country’s [...]

Fisheries Report, A One-stop Shop for Information on Marine Sector

According to Noble-Carnegie, the purpose of the report is to consolidate information on the fisheries sector, making it easier to access data for research.   Alyssa Noble-Carnegie, Communications Director, Oceana [...]

Oceana Speaks Out on Proposed Bridge to Mexico

Questions have been raised since the Prime Minister announced that his latest trip to Mexico entailed a discussion with Mexican authorities about the possibility of building a bridge to link [...]

Oceana looks forward to COP26

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is quickly approaching, and OCEANA Belize is looking forward to the event.  The event is scheduled for the thirty [...]

Belize Wins Against Barbados in CONCACAF U17 Women’s Tournament

There’s good news coming out of Florida today for the under-seventeen female national team who went on to beat the national team from Barbados two to one in the CONCACAF [...]

Six Belizean Cyclists to Compete in “Into the Lion’s Den”

On Sunday afternoon, a Belizean contingent travels to Sacramento, California for the “Into the Lion’s Den” criterion hosted by Belize National Champion, Justin Williams and his team, Legion of Los [...]

PAHO on Booster Shots

Today the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) released new information about vaccine safety and efficacy. Dr. Alba Maria Ropero shared that there’s also a new recommendation for booster shots for [...]

WHO Does Not Recommend Mixing Vaccines

PAHO’s Dr. Ropero explained that the third dose for the elderly and severely ill people is not to be confused with the booster shot, which is recommended for healthy people [...]

National Assembly Closed For Sanitizing: House Meeting Pushed Back to Tuesday

Like a number of other public buildings recently, the National Assembly in Belmopan closed today at midday for sanitization of all the offices. This was due to a staff member [...]

Caribbean Publication on Women Jurists Includes Belizean Pioneer Lois Young

The Caribbean Court of Justice Academy for Law has published a new book, “Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists.” It features thirty-four outstanding legal women from across the region, including Belize’s own [...]

Barbados Elects First President

The island of Barbados elected its first president today as they transition towards becoming a republic. Dame Sandra Mason secured two-thirds of the votes in the Barbadian Parliament. In September [...]