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Brother of Murder Victim Admits to Being Intended Target

On Monday we told you about the murder of eighteen year old Maud Williams’ student Ethan Thompson of Mahogany Heights Village early that morning. Two nights before, however, gunmen had [...]

SJC to Offer Bachelor Degrees

Established in 1887 as an all boys school in Belize City, St. John’s College has since seen the formation of an extension division and a junior college. The Jesuit institution [...]

60 Schools Approved; 40 Have Resumed Hybrid Learning

Several weeks ago, the Ministry of Education gave the green light to sixty schools across the country to reopen for hybrid learning. Since then, the majority of those schools have [...]

Ministry Continues Efforts to Get Children Back in School

The Ministry’s push to get students back into the classroom comes with some level of urgency. The Minister of Education says being out of the classroom not only has negative [...]

60 years ago: Memories of Hurricane Hattie Shared by Survivors

This past weekend marked the sixtieth anniversary of Hurricane Hattie, a storm that killed three hundred and nineteen people in Belize on October thirty-first, 1961. Weather maps show that the [...]

Caribbean Organizations Call for Urgent Action on Fossil Fuel Extraction

Caribbean civil society organizations are pushing through with two breakthrough initiatives on fossil fuel extraction, human rights and climate change, at COP26.  Thirty-two Caribbean networks and organizations from nine countries [...]

“Climate crisis is a racial justice issue.” – Malene Alleyne

The hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights called for a rights-based approach to extraction and climate change.  At the hearing, Malene  Alleyne, a human rights attorney, expressed concern [...]

UB President Search Deadline Extended

On the topic of tertiary education, the University of Belize is still accepting applications for the post of president. According to Minister Fonseca, the deadline has been extended.   Francis [...]

NICH to Find New President: Budrani’s Contract Not Being Renewed

President of the National Institute of Culture and History, Saphna Budrani’s term is coming to an end in a few weeks. Minister responsible for appointing the President to that seat, [...]

Minister Fonseca Praises PM Speech at COP26

Minister Francis Fonseca is praising Prime Minister John Briceño for the speech he delivered at the COP26 World Leaders Summit on Monday. But, like many in the Caribbean, Minister Fonseca [...]

Climate Finance Takes Center Stage at COP26

Mitigating and adapting to climate change is expensive and small island developing states like Belize are among those countries severely affected even though their GHG emissions are miniscule. So, as [...]

Rangers Learn About Crocodiles

The Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve has collaborated with the Crocodile Research Coalition of Placencia to give conservation officers at the three ranger bases information on the critical American crocodile species [...]

Pediatrician with COVID Improving: Moved to General Ward

Here’s an update on a much loved COVID patient, pediatrician Dr. Cecilio Eck. He was transferred out of the COVID ward today and moved to the General Ward at a [...]

Airlines Restart Seasonal Flights to Belize From the US and Canada

There is a bright spot for tourism today as two airlines resume seasonal flights to Belize. This morning WestJet landed from Toronto, Canada. This carrier will be servicing Belize until [...]

One New Holiday, One Removed for 2022

The schedule of public and bank holidays for next year has been announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. All the usual holidays are listed, and the latest addition of [...]