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Another Suspected Drug Plane Lands Overnight in the South

A suspected drug plane, smaller than the aircraft that landed on the Southern Highway several weeks ago, arrived in Stann Creek District last night and seemed to have successfully discharged [...]

16 Days of Activism Kicks Off; Gender Based Violence Major Issue in Belize

It happens over and over again: women are killed at the hands of their current or former spouses. But men have been killed too in domestic incidents. And so have [...]

Tourist High Season Revenues Projected to Near Pre-COVID 2019 Levels

American Thanksgiving usually marks the unofficial start of the tourist high season which runs through January. This year, tourism stakeholders are beginning to see their bookings go up. But protecting [...]

Teachers Exempt From December 15 Vaccine Mandate

Teachers are exempted from the December fifteenth vaccination mandate for public officers imposed by the Government of Belize. While teachers fall under the public sector, they are not classified as [...]

Unions Want Their Ten Percent Back

On Wednesday the Government of Belize met with social partners to review the country’s economic performance.  The Joint Union Negotiating Team has requested a separate meeting and reports are that [...]

Will Pay Cut Be Restored Soon?

That meeting with the Government of Belize and the Joint Unions Negotiating Team has been proposed until December eighth. But, how reasonable is the expectation of a return to full [...]

Buses Back to 100 Percent Capacity, Minimum Wage to Gradually Increase

In Cabinet news this week, the Minister of Labor and Local will review of the Labour Act, including new pandemic regulations. The ministry will also plan for the gradual implementation [...]

Belizean Parliamentarians are leading the charge towards realizing the goal of Zero Hunger in Belize

Zero hunger is United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number two. Belizean Parliamentarians are leading the charge towards realizing this goal in Belize. The group, known as the Belize Parliamentary Alliance [...]

Defending Poktapok Champs Nearly There; Asking for Help To Meet Expenses

Ek Balam, the reigning champions of Poktapok, the ancient ball game revived in the Americas, is heading to Mexico. The tournament, which they won in 2017 and again in 2019, [...]

Minister of State Says International Interest Considerable at Summit

The recent Investment Summit was a success, at least from the level of interest that it drew from the more than two hundred participants. Minister of State in Finance, Chris [...]

Minister Coye Says Mexico Presents Huge Market for Belize

Minister Coye believes Belize has not been maximizing the ability to market our goods and services closer to home and that we ought to double our efforts toward that end. [...]

Ministry of Health & Wellness Advertises Vacancies in the Embattled Department

There is a vacuum being left in the wake of Doctor Deysi Mendez’s sudden departure as Chief Executive Officer at the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  Her stint as C.E.O. [...]

PBL Donates to Christmas Tablet and Toy Drive

This afternoon, the Port of Belize Limited gave a significant contribution towards the Aspire for Greatness Christmas Tablet and Toy Drive by handing over a check for four thousand dollars. [...]

COVID Chronicles: Celebrating a Second COVID Christmas

Despite limited resources, Belizeans are preparing to spend yet another Christmas holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes with economic challenges, but also spending that family-oriented festivity without that loved [...]