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Borders Reopening with Protocols

Today, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler responded to a myriad of questions, beginning with the cabinet decision to reopen land borders on January first. Minister Mahler breaks [...]

PM on Border Reopening

Back in mid October, Prime Minister John Briceño appeared on Channel Five’s Open Your Eyes, telling the hosts that if the COVID-19 numbers continued on a downward trend, the curfew [...]

Uptick in Tourism Numbers Expected in 2022

As we reported on Wednesday, Belize has been named as a top tourist destination in the Latin America and Caribbean for 2021. Minister of Tourism Anthony Mahler today gave a [...]

Belize as a Hub for Regional Airline Carriers?

Among those plans is seeing Belize become a hub for regional airline carriers. Minister Mahler explains what that process is looking like and the need for reducing taxes for regional [...]

San Pedro Killed Over Bike and Job Loss

Police have confirmed that a San Pedro man, Hilberto Caliz, was killed last weekend over a dispute involving a bicycle. But, there were also other factors at play. The carpenter [...]

Shopkeeper Killed in Honey Camp

A shopkeeper was killed on Wednesday night in the Honeycamp Area of the Orange Walk District. Police believe that they have gathered credible information that would lead them to Angel [...]

Belize and Mexico Cooperate Following Orange Walk Murder

Police are collaborating with their Mexican counterparts for the return of two brothers who are wanted for the murder of their uncle. Enrique and Shamir Teyul are suspected of the [...]

Body of Man Found by Cruise Ship

Today, news spread like wildfire that a body had been discovered at sea, about five miles from the coast of Belize City where cruise ships would normally moor their vessels. [...]

Senior Citizens Latest Victims of Home Invasion

A pair of senior citizens is the latest victims of a home invasion. On Tuesday night, they were at their home at mile fifteen on the Philip Goldson Highway when [...]

Compol Says Help Was Provided to Officer Who Appeared Intoxicated in Video

On Monday a video was posted on social media of a uniformed Policeman being led into a police station by his fellow police colleagues, suggesting that the officer was under [...]

Pine Ridge Retreat for At-risk Youths Ends on a Sour Note

Forty-three young men from various neighborhoods across Belize City traveled to Camp D’Silva on Monday to attend a four-day retreat organized by the ministries of Home Affairs and Youth and [...]

Counselors Assist At-risk Youths

The University of Belize also facilitated the retreat by providing a team of counselors to stimulate the sensitive conversations that would eventually lead to healing. Despite the logistical nightmare that [...]

DYS Director Says They Were Stuck in Mud

Acting Director of the Department of Youth Services, Kevin Cadle, explained the challenges that resulted in the chaos at Camp D’Silva on Wednesday. According to Cadle, he and another organizer [...]

YWCA Reopens with Assistance from Lifeline

A donation of eight thousand dollars has been made to the Young Women’s Christian Association by the Lifeline Foundation.  For over sixty-five years, Y.W.C.A. has been instrumental in assisting with [...]

Cane Farmers Air Concerns Ahead of Monday Season Opening

The sugar crop season in Northern Belize is set to begin on Monday, but the farmers are still at odds with the sugar mill.  Even more concerning for sugar cane [...]

BSCFA Says New Commercial Agreement Proposals Only Address One Area of Concern

Today the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Associations and the B.S.I./A.S.R. met to discuss a proposed new formula for payments to farmers for sugarcane. The proposals makes a change from the [...]

Cane Farmers Want More for Bagasse

Along with a proposed change to the formula of payment, sugar cane farmers are also looking to negotiate the price they are being paid for baggase, the waste product of [...]

Cane Farmers Seek One Year Agreement

Because they do not anticipate a quick resolution to the current impasse between both parties, the cane farmers who met today are proposing an interim agreement for one year, while [...]

COVID Chronicles– Visually Impaired Students Adapt and Excel Despite COVID Restrictions

In this week’s COVID Chronicles, reporter Marion Ali got the opportunity to interview some very inspiring young people who have taken the challenges of COVID-19 in stride, changing their learning [...]