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Diversifying Trade Markets & Turning Interests to Central America

Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Jose Abelardo Mai has been on record to say that Belize should shift its trade interests from CARICOM to Central America. He says [...]

Sheep and Goat Industry Back on the Grind

Sheep and goat aren’t known to be traditionally consumed in Belizean households. Its market is primarily the tourism sector. This particular livestock industry was crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic when [...]

Blue Bond Has Provided Substantial Debt Relief

Belize’s Blue Bond has given Belize substantial debt relief. That was among the main pieces of information coming out of the University of Belize’s Second Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial Lecture [...]

Economic Growth for 2022 Looks Promising

Waight said that the outlook for this year is promising and that tourism and agriculture are performing as Belize’s biggest revenue earners.   Joseph Waight, Financial Secretary “We’re on a [...]

Lecturer Says Current Government Pension is Unsustainable

The current government pension scheme that exists for public officers is unsustainable and needs urgent reform – that is the information coming out of the Second Annual Gian Ghandi Memorial [...]

Survey of Other Countries shows Belize is the Only One with Early Pension

A quick look at the list of beneficiaries of the government’s pension scheme shows that in Belize, public servants retire at age fifty-five or collect a gratuity after fifteen years [...]

Ninth Summit of the Americas is set for June in L.A.

The Ninth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Los Angeles in June, under the theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” with the region’s governments, civil society, [...]

CARICOM and the Summit of the Americas

In the context of Belize and the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is the pro tem chair of CARICOM, has reached out to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd who [...]

Medium-term Development Strategy Almost Complete

In tandem with Belize’s economic performance is the medium-term development strategy that was scheduled to have been completed by the end of February, but the government was engaged in consultations [...]

Has Inflation Increased the Poverty Rate?

We asked Dr. Martinez, against the backdrop of the cost of living going up and the poverty rate that has likely increased, whether there is a disconnect between government’s commendable [...]

N.G.O.s Welcome to Apply for CARSI Funding

The Central American Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) was developed by the U.S. Embassy to support civil society, non-profit organizations to promote good governance, transparency and accountability and its 2022 grant [...]

Third Phase of Digital Advisory Funding Program Now Open

The third phase of a fund that seeks to increase the adoption of digital innovations and promote business among financial institutions and their micro and small enterprise customers is now [...]

Sheep & Goat Project Concludes; Meet the Graduates

Today at the University of Belize Central Farm Campus, stakeholders in a sheep and goat breeding sector graduated a cohort of students who participated in a program hosted at the [...]

Season for Fishing Sharks Closed Soon

Fisher-folks are advised that the season to fish sharks will close over the weekend. The Belize Fisheries Department has announced that the closure runs from May first to October thirty-first [...]

Belize Moves Towards Being Malaria-free

Belize has made an application to the World Health Organization for it to be declared a malaria-free country. For the past few days, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has [...]

Restrictions Relaxed: Basketball Tournament Kicks Off in Port Loyola

With the relaxation of restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a return to social activities that build and strengthen the community spirit. One such recreational activity is sports. [...]

Massive Fire Guts Abandoned Building and Threatened to Destroy Several Homes

There was a huge blaze last night just behind San Cas Warehouse on Cran Street.  A decrepit building which has been vacant for several years was eviscerated when someone set [...]

Public Criticism of Fire Department’s Response to Cran Street Inferno

In the wake of the blaze, the fire department has once again come under criticism for its response to the distress call. According to onlookers who went live on social [...]

Man Attempts Suicide by Fire in Pickstock Hutment

A twenty-one-year-old resident of Pickstock Hutment is recovering from serious injuries he received overnight when he attempted to set himself on fire inside an apartment building.  Sometime around midnight on [...]

Fourteen Pounds of Weed Confiscated at Placencia Airstrip

There was a sizeable drug bust this afternoon in Placencia where two boxes containing over fourteen kilograms of cannabis were confiscated by police at the municipal airstrip. The discovery was [...]

The Story of a Domestic Violence Survivor

The recent killing of Tracy Thompson in Calcutta and the chilling videos that have captured women being beaten unconscious and, in some cases, being left for dead, have sent shockwaves [...]

Women’s Commission Condemns Recent Violent Attacks Against Women

The National Women’s Commission has issued strong condemnation of the recent series of violent attacks that have made it to the news, one of which ended in the murder of [...]

64-year-old man rapes a 7-year-old child

There are disturbing cases of the sexual assault of minors that we are reporting on tonight.  The first is an incident in Belize City where a sixty-four-year-old man has been [...]

Sexual Assault Cases in Orange Walk & Belize City

The two other incidents of sexual assault occurred in Orange Walk and Belize City. Earlier this month, a six-year-old girl, accompanied by her mother, visited a police station in Belize [...]

Consumer Price Index Indicates that Everything Di Go Up!!

Consumer prices for the month of March were up by almost six percent, as the cost of fuel, food and liquefied petroleum gas were most affected.  The Statistical Institute of [...]