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Amnesty Program to Begin August First

Tonight, we take a closer look at the pending amnesty program and what it means for undocumented persons living in Belize.  If you’ve lived in Belize since 2016 or before [...]

Cuban Deportation is a Tricky One for G.O.B.

The repatriation of Cuban nationals to their home country, those who entered Belize illegally, poses an immigration and foreign affairs challenge for government officials.  They cannot be deported through another [...]

Belize Says No to Haitian Charters

There have been several requests for chartered flights carrying Haitian visitors to arrive in Belize in the weeks ahead.  All indications are, however, that those aircrafts won’t be allowed to [...]

A New Intake of Police Officers Has been Approved

On Tuesday, cabinet met to discuss several matters which include an increase in requests for permits to allow charter flights from Haiti to Belize.  The ministry has assessed these applications [...]

Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde Acts as P.M.

As we told you last night, Prime Minister John Briceño will be attending a host of international events over the next three weeks which will require him to be out [...]

Belize City Mayor and Deputy to Rwanda

Leaving Belize on Friday en route to the Central African country of Rwanda will be Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner and his newly installed deputy, Allan Pollard. Both officials will [...]

Julius Espat Requests Apology from WPC Alicia Trapp

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat will not be pressing any charges against W.P.C. Alicia Trapp, following a spat with the officer on June fifth in Teakettle Village.  Trapp made [...]

Village Council Elections and Politics

Political rivalry is at the heart of these heated exchanges that take place outside of the polling stations during village council elections. And, while the Constitution of Belize says that [...]

New Chairman, New Plans for Crooked Tree Village

In Crooked Tree earlier today, we spoke with Brandon Gillett, the newly elected village chairman who ran an independent slate in the village council elections back in May. We asked [...]

Scratch and Win Winner $25,000 Richer

The latest Scratch and Win winner is twenty-five thousand dollars richer. Anthony from Belmopan purchased his ticket on Wednesday night and decided not to scratch it until he reached his [...]

Capacity Building for Caregivers

Earlier today, a cohort of caregivers for elderly persons graduated from a seventeen-week course to build their capacity as service providers to a most vulnerable population. The National Council of [...]

Primary School Students are Learning How to Cope with Grief

This morning, a cohort of students from Grace Primary School was recognized for completing a six-week course on how to cope with grief.  Several of these children have lost their [...]

A New Preschool Building for Crooked Tree Village

Early childhood development is one of the pillars of the Ministry of Education and today, in collaboration with the Belize Social Investment Fund and the Caribbean Development Bank, the Crooked [...]

Upcoming Projects by the Social Investment Fund

The inauguration in Crooked Tree is one of several projects in the pipeline for the Belize Social Investment Fund. SIF is the premiere implementing agency for the country of Belize, [...]

Lake Independence Family Receives Home from G.O.B.

An elderly couple from the Lake Independence constituency was the recipient of a one-bedroom, concrete bungalow courtesy of the Government of Belize. Area Representative Cordel Hyde says he promised Marco [...]

Land Title Duplications are Costing Government

Belizeans are visiting the Lands Department daily to file complaints over the duplication of land titles, according to Minister of Natural Resources Cordel Hyde. Hyde says many of these complainants [...]

Energy Security: A Regional Concern in Latin America and the Caribbean

Energy security remains a primary concern for many countries in the region, particularly in light of the war in Ukraine.  These countries are exploring the possibility of doing business with [...]

Mayor Says Streets are Still on the Council’s Priority List

Aside from the regular street repairs, there has not been large scale resurfacing of streets in Belize City lately.  The Belize City Council has invested in the repair of well [...]

Subsidy for Bus Operators Will Be Reviewed if Fuel Price Hikes Continue

It’s been a couple of months since bus operators started to receive their fuel subsidy to stay afloat in the transportation industry. The government’s hope was that six months would [...]

Basketball Scholarships for Students as Young as Primary Schoolers

The Ministry of Sports is holding a series of basketball tournaments for youths under the age of eighteen, with a view to provide them with scholarships. Through this effort, children [...]

Ghanaian Soap Maker to Host Training in Belmopan

Belmopan Mayor Sharon Palacio is calling on women from all nine municipalities to participate in a free soap making workshop.  The training is being facilitated by an internationally certified soap [...]