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Sugar Crop Closes but A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A. Still Have Fundamental Differences

The 2021-2022 sugar crop comes to a close on Friday, and while the season got off to a rocky start, the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries (A.S.R./B.S.I.) says it ended [...]

Several Factors Hover Over Dispute between A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A.

The dispute between A.S.R./B.S.I. and the B.S.C.F.A. Sugar Cane Farmers Association hovers mainly over them not being able to come to terms on a commercial agreement. But to sign off [...]

Over A Hundred Thousand Tons of Sugar Cane Lost This Year

While the two parties continue to negotiate to sign off on a commercial agreement, another issue this year was that there were significant losses from cane that remained in the [...]

B.S.I. Says Its Has Safety Measures in Place for Vehicle Fleet

Over the past two months, there have been two trucks belonging to Belize Sugar Industries Limited that were involved in serious traffic accidents. Luckily for the drivers behind those vehicles, [...]

Cabinet Discusses Proposed S.S.B. Loan to Pharmacy Express

Cabinet met on Tuesday to discuss a number of issues of national concern, including a proposed seven million dollar loan from the Social Security Board to Pharmacy Express Limited. On [...]

Cabinet Looks at Cannabis Referendum, Shrimp Industry and Monkey Pox

Elsewhere in today’s Cabinet brief, Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde and Henry Charles Usher, Minister of Religious Affairs provided an update on a recent meeting with church leaders.  During the [...]

L.I.U. Attempts to Call a Ceasefire in Lake-I

This morning in the Lake Independence community, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Doctor Richard Rosado led a team from the Leadership Intervention Unit into gang-ridden neighborhoods in an attempt to broker [...]

Will There be Peace in the Village Anytime Soon?

According to Doctor Rosado, today’s meeting with members from the respective groups was intense, as relatives of the individuals injured in the recent spate of shootings are still reeling from [...]

ComPol: 2022 Has Fewer Murders Than Previous Years, So Far

You might be surprised to hear that the murder rate for this year is so far below what it was at this same time in recent years. But when we [...]

The National Curriculum Framework is Launched

Today at the House of Culture in Belize City, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology officially launched the National Curriculum Framework.  The document released is comprehensive and looks [...]

No Teachers to Be Displaced by New Curriculum Framework

During the presentation today, President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Senator Elena Smith said that during the consultation, secondary school teachers expressed concerns about job security. Would the new [...]

Pediatric Vaccines Expiring; Education Minister Not Worried

Pediatric vaccines for children ages five to eleven will be expiring in the next few months and the data shows that of that population, only five thousand, six hundred and [...]

Ministry of Health and Wellness Restocks COVID Vaccine Supply

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has restocked its supply of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. A donation of ten-thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in Belize yesterday from the Government of [...]

Tracey Betancourt is Wanted By Police Following Bench Warrant

After four months of trial, the case against two Belizean residents,  twenty-five-year-old Tracey Betancourt, a resident of Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro and Amara Street resident, and thirty-eight-year-old Leon Walford, [...]

Paul Jex Jr. is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Life imprisonment was the sentence handed down late this evening against twenty-seven-year-old Paul Jex Junior, a father of two, who was convicted of raping a twenty-one-year-old woman last week in December [...]

B.D.F. Volunteer Battalion learns Jungle Survival Skills in San Antonio Village, Toledo

The Belize Defense Force Volunteer Battalion is conducting its Annual Battle Camp in San Antonio Village, Toledo District. The training, which runs from July seventeenth to July thirty first, is [...]

Youth Organization Names Representative on P.C.C.

The Young Leaders Alliance of Belize (YLAB) has named its representatives to the People’s Constitution Commission.  A release from the youth organization says its membership decided that Alea Gomez will [...]

Our Circle Launches Equality Fellowship

Our Circle has partnered with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives to provide training towards enhancing the visibility, inclusion, and rights of families formed by lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender [...]

Belize Recognizes Emancipation Day 2022

Ahead of Emancipation Day 2022, the National Institute of Culture and History re- launched its Documentary Heritage of Slavery and Emancipation in Belize. The website gives visitors an insight into [...]