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Government & Churches Issue Joint Statement on Writ of Referendum

A joint statement was released late this evening from the Government of Belize and the churches regarding the issue of the Writ of Referendum. This follows the churches’ request for [...]

National M.S.M.E. Policy Seeks to Advance Micro, Small and Medium Businesses

During its regular Tuesday meeting, the Cabinet discussed the National Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprise, or the M.S.M.E. Policy and Strategy for 2022-2025. The new policy and strategy were approved [...]

Government Ceases New Hiring After Reinstalling 10% Salary

As a part of the Government’s effort to keep its expenditures under control, it has announced that it will suspend all new hirings, creation of posts, filling of vacant posts, [...]

DPM Cordel Does Not Agree with State of Emergency

A state of emergency came into effect on Saturday morning in a portion of south side Belize City.  The S.O.E. is in the wake of numerous incidents of gun violence [...]

DPM Hyde: There’s No Overnight Solution to Crime Situation in Lake I

So what is the solution for the situation in Lake I? DPM Cordel Hyde says that there are many factors over time that have led to the current state of [...]

Land Clinic Goes to Price Barracks

Since 2021, the Ministry of Natural Resources has been going across the country setting up land clinics. For years, residents have been complaining about the delays in processes at the [...]

Engineers Conduct Site Survey on Sarstoon F.O.B.

The Ministry of National Defence and Border Security, along with a team of engineers, visited the Sarstoon Forward Operating Base in the Toledo District on July twenty-ninth.  The visit follows [...]

Grieving Family Forced to Bury B.D.F. Suicide Victim Prematurely

When twenty-three-year-old Micah Miguel took her own life last week, her grieving family did not expect that they would have to forego a proper sendoff for the Belize Defense Force [...]

B.D.F. Minister Says More Psychiatric Assistance is Needed

When asked about the tragic incident, Minister of National Security Florencio Marin Junior told the media that there are ongoing efforts to seek psychiatric assistance, as well as help with [...]

Ministry of Education Closely Monitors Monkeypox Outbreak Ahead of School Reopening

The United States Government today declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, with over seven thousand cases confirmed in the U.S. Neighboring Guatemala announced its first confirmed case on [...]

Preparation Underway for Return to Classrooms Nationwide

And, with no confirmed case of monkeypox in Belize, schools across the country are preparing to welcome returning students at the end of the month. Minister Fonseca also gave an [...]

Dr. Vincent Palacio Confirmed President of the University of Belize

In July 2021, it was announced that Doctor Vincent Palacio, the then Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at the University of Belize, would be named the [...]

Minister of Tourism to Provide Financial Breakdown of BIMFF Investment

The United Democratic Party is calling for a full accounting of every dollar that was used to finance the Belize International Music and Food Festival this past weekend. A release [...]

September Celebrations Quickly Approaches, NCC Finalizes List of Events

The month of September is quickly approaching and the National Celebrations Commission is finalizing the list of events for the month. Apart from the traditional celebratory events, like the carnival [...]

Energy Stakeholders Meet to Update National Energy Policy

After twelve years, stakeholders within the energy sector have come together to review and update the National Energy Policy. Implemented in November of 2011, with the aim to put Belize [...]

Mitigating Climate Risk for Renewable Energy Infrastructures

Stakeholders within the energy sector must also take into account the vulnerabilities physical infrastructures within the Caribbean face from weather systems such as hurricanes and floods. Doctor Gardner noted that [...]

Haulover Replacement Bridge Project Remains on Schedule, within Budget

Several months into the construction of a new crossing to replace the existing Haulover Bridge, work remains on schedule and the spending remains within budget. Today, Engineering Coordinator at the [...]

MIDH Meets Challenges with Repair Work on Philip Goldson Highway

Moody also brought us up to speed with the repair works being carried out further up near mile seven on the Philip Goldson Highway, where a portion of the highway [...]

MIDH to Public: Stop Stealing Our Signs!

As if the challenges with debris and construction were not enough, the human element is also compounding the problem for the ministry, not only at the mile seven rehabilitation area, [...]

Vulcan Reps Coming to Belize; No Mining Permits Issued

Reports are that representatives from the aggregate mining company Vulcan Limited, which has been operating in Belize under Caracol Holdings Limited, will be visiting the country next month – particularly [...]

Digi Belize Awards 25 High School Scholarships

Twenty-five students heading into secondary school were awarded scholarships by Digi Belize. These scholarship recipients were selected from across the country based on their academic achievements and financial need. The [...]

A New Bathroom Facility for the B.D.F. Officers

Simultaneously at the B.D.F. compound at Price Barracks, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the inauguration of a new bathroom facility for senior non-commissioned officers within the force. The ablution [...]