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B.S.C.F.A. Accuses B.S.I. of Foot-Dragging in Mediator Selection Process

There is unease in the sugar industry tonight, as another sugar crop will likely begin without a revised commercial agreement between the A.S.R./B.S.I. and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association. [...]

Minister of Agriculture Weighs in On B.S.C.F.A./B.S.I. Negotiations Deadlock

So, what will happen in the event that a new agreement is not signed by early December? That is what we asked the Minister of Agriculture when we caught up [...]

Minister of Agriculture on Sugar Cane Payout, “It Could Be More”

Last night, we told you that A.S.R. /B.S.I. announced its third and final payment to sugar cane farmers for the 2021/2022 sugar crop. As was reported, farmers received a final [...]

Poultry Association Looks Back at Depopulation Exercise With Regret

Several poultry farmers lost tens of thousands of dollars over what turned out to be just an Avian Influenza scare. Back in September, after increasing suspicions that the virus was [...]

No Decision Yet on Compensation for Poultry Farmers

And today, we asked the Minister of Agriculture if there are any plans to compensate those poultry farmers who lost money as a result of the depopulation exercise. He told [...]

One Thousand Truck Loads of Debris Transported to Belize City Transfer Station Over Six Days

The massive cleanup effort across Belize City is on its sixth day. More than a thousand truckloads of debris have been removed from across Belize City. It has been all [...]

U.D.P. Assists with Hurricane Lisa Humanitarian Relief

Over the weekend, images of San Ignacio Mayor Earl Trapp, Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner, San Pedro Mayor Gualberto Nunez and Prime Minister John Briceño were posted on social media, [...]

Several Tourism Destinations are Impacted by Hurricane Lisa

COVID-19 has proven that the tourism industry is quite fragile and not immune to shocks.  Those sudden blows can also be brought about by natural disasters.  In the wake of [...]

In Cruise Tourism, Business Must Go On

In Belize City, the Fort Street Tourism Village was also adversely affected by the hurricane.  The devastation at F.S.T.V. forced a rethink of cruise ship arrivals that were scheduled for [...]

Tourism Industry Loses Roughly Six Million Dollars to Hurricane Lisa

In the wake of Hurricane Lisa, the Belize Tourism Board has been conducting a survey to determine the extent of damage that stakeholders suffered as a result of the natural [...]

Twenty Million Dollars in Losses Agriculture Industry Caused by Hurricane Lisa

The losses in the agriculture sector, as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Lisa, are estimated to be twenty million dollars. According to the Minister of Agriculture, Jose [...]

Climate Change Technocrats Gather to Discuss Climate Change Measures

Exactly one week after Hurricane Lisa wreaked havoc on Belize City and surrounding environs, the experts in disaster risk management and drafting climate change policies began a two-day workshop to [...]

Small Countries Welcome Inclusion of Loss & Damage on Cop 27 Agenda

Caribbean countries and small-island developing states have welcomed the inclusion of loss and damage on the U.N. Climate Change COP Twenty-seven, taking place in Egypt this year. One hundred and [...]

An Attempted Abduction is Foiled in Belize City

Belize City police are investigating an incident that took place this morning where a female high school student was almost abducted as she walked to school in the vicinity of [...]

Man Remanded on Attempted Murder Charge

A man is in the remand section of the Belize Central Prison tonight after he was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrates’ Court on a charge of attempted murder. Charles [...]

Diddy Offers Full University Scholarship to Deserving Belizean Students

A scholarship opportunity to pursue higher education at Howard University in the United States is being made available to Belizean students who are interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees [...]

Several Belizeans Receive Titles and Awards

The last set of titles and awards that were approved by the late Queen Elizabeth the Second were today bestowed upon several Belizeans by Governor-General, Froyla Tzalam in Belmopan. The [...]

Seventeenth Annual Battle of the Drums is Here!

The Seventeenth Annual Battle of the Drums is set to take place in Punta Gorda this weekend as a lead up to the Nineteenth of November Garifuna Settlement Day celebration.  [...]