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Government of Belize Launches People’s Constitutional Commission

A giant leap has been taken in the process of drafting a new Constitution of Belize. Upon taking office in November 2020, the Briceño administration introduced the Ministry of Public Service, [...]

Former Belmopan Mayor Anthony Chanona Officially Takes Up Chairmanship of P.C.C.

The last time such a constitutional reform exercise took place, it was done by the Constitution Reform Commission back in 1999. The difference with the current undertaking is that the [...]

Minister of Education Urges Belizean to Play Active Role in Constitutional Reform Process

In his remarks, Francis Fonseca, the Minister or Education, Culture, Science, and Technology, encouraged Belizeans to become familiarized with the Constitution of Belize and to play an active role in [...]

Prime Minister Celebrates Historic Launch of P.C.C.

Following the ceremony, we spoke with Prime Minister John Briceño about the historic launch and his expectations of the outcome of this process. Here is what he had to say. [...]

Prime Minister says No One Will Be Excluded from Constitutional Reform Process

There is also controversy surrounding the makeup of the People’s Constitutional Commission, as certain groups felt that their voices have been excluded. We asked the Prime Minister about those criticisms, [...]

Travis Navarro Walks From a Charge of Murder

Twenty-eighth-year-old Travis Navarro was acquitted of the murder when he appeared before the Supreme Court Justice Sandcroft earlier today.  In 2013, he was charged for the execution-style slaying of twenty-one-year-old [...]

A Suspected Burglar is Found Dead in Bella Vista Home

Independence police are investigating a burglary that took place in Bella Vista Village over the weekend that resulted with the alleged thief being found dead inside a home he was [...]

Belize City Robbers Arraigned and Remanded for Weekend Jacking

A pair of armed robbers appeared before the magistrate’s court in Belize City today after being arrested and charged for a holdup on Amara Avenue that took place on Friday.  [...]

Ex-policeman Falls Out of Truck in Traffic Mishap

A former police officer was the victim of a road traffic accident this weekend after he fell out of a vehicle near Blackman Eddy Village. Thirty-nine-year-old Desmond Gordon was transported [...]

2 Weeks Later, Millions of Dollars in Damages in Various Sectors in Wake of Hurricane Lisa

Climate change experts, including the Belize delegation are at COP27 defending the need for financing from developed countries, by way of loss and damage, to adapt and mitigate the effects [...]

Operation Compassion – Belmopan Assists Belize City to Clean Up

They are the only two cities in Belize and tomorrow one will be assisting the other in the wake of the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Lisa. Mayor Sheran [...]

Hundreds Protest at COP27, Call for Action Now

As government leaders and climate change experts converge on Sharm El Sheikh to negotiate a way forward in addressing climate change, others are stationed outside the meeting rooms are engaged [...]

Minister Habet Gives Address on Inaction on Climate Finance

It was another busy day for Climate Change Minister Orlando Habet and the team of Belizean negotiators at the twenty-seventh annual United Nations Conference of the Parties in Sharm El [...]

Transparency Needed to Drive Climate Action and Mobilize Finance

Minister Orlando Habet also delivered the keynote address with the Nigerian Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, at an official side event at COP27, in Egypt, in the nighttime. The event, [...]

Another Round of Public Consultation for Waterloo Project

The Department of the Environment hosted another round of public consultations on Friday in Belize City, where stakeholders and other interested parties raised concerns about the proposed Port of Belize [...]

Waterloo Says It Can’t Speak on Stake Bank’s Viability

In responding to the positions taken by the Stake Bank representative, a consultant for Waterloo, as well as an employee of the Department of the Environment addressed the points being [...]

Amnesty Hubs Wrapping Up As Deadline for Applications Approaches

It’s been running for slightly over three months since it was opened on August second after the Emancipation holiday, but the deadline for the 2022 Amnesty Program is about to [...]

Eat Right and Exercise – the Key to Avoiding Diabetes

Earlier today, the Belmopan City Council held a forum on diabetes awareness in connection with World Diabetes Day. The event included a diabetes summit with presentations by people who work [...]

Belize Female National Volleyball Team Player Fatima Ramirez Making Waves in Jacksonville, Florida

Welcome to this week’s edition of Sports Monday. I am Paul Lopez. Let’s kick this week’s coverage off with our player of the week. We had a conversation with one [...]