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Senator Elena Smith to Retire from B.N.T.U Leadership

She has been at the helm of arguably the most firebrand union for over five years, but come June 2023, Senator Elena Smith will be stepping down as President of [...]

An Update on Teachers Affected by Hurricane Lisa

The B.N.T.U. National President also gave an update on the teachers who were affected by Hurricane Lisa earlier this month. Senator Elena Smith says that over two hundred teachers were [...]

Senator Elena says Children’s Parliament Gives Hope for Future Belize

Last Friday, we covered the Children’s Parliament at the National Assembly in Belmopan, where young people were engaged in a debate on vocational education development. It was a success to [...]

First Youth & Sports Symposium Seeks to Align Programs to Improve Youths’ Potential

Currently taking place at the Mexico Sports Centre is a two-day forum designed to bring together the key players in the development of youths and sports. The end goal is [...]

Disability Week 2022: Meaningful Inclusion Matters

Belize’s Disability Week 2022 is being recognized from the twenty-seventh of November to the third of December. The theme for Belize’s observation of Disability Week 2022 is “Meaningful Inclusion Matters”. [...]

Korea Provides Technical Assistance to Help Belize Transform Public Transport Sector

Chief Executive Officer Marconi Leal told us about what a delegation of Transport officials went to do at a week-long technical meeting in South Korea last week. He said it [...]

2022 Blue Economy Climate Resilience Forum and Blue Economy Fair

The Ministry of Blue Economy in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Green Climate Fund will be hosting its 2022 Blue Economy Climate [...]

Enhancing Adaptation and Increasing Resilience Against Climate Change

Gomez also gave us an update on the FAO’s work with the Enhancing Adaptation and Increasing Resilience in the Coastal Zone and Fisheries Sector of Belize project. The project seeks [...]

Ministry of Transport Finalizing New Standards for Bus Industry

The six-month period that the government had given for the fuel subsidy to bus operators has expired, but until there’s a new definitive arrangement put in place, the current subsidy [...]

Orange Walk Tacos Fest Makes A Comeback

The Orange Walk Tacos Fest returned after being on pause for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, Fort Cairns Market in the heart of town came alive [...]

Petrocaribe is Back and Belize will Benefit from Venezuela Once Again

Petrocaribe, a regional oil procurement agreement between Venezuela and Caribbean member states, is back and Belize is among the beneficiaries of the revitalized program under President Nicolas Maduro.  During Prime [...]

Belize-Guatemala Joint Investigation into Shooting Incident Near Belize Guatemala Border

A Belize Defense Force soldier is hospitalized after being shot in the buttocks during an incident that may have international implications. According to a release from the Belize Defense Force, [...]

Body of Missing Businessman Found; Taxi Man Charged

The body of sixty-six-year-old Owen Tucker Senior was discovered today in Lemonal Village. Reports are that the Belizean/American businessman, who had purchased the Crocland property, was murdered and his body [...]

Jerome Bennett is Gunned Down in Belize City

There was a murder recorded over the weekend in Belize City. Twenty-five-year-old Jerome Bennett was at his home on Pitter Street when two persons approached and took turns executing the [...]

Minister of Sustainable Development Not Clear on NEAC’s Decision to Turn Down Port Project

An official correspondence between the Department of the Environment and the Ministry of Sustainable Development, regarding a recent decision taken by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee, NEAC, is yet to [...]

Port Expansion: Landy Habet Says All Factors are Considered by NEAC

According to Habet, the process of approval entails various steps, including a look at the socioeconomic impact of the project.  He says that while expansion of the cargo port is [...]

New Online Complaints Management System for Labor Issues

The Ministry of Labour today launched its Labour Complaints Management System for workers. One of the primary functions of the Labour Department is labour complaints management which entails the mediation [...]

Labor Commissioner to be Appointing Shortly says Labor Minister

And, while the Ministry of Labour has made improvements to its labour complaints management system, the post of labour commissioner remains vacant. We asked Minister Requeña about that position today [...]

Minimum Wage Consultations Completed, Next Step is Implementation

P.P.F. Capital Belize Limited, the consulting firm hired by the Government of Belize to hold countrywide consultations on the five dollar minimum wage increase, has submitted its final report to [...]

Public Officers & Teachers Want Their Increments Unfrozen

Earlier this year, the Briceño administration returned the ten percent salary cut for public officers and teachers, but an increment freeze is still in place. As the country’s economy is [...]

ComPol on Saldivar’s Denial: “I Am Beyond Contemplating”

Last Thursday, we shared excerpts of comments made by former Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, following a press conference he held after being designated by the United States government. [...]

Cyber Bullies, Be Ware; the Police Can Track You Down

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, U.N.O.D.C., today conducted virtual cyber crime training for the Belize Police Department, the magistracy and the office of the Director of Public [...]

Policeman’s Vehicle Searched but Yields No Clues into Woman’s Murder

Almost a month ago, on October thirty-first, Celia Florian, a thirty-year-old businesswoman of Belmopan went missing. Her body was discovered off the Hummingbird Highway four days later and a post [...]

Willow’s Bank Resident Killed in Fatal Road Traffic Accident

A resident of Willow’s Bank was killed and another seriously injured in а mоtоrсусlе ассіdеnt оn thе Wіllоw’ѕ Ваnk rоаd on Saturday nіght. Juan Cantun died sometime around seven-thirty that [...]

Number of Accidents Involving Motorcycles Increase Significantly

Romero said that in recent times, the number of traffic accidents involving motorcycles has increased significantly and that many times these accidents are preventable, if only the drivers adhere to [...]