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Cuban President Dr. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez Makes Historic Visit to Belize

His Excellency Doctor Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez is the first Cuban leader to visit Belize. This made his visit on Sunday a historic occasion. President Diaz-Canel, his wife and a host [...]

Cultural and Foreign Affairs Bilateral Agreements Signed During Cuban President’s Visit

One of the key moments during the official State Visit of the President of the Republic of Cuba on Sunday was the signing of two cooperation agreements between the Governments [...]

Man Wanted for Murder of Friend

Police are looking for a man who they believe murdered his friend early this morning in Belize City. The incident happened in front of the victim’s home just as he [...]

Post Mortem Examination Certifies Man Died from Blunt Trauma

Two weeks ago, a man was found dead inside his home, and now following a post-mortem examination, police have launched an investigation into his death. That’s because the post-mortem revealed [...]

Police Share Details of Alburn Rivero Murder

Police also shed light today on the murder of Auburn Rivero, whose body was found last Friday in the Lord’s Bank area where he lived with chop wounds to his [...]

Man Chopped to Death in Toledo

There was another murder in Toledo over the weekend. The Belize Police Department’s Communications Director, Fitzroy Yearwood shared the details with the media today.   A.S.P. Fitzroy Yearwood, Communications Director, [...]

I.M.F. Reps in Belize Conducting Schedule IV Review

A working mission team from the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) is in Belize. On Friday, Prime Minister John Briceño met with Phillip Jennings, the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and [...]

Will Increments of Public Officers Remain Frozen?

The increments for public officers and teachers have been frozen since the COVID-19 pandemic began three years ago. Increments are governed by Public Service Regulations, and the joint unions’ negotiating [...]

Pension Reform is Coming; G.O.B. & Union to Discuss

Those conditions include the need for a conversation on pension reform, an issue that P.S.U. President Dean Flowers says has been kicked down the road by multiple administrations. But, the [...]

JUNT: What Happens Next for Negotiations?

Will the February fifteenth meeting between negotiators from the government and the unions alter the union’s position? This morning on Open Your Eyes, the Union leaders were asked – what’s [...]

M.O.E. Meets with B.N.T.U.; Is a Resolution on the Horizon?

On Friday, the Ministry of Education met with the leadership of the Belize National Teachers Union. This was to discuss a collective bargaining agreement that had not been settled for [...]

Minister Mahler: 2023 Expected to be a Bumper Year for Tourism

It’s been almost three years since the COVID-19 pandemic shattered the tourism industry. Thousands of people lost jobs, and some small properties had to close down. However, since the restrictions [...]

Inflation – Biggest Issue Facing the Agriculture Industry

As of December 2022, the statistical institute of Belize reported that consumer prices were up 6.7 percent overall. The breakdown released by the S.I.B. showed that prices for ‘Food and [...]

No Shortage, but Accessing Bananas is Expensive

The banana industry is also facing challenges. Agriculture Minister Jose Abelardo Mai confirmed that a disease has been affecting the production of the plants, hampering their exportation. That is compounded [...]

A Restructuring of Process for Allegations of Inappropriate Behaviour of Teachers

Two weeks ago, a concerned father sent an email to the media with a list of documents and timelines of a disturbing report of predatory behaviour by a teacher at [...]

Retired Major Gilbert Swazo Sworn in as New Ombudsman

Retired Major Herman Gilbert Swazo is the new Ombudsman. The former Ports Commissioner was appointed as Ombudsman in December of 2022 to succeed Lionel Arzu, who held the post for [...]

What’s on the Menu for Cuban Presidential Visit?

What do you serve the Cuban President and his delegation on an official state visit to Belize? Well, the government turned to Chefs Sean Kuylen and Einer Marin for a [...]

Tourism Ministry Launches Music Studio for Access by Belizean Artists

On Saturday, the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations officially launched the Reef Recording Studio as a space for Belizean artists to record their songs and improve their craft. The [...]

Marlon ‘The Diesel’ Castillo Go Fund Me Page to Assist With Medical Needs

Cyclist Marlon Castillo continues to recover from an unfortunate mishap at his butchery that caused him to lose his right hand. And tonight, his family is making a public appeal [...]

Police Charge Man with Arson for Friday’s House Fire at Tropical Park

Police have charged a man with Arson in connection with a fire last Friday that destroyed a house at Tropical Park in Hattieville. Sixty-eight-year-old Bernard Moore told police that he [...]

Man Dies in Fatal Road Accident

A man lost his life in a traffic accident early this morning on the Philip Goldson Highway. Beside him, police found a mangled motorcycle that the victim was driving. Police [...]

Excelsior High School Football Drought Ends After Two Decades; Belizean Karate Athletes Shine in Costa Rica

Goodnight, and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday; I am your host Paul Lopez. Here’s wishing you a great start to the week. It was an exciting weekend in [...]