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B.B.A. and Transport Ministry Meet Common Ground on Bus Dispute

Earlier this week, the Belize Bus Association issued an ultimatum to the Department of Transport that was sure to result in strike action had those demands not been met.  Tonight [...]

Transport Minister: All Bus Companies Who Meet Criteria Are Entitled to Concessions

During the dispute, the B.B.A also demanded that its members equally enjoy whatever duty exemptions were granted to Floralia to import its fleet of buses. Today, Minister Ferguson said that [...]

B.B.A President Appeals to Small Bus Operators to Work Together to Amalgamate

Following the lengthy meeting, B.B.A. President Thomas Shaw made an appeal to the smaller bus operators to work together with the bigger companies so that there will be a smooth [...]

Minor Murdered in Roaring Creek, Second Shooting Victim Hospitalized

A teenager is dead and another is hospitalized, following a shooting incident in Roaring Creek Village. Information to News Five is that just before one thirty p.m., fifteen-year-old Dane Matute [...]

Missing Man Elrick Vairez Turns Up Dead

The result of a post-mortem examination is still pending in the death of thirty-five-year-old Elrick Lee Vairez. His body was discovered on Tuesday evening near Montego Bay Caye, located approximately [...]

Embassy of Belize in Mexico Investigates Reports of Missing Belizean Woman in Tijuana.

The Embassy of Belize in Mexico is investigating reports of a Belizean woman gone missing in Tijuana. A Belize City family reportedly informed the embassy that they received information suggesting [...]

Barkley Allen Arraigned for Arson, A Psychiatric Evaluation is Ordered

Twenty-seven-year-old Barkley Allen Junior, a resident of Orange Walk Town who is believed to be mentally challenged, appeared in the magistrate’s court in Belize City today where he was arraigned [...]

I.M.F. Issues Concluding Statements Following Recent Mission to Belize

The International Monetary Fund has presented its concluding statements, following a recent 2023 Article Four Mission to Belize.  The I.M.F. reports that economic activity has rebounded strongly from the COVID-19 [...]

D.O.E. Amends E.I.A. Regulations, But Is It Constitutional?

Earlier today, the Department of the Environment released a public notice informing of an amendment to the existing Environmental Impact Assessment regulations. But is the revision of Statutory Instrument Number [...]

Chief Environmental Officer Has No Knowledge of Portico’s Definitive Agreement

On Tuesday, we showed you a letter written by former attorney general Michael Peyrefitte, in respect of a so-called definitive agreement that the principals of Portico say was granted to [...]

Department of Environment Leads Belize’s GEO Report

This morning, stakeholders in conservation, led by the Department of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, held an inception meeting for the Global Environment Outlook Report.  It is [...]

D.O.E. to Crackdown on Single-use Plastics

Single-use plastics and Styrofoam are prohibited for use in Belize, but reports are that there is an importer operating out of western Belize who is still bringing in the banned [...]

Green Climate Fund Approves $3 Million Grant for NAPS

The Ministry of Economic Development is announcing that the Green Climate Fund has approved a grant of almost three million Belize dollars for its readiness and preparatory support programme proposal [...]

Projects Underway for Previous NAPS Assessments

Hunter Hales was among the representatives from key partners who contributed to the successful proposal for this finance. While the Ministry of Economic Development is Belize’s National Designated Authority to [...]

Are Belizeans Falling Victim to Highway Patrol Scams in Mexico?

A known Belize City car dealer recently took to social media to warn Belizeans of an alleged scam in Chetumal that travelers are falling victim to. According to the dealer’s [...]

Addressing Long Lines at Belize/Mexico Border Crossing Ahead of Upcoming Holidays

There are several long weekends coming up in the next few weeks. While many Belizeans will travel to coastal communities across the country for some sea and sun, there are [...]

Eighteen Belizeans Detained in Mexico on Immigration Offenses in the Last Six Weeks

Up to eighteen Belizeans have been detained in Mexico on immigration offenses since the start of 2023. Four of them are minors. Most of these individuals were caught in communities [...]

Ministry of Labour Launches Education Tour on Child Labour Policy Implementation

Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Labour kicked off the implementation of its Child Labour Education tour in Chunox, Sarteneja, Progresso and Copper Bank villages in the Corozal District. In these [...]

Ash Wednesday: The Lenten Season Begins

It’s Ash Wednesday and today, many Christians across the country took the time to head to church to receive their ashes – the sign of the cross is placed on [...]

Church that Lost Roofing to Hurricane Lisa to Get New Dome

Prayers might have worked for the people of faith who worship at Word of Faith Church in Hattieville. On November second, the church lost its entire roof while some of [...]