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Senator Chanona Appointed to Chair Special Select Committee

A date for the senate inquiry is yet to be determined, but tonight NGO Senator Janelle Chanona has been officially named the chairperson of the Senate’s Special Select Committee. The [...]

“This is About Being Accountable”, Senator Elena Smith

We also heard from Union Senator, Elena Smith. She was asked about the Prime Minister’s recent statements on the inquiry and if she thinks the government is undermining the process. [...]

Opposition Supports Special Select Committee Appointments

Lead Opposition Senator Michael Peyrefitte, says he welcomes the appointment of Senator Chanona as the chair of the Special Select Committee. He told us that he is hopeful the process [...]

“The Most Sensitive and Thin Skin Government”, Senator Peyrefitte

Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow remains in the spotlight for his disagreeable reference to the Speaker of the House on Friday. As we reported, the Belize Network of [...]

B.N.N. Calls on Privilege Committee to Review Barrow’s Statement to Speaker

We asked the senator for the NGOs, Janelle Chanona for a response to the opposition’s criticism of selective outrage. Well, according to Chanona, “you are damned if you do and [...]

Channel 5 Wins Big at C.B.U. Media Awards Ceremony

The 2022 C.B.U. Media Awards Ceremony took place in Antigua last evening and, as has been Channel Five’s tradition over the years, we captured eleven awards in nine of the [...]

Inflation and Price Gouging a Serious Concern for Unions Says Senator

There has been major public outcry lately over the rising cost of goods in the supermarkets. The Government of Belize has sought to implement numerous strategies in an attempt to [...]

PM Briceño, “We have not raised tax on a single item.”

Earlier this week, Prime Minister John Briceño also spoke on inflation, the unions’ willingness to provide oversight, as well as changing trends in the purchase of consumer goods.  Government, according [...]

Ocean Accounting and Why It Matters in Belize’s Marine Spaces

Organizing data to describe the complex environmental and economic systems present in our oceans is a process known as ocean accounting.  Measuring and managing progress towards sustainable development are vital [...]

Effectively Managing Belize’s Marine Resources and Sea Spaces

It is essential to provide hands-on training and practical exercises to countries, including Belize, and relevant stakeholders to understand the concepts of ocean accounting as a tool for guiding the [...]

Five Scarlet Macaws Successfully Released in Chiquibul

Five rescued parrots have been successfully released from their enclosure in the Chiquibul.  The birds were in danger before they were extracted and kept in a lab where they were [...]

Senate Debated $77 Million U.S Solar Plant Loan

Today’s sitting of the Senate saw a heated debate over government’s seventy-seven million U.S dollar loan from the Saudi Development Fund. As we have reported, the loan is earmarked for [...]

Belize on the Road to Energy Independence

Business Senator, Kevin Herrera noted that there is a need for much greater investments if Belize is to realize energy independence. He acknowledged that a sixty-megawatt solar plant will give [...]

Taiwan Gives 66 Scholarships to Belizeans; Will They Return Home?

The Government of Taiwan gave out scholarships to sixty-six Belizeans a week ago, to further their education in Taiwan. Normally, hundreds of graduates apply for these scholarships, but only a [...]

A Visa Waiver for Belizeans to Europe?

Belizeans who wish to visit Europe have to travel to Mexico in order to apply for a Schengen visa. But those who have Europe on their travel list in the [...]

Elena Smith, First Belizean CUT Executive Member

Former President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Senator Elena Smith, has recently been elected as the Second Vice-President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers. She is the first Belizean [...]

FIFA Central American Officials Visit for Training

Officials of the Central American FIFA body are in Belize to consult with various member associations and over the past five days, they have been discussing the most updated criteria [...]

The Final Three Contestants in KTV The Remix are Chosen!

Last night at the Bliss, three finalists, including Haziel Alaniz, Tamika Gordon and Suwamai Flores, were chosen to end season five of KTV The Remix.  It was a nail-biter for [...]