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Mexican National in Fear of His Life After Being Labeled a Cartel Member

Seven men, all Mexicans by nationality, have been released from police custody after being detained in Corozal earlier this week.  It was believed and subsequently reported that they were members [...]

Lawyer Says Detained Mexicans were in Belize Looking for Work

On Monday, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams told reporters that the story given by the Mexican detainees was that they were in Belize to work on a road construction project [...]

Mexico & Belize Officials Meet to Discuss Cartels, Drug Trafficking

Despite the so-called Sicario Seven going free, cartel infiltration in the north remains a serious concern for local law enforcement and national security.  A high level meeting was held several [...]

New Price Control List Seeks to Offer Relief to Grocery Shoppers

The Government of Belize is attempting to soften the blow that consumers are feeling at the grocery store. Its amended supplies control list now includes thirty additional grocery items, from [...]

B.C.C.I. Not Happy With Roll Out of New Price Control List

And while consumers stand to benefit from the amendments to the Supplies Control Act, wholesalers and retailers believe they stand to lose. On Monday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and [...]

B.C.C.I. and BCA Request Delay on Price Control List Regulations

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Belize Chinese Association are now requesting that the government delays its roll out of the new price control list. According to [...]

“Very Difficult to Maintain”: B.C.C.I. on Amended Price Control List

Blake went on to explain that most of the grocery items covered under the new price control lists are considered volume items for retailers. These are items that sellers make [...]

Supplies Control Unit on the Ground to Monitor Grocery Prices

When we asked Lennox Nicholson, the Controller of Supplies, at the Ministry of Agriculture, about the steps following the enactment of the new S.I., he informed us that there is [...]

Revisiting Belize’s Once Thriving Chicle Industry

Did you know that there was once a thriving chicle industry in Belize?  Sapodilla trees that are native to Central America were used to extract sap which is an ingredient [...]

Unveiling a Queen of the Bay Plaque at Memorial Park

Today, the decades-long tradition of the Queen of the Bay pageant was etched on the walls at the Memorial Park in Belize City.  It has always been said that the [...]

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs is Launched in Belize City

They’ve unsuccessfully applied for the U.S. funded program in the past, but this year, Peacework Director, Doctor Carol Babb was able to launch the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs in Belize. [...]

US Embassy Investigating Visa Scam involving Armenia Villagers

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan gave brief remarks on a visa scam in which villagers from Armenia allege that they were swindled out of thousands of dollars by [...]

Area Rep Rodwell Ferguson on Land Scandal

On Wednesday, the name of a real estate company in southern Belize was referenced in a recording made by businessman Ricardo Borja ahead of his execution. In the leaked audio, [...]

Stopping Forest Fires in the Chiquibul

Earlier this year, several forest fires broke out in the Cayo District. It was during the dry season that vegetation became flammable, triggering wildfires.  These wildfires were high in number, [...]

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

According to Manzanero, the residents of La Rejoya will receive training and tools to prevent and control forest fires. He explains that this is being funded by the Canada Fund [...]