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Ruth Shoman Officially Steps Down as B.N.T.U. President

B.N.T.U. President Ruth Shoman assumed office on July third, succeeding Senator Elena Smith in the leadership of the teachers union.  Her tenure, in the first instance, was for a period [...]

Education Minister Speaks on Shoman’s Abrupt Departure

Earlier today, the Office of the National Secretary of the Belize National Teachers Union formally acknowledged receipt of Shoman’s letter of resignation.  While the National Secretary, Bay Rivas, began by [...]

U.D.P. to Meet in Emergency Session, Will BRS Candidate be Removed?

The National Party Council of the U.D.P. is to hold an emergency meeting on Saturday morning to address the situation that played out in San Pedro on Thursday, in respect [...]

Jason McKenzie is Charged for Murder of James Escarpeta

Thirty-two-year-old Jason McKenzie appeared unrepresented in the lower courts this afternoon where he was arraigned for the murder of James Escarpeta on July twenty-sixth.  In court, a Senior Magistrate explained [...]

Minister Musa Says No Need to Investigate ComPol For Gun Licenses to Borja

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa says he does not see a need to have the Commissioner of Police investigated for issuing up to ten gun licenses to Ricardo Borja. [...]

Police Minister Supports PM’s “Ban All Guns in Belize” Position

Minister Musa also commented on the Prime Minister’s statement on Thursday about guns in Belize. PM Briceño told reporters that if it was left up to him, he would ban [...]

MOE Gives Update on South Side Free Education Program

Earlier today, Minister of Education Francis Fonseca gave an update on the free education program that was launched on south side Belize City. As we’ve reported, this new school year, [...]

Belize Selected as One of 15 Countries to Participate in STEAM Event

Belize has been selected by a U.S. company in Massachusetts as one of fifteen to take part in an educational event that prioritizes the STEAM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art [...]

The Belize Investment Summit Comes to an End

The Belize Investment Summit 2023 has come to a close. Day two of the event saw conversations on leveraging capital and investment in Belize’s priority sector. But, at the end [...]

Cannabis Industry in Belize Still Not Materialized

And, in an ideal world for the Minister of New Growth Industries, cannabis would have been one of the commodities featured at this year’s investment summit. But we are not [...]

Is San Pedro Town Mayor Gunning for Belize Rural South Seat?

The embattled Area Representative for Belize Rural South, Andre Perez, is the talk of the town in San Pedro. And, one accusation being tossed around is that Gualberto “Wally” Nunez, [...]

An Intergenerational Workshop on Strong Coastlines and People in Belize

Today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City, a workshop was held that focused on the best that nature can be used as a solution to adapt and build resilience [...]

COPE Report to Help Influence Policies

The workshops, which were held in Placencia earlier this week and today in Belize City, mark the conclusion of year one of the project.  WWF Country Representative Nadia Bood says [...]

WWF, Portico and Royal Caribbean? What’s that?

WWF Belize is among several organizations that have come out against port projects off the coast of Belize, including the proposed Port of Magical Belize, as it champions mangrove protection. [...]

Belize @ 42 Awards; Meet the 7 Awardees in the Creative Industry

To start the month of September, the Ministry of Public Service and the Belize City Council teamed up for a flag raising ceremony at the flag monument roundabout this morning. [...]

NCC Vs Council of Churches on Citizen’s Parade on a Sunday

On Thursday, the Belize Council of Churches issued a release expressing its disappointment with the September Tenth Citizen’s Parade being held on a Sunday.  The council says that Sunday is [...]

Second Form Student Sponsored Patient’s Eye Surgery

It is perhaps one of the most uncommon pieces of news we’ve heard about in Belize – a student emptying his savings account to sponsor someone’s surgery. Well this was [...]

From Crunching Numbers to Crafting Jewels

In a remarkable tale of following one’s intuition, this week’s “Look on The Bright Side” features a young woman whose journey from numbers to gems has captured the essence of [...]