B.T.L. to get borrowing power; Opposition sharply attacks ‘rushing’ bills
Today’s session of the House of Representatives had a loaded agenda. Several bills were returned for second reading, including the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts [...]
The Government’s Choice: Imer Hernandez Paid 7 Mil for Hot Mixed Caye Caulker Airstrip
Another multi-million dollar contract has been granted to the government’s choice contractor, Imer Hernandez, the nephew of the former Deputy Prime Minister Gapi Vega. As recent as last week, Hernandez [...]
Hernandez Can’t Be Beat; He Won Regular Tender over 2 Other Contractors
Now Imer Hernandez’s company has been awarded numerous contracts for multimillion dollar projects in past years. Back in 2014, the Prime Minister had to defend Hernandez’s work because many considered [...]
Many Happy Holidays in 2018 Channel 7 Daily News And while the tourists have their holiday - Belizean want to know about Public and Bank Holidays in 2018. Well, it was made official yesterday. Next year we will have a total of 13 public and bank holidays including quite a few long weekends ahead.
Senior citizen dies after being beaten in Southside, Belize City Breaking Belize News (blog) By Zoila Palma: On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Ricardo Vasquez, 82, was badly beaten in the Southside of Belize City. Vasquez was reportedly at a game room at the corner of Water Lane and West Street and when he went outside of the place, he was ...
Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize - The Reporter Belize
Human trafficking – a growing problem in Belize The Reporter Belize The problem has grown to such proportions that Belize in 2013 established the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Council, which is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer Judith Alpuche of the Ministry of Human Development, who publicly expressed her ...
Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize - The Reporter Belize
Mexican President scheduled to visit Belize The Reporter Belize According to Mexican Embassy in Belize, Barrow invited the Mexican President to co-chair the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit to be held in Belize next Wednesday as well. The main theme of the summit will be centered on cooperation for the prevention and ...
By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize has decided against bringing in judges from the Caribbean to assist Chief Justice (CJ) Kenneth Benjamin in delivering overdue judgements. Attorney General, Michael Peyrefitte explained this week that GOB took the decision to avoid potential backlash from parties outside of the […]
GOB to launch cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund and Belize Social Investment Fund III Project
By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Government of Belize, (GOB) in Collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank, is preparing to launch the Ninth funding cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF9) and the Belize Social Investment Fund III Project. GOB and the CDB will hold the official launching of […]
By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter In March 2018, the people of Guatemala will go to referendum to decide whether or not to take its territorial dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice. Guatemalan media reported that the government announced the official date on Monday. On March 18, Guatemalans […]
GOB bans Offshore Oil, decriminalizes Marijuana & speeds up BTL fiberoptic Internet roll-out
By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The Government of Belize has banned all offshore petroleum exploration and exploitation, decriminalized marijuana, approved a $12 Million loan from the OPEC Fund to build a new Haulover bridge, finalized the Stake Bank cruise ship port agreement and facilitated the financing of Belize Telemedia’s rapid […]
By William Ysaguirre, Freelance Reporter The attempted abduction of three schoolgirls in Progresso Village, Cayo district are but the most recent incidence of a form of modern-day slavery which has plagued much of Central America to different degrees, human trafficking or trafficking in persons (TIPS). There has been no official […]
By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Joel “Dara” Robinson, known in most sectors for his tireless effort to keep hungry schoolchildren fed, has earned another award for his “mission”, and a donation towards his effort. The philanthropist was recognized at the recent international forum, Leadercast, which congregates leaders in various communities […]
Study shows some over-the-counter drugs are dangerous to the brain
By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor Anticholinergic drugs, including Xanax, Zyrtec and Codeine, can cause cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology. The study offers proof of what scientists have suspected for at least a decade. Researchers at Indiana […]
By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor The San Juan village police station has a new look, courtesy a free upgrade and paint job provided late last week by the village chairman, the chairman of the San Juan water board and the villagers of that community. The project encompassed providing new windows, […]
The Kareem Clarke Memorial Fund held a food drive last weekend, the first of three annual events, in honor of the slain Kremandala journalist. Ten months after Clarke’s fatal shooting, representatives of the Fund gathered outside three Belize City supermarkets on Saturday May 7, to collect donations of canned food […]
Caribbean country trying out GMO mosquitoes to fight Zika
By Benjamin Flowers To address growing concerns about the Zika virus outbreak in the region, the Cayman Islands has agreed to be a testing site for genetically modified mosquitoes. The Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU), is working with British biotech company Oxitec, for the two phased project. […]
Book review: ″Refugees Worldwide: Literary Reportage″
The essays, by authors around the world, explore the stories of Salvadoran refugees in Belize; Haitian refugees in Brazil; Hazaran refugees fleeing Pakistan; Ukrainians seeking refuge inside the Ukraine; and a lone Congolese man who fled to Tokyo.
Belize gives nod to amend legislation regarding marijuana use
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize Parliament has given the green light to the amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act with bipartisan support. The Dean Barrow government had in August piloted the amendment to the legislation that also provides for ...
Diving gets exciting in August in many places around the world. Whether you’re after manta rays in Belize or nesting turtles at Sipadan, your liveaboard trip is sure to be a hit. To help you choose a place that’s right for you, we’ve compiled a list ...
The Ministry of Defence conducted an Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) Training for members of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) and the Belize Coast Guard (BCG) at the Central Information Technology Office (CITO) in Belmopan. The ...
GOB and Ashcroft Alliance argue over final payment for BTL at Caribbean Court of Justice
BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 19, 2017–The Government of Belize and the Michael Ashcroft companies which formerly controlled Belize Telemedia Limited before the 2009 nationalization appeared before justices at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Port of ...
How Birding Tourism Can Support Communities and Foster Conservation
Andros is one of the pilot locations of an innovative Audubon program that promotes conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting birding-focused entrepreneurs in the Bahamas, Belize, Paraguay, and two regions of Guatemala. The pilot ...
CRFM wants risk insurance for fisheries sector in the Caribbean
BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) — The Belize-based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) Friday said the destruction by Hurricanes Irma and Maria underscores the need for regional countries to press forward with risk insurance for the fisheries sector.
New Belize Resort Brings New Level of Luxury to Ambergris Caye
The highly anticipated new Belize resort Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio – A Collection By Hilton, on the picturesque Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye, Belize will begin welcoming travelers this December. The 360º lifestyle resort village was ...
Lee Pace to Join Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield in Angels in America
Elliott's Broadway mounting of the two-part drama will star original London cast members Nathan Lane as Roy Cohn, Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter, Denise Gough as Harper Pitt, James McArdale as Louis Ironson, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize, Susan Brown ...
IT IS NOTIFIED for general information that public and bank holidays specified in the First and Second Schedules to Holidays Act, Chapter 289 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000 – 2003, will be observed on the following days during the year 2018 ...
Belize central bank adopts SWIFT sanctions screening
NEW YORK, USA -- The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) announced on Tuesday that the Central Bank of Belize has adopted its sanctions screening solution to combat financial crime. The industry utility enables banks to take a proactive approach in building...