IOM OPENS NEW INFORMATION CENTER AND LAUNCHES APP

Today, the United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) opened a new Migration Information Center in Belmopan and launched a regional MigrantApp. According to a press release by The United Nations Agency for Migration, IOM is collaborating with the Child Development Foundation in...

University of Belize hosts 3rd Annual Math Symposium

The University of Belize in Belmopan held its Third Annual Math Symposium. The Symposium was conducted under the theme “Mathematics, The Key to Infinite Possibilities”.  University students and High school students alike were present at today’s event. Steven Lewis, Math Lecturer...

CAYE CAULKER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT PROJECT PICKS UP MOMENTUM

Renovations on the Caye Caulker Municipal airport has picked up momentum and is to meet its completion date of mid-june of this year. The Belize Airports Authority has reported that substantial work has already been done to the airstrip with the focus being the expansion of the...

Road Safety Exit Workshop

The Road Safety Project held a two days Exit Workshop at the George Price Center. Plus News visited the Exit Workshop on its second day, while the National Road Safety Committee met. We spoke to Glenn Macarvil, the Senior Operations Officer of the Caribbean Development Bank, who...

Former City Council and exorbitant stipends

While it is a common practice for board members to receive stipends for contributions to board meetings, Plus News came upon information revealing that Members of the Liquor Licensing Board and the Trade Licensing Board have been handsomely compensated.  The information revealed...

Senior Employees fired at BNE

And while KHMH is terminating employees, so is Belize Natural Energy, BNE. Today, Plusnews has been able to confirm that since the beginning of this week, several  senior employees have been terminated.  Those offices affected include those of the Chief Finance Officer, the Legal...

 Tourism continues to do well first quarter of 2018

The latest tourism statistics for the first quarter of 2018 are healthy figures and indicate that Belize’s popularity as a tourist destination in Central America continues to set unprecedented records.  For the first time ever, there were over 55,000 overnight visitors during the...

Fighting corruption by helping cops stretch incomes

Police Officers working on the South Side of Belize City are receiving incentives to work harder and avoid corruption. This is coming through initiatives to help police officers to stretch their incomes.  According Howell Gillett, Officer Commanding Eastern Division South, within...

New CWU president is Mose Hyde

The Christian Workers Union has selected a new leader after almost 6 months without a President. Evan “Mose” Hyde walked away with 328 votes at Saturday’s AGM, the highest amount of votes garnered, compared to Wilmore Staine’s 72 votes and Community activist, Moses Sulph’s 39...

Contracts signed for works on George Price Highway

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works, has signed two contracts to carry out rehabilitation works on the George Price Highway between the City of Belmopan and Blackman Eddy Village.  These works entail the construction of a new bridge in Roaring Creek and...

NTUCB Displeased with UNCAC Progress

The NTUCB is not happy with the delayed visit to Belize from UNCAC experts representing Haiti and Tuvalu. Last Week Friday, it was reported that experts from Tuvalu did not get the required travel documents to get to Belize for a February visit. Therefore, further delaying the...

 Students graduate from Trades4Life program

Trades 4 Life held its 6th commencement exercise on Friday of last week. The Christian based organization focuses on providing holistic training opportunities to young men. They do this by focusing on trade skills, life and leadership skill, and faith building. On Friday, 29...

Why is fuel tanker still waiting?

An independent Internet Media website called Contracorriente, has taken up the story of the Belize cargo Ship, Syrtos, which has been anchored offshore Belize City, waiting for its Petroleum cargo from Venezuela to be offloaded.  Yesterday, PlusNews announced that in an...

Fake bills in circulation

Police are warning citizens to be on the lookout for counterfeit money.  $100 counterfeits are reportedly in circulation. Police are in possession of at least one of the hundred dollar bills and are investigating.

Excessive Rainfalls Impacting Agriculture and Food Production

Excessive rainfalls have been impacting Agriculture and Food Production. According to  a Government issued press release,  the unseasonal rains during the months of January and February have particularly affected grains, fruits, root crops, and vegetables.  The Ministry of...