World Environmental Day 2017

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World Environmental Day,  is celebrated every year on June 5.  It is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.  The Government of Belize, along with  the Department of the Environment (DOE), is...

Multibeam Survey public consultation cancelled

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The Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, and Trade has cancelled the planned public consultations on marine multibeam and sea seep survey that was scheduled for next week Wednesday.  Last night, we told you that the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural...

Government unveils Chiquibul Forest Initiative

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More than 14 million dollars will be handed out to two non-Governmental organizations – Ya’axche Conservation Trust and Friends for Conservation and Development – and the Forest Department and Belize Defense Force – in what the Government is calling its most significant...

Corozal experienced flooding over weekend

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Over the weekend due to the heavy rains, parts of the Corozal district received flash flooding. The continuous rains caused significant damages to families in different areas of Corozal. The villages that were mostly affected by the heavy rains were Libertad, San Narciso, San...

CCCCC is awarded the Energy Globe for Belize

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Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in Belize has been awarded the Energy Globe for its Project “Biogas Laboratory at UB” . With more than 170 participating countries and over 1500 project submissions annually, the Energy Globe Award is a prestigious environmental prize...

Freak storm in Teakettle Village damages homes

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We are nine days into the hurricane season and while there is no hurricane named as yet, Teakettle Villagers say they had a terrifying experience on Tuesday night that has certainly alerted them to the potential dangers of a storm. What is being described as a “freak storm” on...

Huge Hicatee bust in Belize River Valley

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The Fisheries Department made a huge bust today with a total of 16 Hickatee turtles. Two men were caught separately in the Belize River Valley Area with the turtles. Hickatee’s are ranked Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s...

2016 hurricane season will be more active – are you ready?

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The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season has begun officially as of yesterday, Wednesday, though two named storms have already formed, including one in January. We visited the National Meteorological Service in Ladyville this morning where Chief Meteorologist Dennis Gonguez shared the...

Belize joins world in signing Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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On this Earth Day, more than 170 countries signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City. The Paris Agreement is open for signature from today, April 22nd, to April 21, 2017. To mark the first day that the Agreement will...

Denny Grijalva makes public apology, fined maximum for Noh Mul destruction

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As we reported earlier this week, Denny Grijalva has been found guilty of removing parts of an ancient monument and causing the destruction of an ancient monument. The monument in question is the Mayan site called Noh Mul.  Back in 2013, it was discovered that contractor Denny...

U.S. couple who visited Belize positive for Zika

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There are not one but two apparent cases of Zika originating in Belize. The Ministry of Health today confirmed the devastating news in a telephone conversation with other media, following yesterday’s press release in which U.S. authorities at the Center for Disease Control...

Belmopan ; a sustainable child friendly municipality

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On Wednesday, March 16th, Belmopan was officially  inaugurated as a sustainable and child friendly municipality. The inaugural ceremony was held at the Mae Gordon Field in Belmopan with primary and high school students. The child friendly initiative was formed in September of...

Healthy Reefs Initiative gives good marks to Belize and neighbours

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Today is Meso-American Reef Day and the Healthy Reefs Initiative has released its biennial assessment of management targets for a healthy reef system shared among Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. According to the 2016 “Eco-Audit,” regional management of the Meso-American...

How climate change affects business

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“One point five to stay alive” is the slogan adapted by countries around the world to combat rising temperatures as a result of Global Warming, and since the recent COP 21 Conference in Venice there has been a flurry of activity to get governments to carry out...

Professionals address climate change in urban areas

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A group of professional associations have partnered with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) to agree on and present solutions for building urban resilience to climate change. The Belize Association of Planners (BAP); the Association of Professional Engineers of...