Unitedville man dies from Killer Bee Attack

A Unitedville man is dead following a bee attack.   On Saturday January 13, 62 year old Omar Cruz was cleaning a portion of his property with his son which is next to the abandoned community health outpost in the village of Unitedville. HE was reportedly using his weed eater when...

100 houses from Oasis Ministry with Love

Its a big week for Oasis Ministries and an even bigger one for the Body of Christ as Pastor Ron Braaten leads a group of Christians from the USA in the building of the Ministry’s 10th House in Belize. Work to lay the foundations began last week and over the weekend members...

United Arab Emirates gives grant to Belize for electrification project

Minister of State with responsibility for Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities Hon. Frank Mena is heading a delegation to the Eighth Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which commenced on...

 PACT transitioning; office closed

The office of PACT in Belmopan was closed today and will continue to be closed for a one week period as it goes through a transition phase. That transition phase means a Change Management exercise and reduction in administrative costs. According to a press release from PACT...

 Contract signed for Crooked Tree Causeway Design

The Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Works, signed a contract today, January 16, with Caribbean Civil Group Ltd. of Nassau, Bahamas. The agreement is for the feasibility study and final design for the upgrading of 5.6 km of Crooked Tree Village Road and Causeway to...

CEMO evaluating response to tsunami threat

It’s been three days since that scary Tsunami threat caused a panic in the nation of Belize.  Thankfully, it was only a threat and within a couple of hours everything was going back to normal. For Belize City, the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO), has already began...

Baby Jaguar found headless; $10,000.00 for information

Belizeans are in an uproar after a baby jaguar was found headless in the Belize Manatee River near Manatee Lookout. When found by the Wildlife Conservation Community, the jaguar was seen with several gunshot wounds to its body. The jaguar measured 24 inches from shoulder to rump...

Petroleum Maritime Operations Moratorium in effect

GOB issued a press release today informing that the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Act, 2017 has been enacted effective December 29th, 2017. The Petroleum Operations Act imposes an indefinite moratorium on the exploration for and exploitation of petroleum and...

“Fair” performance for Belize’s Reef  health

Today the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) released its 2018 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card which records an   improvement in reef health for Belize from ‘Poor’ in 2006 to ‘Fair’ this year, with increases in three of the four indicators over the decade. Melanie...

Belize’s Tsunami Scare

Coastal areas of the country were buzzing with activity after a Tsunami warning was declared for Belize sometime around 9 p.m. on Tuesday night. The Tsunami threat was as a result of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the...

Protecting the Barrier Reef for Storm protection

Janelle Chanona of Oceana Belize also spoke to the media today about the Tsunami and about Belize’s protection by the barrier reef. Janelle Chanona , Oceana Belize: I think that it is an uncomfortable reality that we have to get use to. These things may be happening more often...

“Fair” performance for Belize’s Reef  health

Today the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) released its 2018 Mesoamerican Reef Report Card which records an   improvement in reef health for Belize from ‘Poor’ in 2006 to ‘Fair’ this year, with increases in three of the four indicators over the decade. Melanie...

Spanish Lookout Electricity War?

You could call it a march of the Poles; and for the most part, the placing of new electrical poles into an area is normally met with great jubilation, because it means that an area without electricity is finally going to get. But not this time as the poles are going into Spanish...

Troubling findings on Airport MOU

Last week, we told you about the MOU that was signed for the Efrain International Airport that is to be built on Ambergis Caye. The airport is said to include a terminal building, runway, taxiway, apron and other ancillary facilities. The project in total is valued at about...

Explosion in Santa Elena Update

For the past couple of days, we have been reporting on the massive explosion that took the life of 70 year old Ronald Sutherland in Santa Cru z, Santa Elena.  Sometime around 5:30 on Tuesday evening, Tiger Aggregate, a road construction company engaged in road construction in...