San Pedro Area Rep updates on Cayo Rosario project

Proposed over- water developments at Cayo Rosario in San Pedro have been met with a lot of opposition from tourism stake holders, fishermen and several San Pedro residents. Those opposed to the development do so mainly because it falls within the Hol-Chan Reserve. Despite the...

 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...

Two park Rangers missing at Caracol Archaeological Reserve

Two park rangers are reportedly missing from the Caracol Archaeological Reserve in the Cayo District.  The family of one of those rangers is concerned after they received a call from NICH this afternoon at about four o’clock . informing them that  Elroy Villanueva went missing at...

Tourists robbed in San Ignacio

Five tourists were victims of an armed robbery last night in San Ignacio Town. Police have not issued any reports on the incident but we understand that the group of tourists were walking from Guava Limb restaurant towards Venus Hotel when they were attacked by a man armed with a...

Belizeans no longer eligible for seasonal work visas in US

Belizeans are no longer eligible to apply for seasonal work visas to the United States of America. The Trump administration made its determination on Wednesday, 17th January, 2018, through its Department of Homeland Security. Belize has been named alongside Haiti and Samoa as the...

Cotton tree school receives ramp for disabled students

Wilson Amaya attends St. Joseph R.C. School in the village of Cotton Tree in the Cayo District. Wilson is disabled and his parents use to have to carry him to school and to other places. That is until he received a wheelchair through Hearts for Christ, a Christian Ministry...

 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...

Australian salesman charged for drug trafficking on Caye Caulker

An Australian man on Caye Caulker was arrested for drug trafficking and possession of controlled drugs. Police say that on Monday night, they were conducting patrol on Avenida Mangle, Caye Caulker Village, when they searched 22 year old Nichols Stanley Whitfield, an Australian...

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...

MOU singing with new San Pedro International Airport

Earlier this week, the Government of Belize signed an MOU with the International Airport Alliance Belize Limited. The MOU was signed in order to seek to develop and manage a full-service International Airport on Northern San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, to be named the Efrain Guerrero...

Tourist dies at Jaguar Paw

A tourist lost her life at a popular tourist destination in Belize. Plus news obtained information that a white female American tourist between the ages of 45 to 50 and weighing between 200 to 250 pounds, had participated in some of the activities at Jaguar Paw in the Cayo...

Belize Continues to Deliver Impressive Tourism Results

“We have passed the half-way mark of 2016, and tourism in Belize is doing better than ever”. So begins a press release from the Belize Tourism Board. According to the BTB statistics, overnight arrivals for January to June, 2016 has seen 213,430 visitors to Belize. That represents...

PG Boat Captain complains of treatment by PG Immigration

Guermo Avila, Manager of Memo’s Boat Service in Punta Gorda, made a complaint to PG TV regarding an immigration officer at the port down there. Avilla says that the officer, working on Sunday June 19th, refused to stamp the travel documents of his passengers, and he says, for no...

New beach inaugurated in Caye Caulker

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Caye Caulker Village Council on Saturday afternoon inaugurated new public beaches on the island as part of the Action Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development of Caye Caulker. The Board says that a total of 1,883 linear feet of the beach was...