Here’s what the IDB has to say about Belize’s economy
A new report released by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) analyses the current macroeconomic situation in the region, including Belize. Regional Economic Principal Specialist of the Inter-American. Development Bank’s (IDB) Department for Central America, Mexico, Panama, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and Country Economist for Belize, Dr. Jordi Prat, delivered a presentation entitled, “Inclusive Growth: …
Everal Martinez charged for the murder of Baby Allyssa
The young man accused of sexually abusing 17 month old Allyssa Nunez and causing her death, has been charged for murder. 21 year old Everal Martinez was today arraigned on charges of murder, rape and assault by penetration. He appeared before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford and was not granted bail. He is to reappear in …
Commissioner of Police ‘shakes’ things up
Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie is shaking things up in the Belize Police Department. Several senior police officers have been reassigned. Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal has been return to Special Branch in Belmopan. After a short and rough stint as the commander of Eastern Division South, Vidal is being replaced by Senior Superintendent of Police, …
Belize at SICA meeting
Belize was represented by the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Andrews, at a Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. There the Ministers met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis. The …
KHMH functioning in ‘Emergency Mode’
After debris fell from an area of the roof at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, a structural review was commissioned which has shown the need for immediate remedial reinforcement to a section of the hospital’s roof. This is currently underway according to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority. Repairs are currently underway which are affecting …
Belizeans living in the US become Justices of the Peace
Five Belizeans living in Florida, USA, were sworn-in as Justices of the Peace by the Attorney General of Belize Michael Peyrefitte yesterday. The new Justices of the Peace include Tracy Gomez, Deborah D. Duncan, Glenda Lewis, Jason Guild and Philip Mckay. They will receive additional minor training in immigration and land-related matters so as to preempt …
American woman drowns while scuba diving
An American woman drowned yesterday in Belize. 70 year old Phyllis Jean Ewing drown while she was with her husband, Alexander, scuba diving at Gallos Point Island about 8 miles from Belize City. Ewing reportedly began experiencing difficulties breathing. She was taken out of the sea and taken to the KHMH where she was pronounced …
PUP Belize City Council Mayor and Councillors sworn in
The PUP slate that garnered 52% of the nearly 235,000 votes cast in last week’s Belize City Council election was sworn in before an enthusiastic throng of supporters and well-wishers in a joyous and at times raucous ceremony in front of the venerable City Hall this afternoon.
Mayor Bernard Wagner and his 10 councillors all individually took their oath of office before sharing a few words and listening to speeches by PUP leader Hon. John Briceño. The new mayor also gave an inaugural address.
Briceño sounded a common theme when he told the large gathering that the Prime Minister could call the general elections now.
“Bring it on”, he said, before issuing the reminder that the PUP campaign was about “people versus projects,” and that this council must lead by example.
Police Department shakeup
In less than a year, the Belize Police Department has seen yet another major shakeup.
As we go to press tonight, we understand that Chester Williams, who served as Assistant Commissioner of Police and the head of the Professional Standard Branch, has been elevated to Deputy Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Operations.
Our newspaper also understands that Edward Broaster, who served as Assistant Commissioner of Police and head of the Operations unit, will now serve as Deputy Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Administration.
Barrow’s budget: “Bogus, lifeless with no glitter and no substance,” PUP leader Briceño says
Leader of the Opposition (PUP), Hon. John Briceño, the Orange Walk East area representative, pounced on the budget of Prime Minister Dean Barrow immediately after leaving the chamber of the House of Representatives, where PM Barrow had just presented his government’s revenue and expenditures for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, known formally as the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill, which went through two readings today.
PM Barrow described his $1.83 billion budget as, “Maintaining Steadiness; Consolidating Stability; Advancing Growth”, but in the view of Hon. Briceño, “it’s a lifeless budget with no glitter and no substance.”
When the Leader of the Opposition was reminded about the remark the Prime Minister made yesterday, Thursday, at his press conference, that the UDP would win a fourth term in government, Briceño lashed out.
16-year-old student drowns in Pickwick pool
At around midday on Sunday, March 11, a birthday celebration at the Pickwick pool ended in tragedy for a third form Pallotti student, Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo. Ojo drowned in the pool, which plunges to a depth of 12 feet at the deep end.
Strangely, no one saw Ojo’s body inside the pool. When no one could find Ojo, her family filed a missing person’s report. The tragic discovery was made about four hours after she disappeared.
Femi Ojo, the father of the deceased, today told the press that this was the first time his daughter left her home independently to attend a private function.
“She is not the type that liked going out. This was her first time leaving the house for an outdoor programme. But on that fateful day, I realized that she was invited for her friend or her classmate’s birthday,” he said.
Senate passes 3 loan motions
Three loan motions that made their way through the House of Representatives on Friday were taken to the Senate today, where social partner senators vehemently opposed the government’s new borrowing initiatives which will add almost $100 million dollars to the national debt.
One of the loans is for US$40 million from the OPEC Fund for International Development. The loan is for the upgrading of 42.5 kilometers of the Caracol Road — from the George Price Highway to the Caracol Archaeological site— which the government wants to improve. The loan is expected to cover 91 percent of the work on the road and the government will be coming up with the remaining 9 percent of the funds, which is reportedly some 3.96 million dollars.
Private sector senator Mark Lizarraga told the Senate, “I absolutely, in good conscience, cannot support the investment at this time. We need to be looking at ways to save money, to cut the cost of big, expensive, incompetent and corrupt government,” Senator Lizarraga said.
2X Belize Olympian, Jayson Jones visits the Jewel for family reunion
Jayson Jones, 2X Olympian, [2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China] is coming to Belize. He represented Belize in Track & Field from 1997 to 2011. During those years, Jayson competed in several international competitions, such as, Central American Games, Central American & Caribbean Games, the Commonwealth Games, the PanAmerican Games, as well as the World Track & Field Championships. Jayson is currently a successful Financial Advisor of his OlympicStar Financial Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Mentor to several current and former pro athletes. He is currently developing an Olympic Development Program geared towards preparing athletes for world class competitions in various Olympic disciplines. Jayson hopes to kick off the program in the Fall 2018, with his eyes set on Summer Olympic Games of 2020; ensuring that Belize sends its largest delegation in history to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Boxing champion Mikey Garcia visits the Jewel to conduct charity work
Future Hall-of-Famer Mikey Garcia, 27, who won his fourth belt, at 140 pounds on Saturday night, March 10, which makes him a four-division world champion, is in the jewel, in the Toledo District, conducting charity work with a church group, building houses.
Mikey came to the jewel on Sunday, March 11, hours after winning the championship belt in the 140- pound weight division, joining Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only fighters in history to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds.
There are many unknowns, since the travels and whereabouts of the champion in the jewel are not being publicized due to security reasons. It is also unknown how long he will be in Belize.
90th Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta – United takes the cake
At first light on Sunday, March 11, Belize City harbour began showing white caps, as the seasonal south-easterly strengthened. By sunrise, the few popcorn clouds had sped off toward the land, leaving skies of clearest blue for the 90th edition of the Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta in the vicinity of BTL Park in Belize City. Since the last rains, the water had cleared enough to clearly reveal a pod of dolphins with babies that appeared and stayed the rest of the day with the committee boat. Overhead, osprey, brown pelicans, magnificent frigate birds and gulls fed on mullet and mackerel.
The “traditional triangle course” with equal sides of one nautical mile was for the Lighters and Multihulls. Separate courses were laid for Optimist and Laser, as both these classes needed ranking points for entry into up-coming international championships.
City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots – Week 5 results
Good night, Football Family.
The City Boys 10 & Under Grassroots Tournament 2018 Week 5 games were held on Saturday, March 10, at the Yabra Football Field. In the 4 games scheduled, Ladyville Rising Stars won, 3-1, over Sampson Academy; Poor & Famous also won, 3-1, over St. John Vianney; City Boys Jr. won by default (3-0) over Carlston Elite; and Reality Youth won, 3-1, over Warriors FC.
Players of the Day were Jarreth Tablada (Ladyville Rising Stars) and Tishawn Gillett (Reality Youths), who scored 3 goals each (Hat Trick)!!!!
Greetings from the BNCA (Belize National Cricket Association)!
The Sir Barry Bowen Harrison Parks Cricket Competition 2018 continued over the weekend with only three games played. Things got exciting on Saturday as the once easy going Suga Boys claimed their second victory for the season by defeating the strong and talented Sunrise on their home turf with wickets to spare! Big-up to Jaime Wade of Suga Boys who took 7 wickets!
The results of the matches played on Saturday, March 10, are as follows:
“Barrow-gance” politicized Partridge
It is axiomatic that you do not mix business with politics. Business suffers when such mixes occur. The problem for Kremandala, historically speaking, is that the flagship of the Partridge Street businesses – the Amandala newspaper, got off the ground, where modernizing its printing technology was concerned, as the result of a business/political alliance with a faction of the ruling People’s United Party (PUP) in 1977.
Over the first eight years of its existence, beginning in 1969, Amandala had become popular amongst roots people. But the newspaper had been severely undercapitalized from the very beginning. There was never any such orthodox thing as a business plan at Amandala: it was always from day to day and from hand to mouth. This is how it is when you are not “godfathered” by Coca-Cola. As we have said to you in these pages before, the 4 percent of voter loyalty which the newspaper had generated, had made the newspaper of interest to the ruling PUP politicians, hence the aforementioned 1977 alliance.
If third party leaders are serious
I believe I heard a third party leader say, after the results of the municipal elections were announced, that Belizeans are content to vote for corruption. That is so unfair. Belizeans don’t vote for third party candidates because in our first-past-the-post system (FPTP), it doesn’t make sense.
If you ask around you will find that many Belizeans have favorable things to say about many of our third party leaders. However, some third party leaders have very narrow agendas and, for whatever reason, none of them have put together a dedicated slate of candidates to contest general elections.
“Idiot Boulevard,” my recommended name for that new stretch of road
If you are at the Buttonwood Bay Boulevard Roundabout (near the Shell Depot around Mile 2 on the Philip Goldson (Western) Highway), and you contemplate getting to Publics Supermarket, you have two options. You can drive east along the highway until you meet the next roundabout (near the Adventist and NAPA buildings), take a U-turn around the roundabout, and then head west until you get to Publics; or you can shorten your journey by heading north along Buttonwood Bay Boulevard, take a right on to Coney Drive, and that takes you to Publics (across from Body 2000), where you have shortened your journey to Publics by about a half. That’s a saving of time and money, as in gasoline at near $12.00 a gallon.
What an election! AMANDALA trumpeted PUP BLOWOUT IN BELIZE CITY, ORANGE WALK and COROZAL! A blocked off banner proclaimed: PUP snatched the grand prize, Belize City, – turf of the UDP’s most powerful ministers.
Not surprisingly, pointing to their superior numbers in the west, south, deep south, and offshore – 41 seats out of 67 total, the UDP retiring leader claimed victory.
One week before friends had asked me who would win. My answer: “If PUP sweeps the north and four constituencies in Belize City, they will consider it a WIN!” How many did they win – SIX? SEVEN?
United Black Association for Development Educational Foundation (U.E.F.) 22nd Anniversary and the Library of African and Indian Studies 18th Anniversary
Reflections by the Chairperson of U.E.F., Sista YaYa Marin Coleman
1. What is U.E.F.’s purpose? U.E.F. was formed as a community based organization 22 years ago on March 10, 1996 by a group of Belizean social activists. Their intentions were to link the transition from United Black Association for Development (UBAD) 1969-1974 a cultural and political organization to U.E.F. an organization focused on community development through education from an African and Indigenous perspective.
2. What leadership lessons have you learned as the chairperson of U.E.F. for almost 12 years? My personal development is connected to my leadership ability. So 12 years ago, I was less open to accepting other people’s positions that were different than mine..
PM Barrow presents a “steady as she goes” budget
Prime Minister Dean O. Barrow presented his government’s budget to Parliament this morning, in the House of Representatives, following Wednesday’s municipal elections, which saw the governing United Democratic Party lose ground to the Opposition People’s United Party.
Describing what he called the “UDP decade,” PM Barrow said the budget was structured so as to continue the Government’s “pro-poor policies.”
The PM also announced that at the close of 2017, “the national debt stood at approximately $3.535 billion, some 93.8 percent of estimated 2017 GDP.”
PM Barrow said that the goal of government is “to reduce the debt to 80 percent of GDP in the next five years.” “If Belize can sustain and build our fiscal primary surplus position and if we can, in collaboration with private enterprise, spark just a few years of higher than average economic expansion, then this key criterion of sovereign economic and fiscal health can be fully restored,” he said.
“Paas’n christen dem pickney first,” PM Barrow tells PUP
At his post-municipal-elections press conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made reference to a “judicious allocation of resources” as it relates to municipal governments.
In speaking on the adjournment at the House of Representatives today, Friday, the Caribbean Shores area representative, Hon. Kareem Musa took the Prime Minister to task for the statement.
“There has been a change in Belize City. The city has gone blue, Mr. Prime Minister, and I heard you at your press conference yesterday, say that there is going to be a judicious allocation. And I think you sent an indirect message when you said that the pastor will baptize his children first,” Hon. Musa said.
18-wheeler cargo truck rolls over sleeping man’s head
Marcus Fernando Zabaleto, 38, a truck driver of Melchor De Mencos, Guatemala, died after a freightliner 18-wheel cargo truck, under which he was sleeping, rolled over his head at about 11:00 Friday morning, March 9, at the Western Border.
Police and firemen jacked up the back wheel of the truck, and Zabaleto’s head, which was wedged between the truck’s two back wheels, was freed. He was put on a stretcher and taken to the San Ignacio Hospital Morgue.
Reports to us are that Zabaleto was in the parking lot of the cargo area of the Belize Western Border, when he went under the truck and took a nap. He was sleeping when the truck driver, Jose Alfredo Guevara, 53, of Santa Ana Petén, Guatemala, who did not walk around the truck to make sure that all was clear, got into the truck and drove out of the compound, rolling over Zabaleto.
US federal court grants Belize Bank enforcement order against government for US$35 million
In a new twist in the complicated saga that a government loan guarantee has spawned in respect to the Universal Health Services (UHS), the Belize Bank Limited has succeeded in obtaining an enforcement order from a United States federal court for payment of $35 million by the Government of Belize.
The publication, Law 360, reported that the bank obtained the order on Monday from U.S. District Judge Amit P. Metha, in the case of Government of Belize v. Belize Bank Ltd. case number 1:14-cv-00659, which was argued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
The court order authorizes the Belize Bank to seize government property, “in the jurisdiction where such attachment or execution is appropriate.”
20,000 strong rally held in Belize City
Today, the office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children held it’s third 20,000 Strong rally under the global theme for Women’s Month, “Press for Progress.” The event gathered more than 10,000 people, primarily youths, to listen to presentations by Belizean women from all walks of life, who are […]
Belize represented at SICA meeting
Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent representation to the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Central American Integration System (SICA), held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic today. Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Patrick Andrews, led the delegation […]
Third form student drowns at birthday pool party
A birthday pool party ended in tragedy for family and friends of Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo, 16, a third form student of Pallotti High School in Belize City, who was one of the invited guests at the private function at the Pickwick Club. The teen had […]
Mother shot dead at home; daughter and son wounded; still no arrests
Police have made no arrests for the shooting death of Belize City Council sanitation worker, Bernadine Lauriano, 52, who was shot in her chest and abdomen inside her house on Aloe Vera Street in the Lake Independence area of Belize City last Friday night. Lauriano […]
Police confirm second sexual abuse case; third minor sexually abused in separate incident
Police have detained three men who live in the same yard as a four year-old special needs girl who was raped in Independence Village, Stann Creek and have confirmed that another minor from the same house has also bee sexually abused. The new revelation that […]
Police charge Guatemalan truck driver after truck crushes colleague to death
Police have arrested and charged Jose Guevara Guerra, 53, a Guatemalan truck driver of Santa Ana Peten, Guatemala, with ‘manslaughter by negligence’, ‘causing death by careless conduct’, and ‘driving without due care and attention’ for a traffic mishap that resulted in the death of his […]
No arrests in case of man found stabbed to death in Corozal
Police have made several detentions but no arrests for the stabbing murder of Mark Anthony Clarke, 41, whose body was found near a slaughter house in Corozal Town on Saturday afternoon. Assistant Commissioner of Police, Joseph Myvette told the media on Tuesday that they had […]
KHMH ceiling crumbling, clinics canceled during repairs
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Authority canceled all clinics for the remainder of the week after structural failure in the building caused debris to fall from the ceiling. Sources say that the debris fell from the ceiling on Wednesday in a non-patient section of the […]
Chemotherapy coming to the KHMH
The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) has taken the first step in being able to offer Chemotherapy for cancer patients, by staffing its own Oncologist (cancer specialist). Ramon Yacab, a Belizean doctor from Benque Viejo del Carmen, who completed medical school in Guatemala and specialized in Oncology […]
Marriott to open new hotel in Belize
The global hospitality company, Marriott International, which manages around 30 luxury hotel and resort brands, is scheduled to open a new hotel in Belize in 2020. The new hotel, which will be called “Alaia”, had its ground breaking at the end of 2017 in the southern part […]
Preventing Violence by Reconciliation for Peace
A project to prevent violence and stop the senseless killings and gun violence through dialogue and reconciliation has been launched by a group of concerned Belizean citizens, who have joined together to form Belize Movement For Peace and Reconciliation. They have set themselves a timetable of 100 days to achieve […]
The Child Killings
The disappearancies and killings of teen and pre-teen girls in the Belize City area during the 1990’s which were widely called the ‘Jack Killings’ remain unsolved to this day. The killings sent terrifying shockwaves throughout the community and the nation. The ripple effects were tremendous; mothers held their daughters closer, […]
The superbond’s direct effect on the Budget and concerns to consider
By Alexis Milan Editor The government’s budget presentation last week, “Maintaining Steadiness; Consolidating Stability; Advancing Growth”, put an emphasis on curbing public spending and maximizing revenue collecting measures. And while the debate on the budget isn’t scheduled until next week in Parliament, some have already taken the time to scrutinize […]
Latest budget proposes austerity measures and cost cuts
Prime Minister Dean Barrow said prior to presenting his 2018 budget that he would not introduce any new taxes, but he did say there would be some tweaking of existing taxes, chief among which is a 12.5 percent charge to now be levied on mobile […]
New Belize city PUP team sworn in but finances look dismal
Belize City – the municipality with the largest population – held a swearing-in ceremony for the new municipal government on Wednesday afternoon, exactly one week after the People’s United Party’s (PUP) full 11-member slate was elected to office. But after the fanfare and celebration of […]
Voter turnout fell slightly in 2018 municipal elections
The municipal elections held last week saw 2,777 more electors turn out to the polls over the 2015 municipal elections – an increase of about 4%, from 62,792 to 65,569. Yet voter turnout dropped from an estimated 59% at the previous municipal elections to 57% […]
Final results for the Town Council election on San Pedro show that there is a gap of 38 votes between the candidate for Mayor, Daniel Guerrero of the UDP and his PUP rival, Abner Perez. The gap between other rival candidates was wider – a margin of 325 votes for […]
Lesbian group seeks SSB benefits for gay couples
The activist group PETAL (Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness For Les/Bi Women) held a forum on Wednesday with representatives of the Social Security Board (SSB) with the theme “Exploring the Benefits of Social Security for Women: Past, Present and Future”. The event at the Radisson Fort […]
Belize City man killed in front of family
Emil Fernando Audinett, 29, became Belize City’s latest murder victim on Wednesday night when a gunman entered his yard on Ordonez Avenue and unleashed a barrage of bullets on him in front of his wife and children. No one else was injured in the shooting; […]
Belize Bank wins UHS enforcement order in US Court
The Belize Bank won an enforcement order in a United States Federal Court against the government of Belize, on Monday, in the ongoing legal battle over the debt guarantee for Universal Health Services (UHS), which was issued by the People’s United Party. On Monday, the […]
Another plane lands in Orange Walk
Orange Walk police have detained one man in connection with an investigation involving a suspected drug plane which crash-landed in an area behind Blue Creek, Orange Walk early Thursday morning. According to police, shortly after midnight on March 15th, cops received a report that an […]
Shelley Griffith tells us “Why Belize”
Shelley Griffith is from Canada, a die-hard Seahawks fan, and all around sports nut. She is also a pretty awesome and hilarious friend to a bunch of us in Belize.
After meeting her and discovering that her primary reason for traveling to Ambergris Caye is diving, I had to ask why. I’m not a diver, but realize that there is a community of them who connect and feel passionate about the water sport. Shelley shared a little bit about why diving and why Belize.
How did you find out about Belize?
I travel quite a bit and when I wanted to see Maya history, Belize and Guatemala were first to come up on a Google search. After more research, I decided to do Belize over Guatemala because it has such a diverse eco-system with the jungle and the Caribbean Sea only a few hours away.
Southwest Seat Sale on Flights From Belize, Weather, Passport and Family Travel Requirements
So far March has been normal as far as the wind is concerned. I can tell when it picks up from the east when the zinc roofing next door rattles. If it is coming from the north it can be gusty and dusty at my front door – the joys of a city girl. Longer and stronger breezy periods make the warmer days much more bearable. My editor chimed in saying the temperatures in the morning have been cool as she turns her balcony into a short commute for coffee and work. The actual temperatures have been averaging highs around 29 °C, and evening lows at 22°C – 2 days ago I needed a jacket while enjoying dinner on the water. The weather right now is perfect for sunbathing, but only for short bursts as even if you feel cool because of the wind, you can burn quickly. Use sunblock, pack a hat, or make sure you have some shade. Many people (myself included) were using umbrellas for shade in Belize City on Sunday afternoon at the Ruta Maya race finish line.
Bahamas looking to Jamaica, Belize for greater collaboration under EPA
A senior Bahamian private sector official says he hopes local companies would together with their counterparts from Jamaica and Belize be more aware of the opportunities offered by the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The accord, which was signed in 2008, replaces the trade component of Lomé IV and its successor Cotonou agreement in 2000.
Speaking at the CARIFORUM-EU EPA workshop on Thursday, Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), Michael Foulkes, said Bahamian companies were already taking advantage of the opportunities provided by international trade partnerships and is supportive of efforts to build awareness for the private sector.
Corozal Junior College held their 2018 Business Expo
Everyone in Corozal was invited to attend the Corozal Junior College Business Fair. On March 16, 2018, Corozal Junior College Held Their Business expo today inside the CCC Compound. The Business Expo commenced at 9am and concluded at 4pm. Each booth had their own booth food served, mix drinks, Coffee, Smoothies, Jewelries, Handmade crafts, Ice Cream homemade, pastries, sweets, and lots more. Students that participated in this year’s Expo had to create their own unique Business. I saw colorful and creative booths at the expo this year and it was the most attractive I have ever seen.
Top 25 Destinations — World: Ambergris Caye named as one of the Best Destinations in the World by TripAdvisor!
Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow comments on the 20,000 Srong March, 1.5min.
Diving Belize - Half Moon Wall, 26min.
Diving Belize - Cypress Canyons, 26min.
Diving Belize - Mermaids Den, 26min.
COROZAL JUNIOR COLLEGE CELEBRATED THEIR ANNUAL EXPO FAIR, 7.5min. The annual Corozal Junior College expo was held today in the Corozal District, showcasing the potential of our young students. We swung by to see what creative ideas were on display and found young students ready for the real world.
New IDB report analyzes the current macroeconomic situation in the
region, including Belize, 4min. "The big challenge is to strengthen inclusive growth and reduce poverty"
Dr. Jordi Prat, Regional Economic Principal Specialist of the Inter-American
Development Bank’s (IDB) Department for Central America, Mexico, Panama, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and Country Economist for Belize, delivered a presentation entitled, “Inclusive Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for Central America and the Dominican Republic” on March 14, 2018 highlighting the Region’s social and macroeconomic conditions, opportunities and risks in the medium term.
Belize Forest Department Public Notice on Forest Fires, 1.5min. The Fire Season is here. Each year, over 97,000 acres of Belize’s land surface are seriously affected by wildfires. Often times these fires are either intentionally set by hunters for game hunting or arise from the negligent use of fire by farmers for the burning of their milpas and other agricultural lands. To reduce forest fires:
1. Hunters are reminded that no person should use fires for hunting (in accordance with the Forest Fire Protection Act CAP212, Forest Act CAP213, National Protected Areas System Act No. 17, 2015 and the Wildlife Protection Act CAP220).
2018 Belize Honeymoon, 22min.
Belize 2018, 12min.
San Pedro, 3.5min.
Belize: Booze Cruise, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley, Caye Caulker, 6.5min.
Diving Belize - The Aquarium 2, 20min.
Diving Belize - Half Moon Wall 2, 11min.
The Growler, Tiger Cave, Belize, 13min. 2013 discoveries in Tiger Cave, downstream section of the Roaring River.
Diving Belize - The Aquarium 3, 26min.
Dangriga Dream Ballers vs Belize City Defenders:, 70min.