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BNTU Urges Government Action as Wildfires Worsen Air Quality in

The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) is calling on the government to bring all hands
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Belize Warns Public Against Illegal Online Gaming Websites Falsely Claiming

In a recent revelation, the Government of Belize has uncovered a string of online gaming
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BTL Rejects Bankruptcy Claims Amid Opposition Criticism Over Telecom Switch

The Belize Telemedia Limited (Digi) has rejected the UDP’s claims suggesting that it is on
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Ready Call Center Expands Job Opportunities in Dangriga

Ready Call Center, one of the country’s largest Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in Belize is
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Opposition Leader lashes out at Fortis Belize

Fortis Belize Limited is once again attempting to enter the solar electricity market. In 2019,
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NTUCB Opposes Ministry of Health’s Switch to Smart Telecom

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) has written to Prime Minister Briceno expressing
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Confiscated Liquor Returned, Customs Department Silent

The Customs Department continues to be uncooperative with our newsroom when it comes to cases
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Newly Elected BNTU President Outlines Vision for Union

Nadia Martin-Caliz appeared on The Morning Show today, speaking on her vision for the Belize
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Government Initiates Reform Efforts with Public Service Workshops

Amid the findings from these audits, the Government has embraced steps towards reform.  The most
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Energy Disruptions Impact Bowen and Bowen’s Beverage Production

The issue of energy availability due to load shedding by CFE Mexico has had varying
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Belize Secures Energy Boost and Export Opportunities in Mexico Pact

Belize can now look forward to exporting a new list of products to Mexico.  It
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Independent Analysis Reveals Sugar Industry Savings at Port of Big

The sugar industry is saving significantly from its move to the Port of Big Creek
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BWSL explains service interruption

Amid the energy woes that consumers have been facing over the past few weeks, yesterday
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BEL Ensures No Power Shedding Tonight Despite Mexican Supply Shortfall

There is some good news to share on the electricity front, well, at least for
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PM Briceno Heads to Mexico to Meet CFE Representatives

Prime Minister John Briceno is preparing to return to Mexico this weekend to meet with
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High Court Halts Asset Sales in Stake Bank Dispute

Yesterday, Businessman Mike Feinstein was blocked by the High Court from selling any of the
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David Gegg speaks on MOU with former administration

Businessman Hotchandani did testify yesterday at the Senate sitting and had conceded that he is
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NGOs Oppose Proposed Legislation Changes Amid Meetings with Ministry

Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are speaking out against proposed changes to the laws governing them.
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Feinstein Group Demands Independent Probe into Atlantic Bank’s Alleged Violations

Tonight, things are heating up between the Feinstein Group and Atlantic Bank Limited (ABL) over
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Atlantic Bank Fires Back at Feinstein’s Accusations Over Stake Bank

And while Feinstein is calling on the Central Bank of Belize (CBB) to investigate Atlantic
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Power Outages Scheduled Across Belize Tonight for Grid Stability

Nine areas across the country will experience power outages tonight starting at seven o’clock.  From
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Belize Considers Joining Central American Energy Grid

As the Belize Electricity Limited and the government are now aggressively pursuing further sources of
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BEL Initiates Gas Turbine Activation to Alleviate Power Woes

The light at the end of the tunnel may be near as Belize Electricity Limited
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Belize High Court Delivers Verdict on LPG Act Challenge

The Belize High Court has delivered a ruling on the National Liquefied Petroleum Gas Project
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Power Outages Plague Belize as Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission Struggles

The Belize Electricity Limited is working to tackle two issues affecting the country’s power supply.
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Atlantic Bank Sues Michael Feinstein for Fraud and Breach of

Atlantic Bank Limited (the Bank) has filed a lawsuit in the High Court of Belize
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Public Service Union Engages in Training to Strengthen Workers’ Rights

The Public Service Union (PSU) wants to improve its effectiveness and strengthen its ability to
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Stake Bank Enterprises Accuses Atlantic Bank of Unlawful Acts, Seeks

Stake Bank Enterprises Limited (SEBL) is making allegations against Atlantic Bank Limited and has now
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Belize Government Eyes World Bank Partnership to Revitalize Toledo District

The Government of Belize hopes to work with the World Bank to transform the Toledo
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St. Francis Xavier Credit Union Board Suspended Amid Management Concerns

Members of the Board of Directors along with the General Manager, Rafael Dominguez Senior of
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Lawsuit Looms: Receiver for Stake Bank Enterprise Accused of Mismanagement

Marlowe Neal, the receiver appointed by Atlantic Bank Limited for Stake Bank Enterprise has been
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Belize Bank Expands Services to Caye Caulker: Direct Banking Now

Residents of Caye Caulker are now enjoying direct banking with the Belize Bank Limited.  An
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PUC Holds Hearing on Belize Electricity Limited Tariff Proposal

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) held is public hearing last week as part of the
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BEL CEO Presents Tariff Proposal to PUC

During the public hearing, Belize Electricity Limited’s CEO, John Mencias, shared the key points of
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Customer-HD BPO Launches “Dream Big” Contest for Belizean Entrepreneurs

The owners of Customer-HD BPO are encouraging Belizeans to dream big for a chance to
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BCCI Hosts Second Annual Job Fair to Connect Job Seekers

The Belize Chamber of Commerce Industry (BCCI) is inviting job seekers to the second annual
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Authorities Investigate Fake Labels on Seized Alcohol

Authorities have launched an investigation following the confiscation of what we understand are eight hundred
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BSCFA Continues Pressure on PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to call on Prime Minister Briceno to force
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BSI/ASR Denounces Belize Government’s Sugar Inquiry, Threatens Legal Action

Less than twenty-four hours after the government approved the Terms of Reference for its Sugar
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Prime Minister Caught in Crossfire as BSI/ASR Rejects Sugar Inquiry

And with BSI/ASR’s denouncement of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), it seems Prime Minister John
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BSCFA upset over PM Briceno’s comments

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is once again unhappy with the government; this
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CWU and GOB strike an agreement

After threats of industrial action, multiple meetings, and weeks of negotiating, the Christian Workers Union
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B.T.L. Begins CEO Search

B.T.L. is in the market for a new chief Executive Officer. The company recently added
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Stake Bank Enters Receivership: Feinstein Group’s Ambitious Cruise Port Project

Five years after breaking ground for what was to be a state-of-the-art cruise docking port,
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PM Briceno to Meet with CWU Amidst Rising Tensions

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) and Prime Minister John Briceno are expected to meet on
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BEL Honors Jose J. Espat: New Substation Named After Longtime

Village, Corozal District, in honor of Jose J. Espat for his remarkable contributions to BEL.
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Belize Postal Services Launches AI-Driven Speed Mail Digitization Project

The Belize Postal Services is stepping up its game with the use of artificial intelligence
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Tensions between PBL and Stevedores Cooled Down

Tensions were high today at the Port of Belize Limited as the Christian Workers Union
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Port of Belize Standstill: Stevedores Refuse Work Amid Redundancy Payment

Tonight, the Christian Workers Union and the Port of Belize Limited are at odds once
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High Court Strikes Down Government’s Sugar Industry Regulations, Deemed Unconstitutional

Attorney for Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) senior council Godfrey Smith says that the Government of
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Christian Workers Union Accuses Government of Being Sinister in Negotiations

The Christian Workers Union (CWU) says the Government of Belize is being sinister in its
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Port of Belize Responds to CWU’s Allegations

While the CWU says the Port of Belize is being disingenuous, late this evening the
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Belize Bank Introduces STEM Program in Collaboration with Mastercard

The Belize Bank Limited has partnered with Mastercard International to introduce STEM through the Girls
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CPBL and CWU Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Citrus Products of Belize Limited (CPBL) and the Christian Workers Union (CWU) have finalized
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UDP Councilor Candidate Leslie Zelaya Highlights Business Development Initiatives

On the road to the municipal elections, we’ve featured stories on several candidates vying for
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BMDC Launches Fruit Pulps, Expands Product Lineup

The Belize Marketing and Development Corporation (BMDC) has added a new commodity to its collection:
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Eviction Controversy: Families Ordered to Leave Land in Toledo

Reports reaching our newsroom are that some seventy-five families have received letters of eviction from
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Commerce Bight Pier Transformation Planned: Shift Towards Tourism

The Commerce Bight Pier once provided for many families in the south, but in 2020,
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PM Briceno Updates Stevedores Situation: Agreement Hoped for Soon

Prime Minister Briceno also gave an update on the situation with the Christian Workers Union
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Anti-Corruption Workshop: Love Foundation Empowers Account-a-preneurs in Belize

The Love Foundation through funding from a CARSI Grant hosted a workshop today in Belize
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San Pedro Establishments Ticketed for Price Regulation Violations

A total of 35 establishments from San Pedro were issued tickets for violations of the
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Joint Unions Upset with Government for Allegedly Dodging Meetings

The Joint Unions are upset this evening as they are alleging that the government officials
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Minister of Education Provides Update on Negotiations with Belize National

Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca has given an update on the negotiations with the Belize
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Scout Association of Belize Elects New Board Members

The Scout Association of Belize has a newly elected board of directors and commissioners. The
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PSU Calls for Government Correction of Unlawful Member Transfers

The Public Service Union is rallying against what it says is the unlawful transfer of
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PM Briceno Speaks on Approval of Occupational Safety and Health

Prime Minister John Briceno says greenlighting of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill was
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Belize American Chamber of Commerce Eyes Credit Union Venture with

The Belize American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) is a development agency that is looking at
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Milestone Reached: Agreement Signed for Oil Exploration in Southern Belize

An agreement was signed between the government, US Capital Energy and Conejo Village this morning
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The BACC joins the organizers for the ‘Belize Diaspora Summit’

Earlier in this newscast, we told you of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce, led
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Belize Cabinet Approves Occupational Safety and Health Bill Amendments

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is celebrating, what it says, is a major
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Belize Government Green Lights Overhaul of Labour Act

On January 23, we told you of the imminent overhaul of the Labour Act being
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Kim Simplis Barrow Named President of Belize Cancer Society

Former Special Envoy for Women and Children Kim Simplis Barrow, is the new national president
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Government Launches Artisanal Fishing Loan Program to Boost Livelihoods

Over eighteen hundred Belizean fishers will now have access to low-interest loans to improve their
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Mahogany Street Gets a Makeover: BTB and City Council Collaboration

Around thirty-five shops along Mahogany Street in Belize City have all gotten a facelift, thanks
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Social Security Board and Christian Workers Union Reach Agreement on

The Social Security Board and the Christian Workers Union have finally reached an agreement as
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Christian Workers Union Nears Collective Bargaining Agreement with Belize City

The Christian Workers Union says it is on the verge of possibly striking a collective
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Fiscal Incentive Information Session Updates Companies on Amendments

34 Fiscal Incentive beneficiary companies, and business representatives participated in an information sharing and network
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Butane Price Hike Hits Consumers Amid Rising Acquisition Costs

The price of butane will see an increase of thirty-three cents starting today. The Supplies
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Fantasy Five and Pick-Three Games Return After Lengthy Hiatus

After a 241-day hiatus, the Fantasy Five and Pick-Three games are back. Last year, the
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Belmopan Market Plaza to Construct Busito Terminal for Commuters’ Convenience

The Belmopan Market Plaza’s management is constructing a Busito Terminal in Garden City. The facility
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Historic Hofius Limited Closing Down: Another Blow to Downtown Belize

Hofius Limited, a legacy business in downtown Belize City, is closing down for good. The
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House of Representatives Tackles Crucial Issues in First 2024 Sitting

The House of Representatives met in Belmopan this morning for the first sitting for 2024. 
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Minister of Local Government Speaks on Stevedore Payment Issue

Also coming out of this morning’s house meeting was the issue of the stevedores, and
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Ministry’s Compliance Mission: 50 Establishments Ticketed, Inspections Continue

The Government, through its Supplies Control Unit (SCU) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security
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Three Young Belizeans to benefit from free higher education courtesy

Three young Belizeans will be able to achieve free higher education, thanks to a partnership
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Belize-Trinidad Trade Talks: Agriculture in Focus

Belize’s agricultural products may soon be on their way to Trinidad and Tobago. Today, the
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Belize and Trinidad and Tobago Seek to Strengthen Bilateral Trade

Belize and Trinidad and Tobago are working to strengthen bilateral trade relations by increasing access
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Liquor License Applications Surge in Toledo District; Village Leaders Enforce

As many 133 applications for liquor licenses were received by the Liquor Licensing Board in
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Harvest Caye Employees Cry Foul: Allegations of Unjust Termination Surface

Several men who were recently employed by Harvest Caye in southern Belize have come to
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Preparations Underway for 52nd Agriculture and Trade Show

The social calendar for 2024 is moving along and preparations are already being made for
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Pickstock Community Festival Showcases Local Vendors and Activities

Over 80 local vendors displayed their products at the Pickstock Community Festival on Saturday. The
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Customs and Excise Department Celebrates International Customs Day with Belize

International Customs Day is today, and the Customs and Excise Department celebrated the event with
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Local White Sugar Returns to Shelves: Government Addresses Scarcity and

Local white sugar is expected to return to the stores’ shelves today.  The announcement came
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Opens Water Company for Community Assistance

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Belize has opened a water company to fund its humanitarian efforts
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National Trade Union Congress Expresses Concerns Over Foreign Senior Court

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) is registering concerns in the importation of
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SSB Inspectors Stage ‘Sick Out’ in Protest

As many as fifteen inspectors from the Social Security Board’s Belmopan office called in sick
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Santander Belize Offers Sweet Solution to Sugar Shortage

As the government contemplates a price change for sugar, and as local consumers’ only option
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Belize Youth for Road Safety Advocates for Safer Roads and

In an attempt to reduce road traffic incidents, Belize Youth for Road Safety (BYRS) under
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