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Monthly Archives: December, 2022

Belize Forest Department says permits must be obtained before trimming mangroves 

The Belize Forest Department advises anyone intending to trim or cut mangroves in or around their property must apply for a special permit. To...

Barge sinks south of Ambergris Caye; huge losses, no one injured

A barge transporting equipment and other items, such as golf carts, sank near the Sieste Canales off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye on Saturday, December 24th, around 10PM. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the sinking; meanwhile, the area has been marked by buoys to caution other boats traveling through the site.

St. Teresa Casita and the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye join Christmas cheer on the island

The Christmas season in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, is full of love and giving back to the community. Among the many events to benefit those in need, the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye partnered for the second time with the St. Teresa Casita to distribute Merry Boxes.

San Pedro stabbing victim said to be the aggressor

A stabbing incident on Christmas Day, December 25th, left 28-year-old Marlon Thompson with stab injuries to his back. Police responded to the incident and detained a minor reportedly involved in the incident, while Thompson was taken to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. The minor was taken into custody, but according to reports from the San Pedro Police, he was not held liable because Thompson was the alleged aggressor.

Call for Musicians for: The Tropicspin Music and Song Competition

Arawak Media is calling for all amateur musicians and entertainers in the Caribbean and Central America to submit their music videos to be featured at the second annual TropicSpin Music and Song Competition, July 22, 2023. 

Government of Belize Continues to Strengthen National Defence and Border Security

On December 21, 2022, Hon. John Briceño, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Development, and Investment, handed over 10 Troop Lifting Vehicles to the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security.

Belizean Diaspora Contribute to Hurricane Lisa Relief Efforts

This week, the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations (MTDR), in conjunction with the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, facilitated the distribution of hurricane relief supplies that were received from several organizations and individuals in the diaspora with the help and coordination of Build Belize Inc. and No Child Hungry. These two organizations have generously organized the consolidation and shipment of much-needed supplies for Belize City residents who are still in need after the Hurricane Lisa.

MHDFIPA and International Partners Support Hurricane Lisa Relief through Digital Cash Transfer

The Ministry of Human Development, Families, and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs (MHDFIPA) in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) through the financial support from the European Union through its Department for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), the Republic of Korea, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, and in collaboration with the United Nations Joint SDG Fund, and DigiWallet Limited have launched the Hurricane Lisa Cash Assistance Programme (HLAP). One thousand six hundred (1600) vulnerable families who are among the most affected by Hurricane Lisa received a one-time emergency cash assistance of $250.00 Belize dollars through DigiWallet.