Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Offshore Oil exploration

Oil rig spotted in Belizean waters raises concerns; Government says it’s was here to replenish stores

The sight of an oil rig near Ambergris Caye on Thursday, June 1st was cause for much concern across the island and the country. To dispel any rumors, the Belize Port Authority (BPA) quickly issued a release explaining that the rig, identified as the Semi-submersible drilling unit MV ‘Frida 1’, is in Belize to replenish stores and is not authorized to conduct any other activity while in Belizean waters. On December 29, 2017, the Government of Belize passed a law banning oil exploration in its territorial waters; however, Belizeans remain vigilant and strongly oppose this idea as it could jeopardize industries like tourism and fisheries.

BTIA goes ‘Green” for Greater Profits

Belize tourism must protect the natural environment which is our prime attraction, and will help to market Belize as a sustainable destination, avowed John Burgos, President of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), as the BTIA launched its Sustainable Tourism Project at the Belize Best Western Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City on Friday morning, May 31.

Oceana in Belize commemorates banning of offshore oil explorations with BZE SAID NO human sign

In honor of Belize’s passing of the law banning oil exploration in its territorial waters, Oceana Belize organized a human ‘BZE SAID NO’ sign activity on Saturday, December 15th in San Pedro Town.

GOB takes historic step with moratorium on offshore oil exploration

During the October 20th sitting of the House of Representatives, the Government of Belize (GOB) made history by introducing a legislation to enshrine a moratorium on offshore oil exploration in Belize.

Government of Belize Officially Announces Legislation on Indefinite Moratorium on Offshore Oil Exploration

Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow officially announced Cabinet’s August 15th decision to legislate an indefinite moratorium on offshore oil exploration in Belize’s territorial sea, including the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Island residents say NO to offshore oil exploration

Residents of Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker Village convened at the Central Park in downtown San Pedro to say ‘No’ to offshore oil exploration in Belize.

Belize City excursion planned to attend GOB’s Marine Multibeam and Sea Seep Survey public consultation

Environmentalists and tourism stake holders reject all intentions of offshore oil exploration including GOB's Marine Multibeam and Sea Seep Survey.

The Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage writes to CEO Hyde

The Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage is requesting details regarding the "PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE MARINE MULTIBEAM AND SEA SEEP SURVEY"