Reef Week 2023 to be celebrated under the theme: For health, wealth and pleasure, our reef is a treasure! Activities celebrating Belize’s marine environment set for March 4th to March 11th, 2023
The Belikin family of brands is expanding to include a new member, Belikin Ultra. Belikin Ultra is smooth and easy drinking, with a traditional malty body, brewed for those who live an active lifestyle. The new brew has the added benefits of low carbs and fewer calories than a standard lager. The exceptionally smooth flavor of Belikin Ultra complements the Belikin portfolio and will appeal to those who want to...Be Ultra.
Tropic Air today announced the appointment of D. Maximillian Greif (Max) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Greif will take over executive leadership from Steve Schulte on January 30th, 2023. “I am honored to serve Tropic’s employees, customers and fellow Belizeans in this role,” Mr. Greif said. “Tropic understands its responsibility as a pillar of the national economy, and to those people whose livelihood depend on it. I am grateful to be part of the stewardship of that responsibility by serving alongside approximately 300 dedicated employees.”
Residents of San Pedro Town gathered at the Lion's Den today, January 11, 2023, to witness the historic signing of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of Belize and Taiwan for the construction of the San Pedro General Hospital. The $33Mil needed to construct the hospital will be a grant and not a loan from the Government of Taiwan. The momentous occasion is another testament to 34 years of bilateral relations between the two countries and Taiwan's continued commitment to the betterment of Belize.
by - Dorian Nuñez Good afternoon, Today we gather to celebrate the life of Rafael Angel Nuñez, Teacher Nuñez, Principal Nuñez, Sir, Dad. One final assembly for “el Gran Maestro!” It has been most comforting to hear from all his friends, family and students. You’ve made me realize that the man I knew as dad was so different from what most of you knew. So I’d like to share a glimpse of Angel the Dad and husband with you.
Miss Universe Belize, Ashley Lightburn, is reading with final preparations to head to New Orleans, USA, on January 2, where the Miss Universe Pageant 2022 will take place on January 14. This week the Miss Belize Universe organization released images of Miss Belize’s National Costume which will be displayed during competition.
Belize health authorities are raising the alarm of yet another wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has so far killed 688 people and infected 69, 376 others since the first case was detected two years ago. For the second consecutive week, the number of people infected with COVID here has jumped by more than 100 and between the weeks of December 6 and 12, the country recorded more than 259 new cases.
San Pedro island resident, Andy Nuñez held an Artist Debut and Video Release Party over the weekend with aspirations of pursuing a music career. Under the artist name ‘Andrz’, he released his first single “De Rumba” which he performed at Losers Bar and Grill to friends and supporters who were eager to listen to his new song.
On Monday, December 5, 2022, Governor General H.E. Dame Froyla Tzalam received the letters of credence of H.E. Michelle Kwan, the new U.S. Ambassador to Belize. Ms. Kwan was confirmed as the U.S. ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Belize in October, after being nominated for the post by President Joe Biden in December 2021. She has served the U.S. Department of State in various capacities and has had a distinguished career in public service, diplomacy and sports.
Álvaro de Marichalar Sáenz de Tejada arrived in Belize as part of his world tour to circumnavigate the globe aboard the smallest craft in history. His tour commemorates the 500th anniversary of the World’s first circumnavigation and historic voyage by Ferdinand Magellan from 1519 – 1522. Having campaigned against plastic pollution for the past 40 years, Álvaro’s expedition is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of marine conservation. With support from the BTB, Alvaro arrived on Friday, December 2, in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Oceana announced that commencing today, November 17th, it will begin collecting the necessary signatures to trigger a national referendum. According to Vice President Janelle Chanona, Oceana took this decision following a conversation held on September 9th, 2022, with Prime Minister, Honorable John Briceño during which he confirmed his administration’s intention to proceed with seismic testing in Belizean waters without prior approval of the public to lift the moratorium against the exploration and exploitation of offshore oil.
Denver, USA (November 15, 2022) - Caye Caulker has been named the 12th best place to travel in the world in 2023 by Travel Lemming, a US-based online travel guide read by more than 6 million travelers. The annual list of 50 best places to travel highlights emerging destinations and hidden gems around the world.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2023, Tropic Air commenced non-stop, twice weekly, service between the Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City and Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (SAP) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. San Pedro Sula becomes Tropic’s second destination in Honduras, in addition to Roatán, and the 12th overall in its network.
Hurricane Lisa made landfall in Belize about 10 miles southwest of Belize City, around 4:20p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 with maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 85 mph (140 km/h), and the minimum central pressure is estimated to be 990 mb (29.24 inches).) This meant significant damage caused by the category 1 storm to Belize City and Ladyville. The islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker were spared from major damage and are underway in returning to normality.
On October 23, 2022, the members of Bowen & Bowen’s Corporate Citizens Committee were hands-on with renovating the popular North Park on Caye Caulker. The team braved the sun and heat as they painted and assisted with repairing, removing, and replacing old, broken playsets, giving the park a refresh.
The Belize Tourism Board held its annual National Tourism Awards Gala on Saturday, 22nd October in Belize City. The signature event honored and celebrated the excellence of the industry’s top performers for 2022. Four out of the 13 awards handed out to tourism stakeholders around the country belonged to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye including Restaurant of the Year, Tour Guide of the Year, Tour Operator of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. John Grief and Mr. Steve Schulte of Tropic Air were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Belize Tourism Awards that were held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, in Belize City. The awards is presented to those who have dedicated their lives to grow and develop Belize’s tourism industry. This awardee’s contributions are significant and have positively impacted Belize and the lives of countless Belizeans.
Caye Coffee’s new cafe brings the outdoors 'inside' at the new Hibisco residential project located in the Boca del Rio area. The beach, sun, sea and cool tropical breeze can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee, specialty iced coffee drinks and even some tasty treats.
Belize’s contagious, warm hospitality, stunning natural beauty, and cultural richness has earned the country international recognition as one of the most friendliest nations in the world. This outstanding recognition of the Jewel was announced this week in the Condé Nast 2022 Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards.