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The mesmerizing tale of how Belize got its name

With numerous discussions circulating about the Battle of St. George’s Caye and our first settlers, as a Belizean, have you ever wondered how the...

New Reopening Date for Belize’s International Airport

Belize is on track to reopen its International Airport on October 1, 2020. The initial reopening which was scheduled for August 15,...

UPDATED HOURS FOR LOTTERY DRAWS

Please note that effective Monday, August 24, 2020 lottery draws will be played as follows: Boledo & Pick...

New Measures in Effect to Fight COVID-19

With the dawn of a new week, comes several pertinent changes in the regulations governed by Statutory Instrument (SI) 119/2020. Here's a...

A Look at Belize’s Coral Islands

Hemingway took great pleasure in the unspoiled beauty of the Florida Keys – in his day, the remoteness of the islands was beyond compare....

Spotlight on Barton Creek Cave

Like all subterranean sites, Barton Creek Cave is a very fragile and sensitive environment, easily disrupted by human intrusion. It is the responsibility of...

Xunantunich Belize

Xunantunich is a well excavated and easily accessible Mayan site, close to San Ignacio in Belize. The Mayan ruins of Xunantunich are located atop a limestone...

Tiny insect discovered in wilds of Belize

U.S. entomologists say they've discovered a tiny grasshopper-like insect in Belize and named it in commemoration of a Mayan people who once lived there. Researchers...

Immigrants in Belize

BELIZE has long been a country of immigrants. British timber-cutters imported African slaves in the 18th century, and in the 1840s Mexican Mayans fled...

Belize Maya Ruin – Spotlight on Cerros

Cerro Maya Cerros (Cerro Maya) – "Maya Hill" With a Spanish name that translates to "Maya Hill", Cerro Maya is located on a peninsula across from...
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The National Symbols of Belize

Belize gained independence from the United Kingdom on September 21, 1981. Before independence, Belize went through a democratic process to become a sovereign nation...

Belize Flag Standardization

The Official Flag of Belize is in the final stages of being standardized.  At an event held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex in...

Remembering Thomas “Lester” Garbutt

On August 29, 2020, an official ceremony was held for the renaming of the lighthouse on Hunting Caye, Belize. In honor of...