February 12, 2024

International News: Trinidad and Tobago hit by mystery ship oil spill

By Aaron Humes: Trinidad and Tobago is considering declaring a national emergency over a huge oil spill covering nine miles of Tobago's south-western coast, the BBC [...]
December 4, 2023

International News: Venezuela approves referendum on sovereignty over Essequibo region of Guyana

The Government of President Nicolas Maduro argues the land was “stolen” from Venezuela when the border was drawn more than a century ago; Guyana maintains the [...]
October 29, 2023

Referendum Act now includes provision for mandatory referendum on amendment to moratorium

The government had promised that if it ever changed its position on offshore oil exploration, it would go to the public in a referendum first. Following [...]
July 17, 2023

BREAKING: Oil tanker explodes in Shipyard

Details are limited at the moment. There is as yet no word on any injuries, damage to the surrounding community, or the extent of the fire [...]
June 1, 2023

Oil rig pays necessary but unwanted visit to Belizean waters

According to the Port Authority, the ship cannot enter the harbour due to draft restrictions and will spend only six hours before returning to Mexico. It [...]
November 24, 2022

Opposition backs referendum on petroleum moves but Leader says idea to check for oil reserves “reasonable”

But Opposition Leader Moses “Shyne” Barrow told the press on Tuesday that he was prepared to give Prime Minister John Briceno the benefit of the doubt [...]
November 23, 2022

Prime Minister and Oceana spar on seismic testing as petition goes ahead

Last week, Oceana Belize vice president, Janelle Chanona, related that she believed that the government was planning to lift the ban on offshore drilling and to [...]
November 17, 2022

OCEANA begins signature campaign for petition to oppose seismic testing for offshore oil exploration

According to Chanona, she was personally told by Prime Minister John Briceño that the Government was interested in such activities as far back as September 9.