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Nominations in for Municipal Elections; P.U.P. First Off the Mark with Confidence in City

As of this Wednesday evening, there are no longer aspirants, but candidates for the March seventh municipal elections. The process of nomination took place under overcast skies countrywide, with rain [...]

 

Belize City P.U.P.’s Manifesto to be Launched

Belize City P.U.P.’s Manifesto to be Launched

On Thursday, Belize City’s P.U.P. slate will gather at the Neal Pen Road basketball court to publicly launch their manifesto. But we got a bit of a preview from mayoral [...]...

U.D.P. Take Over Streets in Afternoon

U.D.P. Take Over Streets in Afternoon

In the afternoon, it was the turn of the United Democratic Party’s supporters to show their muscle in Belize City where just a week ago, the People’s United Party held [...]...

P.U.P. Wants Old Capital Scalp; U.D.P.’s Target Orange Walk

P.U.P. Wants Old Capital Scalp; U.D.P.’s Target Orange Walk

With just five seats to their name countrywide, any wins for the People’s United Party will be counted a success for party leader John Briceño. But the P.U.P. believes they [...]...

Second Overnight Murder Claims Clinton Fitzgibbon in King’s Park

Second Overnight Murder Claims Clinton Fitzgibbon in King’s Park

Forty-five-year-old Clinton Fitzgibbon of Eighth Street, Kings Park in the city was shot multiple times on Tuesday night. Fitzgibbon was along with his common-law-wife Dorita Wallace when a gunman walked [...]...

In Santa Elena, Residents Puzzle over Vicious Murder of Gian Espat

In Santa Elena, Residents Puzzle over Vicious Murder of Gian Espat

In the west, a twenty-four year old caretaker was savagely chopped to death. Gian Espat was found dead on Wednesday but was likely murdered two days earlier. His body, already [...]...

Co-Workers of Late Hermelinda Pinks Tell Story of Strained Marriage

Co-Workers of Late Hermelinda Pinks Tell Story of Strained Marriage

Hermelinda Pinks, the slain wife of Jason Emmanuel, by all accounts was a woman of tremendous strength and fortitude. At the Coast Guard headquarters on the Western Highway where she [...]...

Guat Soldiers Make Detention in Belize but Did They Have Authority?

Guat Soldiers Make Detention in Belize but Did They Have Authority?

In foreign affairs news, there are sketchy details about an apparent incursion by Guatemalan soldiers into Belizean territory. The question tonight is what authority they had to act. In this [...]...

2 Youths Acquitted of 2015 Cayo Murder

2 Youths Acquitted of 2015 Cayo Murder

Two young men from the villages of Roaring Creek and Camalote were told on Monday in Supreme Court that they no longer had a case to answer on charges of [...]...

Political Parties’ Pageantry in Orange Walk

Political Parties’ Pageantry in Orange Walk

At the top of the newscast, we reported on the activities in the city where both parties pulled out their supporters in numbers.  Nominations to fill a total of sixty-seven [...]...

Twin Towns Nomination Day Sedated

Twin Towns Nomination Day Sedated

There are four mayoral hopefuls for the San Ignacio/Santa Elena Town Council; Marconi Matus of the P.U.P., Earl Trapp for the U.D.P.; Rudy Wade for the B.P.P. and Independent Candidate [...]...

Who Else is on the Ballot?

Who Else is on the Ballot?

The major parties, the People’s United Party and the United Democratic Party, submitted full slates of candidates for all nine municipalities, a total of one hundred and thirty-four nominees. But [...]...

Candidates for Belize City Mayor Participate in Evening Forum

Candidates for Belize City Mayor Participate in Evening Forum

The University of Belize has managed to persuade all four Belize City mayoral candidates to participate in a special debate which is ongoing at news time at the Bliss Center [...]...

Education Minister Explains Subsidy Funding

Education Minister Explains Subsidy Funding

The campaign season has been relentless with plenty mudslinging and besmirching candidates at every turn.  The People’s United Party has released an ad claiming that government is spending as much [...]...

Search Continues for New Contractor General, Integrity Commission Chair

Search Continues for New Contractor General, Integrity Commission Chair

The search continues for a new Contractor General to replace Godwin Arzu, and for a new head of the Integrity Commission to succeed Justice Marilyn Williams who has moved on [...]...

Michael Finnegan Talks Campaign Strategy in Mesop

Michael Finnegan Talks Campaign Strategy in Mesop

Mesopotamia is historically a red constituency, controlled by career politician Michael Finnegan.  It is also one of the smallest electoral divisions within Belize City.  Despite its size, the mobilization of [...]...

“Boots” Martinez Says He Can Still Deliver in Port

“Boots” Martinez Says He Can Still Deliver in Port

In Port Loyola, it would seem as though Area Representative ‘Boots’ Martinez’s popularity has been waning.  If one were to recall the voter turnout during the 2015 general elections, it [...]...

Afternoon Murder in Twin Towns

Afternoon Murder in Twin Towns

There’s another murder to report tonight. Twenty-four-year-old Santa Elena caretaker Gian Espat was chopped to death in the west. Just before midday today, police found Espat’s body inside a wooden [...]...

Co-workers Say No Warning Signs in Murder-Suicide

Co-workers Say No Warning Signs in Murder-Suicide

The families of Jason Emmanuel and Hermelinda Pinks continue to reel in the aftermath of the murder suicide of the pair on Saturday.  Pinks was found dead on her bed [...]...

Toddler Drowns in Silk Grass

Toddler Drowns in Silk Grass

A three-year-old toddler from Silk Grass, Stann Creek District, lost his life by drowning in a well in the village. The boy, Keon Martinez, lived with his grandmother, fifty-one-year-old Francine [...]...

Mexico’s Gain is Free Zone’s Loss

Mexico’s Gain is Free Zone’s Loss

Business at the Commercial Free Zone continues to be affected by Mexican consumers purchasing goods and services in their homeland, instead of shopping in Belize.  The exclusive business location was [...]...

Will Trade Agreement Help?

Will Trade Agreement Help?

According to Juarez, there are instances where prices on the shelves at the free zone aren’t as eye-catching as they are across the border.  While he could not provide an [...]...

Punta Gorda B.P.P. Candidate Alleges Bribery by U.D.P. Officials

Punta Gorda B.P.P. Candidate Alleges Bribery by U.D.P. Officials

On the eve of nomination day, the Belize Progressive Party is charging that one of its municipal candidates in Punta Gorda Town was approached to step down as a candidate [...]...

Third Party’s Top Brass Condemn “Low” Political Tactics

Third Party’s Top Brass Condemn “Low” Political Tactics

Lara says she is disappointed by the incident, but her bosses at the B.P.P. are furious. Political leader Patrick Rogers told us via telephone this evening that the larger political [...]...

Nomination Day is Here!

Nomination Day is Here!

This Wednesday, both major political parties are expected to take out their supporters in numbers as they head to the various offices designated for nomination centers, countrywide. There, after a [...]...