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Barton Middleton, Before Senate Committee, Claims He Fears for His Life

The sole witness present at today’s public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration was Barton Middleton. His appearance is the culmination of long weeks of interrogation of [...]

 

Alleged Immigration “Agent” Can’t Say Why He is Being Framed

Alleged Immigration “Agent” Can’t Say Why He is Being Framed

Before that big reveal, Middleton displayed a severe case of amnesia through much of this morning’s testimony, apparently unable to recall much of anything that happened to him in the [...]...

Barton Middleton Denies Involvement in Visa Foil Scandal

Barton Middleton Denies Involvement in Visa Foil Scandal

Though he may be forgetful of events, Barton Middleton is well aware of why he was called to Belmopan today. No less than four persons – Immigration Officers Mark Tench, [...]...

Is Brain Tumour to Blame for “Mr. Middleton’s” Forgetfulness?

Is Brain Tumour to Blame for “Mr. Middleton’s” Forgetfulness?

In the course of his testimony, Middleton claimed to have gone to surgery at the Corozal Hospital for a tumour growing at the base of his brain. When we checked [...]...

Middleton Tells Off Senate Committee over Jurisdiction

Middleton Tells Off Senate Committee over Jurisdiction

Barton Middleton, if not a hostile witness, was certainly a reluctant one. He spent much of his testimony denying meeting or closely knowing the likes of Mark Tench and Patrick [...]...

Gov’t Rushes PACT Bill to G.G. Despite Senate’s Disapproval

Gov’t Rushes PACT Bill to G.G. Despite Senate’s Disapproval

On Monday, the Senate defeated the PACT Amendment Bill in a significant first for the upper house, when a majority of parliamentarians voted against the proposed law.  The government is [...]...

Business Senator Calls for Legal Review Due to “Uncharted Waters”

Business Senator Calls for Legal Review Due to “Uncharted Waters”

There may be basis for the Government’s actions in the Constitution, but does that make it right? Senator for the Business Community Mark Lizarraga told News Five this afternoon in [...]...

Drug Plane Recovered in Northern Belize

Drug Plane Recovered in Northern Belize

A small aircraft remains parked at the apron of the Philip Goldson International Airport after it was transported from northern Belize. The white with burgundy and sliver trim Piper PA-23-250 [...]...

SIB Reports: Exports Down in Fourth Quarter; Citrus Boom Not Felt Yet

SIB Reports: Exports Down in Fourth Quarter; Citrus Boom Not Felt Yet

The Statistical Institute of Belize confirms today that exports are significantly down. In the case of citrus which once placed as the number one export that industry has plummeted to [...]...

Fuel Goads Inflation Forward

Fuel Goads Inflation Forward

Fuel prices, as motorists would know, have shot up considerably, jumping almost twenty percent during February 2017.  The most notable increase was in the cost of diesel fuel which went [...]...

P.U.P. Calls for Renewed Fight on Crime; Hits G.O.B. on Budget Cuts

P.U.P. Calls for Renewed Fight on Crime; Hits G.O.B. on Budget Cuts

The People’s United Party says it is gravely concerned by the government’s seemingly flippant inattention to the spiralling crime.  Earlier today, the P.U.P. issued a release noting that the government [...]...

Business Senator Disappointed by Budget: G.O.B., Public Service Can Do Better

Business Senator Disappointed by Budget: G.O.B., Public Service Can Do Better

There was a possibility, with an odd number of Senators now seated and any tie-breaker removed from President Lee Mark Chang except in specific circumstances, that the General Revenue and [...]...

Emergency Management Hands Out Supplies to Majestic Fire Victims

Emergency Management Hands Out Supplies to Majestic Fire Victims

NEMO, CEMO and other partners handed over supplies to families who lost their homes and belongings in the Majestic Alley last Friday. The families have been receiving assistance since the [...]...

New House for 2016 Fire Victim

New House for 2016 Fire Victim

Belize Electricity Limited and Hand in Hand Ministries partnered to build a house for a deserving family in Belize City.  Shirley Flowers, a single mother off Boots Crescent in south [...]...

Ministry of Health Wants More Talk About Depression

Ministry of Health Wants More Talk About Depression

The theme of next week’s World Health Day observance is “Depression – Let’s Talk.” It’s easier said than done, considering how many suffer from a depressive state and keep it [...]...

Ministry of Education Plans for ‘Open School’

Ministry of Education Plans for ‘Open School’

Today, the Ministry of Education and the Commonwealth Of Learning launched a policy management open school workshop. The purpose of the three-day session is to enable administrators and managers to [...]...

Open School Program to be Expanded in Belize

Open School Program to be Expanded in Belize

The concept of open schooling actually began at Gwen Lizarraga High School Even Division back in 2009. The workshop, however, will ensure that administrators of the evening division and ITVETs [...]...

Englishman Dan Thompson “Runs the World” for Cancer Research

Englishman Dan Thompson “Runs the World” for Cancer Research

Dan Thompson, a cancer research advocate, has embarked on a run around the world for a good cause. Thompson visited Belize on Tuesday to run a leg of his journey [...]...