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Superbond Default? P.M. Wants More Time with Bondholders

Deadline for the payment of approximately twenty-six million dollars towards Belize’s consolidated billion dollar debt, collectively known as the Super Bond, has elapsed.  That closing date is today and government, [...]

“Nothing is Off the Table,” Prime Minister Concludes On New Taxes

While the Super Bond is very much a pressing issue, the Barrow Administration is also preparing for its annual budget presentation, ahead of the 2017 fiscal year.  Described by Prime [...]

P.M.: Eamon Courtenay’s Positions Inconsistent

P.U.P. Senator Eamon Courtenay has come under fire from the ruling United Democratic Party and the Government of Belize, both of whom are demanding his immediate resignation from upper parliament.  [...]

P.M.’s Law Firm Has No Conflicts of Interest; He Dismisses “Blue Herring”

So, what about the perceived conflict of interest purportedly arising out of business being conducted by the prime minister’s law firm with Ashcroft-related companies?  The PM flatly describes that perception [...]

Selling Utilities’ Shares Was Intended to Open Companies to Public

Last Tuesday, during a press conference held by the People’s United Party, it was revealed that government is considering selling minority shares in the various utilities.  The move, it is [...]

P.M. Confirms No Sales to Institutions

What about word of a proposed offering to a Barbados-based outfit?  PM Barrow says there has been no such proposition.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “There’s been no such approach.  [...]

Nationality Rush in 2012 Made No Difference in Election Result, Claims P.M.

The People’s United Party, following a bolt from the blue, during a testimony given by former Immigration Director Ruth Meighan, claims that the 2012 general elections were stolen by the [...]

Cayo Farmers Tell Story of Rotting Potatoes

Our news crew is just back from the fields in the west covering the very important story of the plight of local farmers whose livelihoods are being threatened by the [...]

Remembering Dr. Cecil “Chubby’” Reneau, Dead at 66

It has been quite a week during which well-known Belizeans and friends of Belize died. We have covered the passing of Doctor Robert Horwich, primatologist and founder of the Community [...]

Government Adds Condolences as Remembrances of Bishop O.P. Martin Continue

The Government of Belize has joined in with official condolences to the family, friends and Roman Catholic community on the passing of first native Bishop of the Church, the Most [...]

Will Government Default Superbond Payment?

Turning to economic news…Belizeans await the return of Prime Minister Dean Barrow from New York City, where he is meeting with Belize’s legal and financial team over the Superbond. But [...]

Supreme Court Frees Toledo Man Accused of Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

In late August 2015, Alberto Coleman—then fifty-five years old—was charged for the July third murder of his twenty-nine year old ex-girlfriend, Juana Cowo.  The decomposed body of the young woman [...]

Poor Investigation Cost Conviction

According to Bradley, the case fell apart because the murder was poorly investigated. And from evidence before the court, while he was smitten by Juana, there was no proof that [...]

Cops on Trial for Shooting Death of Runaway Prisoner

Also before Judge Denis Hanomansingh in the Punta Gorda Courts, two cops are on trial for the shooting death of eighteen year old inmate Rasheed Elijio. He along with Brian [...]

Bishop Osmond Martin Dead at 87

Belize’s first native Roman Catholic Bishop, The Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin of Dangriga, is dead. He died, at the age of eighty-seven, sometime after three this morning at home [...]

Jason Cortez Gunned Down in Old Capital

There has not been a murder in the City since February third when Keimar Nicholas succumbed to shooting injuries sustained days earlier.  But early on Wednesday night, gunshots were heard [...]

Byron James Convicted of Murder of Frank Vasquez

A murder conviction was secured today in the courts.  After languishing inside a prison cell at the remand section for more than one year after his trial concluded, Supreme Court [...]

Police Puzzling Over Shooting of Alrick August

Media Officer of the Belize Police Department, Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood also gave the media an update to the shooting of Alrick August, which occurred on February ninth on Western Avenue [...]

Denys Barrow Off to C.C.J. – as a Judge

Senior Counsel Denys Barrow has been a key Government helpmate in legal cases for many years, but he now appears to be moving on. He has confirmed that he has [...]

Chronicling the Culture of Corruption at Immigration

The Immigration Department has an entrenched culture of corruption and hustling, from the top of the ladder to the bottom. That is what former administrative officer in the Department Teresita [...]

Immigration Officers Never Learned Their Lessons

Teresita Castellanos is a seasoned public officer. She provided scandalous details on Wednesday at the Senate hearings about the rot at the Immigration Department. She says she has been a [...]

Breaking News: Murder reported in Lake Independence

There is breaking news of a shooting in the city. It happened at around six-forty p.m. in the Saint Martin’s De Porres area. One person, identified as Jason Cortez, was [...]

“Culture of Corruption and Hustling” Swamped Immigration, Senate Committee Hears

The public hearings of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration have moved into high gear and today under oath, a bombshell was dropped from an unexpected corner.  In the [...]

Finance Officer Teresita Castellanos Turns Fire on Former Co-Workers

Castellanos went on to accuse immigration officers of treating ‘civilian’ officers like herself as ‘intruders’ at the Department and even cannibalizing their own who were doing the right thing. She [...]

Justice Denied in Sprawling Cases of Corruption at Immigration

While the cases of Won Hong Kim and the eight visa foils are dominating recent headlines, there was no shortage of scandal at the Immigration Department that necessitated immigration officers [...]