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Majestic Alley “Long Barracks” Goes Up in Flames, at least 10 Families Displaced

More than ten families are without homes tonight after a fire took down their houses and properties in the Majestic Alley in Belize City late this afternoon.  At news time [...]

Calaney Flowers Walks Free of Murder Charge

The budget debate proceeded today at the House in Belmopan. We will have all the highlights coming up, but we go to the Supreme Court which this morning delivered a [...]

“Boots” Defends Pro-Poor Programs at Day 2 of Budget Debate

Turning to the Budget Debate in the House of Representatives this morning…. After being seemingly overwhelmed and nettled by the force and ferocity of the Opposition People’s United Party’s response [...]

P.U.P.’s Francis Fonseca Says Government Can’t Hide Anymore

But the Opposition P.U.P. proved intractable, convinced that two Belizes exist and that they are further apart than ever before.  Leading off the Budget Debate this morning, former Opposition Leader [...]

Tracey Panton Says It Was a Good Year for Investment

Later, it was the turn of Albert area representative and Minister of State for Investment, Trade and Commerce, Tracey Taegar-Panton, to deliver a presentation marked mostly by technical numbers about [...]

Kareem Musa Scolds Prime Minister for Trying to “Flee” Economic Disaster

First-term area representative for Caribbean Shores, Kareem Musa, has become a noted debater in the House of Representatives. Today’s Budget presentation was no different as he touched on multiple topics [...]

Michael Finnegan Trashes P.U.P. Explanations for Superbond

In his usual inimitable style, Mesopotamia area representative Michael Finnegan hit back at the Opposition’s defense of the loans they made under their administration which have become the Superbond. Referencing [...]

“Bogus” 2017 Budget Shredded by Opposition Leader

The House of Representatives met in Belmopan today with passions running high for the second reading of the General Revenue and Appropriation Bill, otherwise known as the Budget, which is [...]

Cordel Says Government Wants to Maintain Pretense

If the Leader of the Opposition’s statements were broad and presented the macro picture of the so dubbed Barrow’s bogus budget, then his deputy, Lake Independence’s Cordel Hyde, was more [...]

Amid Warning on S.S.B., Cordel Zings John Saldivar

After castigating the Government for not providing less vague assurances about how it will address the repayment of the Superbond and Belize’s other debts, Hyde turned his attention to the [...]

Were “Pro-Poor” Programs Actually Cut?

Hyde also went after what he called cuts to significant portions of the “pro-poor” programs initiated by the Barrow administration, including the food pantry, school feeding program and Apprenticeship Training. [...]

Said Defends Superbond Spending; Says Massive Development Took Place

Former Prime Minister Said Musa stood to make his contribution to the debate this afternoon. As he said at the outset, he wanted to defend his Government’s decision to make [...]

Former and Current Foreign Ministers Clash over Borders Comment

“It is just like you are on a piece of land all your life, but you are a squatter. You can’t do anything with that land until you get it [...]

Will Titan Collect on Judgment for Damages over Raid?

Bahamians Ron Knowles and Kelvin Leach were back in court today where a second round of litigation concluded this afternoon in an appeal filed by the Government of Belize.  The [...]

In Blackman Eddy, More Body Parts Found; Who Do They Belong To?

More body parts were found this morning in the Belize River in Blackman Eddy, Cayo District.  On Tuesday afternoon, the hands and feet of a man were found stuffed in [...]

Inez Casanova Speaks About Relationship with Barton Middleton

A current and a former Immigration officer both appeared before today’s public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee in Belmopan.  The first, Inez Casanova, has not been directly accused [...]

Immigration Officer Tells How Authorities Got to Middleton

We will come to more of the Orange Walk-based immigration officer’s relationship with Middleton later on, but first, she revealed that she assisted Immigration officers who came to her asking [...]

Casanova Says Relationship Never Got Personal

Casanova claims that her relationship with Barton Middleton did not go past occasional conversations while she was driving him to town, and never about Immigration-related matters. But Senators seized on [...]

How Well Did Inez Casanova Know Barton Middleton?

How well can you really know a person – especially one to whom you would occasionally allow access to ride in your personal vehicle? In the case of Inez Casanova, [...]

Erwin Robinson Says He Took Won Hong Kim’s Picture for Passport

Former data entry clerk at the Immigration Department, Erwin Robinson, spent six years in the Public Service, five of those in Immigration, until he was suspended over the Won Hong [...]

COLA Walks Tall Away from “Belcan 6” Bonfire Charges

They have been flying under the radar, but today months after they were charged for setting a bonfire at the BelCan Bridge, a group of activists went back to court [...]

Human Remains Found near Blackman Eddy

Tonight, villages in central Cayo District are on edge after another gruesome discovery was made around two this afternoon. A group of boys hunting iguana on the banks of the [...]

Police Catch Up with Accused Sister-Killer Elijah Burke

In the case of another gruesome murder, Elijah Burke, a Belize City resident, is in police hands awaiting arraignment in court for the hacking of his sister. It is not [...]

S and P Not Impressed by Superbond 3.0; Downgrades Belize to Default Status

In financial news….The government has been celebrating the restructuring of the Super Bond 3.0. But the credit rating agency, Standards and Poor’s Global ratings, is downgrading Belize’s long-term currency rating [...]

APAMO Continues Challenge to Government on Taxes

Government is proposing to increase departure tax for visitors to Belize to forty US dollars from thirty-five. It intends to raise as much as eleven million dollars from this tax [...]