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General Sales Tax Audits Revisited

Earlier this month, we broke the news of an internal statement within the General Sales Tax Department where Officer in Charge of the Punta Gorda office, Elmer Reyes, alleged that [...]

Miss Belize Universe and Tony Rath’s Controversial Exposé

Miss Universe 2016, held in Manila, Philippines at the end of January, is now several months behind avid fans of pageantry. The stellar performance of Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath, [...]

Therese Rath Stands By Her Husband’s Blog

According to the husband and wife couple, they were largely responsible for the organization of Rebecca’s trip to Miss Universe, minus Enriquez’s input as country director. Furthermore, the family claims [...]

Lady constable charged for theft from Cayo store

The Belize Police Department is reeling from yet another black eye tonight, following the arrest and arraignment of one of its own, who has been charged for theft. An operation [...]

Cab driver hurt in jacking; police quickly catch suspect

A Belize City cab driver is lucky to have escaped grave injury during a carjacking on Tuesday night not far from the Lord Ridge Cemetery. Sometime around eight-thirty, taxi man [...]

Outgoing President issues warning on interference as B.N.T.U. opens convention

The Belize National Teachers’ Union Annual Convention began today at Escuela Mexico in San Roman. But on Thursday, stakes are high with the election of a majority of its National [...]

Attempts to influence election are “threat to democracy,” says Luke Palacio

In his statement at the Convention, national president of the B.N.T.U. Luke Palacio made reference to the “stories” he, his Executive and teachers generally have heard in the past few [...]

B.N.T.U. will keep close eye on Thursday’s proceedings

Nominations were officially tendered for the election as of a month ago but were officially submitted this afternoon to the chair of the Election Committee, Kathleen Flowers. Flowers is B.N.T.U.’s [...]

Did some teachers get their honorarium for Easter?

Officially, according to the Ministry of Education, the million-dollar honorarium for non-striking teachers has not been issued as planned for before the Easter break because it has not gotten the [...]

Reviewing efforts at community policing to solve gang problem

Peace is holding in the streets since last week’s committal to a gang truce among the string of opposing gangs in the city. There are still hurdles to cross, but [...]

A “Princess” slain: Indira Thompson stabbed to death over sex rejection

The life of one person was cut short at the start of the Easter holidays in the City and it was a mentally challenged woman. Indira “Princess” Thompson lived her [...]

Gangs at peace through Easter; follow-up session conducted

There has been a noticeable calm in the streets of the Old Capital since last Wednesday, when leaders of various Belize City gangs took the streets for a first-of-its-kind peace [...]

Warring factions look to sign up to keep the peace

Jawhi, along with Brother Nuri Muhammad, has been busy with the leadership of the respective groups hammering out the terms of the peace treaty. While he has chosen, at this [...]

Interpol looks for seasoned criminals, including Manuel ‘El Pelon’ Castillo

The International Criminal Police Organization, known as Interpol, has fingered six Belizeans among two hundred fifty-seven Caribbean nationals wanted this Easter by the agency, according to website News Americas Now. [...]

Guatemalan Congress rejects expanding map to include Belize

Weeks ago, we reported that a leaked progress report by a consultant in Guatemala was pushing the idea to officially include Belize as part of Guatemala in that country’s map. [...]

Brothers suffocate in Orange Walk farm well

Two brothers perished in a well on their family farm on Good Friday in Tower Hill,  Orange Walk. The Coyock brothers were cleaning out an old well when one of [...]

Evening Accident on George Price; Elderly Man Knocked Down

There was a near fatal accident on the George Price Highway just before seven on Thursday night. An elderly man was hit by a 2008 Toyota Four-Runner driven at the [...]

Coming Together: Diane Finnegan Asks Marco Vidal What Are His Intentions for Southside

The move to bring together various Belize City gangs to discuss a possible peace treaty is being facilitated by the Belize Police Department, as well as the Youth Apprenticeship Program, [...]

Time for the System to Work with Youth, Not Against

With peace talks underway and another ceasefire in the days ahead, is there any optimism that the truce can be lasting?  That’s what we asked Finnegan at the peace march [...]

Government Says G.S.T. Commissioner Has Full Powers

On Wednesday evening, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Finance, dismissed any suggestion of manipulation by senior management of the General Sales Tax Department of audits carried out [...]

Greedy Choke Puppy? The Effect of Higher Taxes and Relation to Contrabanding

Despite the Government’s belt-tightening measures, if the allegations being made from within the G.S.T. Department have substance, do they not go against the stated intentions of limiting the pain of [...]

Does Chester Williams Have Political Ambitions?

Since breaking news of imminent transfers within the Eastern Division jurisdiction a few weeks ago, there has been speculation whether ACP Chester Williams’ relocation to Belmopan is politically motivated.  The [...]

Edward Broaster Endorses Move to Belmopan

ACP Edward Broaster is moving on up. It was announced over a week ago that he is taking over as the Commander of Operations, a promotion that will see him [...]

Repentant Gangsters March Through Old Capital for Peace

A truce is in the making among rival gangs in the City. Going into the Easter holidays, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, whose work in community policing has been [...]

Chester Williams Says Truce is Possible; Can Successor Vidal Hold It Together?

As we mentioned, ED-South Commander Chester Williams has played a critical role in bringing the gangs together and negotiating a truce.  While the noble attempt is nothing we haven’t seen [...]