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Caribbean Human Development Report Launched

The BOOST Program through which needy families receive a conditional cash transfer from government has been cited as a success in the region. This is according to the Caribbean Human [...]

Eamon Asks Godwin to Reverse Net Vasquez Integrity Commission Appointment

Arguing that the Senate was misled into approving the appointment and “a legal nullity”, lead Senator for the People’s United Party, Eamon Courtenay, has written Leader of Government Business in [...]

Sugar Crop Begins; Industry Stakeholders on Same Page

Today, the 2016-2017 sugar crop in Corozal and Orange Walk began. More than one point three million tonnes of sugar cane are expected to be delivered for processing to the [...]

Why Castro-Escalante Deal Will Be Tough to Reverse According to SCPC

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to reel from news received last week that it would be suspended for the third time by Fairtrade managers FLOCERT. Publicly, the Association [...]

Is Net Vasquez Fit to Serve on Integrity Commission?

Is Nestor Vasquez qualified to serve on the Integrity Commission? The question provoked a furious back-and-forth during Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate in Belmopan, despite the Upper House ultimately voting [...]

Debt for Nature: Oil Jitters Cost Belize $200 Million?

Why would Government turn down a debt-for-nature swap programme? That is the hundred million dollar question tonight. Documents have surfaced showing that The Nature Conservancy approached Government about seven years [...]

New Rides for Police Department

The official handing over of a brand new fleet of vehicles for use by the police department took place today. On hand at the ITVET was the U.S. Ambassador Carlos [...]

Caught on Camera: E.D. South Addressing Alleged Infraction Involving Police Vehicle

While we’re on the subject of police vehicles, amateur footage of a pickup truck assigned to Eastern Division South has gone viral after it was posted on the internet a [...]

Police Cannot Ignore Welfare, Warns Commissioner

Since the beginning of the year, a number of police officers have died of natural causes and concerns are being raised about the physical wellbeing of the men and women [...]

B.T.I.A.’s A.G.M. is Call to Arms for Tourism Industry

The Belize Tourism Industry Association was established thirty-one years ago to represent the sector’s developers and service providers. It has presided over the explosion of the tourism industry into Belize’s [...]

Times Haad, Chamber Complains; Don’t Raise Taxes!

‘How di Krismus di come?’ It’s a favourite question of the press at this time of the year for consumers darting in and out of the shops looking for top [...]

UNCAC Will Not Save Us All, Says Chamber President

With the Senate assenting to Belize’s accession to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on Wednesday, nothing stands in the way of Prime Minister Dean Barrow signing on December [...]

Burn Victims Mercy Fund Getting Money for Worthy Cause

The Burn Victims Mercy Fund has been operating for years now, but not much is known about how the funds are generated to assist victims in times of desperate need. [...]

World AIDS Day: New Cases Down as More Get Tested

The number of new cases of persons affected with HIV annually has been on a steady downward trend according to the National Aids Commission. Today, that good news was celebrated [...]

Tributes to Fidel Castro Continue; in Belize, a Call for Ending U.S. Embargo on Cuba

The memorial to late President of the Cuban Republic, Fidel Castro, with the attendance of world leaders took place on Tuesday night in Havana. Today, Castro’s remains arrived in the [...]

B.T.I.A. Wants G.O.B. to Protect Local Tourism Industry in Wake of Harvest Caye

Norwegian Cruise Line has come under fire from local tour operators for diverting newer cruise ships south to their brand-new exclusive property at Harvest Caye in the Stann Creek District. [...]

Coast Guard Searches for the Best Warrior

For the past two days, the competitive spirit among Coastguard officers has been in high levels at their headquarters on the George Price Highway. About fifty officers are participating in [...]

Healthy Living: 3 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested for H.I.V.

You saw earlier in this newscast the commemoration of World Aids Day in Belize. That story and the many others we’ve put together for this health segment have provided you [...]

No Agreement on Special Agreement as Opposition Asks: What’s The Rush?

The Senate met for its latest session today at the National Assembly in Belmopan with a full agenda. Thirteen motions were tabled for debate and consideration, of which ten were [...]

Courtenay Blasts “Salami Sausage Diplomacy”; Confident A.G. States the Facts

Senator Courtenay went on to attack what he called “salami sausage diplomacy” – the piecemeal offerings by the Government on the Guatemala issue, starting with the ratification of the Special [...]

Integrity Commission Named; Can Partisan Appointees Be Neutral?

The Integrity Commission was finally named today. The names of Marilyn Williams for Chairman; Armead Gabourel; Lisbeth Delgado; Wilmot Simmons; Nestor Vasquez; Melissa Balderamos Mahler and Claudet Grinage have been [...]

Why Always Net? P.U.P. Knocks G.O.B. for Rejecting Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Nominee

New chair Marilyn Williams is being appointed in her capacity as an attorney, as provided for by law, while Nestor Vasquez is being appointed in his capacity as an accountant [...]

UNCAC Finally on the Way!

Also debated before the Senate today is the resolution authorizing the accession by Belize to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). Belize is nine days away from the formal [...]

Warning: Don’t Expect Miracles After Ratification of Convention

A working group has been established to smooth the path to ratification. That group has planned a number of events leading up to the actual signing of the Convention on [...]

Andre and Sharon: Where’s My Money, G.O.B. Asks?

The Government of Belize wrote letters on thirty-first October, 2016 demanding from the son of former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Lands Gaspar Vega and attorney Sharon Pitts, the [...]