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Cotton Farmer Gustavo Cardenas Says New Civic Manager Can’t Be Trusted

The ink had not dried on a contract with businessman Chad Eckert for the management of the Civic Center when a small cotton farmer from the Orange Walk District reveals [...]

G.O.B. Pulls Back on G.S.T. Agriculture Exemptions after Meeting

Ahead of Thursday’s Budget Debate in Belmopan, the government has put aside, for now, one of its revenue-collecting measures targeted to affect the agriculture industry. During his budget presentation on [...]

Final Touches for First-Ever Municipal Election Petition

The first of its kind election petition challenging the results of March seventh’s elections in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, is on its way to the courts to be filed, [...]

No Anke Doehm, But San Pedrana Says Don’t Forget Faye Lin Cannon

There were reports that Anke Doehm, accused of child cruelty in the death of thirteen-year-old adopted daughter Faye Lin Cannon, was to return to court this morning for a preliminary [...]

New National Security Minister Takes Aim at B.N.T.U.’s Elena Smith

The new Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, has taken exception to his description by Belize National Teachers’ Union president Senator Elena Smith. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Smith said [...]

Media Rejoins Police for Meet and Greet

It has been a while since the media was invited to cover a meet and greet session in Belize City.  But this afternoon, our cameras were once again recording, as [...]

New Commander Replaces Cell Phones with Radios

This afternoon, new south side commander Howell Gillett received a donation of twenty thousand dollars worth of communications equipment from Belize Water Services Limited.  The handheld radios will be used [...]

Older Women Talking About (Safe) Sex – and Food

Earlier today when we headed over to the ITVET Compound in Belize City, a most unusual discussion was taking place among folks over fifty years of age. The topic was [...]

The Plan to Phase Out Plastic and Styrofoam Use

The government says that it wants to reduce plastic and Styrofoam pollution through the phasing out of single-use plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam and plastic food utensils by April twenty-second [...]

Questions About New Civic Management

On Monday, we introduced you to the new team of managers for the Belize Civic Center. The Government signed a three-year contract with Apex Events Services LLC of Florida, whose [...]

P.U.P. Wants Southside as “Special Development Zone”

The People’s United Party this afternoon addressed the state of affairs in Belize City in relation to crime. Party Leader John Briceño and Deputy Cordel Hyde lamented the weekend’s developments [...]

Cordel Hyde Says Parents Must Step Up Now

During his tour of municipalities for the recent municipal elections, Briceño spent much time in Belize City touring homes and speaking to residents. But his deputy, Cordel Hyde, has been [...]

Will Gov’t Ignore Latest P.U.P. Overtures?

The call to address crime has become a plank of the P.U.P.’s public statements, but even Briceño admits it seems to be falling on deaf ears. Beyond an initial acknowledgment [...]

Nat’l Assembly Should Decide on Public Emergency

Precisely what is the intent of Section eighteen of the Constitution, cited by Prime Minister Dean Barrow as the basis for the latest measures against crime? It provides for the [...]

2 Ministers, 2 C.E.O.’s for National Security

On Sunday afternoon, following a twenty-four-hour period of wanton bloodshed in Belize City, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced a reshuffling of Cabinet to allow for a new crime fighting strategy [...]

Teachers Say No to Return of John Saldivar

The Belize National Teachers Union today spoke about the new Ministry of National Security. The union says it is not happy with the appointment of John Saldivar.  The B.N.T.U. says [...]

B.N.T.U. Heads Back to Belmopan on Budget Debate Day

The B.N.T.U. will take to Belmopan on Thursday to hold a rally in light of the abuse and violence against children and women.  According to President Elena Smith, the B.N.T.U. [...]

Will Teacher Salaries Be Docked for Protest?

Since the announcement of the rally, there have been a number of memos issued to teachers. Those memos say that those who do not show up to teach on Thursday [...]

The Importance of Mangroves

A study has been undertaken to find out how mangrove cover has changed in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site and across Belize between 1980 and 2017. [...]

A Day of Play at B.T.L. Park

Child Stimulation Month activities continue with the annual Early Childhood Education Expo. The Ministry of Education during this month is encouraging parents of children between the ages of newborn and [...]

K.H.M.H. in Full-Fledged Crisis over Failing Roof

There is another crisis on the government’s hand, for which urgent action is required.  An emergency meeting was held on Friday night of the board of governors of the Karl [...]

P.U.P. Issues Condemnation of K.H.M.H. “Neglect”

The People’s United Party this afternoon condemned the Government saying the neglect of the K.H.M.H. is unacceptable. The P.U.P. states that between the period 2008 and 2014, the condition of [...]

Prime Minister Announces Return of B.D.F., John Saldivar, and ‘Public Emergency Areas’

In the wake of the weekend carnage, Prime Minister Dean Barrow called a rare weekend press conference at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel on Sunday afternoon, while residents of Belize City [...]

Police to Move on Avocado Harassers

Last week’s brush with the law left a nasty taste in the mouth for avocado vendor Lauriel Novelo. The teenager from San Victor, Corozal, was unnecessarily roughed up by members [...]

Civic Center has new team of managers

Finally, the Belize City Civic Center is ready for sporting and other activities such as conventions, concerts and expos. Earlier today, a contract was signed with a U.S.-based company to [...]