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Deputy Finance Minister Says Negotiations Continue on Superbond

The committee of creditors for the Belize 2038 Bonds or Superbond’s outright rejection of the Government’s first offer for a drawn-out period of interest payments at reduced percentage followed by [...]

Opposition: Prime Minister Got It Wrong

Leader of the Opposition John Briceño, however, has a different take. He says that he is not surprised that the bondholders would reject the proposed restructuring of the superbond because [...]

When Will Higher Taxes and Retrenchment Come?

According to Briceño, the prime minister failed to take note of the stipulations of the 2012 superbond agreement, which states that if government was to default, it has to pay [...]

Opposition Leader Points Fingers at G.O.B. on Puerto Azul

Turning to the scandalous Puerto Azul scam which continues to unravel…the Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia Junior, who along with the Minister of economic Development, were fetted at the Cannes [...]

Ruth Meighan Speaks to Senate Committee; Can’t Explain Triple Dip in Immigration

The sitting of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration continued today in Belmopan. Current C.E.O. in the Ministry of Transport and National Emergency Management Ruth Meighan, a career public [...]

Why Permanent Residency was Another Entryway into Immigration Scandal

The senate select investigation into the Immigration irregularities exposed another foray into the murky world of Belizean immigration through the issuance of permanent residency. A hard-and-fast rule that was nonetheless [...]

Ministers and Others Not Prohibited from Recommending Visa Applicants; Sponsors More Tight

Ruth Meighan was extensively questioned on the process of sponsorship and recommendation for visas, which according to the Report was one of the easiest ways into the fast-track world of [...]

Why Immigration Did Not Pursue Visa Foil Sellers

The afternoon session of the Committee opened with a look at an internal report concerning an apparent illegal sale of visa stickers to then-Deputy Mayor of Belize City Eric Chang [...]

Agassi Finnegan is Called to the Bar

Agassi Finnegan, the daughter of Minister Michael Finnegan, was this afternoon called to the Bar in a ceremonial session held in the chamber of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. The induction [...]

A.G. Looks to Colleague Sylvestre to Erase Mandatory Minimum Sentences

On Monday the legal year opened with a new Attorney General – Michael Peyrefitte. He told the members of the judiciary that one of things he wants to do is [...]

CitCo Promises No Disruption in Garbage Removal

Last week Monday PASA informed the Solid Waste Management Authority that they would not be carrying out anymore works at the transfer stations and the regional sanitary land fill at [...]

Fighting Stigma and Discrimination over H.I.V.

The National AIDS Commission is hosting a series of training sessions to sensitize key sectors in HIV stigma and discrimination. The sessions started on Tuesday with media personnel and will [...]

The End of Puerto Azul; Chief Developer Arrested in Italy for Massive Fraud

The controversial Puerto Azul project was a scam from the get go. It was launched at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in France, where Ministers Manuel Heredia Junior and Erwin [...]

Glenn D. Godfrey Wants His Forty-Four Million Pound of Flesh

On the heels of three arbitration awards upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last week and a fourth involving the Belize Bank still making its way through the U.S. court [...]

13th Senator Speaks on Disappointment of Freeze-Out

It’s been one week since the N.G.O. community voted overwhelmingly in favor of Osmany Salas to represent its membership as the thirteenth senator.   While an official appointment is pending, the [...]

N.G.O. Act Has Nothing To Do with Swearing-In

While the N.G.O. community is fully aware of government’s position to amend the N.G.O. Act, it maintains that the N.G.O. Amendment Bill has nothing to do with the swearing in [...]

G.S.U. Officer Accused of Personal Grudge and Harassment of Couple

Back in December, a San Ignacio couple came to our studios to make a complaint against a GSU Officer. They claimed that they were brutalized at the hands of the [...]

Why Butane Prices Went Up

If you purchased butane since the eleventh of this month, you would have noticed that the price went up big time. Last week the Bureau of Standards sent out a [...]

Belize Wants to Improve its Standards

The Belize Bureau of Standards has received a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank to the tune of two hundred and eighty thousand U.S. dollars to be used to enhance [...]

Miss Belize Heads into Competition for Miss Universe

The competition is heating up in Manila, Philippines where Belize’s Rebecca Rath is holding her own in the sixty-fifth edition of the Miss Universe pageant. On Monday, the twenty-three-year-old beauty [...]

G.O.B. Will Proceed with Pitts-Vega Compensation Case

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte assumed office on January first, several days after a claim had been filed against businessman Andre Vega and U.D.P. insider Sharon Pitts.  Legal action is being [...]

The Legal Year Opens with New A.G. and Bar Prez But Same Problems

The 2017 opening ceremony of the Supreme Court took place this morning; the proceedings started with a service at the historic Saint John’s Cathedral after which the judiciary and Bar [...]

Attorney General Settling into New Office

The transition from Speaker of the House of Representatives to Attorney General has been a work in progress for Michael Peyrefitte.  He formally took over that government department at the [...]

Senate Meeting Will Proceed; 13th Senator Not to be Present

The Government of Belize has announced through a Communiqué that the meeting of the Senate scheduled for Thursday, January nineteenth, will proceed as scheduled. The commitment for a thirteenth senator [...]

Debate on Referendum Act is Personal for Most Area Reps

The House of Representatives began debate on the Referendum Act (Amendment) Bill, on its second reading, shortly after its break to consider the first reading bills. That debate lasted nearly [...]