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Teachers’ Salaries Will Stay Intact for October

This week, Minister Gaspar Vega resigned from cabinet after evidence surfaced that his son was superbly compensated for land sold to him which was held privately. Prime Minister Barrow had [...]

Minister of Education Discusses “Tight” Situation

With all the talk of a salary deduction, there are serious concerns about the legality of such a decision.  In fact, the question of whether or not government has the [...]

Having a Baby in the Dark; Ministry of Health Explains Generator Failure

With all these national issues on the front burner, there is another of interest. A baby was delivered at the Western Regional Hospital in darkness on Wednesday night. While the [...]

Another Law Firm Tapped to Represent House Speaker Against Attorney General

House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte filed suit against both the Attorney General Vanessa Retreage and the Auditor General Dorothy Bradley on Thursday. The suit arises from a three volume special audit [...]

Central Bank Claims Foreign Reserves “Healthy”

Last week the Opposition People’s United Party declared Belize’s foreign reserves to be in “crisis” mode following the payment of sixty-seven point three million U.S. dollars as the first of [...]

Western Union in Chetumal? Central Bank Says It’s Not Necessary

Western Union and MoneyGram enjoy much usage in Belize as a means of sending and receiving money quickly and reliably and even cheaper. Of late there have been persistent reports [...]

Kent Clare Named New Director of Financial Intelligence Unit

Before taking up her position as Governor of the Central Bank, former Senator and Ambassador Joy Grant was Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit. Today, the Governor General confirmed the [...]

Gaspar Vega’s Resignation Does Not Exempt Him from Investigation, Says Faber

Once the second most powerful man in the country for two consecutive terms, the fall from grace for Orange Walk North Area Representative Gaspar Vega has been steep and sudden.  [...]

Pablo Marin Says ex-Minister Can Still Help Party in the North

And what about Vega? Well, Minister of Health Pablo Marin was rather tightlipped on what he thought of his fellow minister’s departure from Cabinet. But he did say that he [...]

Deputy P.M. Backs Boss Barrow on John Saldivar; No Tempers Flared in Cabinet

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that Minister of Defense John Saldivar had been placed on one week’s leave of absence pending legal advice on a matter involving Saldivar’s [...]

Health Minister Addresses John Saldivar’s Problems

So is John Saldivar in or out? Well, we don’t know that quite yet. Until next week we’ll find out what happens to the long time Belmopan Minister. But how [...]

The Travails of the Caye Caulker Police Barracks: Condemned But Still Standing

As you know, PM Barrow has taken up the mantle as the new Minister of Police.  Tonight there are pressing issues within the Belize Police Department to be addressed.  Officers [...]

G.S.U. At It Again; City Man Charges He Was Beaten Up and Shot with Rubber Bullets

We’ve often reported on allegations of police brutality and how officers attached to the Gang Suppression Unit are accused of using excessive force—breaking into homes and beating up on residents. [...]

Central Bank Begins Revolution in Bank with APS3

Faster collection of your pay? Quicker cheque-cashing and depositing? Shorter stay at the bank, or not having to go at all? If you think it’s all a dream, then wake [...]

Belize Still Battling with De-Risking; Does International Community Understand?

Belize continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with its Central American and Caribbean neighbours on tackling the issue of de-risking that is affecting the economies. There has, however, been little [...]

The End of the Cheque?

While early versions have existed since antiquity, the first modern cheque was introduced in 1659. And while it continues to be an important source of handling money, it is rapidly [...]

Regional Program to Monitor Tourists with Health Concerns

Belize, through Ministry of Health and local tourism agencies, officially launched the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s tourism health and safety program to ensure the health and safety of visitors. It [...]

Friends of Michael Young in Police Department Mourn Ahead of Monday Funeral

Senior Counsel Michael Young will be laid to rest on Monday, following a funeral service at Wesley Methodist Church.  While many are still grieving the sudden death of the respected [...]

A Celebration for Survivors of Cancer

Today, the Belize Cancer Society hosted cancer survivors at a luncheon to celebrate their milestone being cancer free. The participants, from various backgrounds, shared their personal stories and the significance [...]

Family of Bus Driver Pleas for Funds to Get Him Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Tonight, a family from Punta Gorda is asking the public for assistance to save the life of popular James Bus Line driver, Tyron Coleman. According to Lovinia Coleman, and her [...]

Seismic Testing Stopped Following Public Outcry

People’s power – that’s what moved government into action today. For days, environmentalists and other stakeholders have been on high alert. G.O.B. had given the green light for offshore seismic [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Claims Victory

This evening members of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage held a celebratory press briefing at the Audubon Society’s headquarters. The representatives of the Belize Tourism Industry Association; [...]

Next Step is Firming Up Moratorium and Moving Toward Petroleum Ban

The surveys being conducted before the suspension was announced involved two separate methodologies: multi-beam and seep sea surveys. It is the latter that has the environmental community up in arms [...]

Community Will Monitor Ship Involved in Seismic Testing

The local fishing and tourism community is keeping an eye on the ship involved in the survey. While it is not clear where it will be berthing tonight, the World [...]

Ministry of Education Issues Plans for Deduction to Salaries

Having put their strike on hold, the teachers are still facing another battle; this time, its salary deductions for the striking days. Today, the Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb [...]