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Is BOOST Program Affected by the Current Financial Strain on the G.O.B.?

The Building Opportunities for Our Social Transformation, better known as BOOST, a conditional cash transfer program has been described as the “flagship” of the Dean Barrow administration’s “pro-people/pro-poor” policy – [...]

Families Displaced by Hurricane Earl to Get Housing

Belize continues to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl, and here in the Belize District at least twenty-two families who have spent weeks of their lives [...]

BelizeInfo – Everything You Need to Know About Belize

The Ministry of Human Development this morning formally launched what it calls a “one-stop shop” for everything you need to know about Belize. Called BelizeInfo, it comes out of the [...]

How Will the Data Be Used?

For now, the Ministry is taking charge of the system, with other ministries of Government and even private entities contributing data for collation and analysis. But the main marker for [...]

Biodiversity Finance Initiative Launched in Belize

Another initiative was launched this morning at the Radisson Hotel in Belize City.  The United Nations Development Programme, with support from the EU and other partners, is financing a Biodiversity [...]

War of Words between B.N.T.U. and Government; Strike Action Declared

Eleven years ago, in 2005, the Belize National Teachers Union went on a week-long strike joining other organizations in a sustained campaign against government on the economic issues including proposed [...]

B.N.T.U. Plans Meetings with Other Trade Unions

Today, President Luke Palacio said they intended to meet with the other unions to tell their side. He also addressed the warning he gave last week about intending to sue [...]

Can the “Dead” Occupational Safety and Health Bill Be Revived?

In his address to the nation, Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave specific examples of Government’s attempts to compromise with the Belize National Teachers’ Union. One is the Occupational Safety and [...]

Teachers’ Union Bears Down for Strike Action

Palacio confirmed that the strike action is not indefinite. Despite the Union’s own financial issues, he says the teachers are quite willing to make the sacrifices necessary to cut the [...]

P.U.P. Reiterates Support for Teachers and Condemnation of Government

The Prime Minister conceded that he was prepared to increase to two the Opposition representatives on the Senate Select Committee to investigate the Special Audit on the Immigration Department. Today, [...]

A Look at the “Dangerous Life of John Mcafee”

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee aired on Saturday night. The Showtime documentary chronicles the activities of software tech John McAfee while he lived in Belize. The sensational documentary [...]

People’s United Party Unveils Shadow Cabinet at Party Council Meeting

Saturday’s National Party Council meeting of the People’s United Party in Belize City was more of a celebration of the party’s sixty-sixth anniversary of formation in 1950.  But there was [...]

John Briceño Calls B.T.L. Deal “Worst Ever” by a Government

The People’s United Party has been hammering Government on the B.T.L. deal, stating that Belizeans must find five hundred and fifty seven million dollars for a company worth about one [...]

Colombian Company Employs Guatemalans to Fix B.T.L. Network Issues

While on the issue of B.T.L. the state-run company has confirmed that it has contracted the services of Ingetelca to assist with their recovery process following the damages to its [...]

Guatemalans Everywhere – C.O.L.A. Says Beware And Begone!

There is also an online report alleging that one George Orellana, a member of the Board of the National Institute of Culture and History, has Guatemalan origin and close ties [...]

COLA Throws Support Behind Teachers’ Union

The Belize National Teachers’ Union continues to have support from its grassroots partners, including COLA. President Geovannie Brackett says the Union’s demands are just the same as their own, and [...]

P.U.P. to Unveil Good Governance Policy on Party’s 66th Birthday

As we reported earlier, the sixty-sixth anniversary of the formation of the People’s United Party comes up later this week, on Thursday. The Opposition Party will dedicate this day to [...]

Man Appeals For Help After Fire Destroys House

A fire in Belize City destroyed a man’s home and personal belongings. Marlon Usher of Arlington Drive said he was hospitalized so he wasn’t at home when his house was [...]

Breaking News: Dead Body Found in Corozal

At news time tonight, there are reports from Corozal that a body, believed to be that of a U.S. national, has washed ashore near the Finca Solana area. A white [...]

Another McAfee Associate Accuses Showtime of Coercion for Documentary

Gringo, a documentary by Showtime producers on the life of John MacAfee, airs this Saturday on the US network. But before that happens controversy is already raging. Producers Nannette Burstein [...]

Attorney Says He May Release Documents Proving Coercion

The fifth person to come forward is Edward McKoy of twenty-six Dean Street in Belize City; he is a former security personnel employed by McAfee, who claims he was paid [...]

B.N.T.U. and G.O.B. – Can They Work It Out?

Thursday’s four and a half hour meeting between the Prime Minister, Dean Barrow, and members of the Belize National Teachers’ Union concluded just around news time. From the immediate reactions [...]

Billion-dollar B.T.L.? Prime Minister Says It Can Happen by 2030

As we reported on Thursday night in our interview with Prime Minister Dean Barrow following a meeting with the Belize National Teachers Union, he appeared not to be concerned by [...]

P.M. Promises To Fix Superbond Before He Leaves Office

Still on finances….this week we learned that Belize faces greater than ever economic strain, due to the expanding debt issues the country faces. Not the least of these is the [...]

Caye Caulker Fishermen Make Public Plea for Help After Earl

Hurricane Earl swept through Belize since August but months later the damages left in its trail are multiplying. Several of eighteen fishermen on the island of Caye Caulker say they [...]