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A New National Sports Council Director

A new Director of the National Sports Council has been named to the post.  That office has been vacant for months, following the departure of Ritchel Dominguez, whose contract was [...]

Venezuela Rep in Belize Discusses Country’s Issues

The leadership of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro continues to be tested, the latest challenge being a new round of sanctions being imposed by the United States government.  Those restrictions are [...]

South American Country Not Alone in Facing Political Issues

Maduro’s government has been faced with almost daily protests since his Supreme Court signed an order that deprived the Venezuelan congress of its powers in March of this year.  The [...]

Giving the Gift of Life for Needy Children

Hundreds of Belizean children are treated for congenital diseases annually, through the Rotary Club of Belize’s Gift of Life Program. This year, however, the program went a step further and [...]

PLUS TV’s Louis Wade to Cayo Court for Assault

Pastor, host of Rise and Shine and owner/manager of PLUS TV in Belmopan, Louis Wade, confirmed to News Five this evening before news time that he has been summoned to [...]

KREM’s Marisol Amaya Menaced by “Yellow Man”, Press Plans Complaint

There is another incident on what is an attack on the media. Sergeant-At-Arms of the House of Representatives, Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett, was a member of the gallery at Wednesday’s [...]

Is Senate Inquiry Done? Top Members Disagree

Has the usefulness of the Senate Special Select Committee come to an end? Since November more than fifteen persons have been called to testify, some more than once, but only [...]

P.U.P. Condemns House Assault on Media

There is condemnation of the attack on the media by political operatives. This afternoon, the People’s United Party condemned the actions of Yellow Man and U.D.P. Chairman Alberto August as [...]

COLA Says “Yellow Man” Must Be Disciplined

President of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, Geovannie Brackett, is no stranger to the back and forth in the National Assembly.  Last September at the height of the wrangle [...]

Penner Not Off the Hook after Testimony

There is no love lost between former Minister of State Elvin Penner and Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action. In 2014 and 2015, COLA pressed for Penner to be indicted [...]

COLA Says P.U.P., U.D.P. to Blame for Integrity Commission

The second statement concerns the Integrity Commission, which is now asking for only one year’s worth of declarations from persons in public life including Ministers of Government. It bowed to [...]

On International Museum Day, Debating the Death Penalty

The worldwide community of museums today celebrated International Museum Day, which is recognized annually on and around May eighteenth. Established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums, it is [...]

Will Secondary School Textbooks Go Online?

Belize’s primary schools have, for the most part, standardized textbooks paid for by the Government of Belize. There have been few hiccups in distribution and management but no major complaints. [...]

COLA Frowns on Eldred Neal and Marvin Mora

COLA has broken a lengthy radio silence with a pair of press releases. The first condemns the remarks of President of the Public Service Union, Eldred Neal, and general secretary [...]

Celebrating 26 Years of Belizean-Cuban Cooperation in Medicine

Doctors, Nurses, Technicians and other medical personnel gathered at the Inspiration Center for the first Cuba-Belize medical symposium. The event was put together to mark twenty- six years since Cuba [...]

Training to Build Capacity for Strategic Planning and Management of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, The Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration is conducting a five-day training program to build capacity for strategic planning and management of natural resources in Belize. The [...]

How You Can Support Cancer Patients

It is Cancer Awareness Month and there is a flurry of activities taking place across the country.  In Belize the upcoming two weekends will see two of the Belize Cancer [...]

Elvin Penner Still Uncooperative with Senate Inquiry

For the second week running, former Minister of State for Immigration and Nationality Elvin Penner was the headline witness at the Senate Special Select Committee. After last week’s appearance, any [...]

U.D.P.’s Disrupt Proceeding, Target Eamon Courtenay and Press

The Committee’s public hearings were briefly interrupted by an outburst from the public gallery. Its source has been identified as opponents of Senator Eamon Courtenay and supporters of the United [...]

Is Elvin Penner on Thin Ice After Testimony in Inquiry?

The saying goes that a man who represents himself in a court of law has a fool for a client. In the case of former minister Elvin Penner, he claims [...]

2012 Nationality Rush: Penner Says He Was Just Trying to Help

More than two thousand names collected by the Immigration Department are suspected of having obtained Belizean nationality in less than optimal circumstances during the rush to the 2012 general elections. [...]

Georgia Bowen Says No One Could Change Kim File in BPIS

Current systems administrator at the Immigration Department, Georgia Bowen, worked at the Information Technology section of the Department during the time of the Won Hong Kim case. It has been [...]

Government, Agencies Tackle Early Childhood Development

“Positive Play, Positive Minds, Brighter Tomorrow” was the theme of a two-day early childhood development conference convened by UNICEF and several local ministries. As many as a hundred and eighty [...]

Rotary Clubs Donate to St. Martin School Feeding Program

The Saint Martin De Porres Parish received a twenty-five-thousand-dollar cheque from Rotary. Today, visiting Rotarians from Houston Texas and local Rotarians went to visit the School and handed over the [...]

Caribbean Urban Forum Unites Region’s Planners

The Belize City Council has teamed up with the Belize Association of Planners and the Caribbean Network for Urban Land Management to host the 2017 Caribbean Urban Forum. Approximately one hundred [...]