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P.M. Maintains It’s No to IMF Prescriptions

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has emphatically rejected the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund to increase the General Sales Tax to fifteen percent.  That proposal from the UN financial agency [...]

Belize Will Go its Own Way

The annual assessment by the IMF seeks to forestall future financial problems that member countries may face; however, its conditions have been broadly debated.  It is argued that the IMF’s [...]

Did Ady Pacheco Facilitate Visas?

Immigration Officer Ady Pacheco spent most of Wednesday’s appearance at the Senate Special Select Committee pointing the finger at her bosses in the Immigration Department, as it relates to the [...]

Immigration Officer Says She Was Directed to Take Applications by Boss

According to Pacheco, it was not uncommon during her time in the visa section for her officer in charge there, George Reynolds, to receive applications for visas from ministers of [...]

Castro Brothers Off the Hook; P.M. Says it’s a Family Matter

Brothers Wasani and Jafari Castro made headlines on Monday when it was reported that the siblings were arrested last Friday in connection with several traffic offenses, as well as a [...]

Dorian Pakeman Back on the Job, But Warned to be Careful

Press Office Director Dorian Pakeman is back on the job, after being suspended in the wake of a fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of Gardenia resident Dean Dawson [...]

Will New CitCo Restrictions Cost Revenue on Barracks Party Strip?

The Barracks area has been the site of many outdoor concerts featuring local and international artists and music accompanies many events in the area. But following concerns raised by residents [...]

B.E.L. Announces Modest Earnings for 2016-17

The Annual General Meeting of Belize Electricity Limited took place on Wednesday night and the news is that the company continues to perform well for shareholders.  With electricity rates largely [...]

Warning to Avoid Manatees for Boaters

A female manatee that was mating was killed over the weekend. It appears that a number of manatees are at the peak of their mating in the summer time and [...]

US $8 Million and 2 Years to Fix Collet Canal

Over the past few months, we have shown you the massive silt build up in the Yabra Canal. The City Council and other partners have been doing the ground work [...]

Municipal Elections? U.D.P. [Getting] Ready

With the 2018 municipal elections only several months away, the UDP Belize City Council slate is already shaping out.  On Wednesday, eight councilor candidates submitted their names ahead of the [...]

Philip Willoughby’s Run Threatened by Health Issues

Is Belize City Council’s Superman Willoughby in or is he out of the U.D.P. Municipal? Last night, you heard Councilor Dion Leslie say that the current U.D.P. city councilors are [...]

19 Certified as Caregivers

Nineteen women today graduated from a certificate course in the basics of care giving, an important job as the population of Belize ages. The Belize Training and Employment Center collaborated [...]

Museums Unite in New Association

The Museum of Belize is leading an initiative that will see small museums enter into an association. Today, they officially signed the article of association that will see them better [...]

Helping Special Populations with Puppetry

Last week, a group of roving caregivers attended two training workshops to learn how to use puppetry in childhood simulation, as well as educational and therapy work. Mexican Puppeteer Raquel [...]

Windows on the World: Microsoft to Assist G.O.B. with Going Digital

A long-term relationship between the Government of Belize and Microsoft Service has been struck, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding earlier today.  The partnership with the leading technology [...]

Team Belize Heads to World Series of Poker

Starting on Saturday, a group of Belizeans will once again participate in one of the prestigious poker tournaments at the Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas Nevada. The [...]

Customs-Police back to good relations

There were back to back reports of contraband activity from cops in the North in April. First, a cop and a special constable were caught in Orange Walk on video, [...]

Protest Planned to Address Minimum Wage

A group of Belizeans who probably agree with the conclusions of the International Monetary Fund is the Belize Leaders for Social Justice. It is a grouping of social justice organizations [...]

Belize Weighs Policy on Admitting Refugees, Improving Services

The Immigration and Nationality Department has been under intense scrutiny ever since Auditor General Dorothy Bradley released a special report on findings within that government agency during 2011 and 2013.  [...]

Caleb asks Morality Commission, “What About Us?”

On Thursday, we brought you the response of the chair of the so-called “Morality Commission”, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, to the news that the Anglican and Methodist churches have [...]

San Pedro Missing Man Left Rehabilitation Center

A San Pedro man is missing for over three weeks and his family is desperately looking for him. Thirty two year old Erin Linarez left his family home on the [...]

Taiwan Offers Art Culture Exchange

The Taiwanese Government, through the Primary and Secondary Art Skills Training Centre, launched the Taiwan Cultural Exchange Program in Belize. This is the first of its kind program that aims [...]

Museum of Belize to Help Smaller Museums Associate

The Museum of Belize is spearheading a project that will see small museums enter into an association. Next week the Museum of Belize is going to officially incorporate and sign [...]

From ‘Magnificent Seven’ Who Will Be Next Miss Y?

It’s usually held closer to Mother’s Day, but this year’s Miss Y.W.C.A. pageant will be a Father’s Day affair. Seven “seenagers” will vie for the prestigious title at the Bliss [...]