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Untrammeled Access to Sarstoon is Now a Work in Progress

Elrington admits that to reach a Sarstoon Protocol is a gradual process that hopefully will materialize a document within the next six months.  As for untrammeled access, well that too [...]

No Date for Follow-up Meeting on Sarstoon Protocol

While the meeting has been described as fruitful, there were more questions than answers this morning when the foreign minister returned to the country.  Elrington could not even say when [...]

Opposition Plans to Remove Foreign Minister

There you have it. After five hours in Washington there is no agreement on the Sarstoon, no structured plan for discussions – not even a date for the next meeting [...]

Sedi Explains Confusion Following Istanbul Talks

Elrington, as foreign minister, constantly faces harsh scrutiny from the public, particularly because of his seemingly passive approach towards Guatemala. In some corners, he has been blasted as disingenuous. Elrington [...]

Is Sedi’s Bromance with Carlos Raul Getting in Way of Bilateral Talks?

While Elrington says he doesn’t pay any attention to that, he may pay attention to the stinging criticism leveled at him by P.U.P. Senator and former Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay. [...]

P.U.P. Says Cash-strapped Government is Attempting to Raid S.S.B.’s Purse

On Tuesday’s newscast, we broke the news that the S.S.B. has been asked to consider purchasing fifty million dollars of G.O.B. shares in B.T.L. and B.E.L. – a request by [...]

P.U.P. Calls for Full Disclosure of Purpose for $50 Million Withdrawal

And with that, the P.U.P. revealed its list of demands where that fifty million dollar proposed withdrawal from the S.S.B. piggy bank. It includes full disclosure of the intended destination [...]

Is There a Connection Between S.S.B. Withdrawal and Pending G.O.B. Settlement?

Is there a connection between the sudden desire by G.O.B. to raise fifty million by divesting shares and a court ordered settlement that has now come due? The Opposition isn’t [...]

Ahmad Family Recounts Predawn Police Raid

Members of the Ahmad family of Hattieville were detained by the police on Monday morning and kept incommunicado while they were in custody. The Muslim family says that the past [...]

….Were Simultaneous Operations Necessary?

Ten hours later, the Ahmad women, including minors, were released without any explanation or apology from the officers; the men were released late Monday night. The officers claimed the search [...]

Is S.S.B. Interested in $55 Million Worth of G.O.B.’s Utility Shares?

Is Government broke? A recent report from the IMF raised alarm bells painting a dismal economic picture and recommends retrenchment and increased taxes. And tonight, we can report that G.O.B. [...]

Muslim Family Comes Under Siege from Special Branch

A well-known Belizean family within the local Muslim community was the subject of a predawn raid on Monday at their house in Hattieville.  Former Superintendent of the Belize Central Prison [...]

Monima Employment Investigated by Ministry of Labor

Audibaldo Monima Junior – he left the Coast Guard to take up a post as the Regional Health Manager in the North. It’s a post that calls for a Master’s [...]

A Ceremony Honoring Inmates Who Passed Their P.S.E.s

This afternoon at the Central Prison in Hattieville, a ceremony was held to honor seven inmates who successfully completed the 2016 Primary School Examinations. The inmates took the exams at [...]

A Seminar for Labor Industry Stakeholders

The University of the West Indies Open Campus Belize, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor, is hosting a three day workshop for stakeholders entitled “Reinventing Collective Bargaining in the [...]

How is that Message Translated on Broader Scale?

The workshop only caters to a small cross-section of employers, employees and union representatives. So how does the message get from this small room to where it needs to go? [...]

Fireball Loan Program to Provide Funding to Entrepreneurs and Businesses in the West

Results of a study show that as it relates to west, seventy-one percent of the population is thirty-five years and younger. Of that sector, thirty-five percent is less than fifteen [...]

Blue Creek Man Drowns While Fishing

One year ago, ten year old Jason Pau died near the river in Blue Creek, Toledo. He was part of a group touring a cave system when he disappeared. His [...]

PACT Hosts Stakeholders Forum

Today, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, hosted a forum intended as an engagement with PACT’s stakeholders to inform them of the organization’s plan of operations for the year ahead. [...]

$1.2M to Be Disbursed in Grants

The forum will also provide stakeholders with valuable information on the categories which will be considered for the always coveted PACT grants. Each year the organization provides grant funding to [...]

New Revenue Sought for Protected Areas Management

The third area being funded is anything related to protected areas management, including assistance to co-managers to meet the requirements of their co-management agreement and protected areas management plan. So [...]

COLA Lashes Out at G.O.B. for Advancing an ICJ Agenda

Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, has weighed in on the latest development coming out of the O.A.S. General Assembly, as it relates to Belize and Guatemala.  Earlier today, [...]

G.O.B. Investigates Incident on Sarstoon

Late this evening, the Government issued a release about this morning’s incident in the Sarstoon. It reads in part: “G.O.B. is investigating this incident in an effort to verify all [...]

Amidst Controversy, Audibaldo Monima Resigns as North Region Health Manager

Last week Wednesday, News Five broke the story of the appointment of Audibaldo Monima Junior as Regional Health Manager for the north. The backlash over that appointment was fast and [...]

U.S. and Mexico Offer to Assist Guatemala with Investigation into Death of Minor in Chiquibul

Now back to the issue of the Guatemalan claim. Foreign Ministers Wilfred Elrington and Carlos Raul Morales are heading to Washington early next week where they hope to establish a [...]