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Ex-ambassador’s letter accuses senior cop of failing lie detector test

It was revealed at today’s House of Representatives that in 2008, the U.S. Embassy passed on the results of polygraph or lie detector tests to Belizean authorities for thirty-four senior [...]

No compromise with gangs, says Police Minister

Cordel Hyde and Wilfred Elrington went toe-to-toe on the issue of crime and how to stop it in its tracks on the adjournment in the House of Representatives. According to [...]

Marijuana ease goes through but still much to settle

Marijuana users can breathe a little easier tonight, as the amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act sailed through the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Both Leader of the [...]

The dos and don’ts of new marijuana stance

Both the substantive and de facto ministers of police rose in response to further outline what the amendment does and does not do. Possession of marijuana above ten grams remains [...]

Albert Cattouse’s grieving family wonders why they weren’t told of P.M.’s bombshell

On the crime blotter, activist Albert Cattouse was murdered last week in Belize City. Up to now there have been no arrests but his family is preparing to bid their [...]

Why did “Rick” Vasquez die?

An eighty-two year old Belize City man is dead and the circumstances surrounding his death are not clear. There are several reports that eighty-two year old Ricardo ‘Rick’ Vasquez was [...]

Why challenge Franz Parke in Supreme Court?

The Bar Association and the Belize National Teachers Union are on record saying that Franz Parke does not qualify as a Justice on the Court of Appeal. The opposition has [...]

Reward of up to $1000 for missing persons

Have you seen Mark Pollard? What about Brindis Constantino? Pollard and Constantino are two persons who have gone missing in separate incidents for more than a month. Constantino is a [...]

Stories shifting in alleged Cayo abduction

The bizarre and shocking story of an alleged kidnapping of three school girls in broad daylight has left many with more questions than answers, and it appears that even the [...]

Chris Roggema died naturally in bushes

Last week we told you the story of sixty-nine year old Norwegian-Belizean businessman Chris Rogemma who went to scout a property in St Margaret’s Village in the west and got [...]

P.U.P. says no to reappointing Contractor General Godwin Arzu

The Government of Belize has recommended the re-appointment of Contractor General Godwin Arzu for a further two-year term. But if the Opposition had its way, the answer would be no. [...]

P.M., Kareem spar over Fabers Road

Kareem Musa, Caribbean Shores area representative and attorney for Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, is awaiting the formal response from the Ministry of Works to peruse the contract for [...]

The Vegas entrenched at Social Security?

This week Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Manuel Heredia Junior confirmed that Imer Hernandez won the bid for the Caye Caulker municipal airstrip reconstruction. He noted that there were [...]

The Government’s Choice: Imer Hernandez Paid 7 Mil for Hot Mixed Caye Caulker Airstrip

Another multi-million dollar contract has been granted to the government’s choice contractor, Imer Hernandez, the nephew of the former Deputy Prime Minister Gapi Vega. As recent as last week, Hernandez [...]

Hernandez Can’t Be Beat; He Won Regular Tender over 2 Other Contractors

Now Imer Hernandez’s company has been awarded numerous contracts for multimillion dollar projects in past years. Back in 2014, the Prime Minister had to defend Hernandez’s work because many considered [...]

Is Faber’s Road a Good Deal?

The dust has not settled yet on the controversial eight-million-dollar contract for work on Faber’s Road. The agreement was signed on Thursday and by Friday, execution began. It prompted the [...]

Mayor Calls for Transparency But Warns About Priorities

The controversy surrounding the cost, as well as the awarding of the Faber’s Road Project to Imer Hernandez, is quite possibly the result of a lack of information about the [...]

Mayor: Consultation Didn’t Matter to Me

Why was Mayor Bradley skirted by Prime Minister Barrow in favor of Councilor Deon Leslie during his consultations on the Faber’s Road Project?  On the surface it appears that the [...]

BIL’s Mea Culpa: Hot-Mix Couldn’t Save Sinking Lake I Boulevard

Still on the issue of infrastructure projects…. it was intended to be a centerpiece of the giant Petrocaribe spending program – worth removing squatters, clearing out bushes and splashing cash. [...]

Mayor: “Appalling” Boulevard Should Have Been Questioned Earlier

Mayor Darrell Bradley also commented on the Lake Independence Boulevard. As both a citizen and Mayor, he was appalled at the state of affairs. He indicated that it was emblematic [...]

Released for Now, Suspected Abductor Could Still Face Charges

In an update to the alleged foiled abduction of three girls from El Progresso Seven Mile Community in the Cayo District, we can confirm tonight that the American businessman held [...]

Sir Barry Bowen Memorialized at Municipal Airstrip

The Barry Bowen statute was unveiled today at the municipal airstrip in Belize City which also carries his name.  Among the invitees were his wife Dixie and family, ministers of [...]

Grumbling after Dangriga Convention is Not News

The U.D.P. municipal convention held this weekend in Dangriga has brought into the open the division within the hierarchy of the party.  Former U.D.P. minister Mark King and current Dangriga [...]

Steven Ortega Rises to the Top of the B.D.F.

Bomb Expert and Commander of the Belize Defense Force, Brigadier General David Jones, is currently on pre-retirement leave after almost two decades of service with the force. But who will [...]

Water Taxi Has Permission to Dredge in Caye Caulker

There have been complaints from residents on Caye Caulker that a dredging project may have adverse effects on the surrounding ecosystem and the barrier reef.  Since the beginning of this [...]