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What’s the Latest on the Sugar Impasse? B.S.C.F.A. Gives an Update

On November fifteenth, cane farmers from eighteen branches of the B.S.C.F.A. met and issued an ultimatum to the Sugar Industry Control Board. In a nutshell, the farmers had two requests [...]

Behind the Prison Gates

The penal system, despite various initiatives by the Kolbe Foundation to improve overall wellbeing at the Belize Central Prison, is bogged down by a number of human rights issues that [...]

A Look at Belize’s Criminal Justice System

According to Executive Director, Parvais Jabbar of the Death Penalty Project, the presentation of the report is not a question of people being released from prison, in light of the [...]

Bar President Acknowledges Efforts of Lawyers in Prison Report

While the Bar Association has been panned for its so-called political affiliations, as well as its seeming lack of interest in assisting with legal aid, President Eamon Courtenay acknowledges that [...]

SIB Says Employment Is Up

The quarterly press conference of the Statistical Institute of Belize was held today in Belize City. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad news. The good news is that [...]

Cruise Ships Cancel Call on Belize Due to Choppy Seas

Today marks the beginning of the high season for the tourism industry, which coincides with the U.S. Thanksgiving Day. But the season got off to a choppy start because two [...]

Would A Cruise Port Prevent Cancellations?

B.T.B. has gone on record to make clear its support for a cruise port of any kind to be built in Belize.  Andrade told us that today’s incident underscores that [...]

Will P.U.P. Accept a Petrocaribe Funded Christmas Cheer?

Christmas is less than a month away which means that the government’s annual Christmas Cheer Program is around the corner. While the opposition takes credit for starting the program with [...]

Bye-Election for Cayo North Set for January 2015

Joseph Mahmud handed in his resignation to the offices of the Speaker of the House on Monday indicating that with immediate effect, he was stepping down as P.U.P. Area Representative [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Joe Mahmud Disrespected the Party

  The People’s United Party is still reeling from the devastating blow it has suffered in the wake of that announcement.  Party Leader Francis Fonseca has gone on record to [...]

Francis Fonseca Says P.U.P. Cayo North Campaign will be Spirited

While the date for the upcoming bye-election has been set for January fifth, 2015, opposition leader Francis Fonseca says that the P.U.P. will lead a spirited campaign in Cayo North, [...]

Panamanian Officials Arrive in Belize

This afternoon, high level representatives from the Panamanian government landed at the P.G.I.A. to deal with the gruesome murder of one of their own.  While they declined an interview, News [...]

Francis Says Mahmud’s Abrupt Resignation was a Poor Decision

The unceremonious stepping down of Joseph Mahmud on Monday as a duly elected area representative for Cayo North is raising serious concerns about the integrity and unity of the P.U.P.  [...]

Is P.U.P. Western Caucus a House Divided?

Prior to Mahmud’s resignation, there were reports of contention within the P.U.P. Western Caucus.  The rift was said to be between Deputy Party Leader, Julius Espat, and former chairman Mahmud [...]

Boots on Mahmud

The issue of Joseph Mahmud’s resignation as Cayo North area was also discussed at today’s Cabinet meeting.  News Five also raised the issue with Minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez on what [...]

Attorney General Comments on Office of D.P.P.

Last week, News Five broke the story of a memo from Assistant Commissioner of Police Russell Blackett to all formation commanders. In that memo, dated September twenty-fourth, Blackett directs that [...]

Expired Drivers Licenses, Are They Being Disposed of Properly?

Earlier today, there were reports that driver’s licenses were being incinerated at the garbage dump near mile three on the George Price Highway. Residents of Belize City were incensed that [...]

Mayor Darrell Bradley on Moratorium on Taxi License Plates

On Monday evening, dozens of taxi operators representing various unions and associations across Belize City participated in a public consultation where they shared opinions on an existing moratorium on the [...]

Youth Center Opens in Belize City

The Getaway Youth Center was officially opened today at the Gwen Lizarraga Compound. The facility is intended for use by youths between thirteen to nineteen years to channel positive behavioral [...]

Police Officers Receive Training in Customer Service

The Police Training Academy in Belmopan is the location where officers of the department get the necessary physical training and knowledge to arrest crime. But while they get physical training, [...]

OCEANA Rides for Belize

OCEANA’s Ride for Belize begins this Thursday in Corozal where participants will ride-off on a four day ride across the Jewel. The OCEANA initiative is intended to create awareness on [...]

Joe Mahmud’s Untimely Resignation Triggers Bye-election in Cayo North

At news time tonight senior P.U.P. officials are in closed door session following the announcement of the resignation of Cayo North Area Representative Joseph Mahmud from the House of Representative. [...]

Canadian National Dies In Bullet Tree. Did He Drown?

The body of a Canadian newly-wed was retrieved from the Mopan River on Sunday morning. James Searles arrived in Belize on Saturday to reunite with his wife of two months [...]

Missile Unearthed at Site of Victor Galvez Stadium in San Ignacio Town

A mortar is a military weapon that fires explosive projectiles or bombs at low velocities, short ranges, and high-arcing ballistic trajectories. For about three weeks now, construction works have been [...]

Patrick Faber of Yasmin Shoman’s Collet Candidacy

Aside from the political battle in the Cayo North, there is another fight in the Collet division in Belize City. P.U.P. standard bearer Yasmin Shoman, who replaces Micah Gooding as [...]