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COLA Renews Call for F.M. Elrington’s Head

Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Dean Barrow at a press conference threw his Foreign Minister, Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, under the bus for comments that have inflamed Belizeans on numerous issues [...]

President Says COLA is Not Pushing Opposition’s Agenda

The rollout of COLA’s anti-government campaign, complete with banners and other related propaganda, was done in grand fashion, relatively speaking.  The press conference was held at the Radisson and was [...]

COLA Depends on Public Support for Funding

And, just where is COLA getting its funding from?  According to former president, Moses Sulph, the organization is still very much dependent on the altruism of private individuals, as well [...]

Belmopan Squatters Given Deadline to Vacate Premises

A piece of the jewel – any piece of the jewel – is as coveted as the Holy Grail. But unless you’ve got money, power, political connections or any combination [...]

Belmopan Mayor Says Land is Scarce

In his interview today, Belmopan Mayor Khalid Belisle maintained that the problem is land. There is a high demand for that precious commodity in Belmopan, and a long waiting list. [...]

Mayor Belisle Denies Promising Land Survey for Votes

Today, when we spoke to residents of the creek-side parcel, they maintained that they have been allowed to live there by both previous Mayors Anthony Chanona and Simeon Lopez. They [...]

Eastern Division Holds Back to School Drive

The Eastern Division South today held a second back to school drive; this time in the Mayflower Street area of the city as part of their strategy to build relations [...]

Is the Placement of Police Checkpoints a Result of Profiling?

On August fifteen, a deadly fight took place on Newtown Barracks in Belize City. It occurred near the entrance to the MCC Grounds across from the Ramada Belize City Princess. [...]

Transport Stakeholders Evaluate Road Safety Program

Today, stakeholders across the transport industry gathered at the Biltmore to evaluate the progress of the National Road Safety Program, which started in 2014. It is the second round of [...]

$14M Invested in Road Safety Program to Date

The Road Safety Project is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize. And while the program highlights the dangers resulting from drunk driving, approximately fourteen million [...]

Workshop Held to Bridge the Trade Divide

Mexico is one of Belize’s important trading partners, especially as it relates to agriculture and fisheries products. The trade and investment arm of the government, BELTRAIDE, is planning to increase [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Tips to Staying Hydrated

Belize has been experiencing below average rainfall and above average temperatures. All Belizeans can attest to the discomfort of high temperatures but one warning that we all need to take [...]

Senator Shoman Formally Requests O.A.S. Report

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that it will not release the O.A.S. report on the Sarstoon Incident unless both governments, Belize and Guatemala, agree to do so. That’s [...]

Military Aggression at Sarstoon Was News to Her

Every Tuesday, the Belize Defence Force heads up the Sarstoon to the observation post at Cadenas where shifts are changed. That’s been happening for years, but suddenly there are claims [...]

Turmoil in Guatemala Escalates

As the Opposition seeks the report of the Guatemalan incursion at the Sarstoon, Guatemala remains in turmoil as calls for the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina escalate. On Tuesday, [...]

Congress to Decide If President Should Stand Trial

Since the scandal broke in April, there have been waves of protests across Guatemala.  According to McDonald, President Perez Molina can be made to stand trial as a civilian for [...]

Former U.D.P. Minister Melvin Hulse Resigns

It hasn’t been a great week for the United Democratic Party, which came under fire on Monday from former U.D.P. Minister Hubert Elrington. Apparently its reunion week for former Ministers [...]

Hulse Claims the U.D.P. is Victimizing His People

Just in case you missed it, that last shot from Hulse to his former colleagues was a not so subtle threat – coming from the belly of the beast, so [...]

Hulse Reveals Details of Placencia Land Transaction

The straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back, said Hulse, is a land deal gone terribly wrong in Placencia. He claims that the Ministry of Natural Resources, at which he [...]

Body of Bobbo Youth Found Floating in Haulover Creek

Police have positively identified the body of a man pulled from the Haulover Creek this morning as that of thirty-three year old Theodore Parchue, better known as Bobbo Youth. He [...]

Tourism Ministry Donates to Tourism Police

Today, the Tourism Policing Unit of the Belize Police Department was the recipient of a much needed donation courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism. Five motorcycles and a number of [...]

Minister Heredia Explains Drop in 2015 Tourist Arrivals

Late last week, the Belize Tourism Board issued the figures for tourist arrivals for the period of January to July of 2015. When compared to last year, the report says [...]

Sargassum Still Affecting San Pedro

Sargassum, it is a regional environmental phenomenon that has been plaguing the entire Caribbean.  In areas such as Cancun, the sargassum spreads four feet deep and about a hundred feet [...]

SIB Says Imports Up…Unemployment Down!

The Statistical Institute of Belize held a press conference this morning at the Lecture Hall of the Central Bank Building where the July 2015 External Trade Bulletin, the Consumer Price [...]

Community Policing Meet & Greet Targets Hotspots

If the police haven’t been to your house yet, you might as well look out for them because they are busy with a community policing strategy led by the Eastern [...]