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Deputy PM Goes Down to Georgia; Police Hold Him over ‘Prank’ 911 Call

For weeks, there have been speculations about an incident in the State of Georgia involving Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber.  It happened on April twentieth, while he was on vacation [...]

Once a Guatemalan, Always a Guatemalan – Never a Belizean?

With the re-registration process due to start in July, some Guatemalans find themselves in an absurd situation, particularly those who acquired Belizean citizenship by way of renouncing their Guatemala citizenship. [...]

P.M. Issues Support for Belmopan Chief

A criminal investigation into an attack on the residence of Mayor Khalid Belisle in the Cohune Walk area of Belmopan is still open.  The split-level, two storey abode came under [...]

Territorial Volunteers Hit Back at P.M.

This afternoon, the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers, Wil Maheia, issued a video response to the pronouncements of Prime Minister Dean Barrow on the I.C.J. issue. Maheia also spoke [...]

Will Sunshine Ask Again to Come In?

On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Courtney Abel crushed the hopes of Sunshine Holdings Limited to receive a share, or at the outside, all of the more than one hundred and [...]

P.M. Concedes Settlement Agreement Could Have Been Tighter

As has been noted, Sunshine Holdings did not get an exception in the 2015 settlement agreement for its debt as it was government-owned. The agreement explicitly obliged Government to take [...]

P.M. Does Not Support Embassy Moves but Cabinet Will Decide

On Monday, the United States inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem, as the first country to relocate its headquarters from Tel Aviv, in the State of Israel.  On Wednesday, Guatemala followed [...]

Border Management Agency ‘Dragged Heels’ on Western Border Fence

Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, traveled to the western border on Wednesday to view firsthand security improvements that are taking place at the Benque/Melchor crossing point.  The infrastructure work [...]

Belizeans Show Solidarity with Cuba

The average Belizean doesn’t know that much about the island nation of Cuba – perhaps that it is a socialist state in a mostly capitalist region of the world, or [...]

A Plan for the Old Capital

Over the years we have seen many instances of disruption to life in Belize City, as a result of mutually exclusive activities being forced to co-exist with each other – [...]

Work Starts ‘Soon’ on Dredging Yabra Canal

When last we left the situation of the Collet Canal, specifically the tributary that empties into the Caribbean Sea, the Belize City Council was beginning the process of draining out [...]

Picking Your Favorite Fisherman

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partner agencies want to recognize fisherfollks who are doing good work in the fishing industry. Two outstanding fishers will be awarded along with [...]

To Your Good Health

The Gateway Youth Center held its annual health fair today at the Constitution Park in Belize City. A number of the organizations shared informational pamphlets, interactive games, as well as [...]

Healthy Living: the Link between ‘Pressure’ and Salt

Reducing the use of salt is a priority for health officials in Belize to prevent and contain the risk of heart diseases. The focus this year on the occasion of [...]

Prime Minister Returns; Says He Personally Supports I.C.J.

The Prime Minister had not appeared in front of the media since his last press conference on March eighteenth, but today he did for the better part of two hours. [...]

Majority of Cabinet Stands in Support of Judicial Resolution

The prime minister is on record stating that it is his personal view that the ICJ is the best option for the resolution of the claim.  Barrow also says that [...]

Gov’t Will Not Attempt to Influence April 2019 Vote

While he would not put forward what percentage of Cabinet is in favor of a yes vote, the prime minister does acknowledge that there are indeed a few members who [...]

Why There is Still a Place for O.A.S.’ Adjacency Zone Office

The relationship between Belize and Guatemala is at times tense, but for the sake of carrying out the education campaign successfully, the existing state of affairs between both countries must [...]

Getting Out the Voters for Re-Registration

Before the I.C.J. referendum is held next year, there is the matter of the re-registration exercise spearheaded by the Elections and Boundaries Department, which is set to begin on July [...]

Senator Val for Albert?

While she has not yet officially put in her papers, Senator Valerie Woods is very close to making a decision on whether she will contest the Albert Division for the [...]

For Women Candidates, Quality is as Important as Quantity

While Woods harbours greater political aspirations, as one of the most prominent female faces in the P.U.P., what does she think of the conundrum on women candidates?  Former Port Loyola [...]

P.M.’s Aching Back May Need Surgery

The prime minister’s personal health, more specifically, complications he has been having with his back, has forced him to take short leaves of absence while seeking medical treatment abroad.  Today, [...]

New U.D.P. Leader by Next May

In the context of his health, Prime Minister Barrow also outlined a timetable during which the U.D.P. will go about electing a new party leader.  That process begins with a [...]

Free Ride on Cable is Over

Your cable bill is going up as of June first, and the recent push by international content providers to regulate signal piracy is the primary reason why. A few weeks [...]

U.S. Investor Charged for Fraud on Placencia Airport

Brent Borland, principal of Borland Capital Group and an investment manager from New York, faces separate criminal and civil cases in the Southern District of New York and by the [...]