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Ashley Rocke Swings Vote Despite Plea from P.U.P.’s Courtenay

From the inception of its plan to present the Bill, the P.U.P. went on the move to lobby the social partner senators, who often prove to be the deciding factor [...]

Eamon Blames ‘Politics’ for Defeat; U.D.P. Asks Who’s Really in Charge?

After the Senate meeting, a disappointed Eamon Courtenay lamented the chance wasted by what he called ‘petty politics.’ Meanwhile, Michael Peyrefitte expanded on the suggested ‘incompetence’ of his former House [...]

The Civic is Back – Who Will Manage Spanking New Arena

A new state of the art Civic Center on Central American Boulevard was opened today for the first tour by the public. The impressive facility is said to cost the [...]

Time’s Up! Belize Bank, G.O.B. Prepare for U.H.S. Showdown

Has the time come for repayment of ninety million-plus Belize dollars to the Belize Bank Limited in respect of the Government’s sovereign guarantee of a defaulted loan by Universal Health [...]

Aldo Salazar Says Chamber Was Out of Line

The House of Representatives is on recess as of Friday, so even if the certificate is obtained in the coming days, its enforcement cannot be pursued until the House next [...]

Government Plans U.H.S. Commission of Inquiry But What Will It Accomplish?

There will be a Commission of Inquiry into the Universal Health Services fiasco, as agreed between the National Trade Union Congress of Belize’s executive and Prime Minister Dean Barrow during [...]

Senate Turns Down Contractor General for Re-Appointment

Godwin Arzu has been in the role of Contractor General since 2009 and his current two-year term expires at the end of 2017. The government has been seeking to renew [...]

A Christmas Gift to Belize: No Oil on Our Shores!

There was rare bipartisan agreement on the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Bill, 2017, which establishes a moratorium on exploration, exploitation and other operations within the Belize Barrier Reef system, [...]

New Hall Towers over Twin Towns

San Ignacio and Santa Elena Towns have a brand new town hall. The one point seven million dollar spanking new building was inaugurated today and replaces the old town hall [...]

Giving out the Jingle Box

Some needy families were all smiles today in anticipation of the Christmas holidays. Inside a Jingle Box, the families found an assortment of groceries that will make their Christmas happier. [...]

Young and Old Unite for ‘Story Time’

Still looking for a Christmas gift for your children? Why not give the gift of reading and contribute to a good cause by gifting a copy of “Story Time”?The National [...]

38 Grads from Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Youth Apprenticeship Program held another graduation today where more than thirty apprentices of the tenth intake graduated. According to the coordinators of the program, over one hundred of the [...]

Twin Towns Rocked by Huge Blast Explosion at Quarry this Evening

There were two explosions today in Belize City and in the Cayo District. We go first to Santa Elena where this afternoon dynamites were set off to break a boulder [...]

In the City, Family Surprised by Early Morning Gas Tank Blowout

In the city…a fire, this morning at an apartment complex on Iguana Street gave way to an explosion that rocked the community. As a loud bang was heard and plumes [...]

B.E.L. Says No Change to Electricity Rates

Belize Electricity Limited has managed to keep electricity rates steady for the past few years, and consumers can go into 2018 expecting no changes in the base cost of electricity. [...]

Wall Crash Won’t Stop Civic Show

The new Civic Center on Central American Boulevard is scheduled to be launched this Wednesday, two years and three months after the old facility was broken down to make way [...]

E.U. Grant for Western Regional ‘Drap Da Wata’

One of the exchanges in Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives came on the adjournment between Minister of Health Pablo Marin and Cayo Northeast area representative Orlando Habet. Habet [...]

Who Will Stand Up for retired PSWT Beneficiaries?

The saga of the Public Sector Workers Trust continues, following a claim filed by retired public officers Sheila Genitty, Ruth White and Darrel Gardiner as beneficiaries and representatives of the [...]

How Unions Can Find 5,000-Plus Beneficiaries

According to Genitty, the trustees have been saying all along that they cannot ascertain the names of all the beneficiaries.  She says that one call placed in the media has [...]

Athletes Pile Up Medals at C.A. Games

Team Belize is still on the hunt for its first gold medal in the Central American Games taking place in Managua, Nicaragua. But the athletics team has been carrying the [...]

Calvary Temple Parties with CitCo

The Belize City Council was sharing the Christmas spirit in the city this morning. The holiday cheer took them over to Regent Street West at the Calvary Temple Primary School [...]

The Joy of Christmas at St. John’s Soup Kitchen

The Belize City Council’s twelve days of charity continues across the Old Capital. Today the municipal body’s workers focused on two overlooked sectors of society – children and the homeless [...]

Fire Hits Market Stall

The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old [...]

C.J. Needs More Time for Court Judgments

The overwhelming backlog of cases that have inundated Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin continues to weigh down on his ability to mete out justice in a timely manner.  When the Bar [...]

Retired Public Officers Say: Where Are Our Increments?

On Thursday, representatives of the Public Sector Workers Trust, along with attorney Anthony Sylvester, came forward claiming a legal victory against a trio of former public officers who filed a [...]