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Philip Willoughby’s Run Threatened by Health Issues

Is Belize City Council’s Superman Willoughby in or is he out of the U.D.P. Municipal? Last night, you heard Councilor Dion Leslie say that the current U.D.P. city councilors are [...]

19 Certified as Caregivers

Nineteen women today graduated from a certificate course in the basics of care giving, an important job as the population of Belize ages. The Belize Training and Employment Center collaborated [...]

Museums Unite in New Association

The Museum of Belize is leading an initiative that will see small museums enter into an association. Today, they officially signed the article of association that will see them better [...]

Helping Special Populations with Puppetry

Last week, a group of roving caregivers attended two training workshops to learn how to use puppetry in childhood simulation, as well as educational and therapy work. Mexican Puppeteer Raquel [...]

Windows on the World: Microsoft to Assist G.O.B. with Going Digital

A long-term relationship between the Government of Belize and Microsoft Service has been struck, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding earlier today.  The partnership with the leading technology [...]

Team Belize Heads to World Series of Poker

Starting on Saturday, a group of Belizeans will once again participate in one of the prestigious poker tournaments at the Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas Nevada. The [...]

Breaking: Murder on King Street in downtown Belize City

In Breaking News, police have confirmed that there was a murder a short while ago on King Street in downtown Belize City, in front of Teddy’s Music Shop. The name [...]

Penner gave me Kim documents in hand, says clerk Ady Pacheco at Senate

The senate hearings got underway in Belmopan; the sole witness at the Senate Special Select Committee was Immigration Officer Ady Pacheco whose name appears frequently in the Auditor General’s report. [...]

Ex-Minister got back same incomplete Won Hong Kim file

Pacheco also fingered her boss, Officer in Charge of the Nationality and Services Section of the Department Gordon Wade, saying he was in regular contact with Ministers, secretaries and drivers [...]

No checks or cheques for Kim affair

At the hearing, Pacheco denied outright that she was ever paid for her role in reviewing the nationality documents by Minister Penner or Gordon Wade, and had nothing to do [...]

I did not know Nanes was illegal, Pacheco tells Senate

A few weeks ago we told you of the confidential report of the Immigration Department and former acting Director Maria Marin on the David Nanes Schnitzer affair. The Mexican-American faces [...]

Why Peter Dahlstrom is a Belizean by marriage

It had not been discussed at all at prior hearings, but Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s name does appear in the Auditor General’s Special Audit Report on Nationality as a referee [...]

Swede qualified by Immigration interpretation

Pacheco says the application went to Gordon Wade who made the notation that Dohlstrom was fit for Belizean nationality. It was settled policy – verbal, not written – that the [...]

“Yellowman” not allowed to attend Senate Special Select Committee Hearings

He remains Sergeant-At-Arms or Mace Bearer of the House of Representatives. But while the Senate Committee is meeting, Clerk of the National Assembly Eddie Webster announced today, Brian “Yellow Man” [...]

The top students in P.S.E. honored

The brightest students in the P.S.E were recognized today for academic excellence. Over seven thousand students sat the exam earlier this year, but hundreds of them failed the annual test. [...]

Will accused businesswoman face lengthy jail sentence for drugs?

A Belize City businesswoman was convicted this morning in the court room of Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith for the drug trafficking of fourteen point six grams of crack cocaine [...]

Caleb Orozco upbraids “Morality Commission”

The recent fracture within the self-styled “Morality Commission” has seen the departure of Bishop Phillip Wright and Reverend Roosevelt Papouloute, two relatively powerful church leaders who sat on the government-helmed [...]

P.U.P. Senator Valerie Woods says LGBT should have been included

Also weighing in on the issue of the Morality Commission is Senator Valerie Woods.  The P.U.P. parliamentarian is a proponent for human rights, irrespective of existing differences.  She too describes [...]

Human rights for all; LGBT Pride Week to mark historic court decision

While the church has been a dominant force in opposing the L.G.B.T.I. movement in Belize, it has also been decried for not acknowledging the basic human rights that all members [...]

Governing U.D.P. City Councilors to vie again for City Hall

The Municipal Elections are coming up next year and the U.D.P. is getting in gear in Belize City where it has been controlling city hall since 2006. Today, majority of [...]

Police show softer side with open day

The Belize Police Department has been observing Police Week since Sunday. Activities have been planned for the entire week, some are internal and others involve the community. One of the [...]

U.S. raises LGBT flag in Belmopan

Tonight, the rainbow flag flies on the U.S. Embassy compound in Belmopan in commemoration of the L.G.B.T.I. community in the U.S. It was hoisted this morning for the second time [...]

Angry Santa Familia residents thwarted from confronting accused killers

The chilling murder of Emy Guerra in the west still has the Santa Familia community reeling. The sixteen-year-old girl and her boyfriend Eleazer Bacab were in the village when three [...]

Chester Williams takes on media over Castro decision

Now, Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams sat before the press on Monday and spent nearly half an hour explaining why police chose not to charge twenty-three year old Wasani, [...]

Castro brothers’ attorney Herbert Panton recounts detention

The Brothers Castro and the curious case of the unlicensed Wingle, the haul of contraband beer, and their ministerial connections is a story that won’t go away. The arrest of [...]