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Ministers’ Behavior at Inquiry Could See Criminal Charges

On Wednesday afternoon, the People’s United Party in a statement strongly condemned what it called the contemptuous and disrespectful behavior displayed by Ministers Anthony “Boots’ Martinez and Edmond Castro during [...]

Will P.M. Step in to Curb Ministers?

Ministers Rene Montero and Manuel Heredia Jr. are headed to the inquiry next Wednesday. But will they follow the example set by their fellows this week, and is it possible [...]

On Recommendations, Civil Servants are More Believable

As to the testimony of the worth of a Minister’s recommendation for a visa application, which is not strictly required, it seems to be a case of taking the word [...]

Briceño Commends Chebat, Lizarraga

Senior Counsel Michel Chebat, attorney-at-law, is standing in for the incumbent P.U.P. representative on the Senate Special Select Committee, Eamon Courtenay. Wednesday’s attacks on Chebat and Senator for the Business [...]

To Solve Crime Problem, Address Economy

This week, Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal has taken over the post of Regional Commander for Eastern Division South, replacing Assistant Commissioner Chester Williams. Vidal has publicly committed to continuing the [...]

P.U.P. Wants to Turn Port Loyola Blue

We caught up with leader of the People’s United Party John Briceño this afternoon on a walking tour of the Port Loyola constituency, flanked by the party’s standard bearer Gilroy [...]

Did Ministers Act with “Decorum” on Wednesday?

U.D.P. Ministers Anthony “Boots” Martinez and Edmond “Clear the Land” Castro appeared before the senate hearing on Wednesday. They are the first two sitting ministers to be questioned by senators [...]

‘Boots’ Sticks to Guns

Minister Martinez was defensive today telling the media this afternoon that he comported himself fairly well, given the nature of questions that were asked during his testimony.  While his conduct [...]

Minister Insists Alvarine Burgess Questions Were ‘Out of Order’

Martinez maintains that the questions posed to him were beyond the pale, and resulted in his terse responses.  He also strongly believes that Burgess should never have been called before [...]

Tracy Panton Says Inquiry is About Recommendations, Not Grandstanding

Has the senate inquiry run its course? Prior to calling several past and present ministers to testify before the Senate Special Select Committee, U.D.P. ministers have been singing the same [...]

Edmond Castro Dismisses ‘Minister’s List’

Earlier in this newscast, you heard from one of the two witnesses at Wednesday’s Senate hearings, Minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez, attempting to justify his behaviour. And while raising strong objection [...]

Castro Stung by Questions on Court Case

Castro also bristled when the matter of his court case in 2013 against nemesis Alvarine Burgess was brought up by Senator Michel Chebat. Castro sued Burgess and this television station [...]

Castro Caught over P.M. Admonition

The recalcitrant Ministers were also pressed on their public commentary about the inquiry, its purposes and intentions, and the Prime Minister’s famous dictum that all Ministers should stop making visa [...]

Hearing Gets Political as Ministers Taunt P.U.P. Rivals

In today’s appearances before the Senate Special Select Committee, both Ministers Martinez and Castro took strong objection to answering questions that they felt appeared outside of the scope of the [...]

The Ministers are coming to Belmopan on Wednesday

Wednesday’s Senate Special Select Committee public hearing in Belmopan is expected to turn up the heat on the Government of Belize. For the first time, sitting Ministers in Cabinet will [...]

The real reason why Gaspar Vega returned to House

Friday’s appearance in the House of Representatives broke a personal streak for Orange Walk North area representative Gaspar Vega which dates back to August of 2016.  He lost his powerful [...]

Ramon Cervantes Says P.M. Can’t Prove “Threat” Accusation

Three years ago this week, the Cervantes family of Orange Walk Town was plunged into a personal and political nightmare. Personal, because of losing their patriarch, Ramon Cervantes Senior, to [...]

Was Richard Garcia Death “Accidental” or Result of Poor Training? House Debates

Corozal Southeast area representative Florencio Marin Junior rose on the House adjournment on Friday after colleague Julius Espat’s urgent plea regarding crime in his Cayo South. In Marin Junior’s constituency, [...]

Speaker Refuses Congratulations for Voting Against ‘Yellow Man’

Sergeant-At-Arms Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett was back at his post during Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, having avoided being fired after assaulting several journalists a few weeks ago [...]

CDB Loans for Placencia Sewer System

Seven bills were brought back for second reading from the last session held on May twelfth. An eighth, the Trade Licensing Bill, was deferred to the next session. A new [...]

House Meets; P.U.P. Questions Make Up of Economic Development Council

The House of Representatives met in its final session before the mandated summer break and there was a lot to discuss. We’ll have all the highlights, but first, to the [...]

P.M. Gives EDC Members Credit for Legislation

Accusing the Leader of the Opposition in particular and the Opposition generally of ignorance of the role of the Council, Prime Minister Dean Barrow gave them credit for several of [...]

Supreme Court, Liberty Hall Volunteered for “Rejuvenation”

We have been covering the Cultural Heritage Bill’s passage through the House of Representatives. It is intended to present a regime for registration and maintenance of historical assets including buildings, [...]

Commercial Center Not Part of Project

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Patrick Faber hit back with a reminder that both Liberty Hall and the Supreme Court were in some disrepair years ago. He countered [...]

Bleeding Cayo South Begs for Crime Resolution, P.M. Responds

Two topics addressed on the adjournment are carrying a lot of currency at the moment. While Belize City has been mostly crime and murder-free for a few weeks, there has [...]