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S.S.B. Committee hearing recalls old witnesses

The Special Senate Select Committee investigating the Social Security Board’s investments held its fifth public hearing today, and if there was a catch phrase for the session, it was “to [...]

Financial Secretary: G.O.B. still paying for defaults

Second to appear before the Senate panel was Financial Secretary Dr. Carla Barnett. Barnett informed the committee that the Government of Belize continues to make payments to the International Bank [...]

D.F.C. Executive: Never knew of changes in loan purpose

Next to testify was Roberto Bautista, an employee of the D.F.C. for more than twenty-five years, having served as a director, the chief operations officer, and as the secretary of [...]

BIMCO Manager: Securitisation concept was beneficial

Before breaking for lunch, the Senators would also hear statements from the Governor of the Central Bank, Sydney Campbell. Campbell’s contribution focused mainly on the bank’s technical role in crediting [...]

S.S.B. Manager: St. James did not perform

Last to face the music this afternoon was General Manager of the Belize Social Security Board, Narda Garcia. In what was also her second appearance before the committee, Garcia told [...]

Fox receives Order of Belize…

When we last left Mexican President Vicente Fox, he was winging his way east from the new capital to the old. Following a series of meetings and a brief rest [...]

…While Musa gets Order of Mexican Eagle

Vicente Fox was not the only leader bringing home gold last night as Prime Minister Said Musa was on the receiving end of Mexico’s Order of the Eagle. After what [...]

Chain-snatching suspect arrested and charged

A Belize City resident who police believe is the man who beat and robbed a woman on Monday has been arrested and charged. Twenty-year-old Leon Walford of Amara Avenue has [...]

Cop charged with carnal knowledge

Another policeman has been sent to prison, this time on remand in connection with charges involving sex with a minor. Twenty-five year old Gilroy Ramirez, formerly posted at the Caye [...]

Incest suspect makes bail, is banished from house

Another man, accused of committing incest with his two daughters, age twelve and thirteen, has been granted bail but ordered by the court to immediately vacate the family residence. The [...]

Early prison release becomes tougher

How many times have you heard on this newscast that criminals have been sentenced to five, ten, or twenty years in prison and wondered whether they actually serve their full [...]

Domestic violence laws to be upgraded

Domestic violence: while it’s no longer a dirty little secret, the mere fact that the topic is openly discussed has not necessarily made it any less a problem. Authorities are [...]

Crisis intervention covers many different tragedies

It may have been just a coincidence, but at the same time domestic violence was being discussed at the Radisson, a training session at the same hotel was dealing with [...]