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Registry deal was bad but not corrupt, says P.M.

He kept away from the media for over a week, saying he didn’t want to talk about the past…but the scandal surrounding the privatisation and re-nationalisation of the Companies Registry [...]

Mark and Cordel headed back into Cabinet

Although the bulk of today’s chat focussed on the registry scandal, the P.M. did manage to admit that negotiations are well on their way toward the readmission of renegade representatives [...]

Rape suspects charged by police

Recently reported cases of rape involving young Belizean women have heightened police concern. The latest incident occurred around six-thirty on Thursday evening and involves a sixteen year old student and [...]

Cops foil extortion plot, seek second suspect

San Ignacio police are tonight claiming a victory after they foiled a blackmailing plot and arrested one of the suspects. According to a police press release, on October twenty-seventh a [...]

Shipment of Venezuelan diesel on way to Belize…

It did not take long for Belize to take advantage of Venezuela’s offer to provide petroleum products on concessionary terms. According to Venezuelan press reports, an agreement was signed Friday [...]

…While work continues to exploit local oil find

And while Belize seeks relief from Venezuela, back at home at Spanish Lookout there is some progress to report on our as yet unmeasured petroleum reserves. According to Sheila McCaffrey, [...]

European Union finances rural development project

It may have been buried by his subsequent face off with the media, but today in Belmopan Prime Minister Said Musa signed an agreement under which the European Union will [...]

“Altar of the dead” displayed at House of Culture

Whether you use the Spanish name ?Dia de los Muertos,? ?Finados? or the Maya name ?Hanal Pixan? the ancient tradition of honouring one’s ancestors is still a meaningful part of [...]

Rotary puts on play to save more lives

Hardly a week goes by without an appeal to the public via the media to fund someone’s critically needed health care. And while Belizeans are often generous, such ad hoc [...]

Regional botanical gardeners meet in Cayo

With so much of our country set aside as protected areas, some would argue that Belize is one big botanic garden. But, as I learned today, the concept of a [...]

Rising waters close Twin Towns’ wooden bridge

And in a final bit of news from the west, after hours of hard rain on Monday, this morning residents of the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena [...]