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P.M. goes to House to alter Income and Business Tax Act

The House of Representatives met this morning and by early afternoon, its business had been concluded on a wide range of issues. As predicted, at this morning’s session, Prime Minister [...]

Barrow reacts to Telemedia’s stance on tax increases

Barrow also took the opportunity to respond to comments made by the Telecom about the effects that the increase would have on the company. According to the P.M., Telemedia’s stance [...]

…But Telemedia says 24.5 % tax will cripple the industry

That was what the Prime Minister said in the House, but for Telemedia, not so since the telephone company is already heavily taxed, in fact the highest in this region [...]

P.M. takes credit for reduction in fuel prices

Last Wednesday Belizeans woke up to the good news that Barack Obama has been elected president of the United States… the excitement of that historic appointment multiplied when on the [...]

Financial irregularities at San Pedro Town Council

Mayor Elsa Paz of San Pedro is in the hot seat tonight as her Council has come under close scrutiny by the Auditor General’s office for financial irregularities under her [...]

Channel 5 to launch “Open Your Eyes”

Tired of the negativity and doom and gloom on the airwaves in the mornings? Before you get riled up and angry for the start of your day, do you prefer [...]

Ombudswoman and Contractor General named

It has been circulating on the rumour mill for weeks, but today government confirmed the appointment of Cynthia Pitts as the new Ombudswoman. This morning Prime Minister Barrow introduced the [...]

Min. of Works says dust, potholes will soon be gone

For months Belize City residents have been patiently waiting for the revitalization of the downtown area to be completed and since the recent flooding, there has been an outcry for [...]

Novelo brothers get injunction on northern route

And turning to the courts, Justice Samuel Awich has reserved ruling for next Friday in a case between David and Tony Novelo and their company National Transportation Services Limited against [...]

“Lexus” is freed of Attempted Murder charge

Also in the Supreme Court this morning, nineteen year old Alex “Lexus,” Underwood was freed of a charge of the attempted murder of a fourteen year old minor. Lexus was [...]

Richard Russell back in court, this time for rape

Last year he was charged with the robbery of former prison superintendent turned security consultant, Bernard Adolphus and today Richard Russell was back in court, this time for rape. A [...]

Stephen Staine Sr. charged for permitting defilement of minor

A mother and son were charged with permitting defilement and carnal knowledge of a minor on October seventh and one month later, one more family member is being charged for [...]

YWCA celebrates renovation project completion

They are known for providing a positive outlet to the young and the not so young and today the Young Women’s Christian Association is toasting the completion of an ambitious [...]

Salvation Army launches annual Kettle Appeal

The Salvation Army is known for its work in humanitarian works and every year at this time, it launches the well known Kettle Drive which helps to provide toys and [...]

Scotiabank, I.D.B. host energy efficiency workshop

Scotiabank has teamed up with the Inter-American Investment Corporation, a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group to help businesses streamline costs and become more efficient with the energy that [...]

Umalali in concert at the Bliss

If you have not heard of the Umalali project you have missed a great cultural experience. Umalali first came to prominence through the legendary and deceased Andy Palacio. When translated [...]

P.M. responds to the Opposition on relief efforts

While they had the attention of the public and the Opposition, the United Democratic Party took time out to respond to comments made by the People’s United Party at a [...]

Saffiyah tells us what’s happening in Belize

Garifuna Settlement Day celebrations are around the corner and there’s plenty drumming around the country. Safiyyah has the hot spots. Hey I’m Safiyyah and this is What’s Happening Belize. Last [...]