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B.E.L. concerned over nationalization of utility company

A commercial dispute has ended up in the nationalization of Belize Telemedia. Since Tuesday the Government took over full control of the telephone utility company, which, at least for now [...]

Senator’s vote did not represent Chamber’s position

Following Telemedia’s takeover on Monday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry stated that they viewed with concern the Amendment to the Telecommunications Act and the haste with which it [...]

Senator Hulse clarifies his position on nationalization

The Senator spoke to News Five today and said he does not have a problem with any other company related to the Ashcroft group of companies, including Smart, the other [...]

Belize Business Bureau says govt was hasty with Telemedia

But while Hulse says he feels he did the right thing, the Belize Business Bureau does not support his position. President of the Bureau, Misael Flores, told News Five today [...]

B.E.L. says it can supply country’s power demands

You will know that there have been scheduled blackouts around the country. In July the Public Utilities Commission (P.U.C.) held a press conference regarding the loss of power supply from [...]

Instead of charging company, Sgt. Harasses Melonie Coye

It was an emotional day in court in respect of the ongoing money laundering case against the Coye family. Michael Coye, his wife, Marleni Coye, their daughter, Melonie Coye and [...]

Construction worker shot in the foot

In news on other crimes, a broad daylight shooting around ten-thirty Tuesday morning left a construction worker with a bullet wound to the leg. Forty-three year old Andrew Azueta told [...]

Robbers hold up business near police station

On the other side of town, robbers struck close to the Queen Street Police Station minutes later on Tuesday morning. Shortly after eleven a.m., Global Consulting Services located at the [...]

Canadian national prefers jail time instead of paying fine

A Canadian who was acting disorderly at the Battlefield Park earlier this year is behind bars tonight after he was found guilty of the offense. Forty-seven year old David Allen [...]

Tacos vendor robs another vendor

A man who says he is a tacos vendor is out on bail for robbing a fellow tacos vendor. Twenty-two year old Allen Guzman of Pelican Street pleaded not guilty [...]

NEMO officials get hurricane preparedness training

‘Tis the season for hurricane preparedness. With the season well underway, two trainers from the U.S.A.I.D. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in Dominica are here on initial damage assessment and [...]

Port Authority drafts Maritime Port Policy…

The Belize Port Authority has been hard at work since the middle of last year to establish a draft Maritime Port Policy, which is expected to outline government’s vision for [...]

…And encourages boat operators to get masters license

While policy is on the drawing board, the Port Authority has taken a decision on numerous boat operators heading out to sea without proper licenses. And while they’re not that [...]

Independence Day pageant raises funds for feeding program

It’s an advocacy group against the domestic abuse of women and the sexual exploitation of children. And after the success of the first Miss African Queen International Pageant, the Concerned [...]