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Is sugar scarce?

There is a reported shortage of locally produced sugar. The Belize Sugar Industries is producing twelve thousand tons for local consumption, that’s one thousand tons more than it did last [...]

Hang ‘em high; death penalty making a comeback

The House of Representatives met in Belmopan; today’s sitting was one of the shortest concluding before one o’clock. With the country’s murder toll at forty nine within five months of [...]

Legislation seeks to introduce trial without jury in murder cases

The significance of a trial by a jury of peers was etched into literary history over half a century ago in the play Twelve Angry Men and it has been [...]

Constitutional Amendment seeks preventative detention up to 21 days

The absence of witnesses from the stand may have a technological twist.  As part of the amendment, there is also a provision to establish a video link through which witnesses [...]

Barrow expects opposition to Constitutional Amendments

The Constitution and Foreign Affairs Committee now has ninety days to consult Belizeans before the eighth amendment can go back to the House for passage.  Prime Minister Barrow says that [...]

Viewers believe in open court for minors charged with murder

We asked on earlier this week whether minors charged with murder should be tried in open court as adults. That question struck a chord with ninety percent of voters, who [...]

Marcel Cardona moved across the aisle

Albert and Lake I representatives, Mark Espat and Cordel Hyde were back today, but there was one notable absence on the Hill in Belmopan. Orange Walk East Representative Manuel Cardona [...]

UNIBAM takes alternative lifestyle to Court

In February of this year we told you about a law suit concerning sexual orientation that was brought against the Attorney General’s office.  This lawsuit, which is a first of [...]

Bad timing? Saldivar says unemployment rate is ‘time sensitive’

Although crime was the hot button issue at today’s House Meeting on the Hill, the census findings were also discussed. Recently, Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia said publically that he, as [...]

Heritage bank Manager, Samantha Carlos, gets bail

In other news, Heritage Bank Manager, Samantha Carlos, was today granted bail of twenty-five thousand dollars by Justice Adolph Lucas in the Belize City Supreme Court. Carlos, a twenty-eight year [...]

Major error on U.S. immigrant Visa program website

The United States Government runs a Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, through which fifty-five thousand persons are granted visas each year using a random selection process. A release from the US [...]

International Day of the Families

International Day of the Families is observed on May fifteenth around the world, but in Belize it’s being commemorated, two days earlier, May twelfth and thirteenth.  This year, celebrated under [...]

B.E.L.’s AGM says company loses $5 Million in profits

On Thursday night Belize Electricity Limited held its Annual General Meeting for financial year ending December thirty-first, 2010, at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. According to the utility company, [...]

What’s Happening this weekend? Arielle’s GPS has the hot spots

The weekend is upon us and as always, your entertainment host Arielle, will make sure you know where to find the fun. The female cross country classic is coming up [...]