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P.M. says, “We believe the people of Belize should own B.E.L.”

We have been reporting on the precarious financial situation of Belize Electricity Limited and whether or not there will be blackouts. The issue of its nationalization was dealt with squarely [...]

P.M. trounces squatters are opportunists preying on Belizean people

While the P.M. waits for B.E.L.’s Lynn Young to sit with him at a meeting on Friday to find out if Fortis will invest more into the company, others won’t [...]

Firm on transport, P.M. says G.O.B. sticking to deal with bus operators

And after clearly dismissing the squatters by calling them fraudsters, the P.M. moved onto the next hot button issue. The transport industry has been going through several changes as the [...]

Dr. Enrique Guerra dead after severely beaten by robbers

Turning to other news, a well-known doctor was assaulted and robbed two weeks ago in Orange Walk Town. Thieves got away with Dr. Enrique Guerra’s cash, credit card and cell [...]

Should government provide Chetumal Street squatters with crown land?

Tonight’s question is: Should Government provide Chetumal Street squatters with crown land elsewhere? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our [...]

Banana Industry dollars beginning to peel away

The citrus industry is still reeling from a protracted dispute between the Citrus Growers Association and its subsidiary, the Citrus Products of Belize. Tonight there is word that another industry [...]

F.F.B. can’t have a national team

At his quarterly press conference that was packed with a cheering gallery of workers from the poverty alleviation project and at least six ministers, the prime minister also deal with [...]

Overnight tourist arrivals up and sugar is sweeter in Orange Walk

While the P.M. had to respond to many burning issues, his quarterly opened with news about the economy. The Statistical Institute of Belize is still preparing the official data but [...]

World Ocean Day celebrated

Across the globe, World Oceans Day was celebrated by highlighting the beauty and wonders of the marine universe. In the Jewel, the issue of a referendum on offshore oil drilling [...]

Mother of injured officer relates his side of alleged brutality case

The weekend brawl in the parking lot of the Princess Hotel and Casino is far from over. It left three men injured and it’s soon to spill into the courts.  [...]

Witness says that she was harassed outside of nightclub

But the focus of the incident centers on a woman who was either bumped into or harassed. Well, the woman who walked out of the club and interacted with Lino [...]

60 year old taxi driver arrested for touching 9 year old girl

A sixty year old taxi driver has joined the prison population for allegedly fondling a nine year old girl. The child has reported that on June fifth, Godfrey Mortis took [...]

Accuser decides to drop attempted murder suit

At the age of sixteen, Stephan Flowers was accused of shooting twenty-seven year old Gilroy Garnett. That was back in July, 2009 and Flowers, who is now eighteen, was today [...]

Belize Trivia Challenge ready to take the stage

The Belize Trivia Challenge was introduced to the public back in February and was made available online for internet users wishing to test their general knowledge of the Jewel.  It [...]

United Nations Development Assessment Framework roll-out workshop

Over thirty representatives from the region, the U.S, the U.K, European Union along with government representatives in Belize are discussing personal and economic security.  That’s at the center of the [...]