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Government nationalizes B.E.L.

Belize Electricity Limited will be in government hands by Tuesday morning. Today, the government rushed through the House and Senate, legislation to take over the utility company worth four hundred [...]

P.M. says job security for B.E.L. workers; C.E.O. Young resigns

P.M. Barrow stood solo while speaking on the takeover.  He paused to address what he referred to as personal attacks by Lynn Young, now the former C.E.O. of B.E.L.  Barrow [...]

Foreign investor confidence in Belize will be on shaky grounds

Two years ago on August twenty-fourth, the government called a special sitting of the House of Representatives followed by a senate meeting. By the end of that day, Telemedia became [...]

Fortis’s BECOL wields 52% of B.E.L.’s power when dams are full

While the government is about to change the proverbial bulb on B.E.L.’s management, there is still another possible battle in the distance with Fortis. Litigation over purchase costs for B.E.L. [...]

Opposition party absent from House Meeting

The House and Senate approved the nationalization of B.E.L. with speed; the official opposition did not make it to today’s special sittings. They weren’t there because they claim the notice [...]

San Ignacio man killed because of romantic liaison

It was a violent weekend in the city and the west. Early on Saturday evening in downtown San Ignacio, a man was killed in front of a restaurant and an [...]

Snypa gunned down and former soldier clings to life

The weekend’s other murder was in the city where the family of Delbert Hinds prepares lay him to rest while a former B.D.F. soldier is clinging to life.  Shortly after [...]

Shooting on la Isla Bonita

So far we have reported on murders in the west and in the city, but in San Pedro police are investigating a shooting fourteen miles north of town on Saturday.  [...]

Hattieville resident loses life in highway accident

There was a terrible traffic accident on the Western Highway on Sunday night. At around seven-forty, twenty-four year old Lenard Gillett of Hattieville lost his life when a van collided [...]

Mystery Mexican plane lands; but no one found

A Mexican plane made an emergency landing in Orange Walk Town on Saturday and the first question raised was whether it’s another drug plane. Well, tonight that question remains unanswered [...]

Dangriga woman almost killed in domestic dispute

There was a violent domestic dispute in Dangriga over the weekend and a woman was seriously injured. At around twenty minutes after three on Sunday morning, police found twenty-one year [...]

Conventional wisdom says U.D.P.’s Hulse and P.U.P.’s Garcia win race

Supporters of the two major political parties voted over the weekend to elect standard bearers for the next general elections.  Three names were on the ballot for the United Democratic [...]

Shoman Redux; History of Belize in Thirteen Chapters

It’s been seventeen years since the book Thirteen Chapters of a History of Belize was first published by renowned Belizean historian Assad Shoman.  The acclaimed Thirteen Chapters was adopted into [...]

James Adderley’s electrifying and non-regulated Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. Week three of the Belize Bank Super League proved to be pivotal for all four teams under the double elimination [...]