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Central Bank investment in Telemedia covered by buy back clause

It lay quietly under the news radar until it was casually revealed in a newspaper interview about two weeks ago by B.T.L. Chairman, Net Vasquez. We’re talking about the fact [...]

Preventative detention now in refrigerator’s back shelf

The other hot button issue is Preventive Detention. It is a measure that was first withdrawn due to considerable opposition by the man on the street. In its incarnation in [...]

PM responds to P.U.P. demands about preventative detention

Before the measure which could have seen citizens detained for up to twenty one days without being charged was set aside, the People’s United Party sent the PM a notice [...]

Chamber says it intends to work with government

By a vote of sixty-one to thirty, the Belize Chamber of Commerce ratified a resolution on Friday July fifteenth calling on government to respect the rule of law and that [...]

Lord Ashcroft has no interests in SpeedNet

On Tuesday morning, Lord Michael Ashcroft discussed a number of issues in a one hour interview for our morning show that was broadcast live from Miami. Following the show, the [...]

Ashcroft speaks about nationalization of Telemedia

Lord Ashcroft also drew an analogy in respect of the nationalization of Telemedia. He compared it to the forced acquisition of a house, its value reduced and no compensation is [...]

Banco Atlantida ready for buyout of B.S.I. factory and holdings

Honduras’ Banco Atlántida’s interest in a buyout of Belize Sugar Industries was revealed earlier this year. In January representatives of the Honduran bank visited the factory at Tower Hill in [...]

Another shooting incident inside Chiquibul

Last Wednesday a team of officers including Belize Defense Force personnel, forest rangers and conservationists came under fire from illegal loggers in the Chiquibul National Park.  The men had already [...]

Prime Minister concerned about poachers and loggers in Chiquibul

The incidences of Guatemalan poachers and loggers in the Chiquibul were put to the Prime Minister. Dean Barrow says that diplomatic channels have been opened; the Belize Embassy in Guatemala [...]

Jermaine “Yankee” Arnold murdered

It’s also dangerous in the streets of the city and another Belize City resident was viciously mowed down in a storm of bullets just after midnight.  Thirty-three year old Jermaine [...]

Bail offered to cops who were implicated in largest cocaine bust

In November 2010 the landing of an executive jet laden with eighty bales of cocaine along the Southern Highway near the Bladen Reserve made headlines as the biggest drug bust [...]

Life in Prison for woman who set husband on fire

Also in court, for the first time in years, a woman has been found guilty of murder. For that crime, today Veola Pook was sentenced to life imprisonment for burning [...]

Monetary settlement given to teen who was beaten

The sensational battle between prominent cardiologist, Dr. John Gough and his neighbor Egbert Nicholson versus the family of sixteen year old Carlos Zelaya Junior started last year and ended today [...]

Cop charged with carnal knowledge behind bars

A fifteen year old girl gave birth last Thursday; the same day the news broke that she had been having a sexual relationship with twenty-four year old Police Constable Yannic [...]

Lord Michael Ashcroft’s perspective on Investment Climate

Both locally and internationally, the acquisitions of Telemedia and B.E.L. triggered alarm bells because it weakens the already slow economy. The Belize Chamber of Commerce has called on the government [...]

Lord Ashcroft, not the enemy in the room, moves on

Before closing the interview, Lord Ashcroft reflected on the future, saying that he has moved on, and that he is not the enemy in the room. Marleni Cuellar “As we [...]

Belizean makes it into poker finals

On Tuesday night, the World Series of Poker’s Hold Em’ Championship whittled down from six thousand eight hundred and sixty five players to the final nine. We can confirm that [...]

Kids go to camp at the Belize Defence Force headquarters

The first of two summer camps hosted by the Belize Defence Force is well underway at Price Barracks.  Students between the ages of ten and seventeen are learning to have [...]

Charges dropped against professor for bulletproof vest

A university professor was charged in January for allegedly being in possession of a bulletproof vest, which was prohibited at the time. But according to Leon Leslie, he had no [...]

Nettie Christian wants to meet biological mother, Sandra Aguilar

Eighteen years ago, a couple from California, USA spent time in Belize teaching at Kings College. The couple did not leave only with photos and wonderful memories; they left the [...]

Hottest Show in the land, Duets!!

The Bliss auditorium was ram jammed on Tuesday night when group B of KTV Duets made its first appearance. The show opened and closed with a bang and according to [...]