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GOB discards 8th proposed amendment to constitution

The debate is heating up on the newly proposed ninth amendment to the constitution. But there is the eighth amendment which entails the controversial and dreaded preventative detention. Last Wednesday, [...]

New Chief Justice for Belize

A new Chief Justice has been named to succeed Abdulai Conteh whose tenure was cut short last September and is now on serving on the Bahamian Court of Appeal. The [...]

Senator Hulse says Banco Atlantida has a good deal for B.S.I.

The fate of the sugar industry has been the subject of several high level meetings over the past week. The Honduras based Banco Atlántida has proposed a buyout of majority [...]

Workers Union approached about B.S.I. buyout

The employees trust comprises the Belize Workers Union, which owns eighty-one percent of Belize Sugar Industries Ltd.  The union is led by Harris Patten and it is holding a special [...]

Senator Hulse says denying access to Court is wrong

As we said, Public Consultation on the Ninth Amendment Bill will begin in the next two weeks; the Eighth Amendment Bill, however, has now been formally withdrawn.  And though several [...]

Former P.M. gives his view on 9th Constitutional Amendment

The proposed Ninth Constitutional Amendment was crafted to take action, in this case, to protect government’s usurping of B.E.L. and Telemedia from private ownership.  The extent of that proposed law, [...]

Human rights group sends message against death penalty

Discussions on this newscast about the deterioration or proposed amendments to section eight and nine of the constitution would not be complete without one on section seven.  That section of [...]

French tourists free after bomb prank on plane

A sixteen year old French tourist and his mother are tonight both free to roam the Jewel following a prank pulled while onboard a flight en route to Belize from [...]

Security guard beats Western Union theft charge

Western Union received a not-so-warm welcome to the north side when its new office on Coney Drive was broken into one week after the relocation. The on-duty security guard was [...]

Witness retracts story and murder trial ends in acquittal

Trenton Smith was twice tried for the same murder and today he won his freedom. Smith, who was accused of killing Tyrone Castillo in August 2007, was released today when [...]

House of Shotokan wins big in Merida

The House of Shotokan is quickly earning a reputation as a force to reckon in karate. The athletes have earned an additional sixteen medals after competing in kata and kumite [...]

City Council rids city of stray dogs

The City Council’s stray dog eradication program has been a contentious issue for over a decade because of the use of strychnine poisoning, which is considered cruel and inhumane. Still, [...]

Hottest Show in the land; Duets live on 5!!

Round two starts tonight in the hottest song competition around town; that’s KTV Duets. Group A is down to seven duos after the first elimination and as they inch closer [...]