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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on the Ninth Amendment Bill will begin in the next two weeks; the Eighth Amendment Bill, however, has now been formally withdrawn.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 [...]

Belize constitution in jeopardy

At Friday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Dean Barrow introduced a dangerous amendment to the constitution that is also being described as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. [...]

Issues like preventative detention, offshore drilling could be unstoppable

The calls to put an end to the ninth amendment bill, does not start or stop with Oscar Sabido.  Attorney Arthur Saldivar says although many Belizeans may find government control [...]

Amendment would give unyielding power to any ruling political party

Arthur Saldivar’s objections were heralded by Hubert Elrington, another attorney that often speaks out on constitutional issues. Elrington sat at his side in a joint interview and put the proposed [...]

Laborer of Alta Mira, Corozal murdered

A Salvadoran laborer of Altamira, Corozal Town was murdered and is believed to have been dumped on a farm between Santa Clara and Buena Vista on the Northern Highway. Santos [...]

Bomb scare on Delta Airlines; French youth to blame

A French national remains in police custody tonight after pulling a practical joke in mid-air during a flight from the United States en route to Belize.  Delta Flight 4345 carrying [...]

Do you support GOB’s move to prevent court reviewing challenges to constitutional amendments?

Tonight’s question is: Do you support the government’s move to prevent the court from reviewing legal challenges to constitutional amendments? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to [...]

Cane Farmers Association wants in on B.S.I. buyout

On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Dean Barrow along with officials from the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association met with a delegation from Banco Atlantida to discuss the purchase of the [...]

Couple gets family time in jail for child neglect

A husband and wife spent the weekend in police lockdown and today they appeared in Magistrates Court to face charges of Child Neglect. Forty-seven year old Albert Gentle and his [...]

Ladyville resident creatively adds kidnapping to robbery charge

Meanwhile, in the courtroom of Magistrate Dorothy Flowers, twenty-two year old Derrick Sanchez was charged for allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man last Wednesday. Sanchez, a resident of the Ladyville [...]

US residents victim of land fraud at hands of Justice of Peace

More compelling stories are surfacing about persons who have been defrauded of their properties. There are the well known cases of businessmen Israel “Pie Marin”, William and Jimmy Quinto as [...]

Marketing Committee will examine cross border sugar trade

A marketing committee has been appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture to tackle the cross border sugar trade that has been causing a shortage in local stores. According to a [...]

Wayne Usher, City councilor, rejuvenated for election

Councilor Wayne Usher is a known ally of Mayor Zenaida Moya Flowers. The council has gone from one controversy to the other in its current term, but Usher is making [...]

Local moviemaker and awardee now distributing first production

“Cyaa Tek it Nuh More” is the locally produced movie made over the past year by a group of Belizeans who had access to a semi-functional video camera. The group [...]

James Adderley’s Weekly Sporting news and views

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this portion of Sports Monday. The Belize Bank Super League kicked off 2011 3-game championship series inside the MCC Grounds yesterday as [...]

9th Amendment; constitutional change can no longer be challenged in Courts

A frightening constitutional amendment, the ninth such, was tabled in the House of Representatives this morning for a first reading.  It is by far, the most radical and far reaching [...]