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Barrow’s slim budget and tax reforms

The delayed national budget was tabled in the House of Representatives this morning. The forty two page document delivered by the Prime Minister is themed “Exercising Discipline while Preserving Growth.” [...]

Slim budget, but U.D.P. programs to continue

The P.M. says that the budget is not austere, but to swap words it is certainly spartan. He signaled the need for everyone to tighten their belts ahead because the [...]

Draft Estimates for 2012-2013

The P.M. says that provisions are also being made for support to alternative education, especially the community resource centers in the south side of Belize City, and, the ITVET. The [...]

P.U.P. not impressed with budget

The Opposition side this term is robust with fifteen parliamentarians, some who made their maiden intervention today.  While the budget will be debated on July twelfth and thirteenth, we got [...]

Small demonstration by Jasmine Lowe supporters in Capital

While the Prime Minister was presenting his first post election budget, outside the National Assembly building, a handful of demonstrators kept up the pressure against crime. Jasmine Lowe, the murdered [...]

Hung jury; retrial necessary in murder case

A jury of twelve had a tough time deciding the fates of brothers, Emory and Maurice Felix, who were on trial for the murder of twenty-nine year old Mitchum Heredia. [...]

Brian Brown gets bail for drug charges

Brian Brown is out; he was released this afternoon after Justice Adolph Lucas granted him bail at the Supreme Court. His attorney, Ellis Arnold, submitted that Brown should be granted [...]

Compensation figures for B.T.L. and B.E.L. widely vary

And now back to the budget, a large part of the public debt is still undecided as the cost of nationalizing Belize Telemedia Limited and Belize Electricity Limited has not [...]

Hoop dreams to become reality in 2013; new basketball facility

There are few new initiatives in the budget. The prime minister brought back the construction of a basketball arena, which the Mexican government was initially committed to. He hopes that [...]

Regional HIV Testing Day

There were other activities taking place aside from the budget. Across the Caribbean, today is recognized as Regional HIV Testing Day. The initiative was started by the Caribbean Broadcast Media [...]

Mayor cements his bond with Belize City

Streets in the downtown area are getting a much needed face lift. The roster includes ten streets that are heavily trafficked on both the north and south sides. The novelty [...]

2012 Carnival, Pickstock Style

Carnival is less than two months away and bands are already gearing up for this year’s fete. Pickstock Carnival Band Leader, Gareth Gill, says that this year they’re going all [...]