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Barrow’s Proposed Budget: No cuts and No new taxes

The second reading of the General Revenue Appropriation Bill for Fiscal Year 2013/2014 took place this morning during a meeting of the House of Representatives.  The presentation of the budget [...]

Foreign direct investments and tourism up

In the banking and financial sectors, Prime Minister Barrow also reported that there is excess liquidity in commercial bank holdings due, in large part, to foreign direct investments, as well [...]

Sedi Elrington blasts critics on the maritime areas act

The Budget reading turned to the topic on the tongue of every nationalist, the unfounded Guatemalan claim on Belize, and in this particular instance Belize’s maritime area. In mid-February, former [...]

National basketball team bounces out of competition in Guatemala

Belize’s territorial rights are at the forefront of current national discourse. And if it were any other year, it wouldn’t be the maritime area but homegrown topics such as love [...]

Guatemalan Mayor in Belize; Sister City Relations established

Belizeans are not exactly happy with neighboring Guatemala right about now given the upcoming October sixth referendum and this week’s fiasco with the national basketball selection in Peten. The referendum [...]

Mayors comment on territorial dispute

And with the dispute between both countries on the forefront of the medias, the mayors say that the national politics should have no effect on the exchanges between the two [...]

Farrakhan returns to Belize for third time

The visitors from Petén are not the only official delegates seeking to speak with Belizeans. The highly anticipated visit of the Head of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan, [...]

GSU discovers firearms

The minister intends to take his firebrand into the heart of troubled communities and that is also where the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU) removed two firearms from the streets. On [...]

First woman to be charged for escape

  The minister has a history of speaking to those who try to run from their problems in life. And perhaps he would also speak to people similar to twenty-one [...]

Caught twice in possession of weed

  Forty-nine year old Benjamin Lester Chaplin, a resident of Fabers Road, appeared unrepresented this morning before Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart where he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession [...]

150 wheelchairs; 3 donated to K.H.M.H. and its Auxiliary

One hundred and fifty wheelchairs are being donated to Belize. Earlier in the week, three were handed over to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and its Auxiliary. The donation was [...]

Preschooler parade for launch of Child Stimulation Month

There are events to honor our senior citizens, and others to showcase productive students at the Festival of Arts. But this entire month of March is one dedicated to our [...]

Meet the delegates of Miss African Queen 2013

On the heels of the parade to celebrate our children, is an event that will raise funds to assist children and women in need. The pageant showcasing our cultural heritage [...]