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Late arrival of Chinese nationals at the PGIA; another visa scandal?

This afternoon a number of Chinese nationals arrived on a commercial flight at the Philip Goldson airport.  The group of about eight alighted a TACA flight late this evening. Their [...]

Government ecstatic about promising oil find in Orange Walk

The government is being cautious, but optimistic about what could likely be a promising oil find. The Geology and Petroleum Department, along with officials from Maranco Energy Belize Limited, are [...]

Minister says conditions of Maranco oil agreement favorable to Belize

While the PSA was granted by the government in March 2011, details of its terms are not known.  As required by the contract, Maranco has tendered a proposal to government [...]

5 Eagles’ athletes lose their spot on team for being five minutes late

They soared on wings of eagles but time brought them crashing down to earth – five minutes of time, that is. Word spread quickly today that seven of ten members [...]

…But will not lose their scholarships

Dr. Zabaneh reiterated that the students would still be given the opportunity to obtain their degrees, though he did say that the terms of the scholarship would change to include [...]

4 men to be charged in connection with murder of cop in Roaring Creek

Four men have been in police detention since Tuesday and are expected to be charged this Friday for the murder of thirty-six year old police constable Bertchel Ramirez. The men [...]

Discharged from the force, Javier Castellanos bares his soul

For twenty-three years, Javier Castellanos served on the Belize Defense Force. His dream was to eventually steer the force as Commandant, but just before that was to take place, his [...]

O.A.S. to observe the latest ‘clearing the border’ project

When we spoke with Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial Volunteers on Wednesday, he told us that he had received no response from the Organization of American States or from [...]

43rd annual B.N.T.U. Convention

The forty-third annual convention of the Belize National Teachers Union concluded today in the capital where in late January, by the thousands teachers showed their muscle in respect of a [...]

Unions to meet with Prime Minister on Friday; is the Collective Bargaining Agreement on the agenda?

The Teachers’ Convention also discussed the hot-button issue, the collective bargaining agreement it is negotiating with the government.  This Friday, the Joint Negotiating Team consisting of representatives from B.N.T.U., the [...]

Land bonanza: the latest land scandal of the Ministry of Natural Resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources has been in the spotlight quite a bit about questionable land transactions. Usually, it is about some prime piece of property given to some family [...]

Will Khalid El Turk be extradited to the U.S.?

Lebanese businessman Khalid El Turk appeared once again before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith this morning. His trial is to determine whether or not El Turk is to be extradited [...]

Police investigate allegations of terrorism by Independence officers

The Police High Command is reacting swiftly to a report we aired in Wednesday’s newscast. It was an appalling story of what was not so much Police brutality but Police [...]

PACT Grants: over $800,000 provided to 6 NGOs

Each year the Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, awards project grants to organizations to support the conservation and promotion of environmentally sound management of Belize’s natural and cultural resources. While [...]

Stakeholders meet to discuss ways to reduce dependency on imported energy

While the government is hopeful that a recent oil find will boost government revenue, renewable energy remains top on its agenda. This morning, stakeholders in the industry gathered in Dangriga [...]

Healthy Living tackles the sniffles of allergies

What do pets, flowers and mold have in common? If the first things that come to mind are an itchy, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion, then that means [...]