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Documents from the Immigration and Nationality Department confirm Elvin Penner’s involvement in passport scandal

Documents proving that former Minister of State Elvin Penner participated in every step of the current passport scandal have surfaced. Those documents are the nationality certificate and the recommender declaration [...]

Did Penner commit an act of deception; forging a document for monetary gain?

Tonight, former Minister of State Elvin Penner has removed himself from scrutiny even as calls for his head continue to saturate the public arena. Government bureaucrats at the highest level [...]

To recall or not to recall…political will to determine a stay in office

To recall or not to recall…that is the question. Or at least it’s the political issue. That option remains open to the Opposition which hasn’t said much at all on [...]

Near fatal accident at the Belize City Center as wall section collapses on worker

The dismantlement of the Belize City Center commenced earlier this week with a workforce of almost a hundred able men tearing down what was once the premier venue for sports [...]

Should Elvin Penner be allowed to continue as representative for Cayo Northeast?

In light of his dismissal from Cabinet over the passport scandal, should Elvin Penner be allowed to continue as representative for Cayo Northeast? Send your comments and responses using your [...]

Orange Walk Town Council’s Belize Bank account frozen

The Orange Walk Town Council is in a serious quandary. Early this morning, its accounts at the Belize Bank were frozen…as in the Council cannot access even a dollar. Here’s [...]

Discovery Expedition goes into receivership

There are unconfirmed reports reaching our newsroom tonight that Discovery Expeditions, a local tour company belonging to Belize City businessman David Gegg, has gone into receivership.  The insolvency of the [...]

NCL says it’s picking up support from residents of Stann Creek and Toledo

Despite strong objection from the Belize Tourism Industry Association, particularly from six of its past presidents, regarding the introduction of cruise tourism to southern Belize, Norwegian Cruise Line has been [...]

Kevin Burgess behind bars following domestic dispute

A Ladyville resident is tonight behind bars following a domestic dispute with his common-law-wife. Thirty-three year old Kevin Burgess is accused of stealing three hundred dollars from the mother of [...]

While his brother-in-law is charged for aggravated assault with a knife

While Kevin Burgess was before the court for a domestic dispute regarding his common-law wife, on the flipside of the coin, his brother-in-law was also before the court to answer [...]

Gone too soon…Erron Golanche, dead at twenty-five

A funeral service for twenty-five year old Erron Golanche was held today at the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church in Belize City. Golanche was killed in a traffic accident last [...]

The Garifuna Collective tours Europe

Keeping the Garifuna culture and music alive…that is the mission of the Garifuna Collective who for the past couple of years have been performing various styles of Garifuna music locally [...]

Healthy Living looks at importance of discipline for toddlers

Tonight on Healthy Living, we have teamed up once again with the National Committee for Families and children and the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children to [...]

PSU calls for passport investigation to include nationality certificate

There has been very loud silence from the Ministry of Immigration in the wake of the recent passport scandal. The only slight murmur came when a press release offered that [...]

Minister Hulse says there will be no attempt to whitewash crime under his watch

And while the PSU draws attention to the nationality process, Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse today asked for patience. He offered no new information, only proclaiming that there will be [...]

Coastguard Officer demoted for detaining PM Roosevelt Skerrit

The Coastguard this morning confirmed what has turned out to be quite an embarrassing incident on Independence Day. It involves Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, a guest of honor during this [...]

Social Investment Fund officially take over the Dangriga Market project

There is another scandal that has remained in the headlines since it first broke. We are referring to the million dollar Dangriga Municipal Market Project which was being rehabilitated through [...]

3 persons detained for the fatal stabbing of student, Darrel Wade

Orange Walk Police believe that they have solved the vicious murder of a high school student that happened in broad daylight on Tuesday. Eighteen year old Darrel Wade, originally from [...]

2 weeks after cop was slain criminal file is forwarded to D.P.P.

Detective Constable Dean Yearwood was shot and killed by a fellow officer in the early hours of September eighth while pursuing a pair of robbers who attacked him, as he [...]

Major flooding in the north; San Antonio Village cut off from Orange Walk Town

The waters of the Rio Hondo continue to rise, creating serious problems for communities along its banks. In the rural community of San Antonio, located just twenty minutes from Orange [...]

Meet the new SEALS of the Belize National Coast Guard

While the coastguard is under scrutiny for the shameful incident involving the detention of a boat carrying the Dominican Prime Minister, a team of eight operators attached to the Coastguard [...]

Dangriga resident says he was robbed of $6,000 after he was brutalized by the police

On the heels of one allegation of police brutality in Belmopan, there is another claim of excessive use of force by the police. This time around, a Dangriga resident says [...]

2 cruise ship passengers fined for possession of controlled drug

Two cruise ship passengers, who came into Belize City on Tuesday, got themselves in big trouble with the law when they were found in possession of marijuana. They are American [...]

Man charged for attempting to use forged Bowen & Bowen voucher

A Belize City man who attempted to swindle Bowen and Bowen Limited out of three hundred dollars and lied about his identity was arraigned today in the Belize City Magistrate’s [...]

3 environmental N.G.O.s awarded grants from Belize Nature Conservation Foundation

The sixth grant award ceremony of the Belize Nature Conservation Foundation, formerly known as the PACT Foundation, was held today at the Coastal Zone Management Training Room on Princess Margaret [...]