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Former Minister of State was given authority to sign on documents by P.M.

Tonight there is much of interest coming out of a government press conference which lasted two and a half hours at the Best Western Biltmore Plaza. The first half hour [...]

But was he legally allowed to do so?

The question was raised if the Prime Minister had the authority to allow Penner to sign nationality certificates and passports.   That’s a matter of interpretation, but the PM did confirm [...]

The extent of Penner’s role in passport scandal

Another burning question was the extent of Penner’s role in the passport scandal. Evidence suggests that he was right in the middle of it. Indeed, the PM was sufficiently convinced [...]

To recall or not recall

Whatever the result of the criminal investigation, the PM is convinced that Penner, in the PM’s own words, was ‘damn’ wrong. So wrong in fact that he will never be [...]

Barrow asks Cayo Northeast constituents to keep U.D.P. administration intact

And to nudge the people along to giving Elvin Penner that second chance, the U.D.P. has dispatched its general to the recall battleground in Cayo Northeast. Senior ministers Gaspar Vega, [...]

Has Penner stepped down as Minister?

To recall or not to recall – much was said today but the truth is that all the talk may be nothing more than rhetoric. That’s because Penner also has [...]

Visa Quota for minister? PM says if so, his government would fall

Rumours about Penner’s wandering are not the only ones the Prime Minister has heard. There is a much more serious report to consider – that of institutionalized hustling by ministers. [...]

3 persons suspended from Immigration Department, but Penner not investigated

We’ve covered the visa scam in which it is reported that government ministers are using a quota system, which the prime minister says could cause the fall of his government. [...]

A flashback at the political life of Elvin Penner

Elvin Penner came to public light when he won elections for Cayo Northeast in 2008. He became the first Mennonite to hold political office. Between 2008 and 2012, he was [...]

Caye Caulker resident busted with cocaine

Caye Caulker Police have detained and charged a woman from the island for drug trafficking. On Wednesday at around four in the afternoon officers were on routine mobile patrol when [...]

Independent investigation into financials missing at the Southern Regional Hospital

An independent investigation is currently underway by the Office of the Auditor General on the Southern Regional Hospital. It comes on the heels of information leaked to the Ministry of [...]

PAHO recommendations implemented at K.H.M.H.

The final report from the Pan American Health Organization on the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is now available. The report was carried out by the Pan American Health Organization following [...]

“Boots” Martinez says he is standing by Penner

The Prime Minister said earlier today that Elvin Penner acted grievously wrong in the issuance of a passport to a South Korean National in jail in Taiwan. Notwithstanding, the U.D.P. [...]

World Mental Health Day and older adults

Around the world the focus today has been on mental health and particularly in older adults. The reality is that people are living longer, are not working and as such [...]

Belize National Health Accounts and the Strategic Plan

The government currently invests over one hundred and three million dollars for health care. It is managed by the Ministry of Health and invested in public hospitals and clinics across [...]

The Garifuna Collective return from European Tour

The Garifuna Collective has been promoting the Garifuna culture—not only locally but way beyond our borders in North America and Europe. The group has just completed a successful tour of [...]

Healthy Living looks at the flu season

If you are wondering about the sniffing taking place in offices, homes and public places, it is safe to say that we are right in the midst of the flu [...]