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Body of Missing Fisherman Mark Swaso Recovered at Sea

The body of Mark Swaso, better known as Karm, a resident of Vista Del Mar, Ladyville was discovered this afternoon around three in the southern waters of Belize. Swaso, a [...]

Body of Missing San Pedro Businessman Remains Lost at Sea

But the Varela family of San Pedro is desperate and is asking for assistance in finding eighty year old businessman Leovijildo Varela, who was thrown out of a tugboat that [...]

Stabbing Incidents Reported in Belize City and Caye Caulker

There are also two stabbing incidents to report tonight. In Belize City, twenty-three year old Kevin Young of Boots Crescent was stabbed multiple times on the face and chest. The [...]

Disgraced Politician Melvin Hulse Still Has a Place in Stann Creek West

Melvin Hulse stepped down as standard bearer for the U.D.P. less than a week ago after apologizing profusely to the Prime Minister for allegations made against his boss. In a [...]

Petrocaribe Celebrates Ten Years in Belize, PM Says Law Will Not be Repealed

In the midst of all the discussion on the Petrocaribe Loans Act, which the Opposition wants repealed, the Petrocaribe initiative officially celebrates its tenth anniversary. While there was much fanfare [...]

Barrow Says G.O.B. Won’t Entertain Chamber Criticism of Petrocaribe Law

As we told you earlier, the People’s United Party has drafted a legislation that effectively serves as an alternative to the Petrocaribe Amendment Act.  While the P.U.P. took into consideration [...]

PM Maintains Position on Rupert Myles’ Unlawful Arrest

Last Monday, the prime minister commented on the unlawful arrest of Rupert Myles, who was bound and shackled by villagers in Santa Cruz.  Despite the unlawful detention and the subsequent [...]

Fisheries Industry Recognizes Outstanding Fisher Folk…

The fishing industry is said to contribute approximately three to five percent to Belize’s GDP and employs several thousand locals. At the heart of the industry stand the front line [...]

…Accompanying Documentary Launched

At the award ceremony this morning, a documentary was also launched, titled: Fishing: A Belizean Way of Life Now and Into the Future. Ralna Lewis, the lead on the project [...]

Local CSME Unit Host Public Education Campaign

CARICOM Week started on Sunday and runs through to Friday of this week. As part of its public education, the CSME Unit within the Ministry of Trade has embarked on [...]

Football and Basketball Stats from Weekend Sporting Events

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   PLB 2015 Champion, Verdes FC headed north to Louisiana Field to face an Orange Walk selection in preparation for [...]

Opposition Storms Out of House Meeting Following Ejection of P.U.P. Senator

Tonight, we have extensive coverage of a House meeting in which four significant bills were passed through their stages. But we start with certainly the most significant single event of [...]

Promise of Heated Debate Dashed By P.U.P. Walkout

The walk-out came as a complete surprise, and even some members on the Opposition side were unsure to leave the chambers. There was the promise of a heated debate today [...]

P.U.P. Issues Release on Legislative Assembly Powers and Privileges Act

Late this evening, the P.U.P. issued a statement on the walk out. According to the Opposition, the standing orders of the House makes it clear that a Speaker can only [...]

PM Barrow Sets Out Details of Petrocaribe Expenditure

As we mentioned earlier, the amended Petrocaribe Loan Motion was pushed through its stages today, obviously without debate from the absent Opposition. Earlier in the day, before that perhaps knee-jerk [...]

Despite Amendment, Opposition Sticks to its Guns, Petrocaribe Must be Repealed!

The Opposition doesn’t want to hear about supplementary appropriations where Petrocaribe is concerned. They maintain that the government is being less than transparent and accountable where the spending of those [...]

PM Reiterates: No Alcalde System Can Supersede Laws of Belize

Also before the Opposition walkout, another sensitive and critical issue was ventilated by Prime Minister Dean Barrow. On Monday the PM took a hard line against the Mayans of Santa [...]

Opposition Leader Says PM is Flaring Up Ethnic Tension Following Santa Cruz Fiasco

That stance has been criticized in various sectors as premature and one-sided, and today the Opposition finally weighed in, from outside the House. According to P.U.P. Leader, the position expressed [...]

Well-known San Pedro Businessman Believed Drowned Near Belize City Port

Tonight, the family of San Pedro businessman Leovijildo Varela is bracing for the worse. On Thursday night, Varela and his crew were transporting three butane trucks on a tugboat from [...]

Tarique Thompson Succumbs to Gunshot Injuries After Monday Night Shooting

Tarique Thompson has succumbed to gunshot injuries he sustained on Monday night in Belize City. Around twelve noon today, the fifteen year old second form student of Canaan High School [...]

Another Minor Remains on Life Support After Being Shot Two Days Later

Meanwhile, in Wednesday night’s shooting of another minor, sixteen year old Reuben Leslie remains brain dead at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The student of a George Price Highway address [...]

Mexican Naval Vessel Runs Aground Near Blackadore Caye

Exactly two weeks after a Guatemalan gunboat ran aground in Belizean waters near Glovers Reef, another maritime vessel has beached in shallow waters south of Blackadore Caye.  This time, a [...]

PM on 8% Salary Increase for Teachers and Public Servants

Back to the House Meeting…just before the Opposition walked out and with government coffers overflowing with Petrocaribe money, PM Barrow announced that it was honouring an eight percent salary increase [...]

Toledo West Area Rep Weighs In On Santa Cruz Debacle

Earlier in our newscast you heard PM Dean Barrow speaking about what he called excessive force being used by Mayans to unlawfully detain a black Creole Belizean. Much has been [...]

Was Rupert Myles Aggressive in Santa Cruz?

Requeña says that Saturday’s events were precipitated by the very aggressive behaviour of Rupert Myles when he attended a meeting following months of being invited to speak to village leaders. [...]