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Senators Rumble over Supplemental Appropriations

On Friday, the House meeting was abbreviated when the Opposition walked out of the House in protest, so the first actual debate on Petrocaribe occurred today in the Senate. The [...]

Church Senator Votes YES to Appropriation

Opposition Leader in the Senate Lisa Shoman asked for a division in votes for the approval of the supplementary appropriations for 2014/2015. That led to the bill being passed with [...]

Debate on Petrocaribe Loan Amendment Bill Opens

The debate on the amended Petrocaribe Bill started after two this afternoon. Right off the top it was classified by Senator Lisa Shoman as nothing more than a pig wearing [...]

House Speaker Explains Ejection of P.U.P. Senator

Senator Patrick Andrews was removed from the House at the instructions of the Speaker, Michael Peyrefitte during last Friday’s House meeting. That measure prompted the opposition representatives to walk out [...]

MIT Seizes AK-47 and Ammo

Police have made a huge bust of an arsenal that includes a high powered weapon as well as a hundred and six live rounds of ammunition and have arrested two [...]

Harvest Caye EIA Questioned in Supreme Court

Thursday, July second, makes exactly one year since Supreme Court Justice Courtney Abel granted leave for judicial review to the Belize Tourism Industry Association (B.T.I.A.). The B.T.I.A. is challenging the [...]

Harvest Caye Attorney Pushes to Strike Out Case

While the association anticipates a positive outcome, the fact that the case is still proceeding seems to baffle Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay. We also spoke with him at the end [...]

Man Who Brutally Beat Cop is Charged

The man responsible for the brutal attack against a police officer on Monday is tonight behind bars after he was charged and arraigned for the attempted murder of Police Constable [...]

Policeman Still Hospitalized

The officer was in his uniform when he was physically attacked and robbed of his vehicle. Hall has been working at precinct three of the Belize City police department for [...]

Patnett Acquitted in Supreme Court

Today, Shelda Patnett was formally acquitted of the charge of Manslaughter by Negligence by a nine member jury who was instructed by Judge Troadio Gonzalez to return a not guilty [...]

Guatemalan National Freed on Ammunition Charge

Tonight, Guatemalan national, Mauricio Perez who has been on remand at the Belize Central Prison serving a six month prison term for an immigration offense for being illegal in Belize, has [...]

Chamber Speaks on PM’s Public Putdown

Still on Petrocaribe…It is well known that there’s been bad blood between Prime Minister Barrow and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The latest fall out was last Friday.  [...]

President ‘Tux’ Vasquez Says Chamber Still Awaits a Response

The Chamber has called for transparency, accountability, adherence to the rule of law, and good governance and says that while these may be trivial in political calculations, they are important [...]

National AIDS Commission Hosts Regional Testing Initiative

More than one percent of the population is living with HIV/AIDS and that number could very well be higher. The fear of discrimination and confidentiality remain one of the biggest [...]

Mexican Marimba Quartet Showcased

Right now at the Mexican Institute, ‘Mario Nandayapa,’ a world famous Mexican Quartet is set to kick off a free show. The family quartet plays Mexican and international selections on [...]