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A New U.D.P. Cabinet is Sworn In

Following a decisive victory at the polls last week Wednesday, leader of the United Democratic Party Dean Barrow was sworn in as Prime Minister by the Governor General in a [...]

Six Senators Named to Upper Parliament, Lee Mark Chang is New President

Prime Minister Barrow also named the new Senators of the United Democratic Party, starting with his candidate who unsuccessfully attempted to regain the Freetown seat from P.U.P. leader Francis Fonseca. [...]

C.E.O.s Reshuffled, New Additions Introduced

Along with the designation of Cabinet Ministers to their respective portfolios, a total of nineteen Chief Executive Officers have also been appointed.  A majority of those C.E.O.s are returning, albeit [...]

Gapi Vega is Minister of Agriculture. Was He Demoted?

Of all the shuffles and tweaking which accompanied the appointment of the new Cabinet, on the face of it the title of biggest loser would have to go to Deputy [...]

Gapi Says Monchi Outspent Him in Orange Walk North

As the U.D.P.’s mover and shaker in the north, Gaspar Vega actually gained ground, holding on to four seats held by the party and adding one more. But in his [...]

PM Responds to Post-election Results Incident in Belmopan

In the midst of the election results euphoria in Belmopan, there was a very serious incident. One of John Saldivar’s supporters allegedly discharged a firearm into the air. He was [...]

Pablo Marin is Still Minister of Health, PM Comments

Two portfolios which received perhaps the most unflattering scrutiny, run by two Ministers who came under sustained attack pre-elections, were returned to those Ministers. One of those ministers is Corozal [...]

‘Sedi’ Elrington Praised as Minister of Foreign Affairs

Where controversial Wilfred Elrington is concerned, the Prime Minister had nothing but praise for his intellect and performance as Foreign Minister. He did concede, though, that there is disquiet in [...]

Career Cop Turned Politician is Junior Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture

Orange Walk East was expected to be a battleground in that district – two dynamic young candidates going head to head. But when the last ballot was counted, the U.D.P.’s [...]

‘Papa’ Mena Clears Up Election Night Comments

Frank ‘Papa’ Mena, the U.D.P.’s Area Representative for Dangriga, has weathered two storms in quick succession – a bi-election followed by the general election last week. For his success on [...]

Fugitive Mexican/American Businessman is Denied Bail

Forty-seven-year-old David Nanes Schnitzer, a Mexican/American businessman wanted for defrauding thousands of investors while serving as president of Stanford Group Mexico, pleaded guilty to uttering upon a forged document in [...]

Police Constable Remanded for Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with Minor

A police officer assigned to the Orange Walk formation is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being charged for unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.  Thirty-one-year-old Police [...]

4 Years for Man Busted with Sawed-off Shotgun at Funeral

Wilfred Ramirez was the youth who police caught with a sawed-off shotgun during the funeral of street personality, Julian Willoughby back in May 2014. Today, Ramirez changed his not guilty [...]

Telethon to Raise Funds for Purchase of TV Ramos Bust

It’s almost a year since the bust of Garifuna hero and national icon, Thomas Vincent Ramos, was acquired by Dangriga. It was officially unveiled in that municipality on the celebration [...]

Belizean Artist Lincoln Jones Launches New Music Video

You may recognize him as the lead singer of the local male singing group, Acafellas, when they made their debut on Season Two of Channel Five’s Entertainment Show, Superstar. Well [...]

Volley and Football Results in Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   The PLB tournament an into another road block in a football season that can only be described as tumultuous [...]