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Ground Broken for Joint FOB at Sarstoon River

A groundbreaking for the Forward Operating Base finally took place this morning at the Sarstoon River in southern Belize. The base will be used to support tactical operations by the [...]

Guatemalan Diplomatic Note: Kindly Leave Illegal Fishermen Alone

While the Guatemalans seem to have had a change of heart in respect of the erection of an F.O.B. on the Belizean side of the Sarstoon River, its government, via [...]

What was a Guatemalan Drone Doing Overhead in Belizean Airspace?

As we reported earlier, the official tour of the Sarstoon River, including the proposed site of the Forward Operating Base and the Cadenas outpost, went without incident.  While the Guatemalan [...]

PBL versus CWU; the Deadlock Continues

At news time, striking stevedores are still camping out at the Port of Belize where they have been since one o’clock this afternoon. But all is quiet despite reports that [...]

CWU Still Unable to Meet with Labor Commissioner Amid Impasse

The CWU has been having emergency meetings with the executive and the stevedores but the situation remains fluid.   Audrey Matura-Shepherd, President, CWU “Decisions aren’t mine alone, so I keep [...]

Chamber of Commerce on Impact of Ongoing Gridlock at Port

More than one hundred containers are waiting to upload and unload. The situation has dire consequences on many fronts. Exports represent thirty-seven million dollars while the imports so far for [...]

Immigration Minister Gives Update on Security Measures to Prevent Corruption

The Ministry of Immigration seems to be ever under scrutiny for a series of irregularities concerning documentation obtained through fraudulent means. At the House meeting last Friday Prime Minister Dean [...]

An Unidentified Man Found Murdered in Spanish Lookout

The lifeless body of an unidentified man was discovered by San Ignacio police on Tuesday night in an area of the Spanish Lookout Community known as Mennonite Beach.  Sometime before [...]

Petrocaribe Appropriations Bill Tackled in the Senate

On the table for discussion, debate and passage before the Senate this morning were two loan motions for road rehabilitation and tourism, thirteen agreements for ratification and the usually inflammable [...]

Opposition Says There’s Lack of Accountability in Petrocaribe Expenditure

And then the rest of the field from both sides of the Senate weighed in. From the Opposition side there is a clear problem because while they are being asked [...]

Senate Discusses State of National Highways

The government of Belize conducted a successful campaign leading up to general elections based in large part on an infrastructural surge across the country. And it has continued, as today [...]

Robert Young Jr. Freed of Theft Charges

A Belize City taxi driver,  accused of theft of two vehicles and over five thousand dollars in cash from an international company, was freed of the charge by Chief Magistrate, [...]

Brandon Tillett Hit with Additional Charges in Attempted Murder Case

In court today, BT, the infamous Brandon Mason Tillett, associate of the George Street Gang, was before the lower court for an attempted murder case for which he is awaiting [...]

Belize Progressive Party Calls on G.O.B. to Sign Anti-corruption Convention

Today is international anti-corruption day and around the world one hundred and seventy-seven countries are observing it. Belize isn’t one of those countries, but about seven persons representing the Belize [...]

Quality Poultry Takes Lick Due to Stevedores Strike

As we have reported, the strike has implications with goods coming into and going out of Belize for the Christmas season. Caught in all this, is the importation of turkey [...]

Quality Poultry General Manager Says Impact is Tremendous

According to Barkman the impact is tremendous and the losses so far are about half a million dollars during one of the busiest times of the year. For now, the [...]

OCEANA Holds Annual Conference on Belize’s Water Systems

Today at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City, OCEANA Belize held a conference to further discuss the issue of offshore oil exploration in Belize and the state of Belize’s [...]

Salvation Army’s Christmas Party Draws Hundreds of Children

It is the season for giving and our friends at the Salvation Army are doing just that. Earlier today, as they do every year, the organization hosted children from numerous [...]