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Strike at Port of Belize is Called Off!

A strike is called off and after four days off the job at the port, stevedores finally went back to work this afternoon. Vessels bringing hams and turkeys as well [...]

The Effects of the Impasse at the Port on Businesses

The strike by stevedores has been called off and they are back on the job. But the four-day standoff with the Port of Belize over retirement packages has had dire [...]

C.E.O./Receiver Tux Vasquez Runs into Trouble with Guatemalan Immigration

The C.E.O./Receivership at the Port of Belize, Arturo Tux Vasquez was away in Guatemala during the negotiations, but remained active throughout. He was part of a delegation from the Belize [...]

San Pedro Police Nab Perp after Assault of Elderly Woman

Three weeks ago a particularly vicious assault caught the attention of the nation. A seventy year old woman told San Pedro Police that as she walked home she was followed [...]

C.E.O. Ramon Figueroa on Semen-Injecting Dentist

The story of the semen-injecting dentist who was licensed and ready to commence operations in San Pedro is shocking. Somehow John Robert Hall, an American dentist convicted for assault on [...]

Belize Medical Council is Solely Responsible for Vetting and Licensing

As we told you Tuesday night, all it took to get information on John Robert Hall was a visit to Google. His arrest in North Carolina for injecting semen into [...]

Marilyn Williams is New Chair of K.H.M.H. Board of Governors

On November ninth, then Chair of the K.H.M.H. Board of Governors Chandra Nisbet-Cansino was approached and asked to step down. She had only recently signed a contract for an addition [...]

Road Traffic Accident Leaves Elderly

An elderly resident of Spanish Lookout lost his life on Wednesday afternoon during a fatal road traffic accident.  Sixty-seven-year-old Klaus Friesen was knocked down and dragged while riding his bicycle [...]

San Ignacio Police Say Unidentified Man was Chopped to Death

While San Ignacio Police are yet to determine the identity of a man found dead in the Mennonite Beach area of Spanish Lookout, they have confirmed to News Five that [...]

Litigation on Nationalization of BISL Concludes in Supreme Court

Since taking over Belize International Services Limited, the parent company of IMMARBE and the IBC Registry, in June 2013, the Government of Belize has been embroiled in litigation with its [...]

Minister of Immigration Says Sting was Organized to Catch Hustlers

Last week at the House of Representatives, there was talk of yet another Immigration scandal. This one involved the procuring and issuing of nationality documents to residents of the southern [...]

U.D.P. Parliamentarians Weigh in on David Nanes Schnitzer Senate Inquiry

It happened too late for much news coverage on Wednesday, but one of the highlights of the Senate meeting was a request for an inquiry into immigration corruption, specifically in [...]

Rafael Mencias Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Phillip Hall

Shortly after one o’clock this afternoon, a jury of six men and six women stepped into the deliberating room to determine the fate of Rafael Mencias accused of the July [...]

Costa Rican President Disappointed by Belize’s Refusal to Allow Cuban Transit

On Tuesday Cabinet made the decision to hold off on approving the transit of Cubans stuck in Costa Rica through Belize. An official release claimed that G.O.B. is willing to [...]

COLA is in Favor of Cheap Rice from Guyana

Ads advertising cheap rice from Guyana, imported by Xtra House, have been circulating for a couple weeks now – setting the stage for the rice which should arrive in country [...]

Health C.E.O. Gives Update on WRH Investigations

In September, the tragic deaths of two females hung like a dark cloud over the Western Regional Hospital. Lucia Cal and Nolberta Sanchez were both treated at that facility and [...]

Dr. Figueroa Says No Hanky-panky Under His Watch

We also asked C.E.O. Figueroa about a series of financial shenanigans which allegedly took place under his predecessor Peter Allen. Multiple audits revealed serious breakdowns in and non-adherence to financial [...]

Healthy Living has the Christmas Blues

For many, the mere word Christmas brings memories and feelings of happiness and joy. For others, it can cause an instant headache as they crunch numbers trying to figure out [...]