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Are B.T.L. Employees Dissatisfied with Executive Chairman Anwar Barrow?

There is trouble brewing at the government owned Belize Telemedia Limited.  This afternoon during their lunch break, dozens of staffers, members of the Belize Communication Workers Union, assembled outside of [...]

CARICOM Development Fund: What Does It Means for Belize?

The Twenty-Seventh Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM concluded in Placencia on Wednesday.  Much of the discussions during the three-day event centered around major regional [...]

CDF’s Rodinald Soomer on Working Visit to Belize

According to the economist, CDF’s directives come from sessions such as those recently held in Belize where keen attention is paid to the needs of lesser developed countries.   Isani [...]

Still No Arrest in Murder of Waitress in San Pedro

Police continue to search for a person of interest in the murder of Honduran national Johana Samantha Mendez Barrios. The waitress of Compadres Bar in San Pedro was cut to [...]

The Birth Registration Conundrum Explained

An independent study shows that about six percent of newborns are not formally registered and that presents difficulties for the individuals later on in life, especially in accessing health care [...]

Improvements in Efficiency at the Vital Statistics Unit

If you’ve visited the Vital Statistics Unit recently to request a birth certificate, a marriage license or even a death certificate then you would be quite familiar with the apparent [...]

Fruta Bomba Layoffs Continue As Factory Winds Up Papaya Operation

As we reported last week, Fruta Bomba Limited and Belize Food Packers are packing up and leaving Belize for other destinations. The exporters of Caribbean red papaya say labour costs [...]

F.F.B. President Facing a Coup D’etat

Earlier we told you about the rumblings at B.T.L., but that is not the only place where there is discontent. At news time, we are told that the executive of [...]

30 Storeowners Caught Gouging Prices of Rice and Flour

Recent adjustments to the price per pound of Grade C rice and white sugar have prompted the Belize Bureau of Standards to strengthen market surveillance activities for Controlled Price Goods.  [...]

Will Elderly Honduran Woman Serve Time for Human Trafficking?

A mitigation plea was heard today for a sixty-four year old Honduran grandmother living in Belize for over twenty years.  On February tenth, 2016, the grandmother was found guilty of human [...]

Fight Among Friends Ends in Arraignment of DJ Busch

The popular disc jockey, Disc Jockey James Busch of More FM, is in trouble with the law tonight.  After two weeks of hospitalization, thirty-four year old Marlon Geovanni Chavez has [...]

A Workshop on How to Help Seenagers Live Longer

Women are living longer than men in Belize and life expectancy stands at seventy-five years. But elderly persons continue to be vulnerable. In fact, as it relates to pension, as [...]

Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua & Barbuda on De-risking

We have been reporting extensively on the loss of correspondent banks which was top on the agenda of the Twenty-Seventh Intersessional Meeting which concluded in Placencia on Wednesday. The ‘de-risking’ [...]

Strategies Outlined to Address Issue of Correspondent Banking

PM Gaston Browne’s mission is to knock at all doors including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the United States Congress. At the CARICOM inter-sessional, the Heads of government [...]

A Popular Light Technician Needs Your Help to Fight Rare Brain Disease

Thirty-nine-year-old Dorian August; he’s the light technician at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts and has been working with the Institute for the past twenty-two years. But tonight, he [...]

Dorian August to Undergo Surgery in Merida

August needs urgent surgery which he plans to undergo in Merida. A first round of tests will be carried out next week and he is asking for your assistance.   [...]

Orange Walk Resident Wins GST Monthly Raffle

A third winner was chosen this past Monday for the General Sales Tax Raffle. The raffle started last year with its first drawing on December fifteenth; there was another on [...]

Healthy Living Has Update on Zika in Caribbean

As of February of 2016, twenty-two countries in the Americas, including eleven which are Caribbean countries and four which are CARICOM members have confirmed cases of Zika. Barbados, Guyana, Haiti [...]