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Is Gaspar Vega Stepping Down?

Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega was not at Tuesday’s Budget Presentation in the House. And there is word that the DPM has dropped a bombshell. News Five has been reliably [...]

Tourists Jacked at Altun Ha

Eight tourists who came in on a cruise ship today and opted to visit the very popular Altun Ha Archaeological Site off the Old Northern Highway are probably regretting that [...]

‘Bounty’ Shot by the Police

Popular DVD salesman Jamal Young, better known as ‘Bounty’, remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H., following an incident over the weekend during which he was allegedly shot in the foot by [...]

Family Mourns Murdered Bartender

Family and friends are grieving the untimely death of twenty-nine year old Edwin Ixpatac, a Cayo resident who was brutally beaten to the head and abdomen while in police detention. [...]

APB Issued for Two Suspects in Independence Murder

An all points bulletin has been issued by the Belize Police Department for two men who are on the run, following the weekend murder of a Mango Creek businessman.  Independence [...]

Free Zone Cigarette Traders on the Hot Seat

Atlantic Bank International has reportedly met with cigarette traders operating out of the Free Zone and has informed them that effective March fifteenth, their accounts will be closed. It’s a [...]

Is There a Light At the End of the Correspondent Banking Tunnel?

Where the dreaded loss of correspondent banking relationships is concerned, PM Barrow says there is little to report following the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting held in Placencia recently. Coming [...]

PM Barrow Says the US is Hypocritical

The derisking phenomenon is an offshoot of continued pressure from the U.S. to crack down on money laundering and other financial improprieties, real or perceived. The superpower feels that illegal [...]

Is Your Electricity Bill Going Up?

Is your electricity bill going up again in the months ahead?  This afternoon, the Public Utilities Commission held a press conference to make public its initial decision to increase the [...]

Consumers Will Get Benefits at Next Tariff Review

B.E.L.’s submission included a proposed increase in the Mean Electricity Rate from thirty-five cents per kilowatt hour to thirty-nine cents.   John Avery, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission “So at the [...]

Vanson Charged $10,000 for Drug Trafficking

In the court, Miguel Vanson, a first time offender, was imposed a mandatory non-custodial fine for drug trafficking of one hundred and sixty-two grams of cannabis which were found hidden [...]

Jane Usher Resident Arraigned for Burglary and Wounding

A resident of Jane Usher Boulevard, Belize City, was also before the court today for two criminal offenses. Thirty-seven year old Eldon Bevans was charged for burglary and wounding after [...]

P.U.P. Deputy Leader Julius Espat Says NO to the ICJ

Where does the People’s United Party stand on going to the International Court of Justice? It hasn’t been exactly clear. There are those who are obviously in favor of resolution [...]

P.U.P. Leader Explains New Seating Arrangements in the House

It didn’t make it into Tuesday’s news, since the 2016/2017 Budget took center stage, but was a significant political change on the Opposition side of the gallery. The expected change [...]

Immigration Minister of State Will Sign Passport Documents

Against the backdrop of the Budget, bills were passed which may have flown below the radar of first scrutiny, but they are significant. For example, one piece of Immigration legislation [...]

PM Barrow Says New Title is Okay, But He Didn’t Ask for It

And finally for political news tonight, we asked Prime Minister Dean Barrow about his new title of Right Honorable conferred on him recently. Generally it’s offered to government leaders in [...]

Maskall Residents Get New Water System

About fifteen hundred residents of Maskall Village, located on the old Northern Highway, will within a year have access to reliable potable water. The million dollar project will be funded [...]

IDB/BCC Conduct Citywide Survey

Latin America and the Caribbean is the second-most urbanized region in the world with eight out of ten people living in cities.  During the last sixty-four years, the region has [...]