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P.U.P. Leader Disappointed with Budget

On March eighth Prime Minister Dean Barrow presented the budget for the 2016/2017 fiscal year under the theme – Stability in the time of change. He claimed that it was [...]

Briceño says Belize is in Recession

Briceño claims that the U.D.P. has deliberately refused to admit that Belize is actually operating in a recession, and there is no sign of the best that was to come [...]

Unemployment Figures – Are They Up or Down?

The Leader of the Opposition, to bolster his argument of economic crisis, used the figures on employment between 2008 and today. Not surprisingly, Area Representative for Belmopan John Saldivar used [...]

Publics Officers and Teachers to Receive Third Pay Raise

Saldivar, who publicly announced today that he intends to contest for the vacant post of first deputy leader in the U.D.P., boasted that if Briceño’s statistics and assertions are valid, [...]

P.U.P. Prepared to Work with G.O.B. on Issues of National Concerns

But with all that said, Briceño ended his presentation to kick off the debate by extending the hand of cooperation, claiming that his party is prepared and able to assist [...]

John Saldivar Reveals Plans for National Security Ministry

In terms of the specifics as related to the Ministry of National Security, Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar revealed that as it has every year, the budget for the departments [...]

Poverty Rate Almost 50%

Lake Independence Area Representative Cordel Hyde was the third to weigh in on the 2016/2017 budget. It is his first address in the House since elections of November, 2015. In [...]

Cordel says Underprivileged Won’t Benefit from Budget

Hyde claimed that for all the rhetoric surrounding its presentation, and for all the money this government says it has spent, that money hasn’t reached the people who need it [...]

Protocol to be Developed for Entry and Access to Sarstoon

In the absence of an adjacency zone at the southern border with Guatemala, a protocol on how to deal with civilians and military personnel traversing the area of the Sarstoon [...]

Is an Adjacency Zone needed in the South?

If you’ve wondered why there is no rise in hostility between Belize and Guatemala when illegal hunters are found inside Belizean territory it’s because the adjacency zone clearly demarcates the [...]

Leaked Threat Assessment in Sarstoon – B.D.F. General Sends Warning

The Belize Territorial Volunteers, led by activist Wil Maheia, has come under fire recently for its purported role in rousing hostilities in the south, between the B.D.F. and Guatemalan military.  [...]

Did Faber Get the Memo on the Wrong Budget?

Representative for Collet Patrick Faber spoke at length today, but interestingly the major portion of his presentation did not touch on the Budget for the fiscal year 2016/2017. He instead [...]

Faber’s Love Affair with the People of Collet

Faber didn’t comment on the obsession, but he did take time to revisit the now infamous Petrocaribe-funded pibil and barbecue fest in Corozal. The young Minister has taken flak for [...]

Musa Says Budget is Hangover from Bazaar Spending by G.O.B.

In his presentation, Musa took on the deficit in the 2015/2016 budget – a one hundred and eighty-two million dollar gap between revenue and actual expenditure. It’s an unprecedented deficit [...]

Minor Killed in Independence Over a Horse

Over the weekend, a street figure was killed in Ladyville. There was another murder, which occurred on Sunday in southern Belize for which an eighteen year old was arraigned today. [...]

Did Orange Walk Hospital Dispose of Fetus Without Mother’s Consent?

A young mother from the Belize District heard the most devastating news earlier this week. After suffering a miscarriage and preparing for the burial of her unborn child, she was [...]

Decision to be Handed Down in Orange Walk Murder Trial

A decision by Justice Herbert Lord is expected in mid-April following the submission of final arguments today in the trial of Osmar Sabido. The twenty-six year old Orange Walk resident [...]

Burglary in Punta Gorda

An elderly night watchman was bound at the wrists and ankles during and armed robbery in Punta Gorda Town which briefly netted a pair of thieves over thirty thousand dollars [...]

Team Belize Wins in Las Vegas Relay

A team from the three arms of the security forces returned to Belize today to a warm welcome. A motorcade through the streets of the Old Capital culminated on Coney [...]

Family of Accident Victim Speaks Out

Jason Robinson, a resident of Hattieville, will be laid to rest on Wednesday.  He perished at the start of the weekend after being ran over by a passenger bus.  On [...]

Police Department: Citizen Security and Safety for the Easter Holidays

Road traffic accidents along major thoroughfares are among the leading causes of death for Belizeans.  Since the beginning of the year, a number of incidents have been reported and despite [...]