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Senator Rocke Says Churches Were Converted to Support Government View

Was the motion presented by Senator Rocke today originally crafted in the office of the Prime Minister and presented as the Church’s motion. More importantly, Senator Rocke said during the [...]

P.M. Apologizes to Belizeans Over Special Audit Reports

The Special Audit on Immigration has exposed rampant corruption within the Department of Immigration. Thirteen ministers, past and present, as well as senior officers and politically connected persons have been [...]

Barrow Nonetheless Claims Report is “Extremely Flawed”

The audit was triggered by the scandalous Won Hong Kim fiasco involving then Minister of State Elvin Penner and has unearthed the rampant sale of Belizean nationality to persons who [...]

Joint Special Committee Of National Assembly to Investigate Report

At the Senate Meeting on Wednesday, the People’s United Party proposed a motion for a senate select investigation into the immigration irregularities. This is the second time that that motion [...]

Who Will Chair Joint Special Committee? 2 Senators Excluded

The composition of the Joint Special Select Committee also came into question during this afternoon’s press conference.  Among the concerns raised is the fact that the combined task force will [...]

Churches Divided On Section 53 Appeal Ahead of Monday Meeting

Another issue of national importance which has deeply divided the people is the decision not to appeal the recent ruling on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code. The decision from [...]

Bowing to Chamber of Commerce, P.M. Agrees to Sign U.N. Anti-Corruption Convention

As we told you earlier, there was a meeting on Wednesday morning between the Prime Minister and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Chamber called on the government [...]

Prime Minister Says Belize Must Be “Serious” with U.N.C.A.C. Obligations

A hundred and forty countries, members of the United Nations, have already signed on to the UNCAC. Barrow believes that the stringent requirements of the convention can further complicate matters [...]

Roman Catholic Church Calls for Church Senator Ashley Rocke to Resign

There is a pronounced rift in the Council of Churches tonight following a vote on Wednesday by Senator Ashley Rocke. Rocke first spoke in support of a Senate Select investigation [...]

National Evangelical Association Also Wants Senator Rocke Out

The unprecedented release from Bishop Wright was followed by one from the Executive Team of the National Evangelical Association of Belize, known as the NEAB.  The grouping says its national [...]

Pastor Louis Wade Says Resignation Would Be “Honourable Thing”

  Pastor Louis Wade, I Want My Country Back Movement “It is very clear to us that there is a process for that; but he should do the honourable thing [...]

Pastor Wade Accuses Evangelical Leader of Being Compromised

Pastor Rocke heads the Lake Independence Baptist Church and is a member of the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches, which suffered a big split around the time of the November [...]

Prime Minister Barrow Goes to Bat for Ashley Rocke

With mounting pressure for his removal, Senator Rocke issued a statement this afternoon to say that his actions at Wednesday’s Senate sitting, though unpopular, are for the greater good of [...]

BERT Workers Contemplate Future; Money Dispute Shuts Doors of Emergency Service

Who will the former employees of Belize Emergency Response Team (BERT) work for, apart from the residents of the Belize District? That is the question tonight after the ambulance emergency [...]

Ministry of Health Agrees to Take On Salaries, But Will Not Fund BERT Directly

This afternoon, Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, told us the Government has reached an accommodation with the much-needed emergency service to take on the management as well as [...]

Were B.D.F. Soldiers Fired On at Camp Valentin?

There is a report that the B.D.F. came under fire on Wednesday in the Chiquibul National Park approximately two hundred and fifty-nine meters east of the border. The shooting at [...]

Orange Walk Man Charged for Murder After One of His Victims Dies

Back in June, a minor, Kian Chuc was severely wounded in a chopping incident in Yo Creek, Orange Walk District. Within four days of the incident, on July twenty-eighth, he [...]

Mentally Challenged Woman Suffers Hideous Rape

Rape in itself is repugnant act, but sexual violence against a person living with a mental disability is hideous. Tonight, there is one such allegation from a family in the [...]

Prime Minister Compares Treatment of Ministers Vega and Saldivar

Former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega has kept quite a low profile since being stripped of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the second largest portfolio in government, and losing the [...]

Attorney General Promises J.P.’s in Audit Report Will Face Justice

One more report on the special audit…at least for tonight…Attorney General Senator Vanessa Retreage did not support the need for a Senate inquiry into the Audit Reports on Nationality, Passports [...]

Healthy Living Looks at the Benefits of Family Fitness

It is no secret. Belize – like many other countries across the world – has a problem with obesity.  According to the country’s health statistics, two out of every three [...]