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Government anticipates strike action by teachers – but is there anything to dispute?

Having made concessions on Tuesday for a Senate Select Investigation on Immigration; government has another hot potato in its hands.  That’s because the Belize National Teachers Union may be gearing-up [...]

Deputy P.M. and Minister of Education concludes action is “politically motivated”

The flyer that the minister refers to was circulated today. The B.N.T.U. makes seven demands for good governance as part of its “Stand Up for Belize Campaign.” As we reported [...]

Immigration minister, Godwin Hulse, is not selected for Senate Select Committee

Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse will not sit on the Senate Select Committee to investigate the Auditor General’s Special Audit on the Immigration Department. Both the People’s United Party and [...]

Faber says Prime Minister Barrow acted as head of Executive following receipt of Auditor General’s reports

Does the Prime Minister have the power to name the senators who will form the Senate Select Commission?  That’s what we asked Minister Faber today, following concerns that the PM [...]

William Mason and co-accused back in court but disclosure for murder case is delayed

This morning, the man who befriended a long list of ministers and highly connected personalities, forty-six year old murder suspect William “Danny” Mason, of Intelco Hill, Belmopan made another appearance [...]

Acting prosecutor in Mason case insists police doing fine without international help on Mason case

During his post-court appearance interview, ACP Chester Williams also addressed the matter of further and direct international assistance with the William Mason case. According to Williams, police have recovered from [...]

Cayo South representative Julius Espat stripped of pay and office stipend following suspension

He was controversially dragged from the House of Representatives by security forces on August twenty-sixth in a heated conclusion to a battle royal with Speaker Michael Peyrefitte, after being chided [...]

Espat confirms he will go to court over “improper procedure” in House

Espat told us that he had written the National Assembly to inquire about his status, and he is still not sure if the letter issued today is a response. That [...]

P.U.P. condemns attacks on Auditor General

In other news, the People’s United Party issued a release today condemning the vicious and completely unwarranted personal attacks on Auditor-General Dorothy Bradley. It states that since the release of [...]

Another City murder; four men detained for death of bus conductor Raul Medina

Twenty-nine year old Raul Medina was met with a spray of bullets at about nine-thirty on Tuesday night at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Helen Middleton Street in [...]

Suspect detained in Deandre Nembhard murder but do police have their man?

Meanwhile, police also have a suspect detained in connection with the weekend murder of seventeen year old Deandre Nembhard. The minor was at a house on Croton Lane, a short [...]

Two Belize City men sentenced for illegal gun and ammunition

Two Belize City men claimed they were set up by police, but that allegation did not hold water and they were convicted in the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser [...]

In Cattle Landing, elected independent village council slate find themselves out of office

Village council elections are just about concluded in the Toledo District where a number of independent slates contested the leadership of their respective communities.  In Cattle Landing, a satellite community [...]

Territorial Volunteers return to Sarstoon for first Eco-Challenge race

The Belize Territorial Volunteers are organizing a first-of-its-kind competition in which kayakers will paddle from Barranco Village to Sarstoon River, circle once around Sarstoon Island and then return to the [...]

Illegal Logging in Sarstoon Temash National Park Still an Issue

While the BTV is not too worried about security issues at the border point, participants are not expected to cross over into Guatemalan territory.  As far as fishing and illegal [...]

“Morality Commission” to continue dialogue between Church and State

The Prime Minister announced last Friday that the Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber is the chair of what was loosely referred to as a morality commission. That name became the [...]

Will UNIBAM have a place on Morality Commission?

Outspoken gay rights activist Caleb Orozco has met with Church/State Commission Chairman Patrick Faber to discuss a place for minority groups, including UNIBAM, to be represented on the task force.  [...]

Team Belize introduced ahead of regional qualification tournament in men’s volleyball

In sporting news, there is a major championship tournament coming to Belize next week, in the sport of volleyball. Belize is hosting the International Volleyball Federation’s World Championship qualification tournament [...]

Coach says team is well-prepared for tournament which will be hosted in Belize

The competition begins next week Saturday at the Saint Catherine Academy Multi-Purpose Center on Marine Parade. Belize as hosts faces a tough road to try to reach the top two [...]

“Everything went wrong” in embarrassing eleven-nil Champions League loss

Eleven to nil….that is the most embarrassing score of the home game between Police United and Pachuca from Mexico which was held on Tuesday night. By our records, it is [...]