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Dunkeld and Government Told to Work Out B.T.L. Settlement

A three-judge panel of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) this morning advised attorneys representing Dunkeld International Investments, The B.T.L. Employees Trust and the Government of Belize to work out [...]

Did Government Underpay the First Instalment of Arbitration Award?

The Government has said that the tribunal divided the award into a forty-sixty ratio; forty percent of the total representing the non-Accommodation Agreement portion and sixty percent representing the Accommodation [...]

Government’s Move to Sidestep Provision of Agreement Backfired

It was left to Senior Counsel Denys Barrow to defend Government’s actions. He explained that Government assumed that whatever was left in the second payment would be sufficient to cover [...]

How Will B.T.L. Arbitration Affect Belize’s Currency Position?

There were differing views on whether the Government can adhere to paying the remaining portion of the award due to Dunkeld in U.S. dollars, and should have paid the first [...]

Financial Secretary Confirms Government Must Borrow Millions More for Arbitration Award

But the concern over the cash crunch is real for Financial Secretary Joseph Waight, who confirmed that Government must borrow further to complete the second payment for the B.T.L. Arbitration [...]

Junior Minister Has No Qualms with B.N.T.U. Belmopan Demonstration

On Monday, thousands of teachers demonstrated in Belmopan in their Stand Up For Belize Campaign. Among the many national issues ventilated was the Auditor General’s report on the Immigration Department [...]

Elodio Aragon Jr. Warns Teachers over Consequences of Actions

Across the country, some schools were opened, but classrooms were empty and in other cases, the buildings were closed for the day. Still yet, we found students at some schools, [...]

Commissioner of Police Comments on Danny Mason’s Gun Licenses

The last time we spoke with the Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, he was asked about the case on accused murderer William “Danny” Mason. Whylie’s response was that it was [...]

ComPol says Interdicted Police Officer in Carnival Incident Showed “Poor Judgment”

Kris Staine has been identified as the off-duty police constable that fired a shot in the air as the carnival road march was coming to an end on Saturday afternoon.  [...]

FinSec discusses Government’s Salary Adjustment Deferral Proposal

The Government continues to deal with the third and final tranche of salary adjustments, which it has asked to be deferred until next year as a result of damages caused [...]

Damages from Hurricane Earl Could Reach Hundreds of Millions in Dollars

While we had the Financial Secretary on hand, he was asked critical questions on the state of the Belizean economy and the ever-expanding debt obligations that Belize must meet. His [...]

Superbond Step-up is Coming, Warns Financial Secretary

The so-called “Superbond” was restructured in March of 2013, a year after Prime Minister Dean Barrow won a second term mainly on his pledge to do so. It’s now been [...]

P.U.P. Contends Government Cannot Name Composition or Chair of Senate Committee

Last Tuesday Cabinet caved in and the Prime Minister announced the government was prepared to support a senate select inquiry into the Special Audit Report of the Auditor General on [...]

Cabinet Minister Confirms Executive Now Accepts Senate Select Committee

Cabinet minister Elodio Aragon Junior was also asked today about the Immigration investigation. He told News Five that at last Tuesday’s meeting, all ministers agreed to the senate select inquiry. [...]

Gay Partner Pleads Guilty to Domestic Assault and Damage to Property

The August tenth decision of the Supreme Court on Section Fifty-Three of the Criminal Code has led to some gay couples becoming more open about their domestic disputes and going [...]

BATSUB Will Discipline Officer Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident

There was a fatal accident involving an officer attached to the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize, BATSUB. Police visited the Dream Light Nightclub at mile one and half [...]

South Korea Government Makes Donation to National Youth Orchestra

A wide assortment of musical instruments was handed over to the National Youth Orchestra by the Korean Government this morning at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. There are [...]

Northside Businesses Contribute Vehicle to Eastern Division North Police

Just at about the same time that Korea was making that donation, the Police Department was also receiving a significant contribution. Four businesses teamed up to provide the department with [...]

Revisiting the Dawn of Belizean Independence in 1981

On this anniversary of Independence Day, we go back to that glorious day in 1981 when Belize became a fully fledged nation.  There were official parades and the hoisting of [...]