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Erasmo Lino Freed of Murder Charge

A murder case fell apart in the Supreme Court before Justice Troadio Gonzalez on Monday. Thirty-one year old Erasmo Lino walked from the murder of twenty-four year old Laurencio Ho [...]

Guatemala Lashes Out at Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington

As we reported on Monday, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington spoke at the United Nations lashing out at the incredulous statements made last week by the Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales. Soon [...]

IMF Recommends Higher Taxes and a Cut in the Wage Bill

Last week, the Prime Minister confirmed to the nation on Independence Day that the country is in recession.  Within days of that pronouncement, the IMF issued its latest report on [...]

U.S. Awards over $3 Million in Program Grants

The 2016 CARSI ESF program grant recipients were announced today. The awards, valued over three million Belize dollars, are aimed at supporting the U.S. Government’s objectives of strengthening citizen security [...]

What of the Investigation into the Tragic Fire at the Youth Hostel?

It is coming up on ten months since the tragic blaze at the mile twenty-one, George Price Highway compound of the Princess Royal Youth Hostel. A three-room wooden structure that [...]

Youth Hostel Expands its Programs

But beyond the ultimate fate of workers at the Youth Hostel, the primary concern is the health, well-being and safety of the institution’s residents. Many of them come from troubled [...]

C.E.O. Judith Alpuche on Runaway Children from Dorothy Menzies

Recently four young residents of the Dorothy Menzies Child Care Center on Saint Thomas Street, Belize City, disappeared after attending the Buttonwood Bay Primary School.  The centre’s driver dropped them [...]

A Mental Health Facility for Children

Belize’s long-established mental health facility, originally known as “Seaview” when it was located along the Newtown Barracks in Belize City, and later “Rockview” after it moved to the George Price [...]

Is BOOST Program Affected by the Current Financial Strain on the G.O.B.?

The Building Opportunities for Our Social Transformation, better known as BOOST, a conditional cash transfer program has been described as the “flagship” of the Dean Barrow administration’s “pro-people/pro-poor” policy – [...]

Families Displaced by Hurricane Earl to Get Housing

Belize continues to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl, and here in the Belize District at least twenty-two families who have spent weeks of their lives [...]

BelizeInfo – Everything You Need to Know About Belize

The Ministry of Human Development this morning formally launched what it calls a “one-stop shop” for everything you need to know about Belize. Called BelizeInfo, it comes out of the [...]

How Will the Data Be Used?

For now, the Ministry is taking charge of the system, with other ministries of Government and even private entities contributing data for collation and analysis. But the main marker for [...]

Biodiversity Finance Initiative Launched in Belize

Another initiative was launched this morning at the Radisson Hotel in Belize City.  The United Nations Development Programme, with support from the EU and other partners, is financing a Biodiversity [...]