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Gaspar Vega Leaves Cabinet; Position Under Pressure Following Land Deal

Speculation was rampant all morning that once powerful Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and, more recently, Minister of Agriculture, Gaspar Vega, had resigned this morning. The conjecture [...]

Ex-DPM Remains O.W. North Rep; Barrow Acknowledges Transaction Was “Mistake”

Vega has been in cabinet since 2008 and was first named Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources. According to the Prime Minister, “his personal friend,” is not demitting [...]

Current Lands Minister Admits G.O.B. Did Not Have Authority Over Parcel

The entire transaction outlining the initial acquisition of the property in question, as well as its allotment and subsequent purchase by Pitts and Vega was presented in great detail by [...]

Government Paid Out Compensation Sums Over Several Months

Both Pitts and Vega were compensated by government more than eight hundred thousand dollars over the course of seven months.  In the case of Pitts, payments commenced in March 2015 [...]

Company Paid Princely Sum for Placencia Land Blocking Their Property

Even as the Prime Minister was announcing the resignation from Cabinet of Gaspar Vega, additional information was surfacing about land deals that stink to high heaven.  The following has to [...]

More Big Money for Placencia Lands Paid to Vega Family and Friends

There is another instance of compensation paid for land in the peninsula. In February 2012, unknown to the residents of Placencia, who had been agitating for a reserve, land was [...]

Prime Minister Offer Compromise to Joint Unions Negotiating Team – B.N.T.U. Has No Decision

On Friday, the Belize National Teachers’ Union had declared that its strike action would go into a third week. It insisted that this was because the critical labour issues, including [...]

P.S.U. and A.P.S.S.M. Defend Approach to Negotiation

The B.N.T.U.’s representatives rushed out of the Biltmore to their meeting without speaking to the press. However, the heads of the Public Service Union and Association of Public Service Senior [...]

No Industrial Dispute, Says A.P.S.S.M. President

According to Senior Magistrate Frazer, it is important to note that the P.S.U. and A.P.S.S.M., unlike the B.N.T.U., do not believe there is presently an industrial dispute because negotiations have [...]

John Saldivar Claims Old Bandits Company with William Mason is Dead

When the William “Danny” Mason affair exploded in July, the man most affected was then-Minister of National Security John Saldivar. It didn’t take twenty-four hours after his arrest for Saldivar [...]

Accused Arsonist of Deputy P.M.’s Government Vehicle is Charged

The man believed to have set fire to DPM Patrick Faber’s government issued Mazda SUV appeared in court this morning. Allen Martinez was picked up by Ladyville Police on Thursday [...]

Murder on San Pedro: “Old Beef” Killed Lincoln Robinson Senior

He was charged back in 2004 with aggravated assault, threat of death against a police officer and discharging a firearm in public, as well as the possession of an unlicensed [...]

San Pedro Police Claim Success in Stemming Drugs Trade

But police on La Isla Bonita have been fighting drug trafficking clamping down on the perennial issue on the island. In fact, statistics are that since the start of the [...]

Rural Eastern Division Still Confident in Sarkis Abou-Nehra Case

Of eighteen persons initially charged in connection with the December home invasion at the house of Sarkis Abou-Nehra, twelve have been freed of charges. In an update, police said that [...]

Police Working on Dorian Pakeman File; Investigate Evidence Tampering

Who excluded the Dorian Pakeman cocaine positive forensic lab test from the file that went to the D.P.P.? This is in connection with the fatal traffic accident in which the [...]

Chamber of Commerce Pulls Support for Business Shutdown

A shutdown of businesses by members of the business community is off the table. This follows meetings between the Prime Minister and the President of the Belize Chamber of Commerce [...]

6 Belizean Fishermen Held in Guatemala Now Safely Back Home

At news time tonight, six Belizeans are safely back home after being held briefly by a Guatemalan coastal patrol vessel. The men were fishing in the Gulf of Honduras when [...]

COLA Got the Teachers’ Back!

Teachers remained away from the classrooms today as the strike entered a third week. But this morning, COLA called a fiery press conference, standing room only at the Radisson’s VIP [...]

COLA Demands Good Governance Agenda be Implemented

For each of the demands by teachers for good governance, COLA is demanding G.O.B. to take action. Brackett says that government cannot continue to bury its head in the sand [...]

Progressive Party Joins In; Says B.N.T.U. Cannot Stand Alone

The B.N.T.U. has been weathering the storm almost alone, albeit with the support of parents, as the strike continues. At the press conference, the B.P.P.’s Patrick Rogers, expressed support and [...]

Students and Wil Maheia Speak Out

Lending moral support to their teachers were two sixth form students who made spirited presentations to the gathering.  A call for other trade unions to join in the teachers’ protest [...]

“Big Jail” for 2 Teen Runaways Turned Alleged Burglars

Two hostel boys will be heading to prison. The boys, who are a part of a seven member escapee group, were caught in a vehicle with a man carrying stolen [...]

Burrell Boom Policeman Held Up With Gun

A Sunday mid-afternoon aggravated assault on a Burrell Boom Police Officer has led to the detention of one man. PC Larry Sutherland came face to face with a gun and [...]

Football and Cycling Top James Adderley’s Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.