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Teachers’ Salaries Will Stay Intact for October

This week, Minister Gaspar Vega resigned from cabinet after evidence surfaced that his son was superbly compensated for land sold to him which was held privately. Prime Minister Barrow had [...]

Minister of Education Discusses “Tight” Situation

With all the talk of a salary deduction, there are serious concerns about the legality of such a decision.  In fact, the question of whether or not government has the [...]

Having a Baby in the Dark; Ministry of Health Explains Generator Failure

With all these national issues on the front burner, there is another of interest. A baby was delivered at the Western Regional Hospital in darkness on Wednesday night. While the [...]

Another Law Firm Tapped to Represent House Speaker Against Attorney General

House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte filed suit against both the Attorney General Vanessa Retreage and the Auditor General Dorothy Bradley on Thursday. The suit arises from a three volume special audit [...]

Central Bank Claims Foreign Reserves “Healthy”

Last week the Opposition People’s United Party declared Belize’s foreign reserves to be in “crisis” mode following the payment of sixty-seven point three million U.S. dollars as the first of [...]

Western Union in Chetumal? Central Bank Says It’s Not Necessary

Western Union and MoneyGram enjoy much usage in Belize as a means of sending and receiving money quickly and reliably and even cheaper. Of late there have been persistent reports [...]

Kent Clare Named New Director of Financial Intelligence Unit

Before taking up her position as Governor of the Central Bank, former Senator and Ambassador Joy Grant was Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit. Today, the Governor General confirmed the [...]

Marlon Castillo Fined and Ordered to Compensate Ariel Rosado Family

Marlon Castillo is the twenty-nine year old former cyclist who admitted earlier this week to causing the death of his long-time cycling buddy Ariel Rosado. It happened during a traffic [...]

Gaspar Vega’s Resignation Does Not Exempt Him from Investigation, Says Faber

Once the second most powerful man in the country for two consecutive terms, the fall from grace for Orange Walk North Area Representative Gaspar Vega has been steep and sudden.  [...]

Pablo Marin Says ex-Minister Can Still Help Party in the North

And what about Vega? Well, Minister of Health Pablo Marin was rather tightlipped on what he thought of his fellow minister’s departure from Cabinet. But he did say that he [...]

Deputy P.M. Backs Boss Barrow on John Saldivar; No Tempers Flared in Cabinet

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced that Minister of Defense John Saldivar had been placed on one week’s leave of absence pending legal advice on a matter involving Saldivar’s [...]

Health Minister Addresses John Saldivar’s Problems

So is John Saldivar in or out? Well, we don’t know that quite yet. Until next week we’ll find out what happens to the long time Belmopan Minister. But how [...]

The Travails of the Caye Caulker Police Barracks: Condemned But Still Standing

As you know, PM Barrow has taken up the mantle as the new Minister of Police.  Tonight there are pressing issues within the Belize Police Department to be addressed.  Officers [...]

G.S.U. At It Again; City Man Charges He Was Beaten Up and Shot with Rubber Bullets

We’ve often reported on allegations of police brutality and how officers attached to the Gang Suppression Unit are accused of using excessive force—breaking into homes and beating up on residents. [...]

Fire Destroys Another Family Home in Belize City

There were fires reported overnight in Belize City and Valley of Peace, Cayo District. The first took place on the George Price Highway after eleven in the evening and destroyed [...]

Who set Valley of Peace House on Fire?

The second incident took place in the early hours of Friday morning and there is very little information as to what caused a house to be set afire in Valley [...]