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Will Exiled Julius Espat Be Vindicated for Next House Meeting?

Attorneys for Cayo Representative Julius Espat and House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte today argued the merits of Espat’s purported suspension at the last sitting of the House back in August. Espat [...]

After Court Victory, Education Ministry Considers Next Moves; B.N.T.U. Piles on Pressure

There is still no definitive timeline tonight for when teachers will receive the refund of their salaries for the eleven days they were out on strike last month.  Despite a [...]

Trio Villagers Wiped Out by Arson Re-Build; Police May Have Breakthrough in Case

This morning, a contingent of villagers from Trio in the Toledo District tried to get an audience with Prime Minister Dean Barrow, but this is Cabinet Tuesday so he was [...]

B.D.F. Commander Addresses Sarstoon Situation; No Protocol in Place

Every time Belizeans travel up the Sarstoon River, they are told by the Guatemalan Armed Forces to “Respecte el Protocolo.” But is there a protocol that Belizeans must follow to [...]

Military Relationship Warm Compared to Political Deep Freeze

Recently, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington indicated that he has been unable to engage Guatemalan Foreign Affairs Minister, Carlos Raul Morales in any discussion. The breakdown in communication has [...]

B.D.F. Keeping Eye on Illegal Activity in Sarstoon Area

SATIIM co-manages the Sarstoon Temash National Park and according to them, they were intercepted by the GAF recently when they were on a patrol of the area. The N.G.O. says [...]

Caribbean Judicial Officers Unite to Walk for Haiti

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti over a month ago and the island is trying to rebuild. While hundreds of lives were lost, thousands were left homeless after the hurricane. The Caribbean [...]

Bus Fares Gone Up

Commuters, as well as some bus owners across the country are equally incensed, following a recent adjustment in bus fares which has since come into effect.  In September, bus operators [...]

Trade License Reform May Be Ready for Christmas

What do Belizean businesses want most for Christmas, other than good sales? That would be an ease with taxes. In these hard times, every penny counts for businesses of all [...]

Chinese Shop Owner “Stung” by G.S.T. Department

Mile Eight, George Price Highway businessman, forty-seven year old Zihuie He, has been accused of three violations of the General Sales Tax Act. The businessman was caught up in a [...]

Exercise Tropical Dagger Concludes Tri-National Defense Gathering

Exercise Tropical Dagger Sixteen came to a successful end today at Camp Belizario in the Cayo District. The four-week exercise is a Canadian initiative to beef up security in the [...]

Salvation Army Re-Builds Northside Church and Assists Fire Victim Neighbors

The Salvation Army’s north side offices in Belize City suffered some eighty-eight thousand dollars in damage from a fire on November seventh which also destroyed two adjacent houses. The organization [...]

Christmas Kettle Appeal: Every Penny Counts

While we were with the Salvation Army, we got an update on its Christmas Kettle Appeal which is underway. Your coins and paper bills donated to the church are used [...]

City Council Concretes Streets for Christmas; How Can You Get Yours?

The current Belize City Council administration has embarked on an ambitious program to upgrade Belize City streets. Results have held up for the most part, but concreting costs money and [...]

What’s CitCo Doing for Christmas?

Believe it or not, Christmas di come! The year has certainly flown by, but the Belize City Council is looking forward to the holiday season, not just for goodies and [...]

The Greatest Hits from Adopted Parandero Aurelio Martinez

Paranda artist Aurelio Martinez is well-known internationally for promoting the Garifuna culture through music.  The Honduras-born artist has spent considerable time in Belize, performing on our stages and working with [...]