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Senate Hearings Resume; Maria Marin Denies Contact with Kim File

Former deputy – and at one point acting – director of the Immigration Department, Maria Marin, was back on the hot seat for the Senate Special Select Committee’s fourth public [...]

Marin Says Officers Knew Files from Ministers Must Be Completed and Applicants Appear in Person

An example of alleged Ministerial overreach in the Department was pointed out by the officer in charge of Nationality, Gordon Wade. In the Audit Report he criticized Maria Marin for [...]

Ex-Immigration Chief Says it’s Time to “Walk the Talk”

Accompanying each section of the Immigration Audit Report is a list of recommendations from the auditors. While quite a few have been mentioned before, the political wherewithal to follow through [...]

A Culture of Independence Permeated Immigration, Says Former Director

A key question that the Senate Special Senate Committee on Immigration is seeking to answer is: despite all the protocols and manuals and meetings and reminders that officers in major [...]

Julius Espat Apologizes, Paves Way for Return to House

News Five has learnt that at Friday’s‘ sitting of the House of Representatives,  party whip and Area Rep for Mesopotamia, Michael Finnegan, will be presenting a motion for the return [...]

B.T.V. to Hit National Assembly on Friday in Protest of Referendum Act Amendments

The Belize Territorial Volunteers and their political allies, the Belize Progressive Party, sent out separate releases condemning Government’s efforts to pass an amendment to the Referendum Act, proposing to reduce [...]

2016 Most Murderous Year Since 2012 as Murders Dominate Crime Statistics

An official breakdown of the 2016 crime statistics was provided by the top brass of the police today. As we have reported, murders are up by nineteen when compared to [...]

Government Swears It Will Not Pay “Ashcroft Awards”

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the cases of the Government against Belize Social Development Limited, Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited (formerly BCB Holdings Limited) and Newco Limited, [...]

Meet the Jaguars – They’re Off to Panama!

The national team departed Belize today for Panama with hopes running high as they embark on the first round of competition in regional games that lead to the Gold Cup. [...]

F.F.B. to Find Money to Promote National Side

But where is the F.F.B. financially? The team is sporting new jerseys, a new coach and international players are now in the mix. President Marlon Kuylen says that the intent [...]

Guats Spread Gill Nets in Belizean Waters Down South

Wil Maheia, the leader of the Belize Territorial Volunteers, continues to keep close watch on illegal activity at and near the mouth of the Sarstoon River, half of which is [...]

Police Take New Tack in Media Relationship

The relationship between the Belize Police Department and the local media has, for the most part, been a mutually beneficial arrangement.  We have been able to provide you, our viewers, [...]

Department to Roll Out New Strategic Plan

Firearm offences remain on the rise, as handguns are the weapons of choice for criminals committing various felonies.  The proliferation of guns in the streets of Belize City has caused [...]

Police Department Worried About MS-13 Jailbreak

While the department tries to get a handle on the domestic gang infestation, another problem seems to be looming overhead.  That is the influx of gang members from neighboring Central [...]

A Donation for the Fire Service

Belize was gifted three command vehicles by the Japanese Government. The official handing over ceremony took place in the City where Minister of NEMO Edmond Castro accepted on behalf of [...]

Tourism Arrivals – Upward and Onward

The B.T.B. says that tourism arrivals for 2016 went way up – the highest it has been in twenty years. In release issued today, the B.T.B. says that 2016 has [...]

“Jaws” Makes the Move from San Pedro to Sandhill

Jaws caused a spectacle today at the Quality Poultry Products compound on North Front Street in Belize City. The eight-foot croc was transferred from the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary in [...]