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Breaking News: Murder reported in Lake Independence

There is breaking news of a shooting in the city. It happened at around six-forty p.m. in the Saint Martin’s De Porres area. One person, identified as Jason Cortez, was [...]

“Culture of Corruption and Hustling” Swamped Immigration, Senate Committee Hears

The public hearings of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration have moved into high gear and today under oath, a bombshell was dropped from an unexpected corner.  In the [...]

Finance Officer Teresita Castellanos Turns Fire on Former Co-Workers

Castellanos went on to accuse immigration officers of treating ‘civilian’ officers like herself as ‘intruders’ at the Department and even cannibalizing their own who were doing the right thing. She [...]

Justice Denied in Sprawling Cases of Corruption at Immigration

While the cases of Won Hong Kim and the eight visa foils are dominating recent headlines, there was no shortage of scandal at the Immigration Department that necessitated immigration officers [...]

George Reynolds Says He Was Asked to “Fix” Chinese Passports With Missing Visa Foils

The second witness to appear at the Senate Special Select Committee this afternoon was George Reynolds. He is entering his twenty-seventh year with the Immigration Department and in 2013 was [...]

Did Ministers’ Recommendations Really Matter?

As a senior man in the Immigration Department, George Reynolds saw his share of important people coming in and out – even a Minister or two. But he told the [...]

C.C.J. Has Recommendations for Government on Tenure of Judges

From the senate to the courts…Belize’s highest court, the Caribbean Court of Justice, has ordered changes to the appointment of judges to the Court of Appeal. Today, the CCJ dismissed [...]

Bar Association’s Attorney Says Ruling is a Victory for Belizean Justice

The Prime Minister currently has power to recommend the appointment of judges to the Court of Appeal, after consulting with the Leader of the Opposition, while the Judicial and Legal [...]

Eric Chang, Patrick Tillett No-Shows at Senate Inquiry

As we reported earlier, the Senate Special Select Committee has called multiple witnesses on several occasions for public hearings in the past few weeks.  While there have been rescheduling of [...]

Senate Committee Chair Says Don’t Complain If You Didn’t Testify

Is this the end of the line as far as the matter is concerned? Chairman Salazar said the Committee is considering its options and has not ruled out litigation, although [...]

Exasperated Mayor Says Cinderella Plaza Traffic Lights Were a Bad Idea

If you are a driver who uses the Cinderella Plaza area, you may just want to pay attention to avoid an accident waiting to happen.  Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley [...]

The Cement and Asphalt Revolution Continues in Old Capital

But the mayor had positive news about the streets…If you are living in the south side divisions of Port Loyola, Lake I and Collet; you can expect to see some [...]

Tux Vasquez Leads Central America in Table Tennis

In sporting news…for the first time, a Belizean now leads the Central American Table Tennis Federation, or CONCATEME. He is Arturo ‘Tux’ Vasquez, who was elected at the general assembly [...]

Trio Accused of Shooting Policeman See Charges Dropped

The case against three men, who shot a police officer, fell apart today two weeks after it begun before Justice Adolph Lucas.  The shooting of Police Constable Nigel White occurred [...]

Missing Shooting Victim Leads to Freedom for Accused Shooters

Two others also walked free today of a charge of attempted murder when the office of the D.P.P. entered a case of nolle prosequi.  They are notorious figures, Tyrone Meighan [...]

Monument Honors City’s Entrepreneurs

For about eighteen months the Belize City Council and its partners have been working on a gateway monument on North Front Street just below the Swing Bridge. Well, that project [...]

Que Pasa, PASA? Nada, Says City Mayor

It has been more than a month since PASA informed the Solid Waste Management Authority that they would not be carrying out anymore works at the transfer stations and the [...]

Youth Apprentices Get I.D.B. Help

The Youth Apprenticeship Program got a boost today with a donation that will go a long way in providing jobs for at-risk youths in the city. At the program headquarters [...]

Atlantic Insurance Adopts Ward at K.H.M.H.

Healthcare is everybody’s business. The national referral hospital has been encouraging the private sector to invest in the K.H.M.H.  Well, Atlantic Insurance has stepped up and retrofitted a room within [...]

Reviving the Bodies of Labour

Today, the Ministry of Labour held an inauguration ceremony to reactivate the labour advisory board, tri-partite body and the national child labour committee – made up of members from government [...]