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Superbond Default? P.M. Wants More Time with Bondholders

Deadline for the payment of approximately twenty-six million dollars towards Belize’s consolidated billion dollar debt, collectively known as the Super Bond, has elapsed.  That closing date is today and government, [...]

“Nothing is Off the Table,” Prime Minister Concludes On New Taxes

While the Super Bond is very much a pressing issue, the Barrow Administration is also preparing for its annual budget presentation, ahead of the 2017 fiscal year.  Described by Prime [...]

P.M.: Eamon Courtenay’s Positions Inconsistent

P.U.P. Senator Eamon Courtenay has come under fire from the ruling United Democratic Party and the Government of Belize, both of whom are demanding his immediate resignation from upper parliament.  [...]

P.M.’s Law Firm Has No Conflicts of Interest; He Dismisses “Blue Herring”

So, what about the perceived conflict of interest purportedly arising out of business being conducted by the prime minister’s law firm with Ashcroft-related companies?  The PM flatly describes that perception [...]

Selling Utilities’ Shares Was Intended to Open Companies to Public

Last Tuesday, during a press conference held by the People’s United Party, it was revealed that government is considering selling minority shares in the various utilities.  The move, it is [...]

P.M. Confirms No Sales to Institutions

What about word of a proposed offering to a Barbados-based outfit?  PM Barrow says there has been no such proposition.   Prime Minister Dean Barrow “There’s been no such approach.  [...]

Nationality Rush in 2012 Made No Difference in Election Result, Claims P.M.

The People’s United Party, following a bolt from the blue, during a testimony given by former Immigration Director Ruth Meighan, claims that the 2012 general elections were stolen by the [...]

Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse Takes Responsibility But Says He Was Not Alone

It has been a while since we’ve spoken about matters coming out of the Special Senate Select Committee inquiry with Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse. First there was Ruth Meighan’s [...]

Cayo Farmers Tell Story of Rotting Potatoes

Thousands of potatoes are rotting in La Gracia Village in the Cayo District and farmers say they are set to lose thousands of dollars for this year’s potato crop. Some [...]

Ministry Sympathizes; Working to Resolve

So, what is the Ministry doing about the potato crisis? Well, we caught up with Minister of Agriculture Godwin Hulse today and he told us that the ministry met with [...]

What Patrick Tillett Told Public Service Commission About Visa Foils

Patrick Tillett, Financial Controller for the Belize City Council, and Eric Chang, former councillor and Deputy Mayor of Belize City, may be summoned by the Senate Special Select Committee.  The [...]

4 Homicides Over Weekend; in City, Eaton Lamb, 17, Stabbed to Death in Pursuit

Within a period of thirty hours, there were four homicides recorded: one in the city that claimed the life of a seventeen-year-old, as well as a murder in Ladyville where [...]

Who Killed Walter Dawson in Ladyville?

Several hours later, Rural Eastern Division police officers were called out to a remote area on Marage Road, near the Caribbean Shrimp Farm in Ladyville. There, they found the mutilated [...]

Two Murders in Cayo Bear Stamp of Drugs and Gangs

Two men were killed in less than twelve hours in San Ignacio – but are they connected? One man was killed as he and his common-law walked in a park [...]

Danny Ku Given 23 Years for Manslaughter of Wife; Could Be Out In 18 Months

Freedom is closer than ever for thirty-seven-year old Danny Ku, despite a twenty-three-year prison sentence handed down by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin this afternoon. That’s because he has been in [...]

Leela Vernon, Ambassador for Kriol Culture, Dies

Even as news filtered through on Friday of the death of Doctor Cecil “Chubby” Reneau, there were fears for the life of another famous Belizean in the hospital, the “Queen [...]

An Official Funeral for Catholic Bishop O.P. Martin

Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, the late Most Reverend Osmond Peter Martin, will be laid to rest next Monday, February twenty-seventh, following an official funeral service [...]

Sports Monday with James Adderley

Good evening, I am James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlight of weekend sporting activities….]