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Majestic Alley “Long Barracks” Goes Up in Flames, at least 10 Families Displaced

More than ten families are without homes tonight after a fire took down their houses and properties in the Majestic Alley in Belize City late this afternoon.  At news time [...]

Calaney Flowers Walks Free of Murder Charge

The budget debate proceeded today at the House in Belmopan. We will have all the highlights coming up, but we go to the Supreme Court which this morning delivered a [...]

“Boots” Defends Pro-Poor Programs at Day 2 of Budget Debate

Turning to the Budget Debate in the House of Representatives this morning…. After being seemingly overwhelmed and nettled by the force and ferocity of the Opposition People’s United Party’s response [...]

P.U.P.’s Francis Fonseca Says Government Can’t Hide Anymore

But the Opposition P.U.P. proved intractable, convinced that two Belizes exist and that they are further apart than ever before.  Leading off the Budget Debate this morning, former Opposition Leader [...]

Tracey Panton Says It Was a Good Year for Investment

Later, it was the turn of Albert area representative and Minister of State for Investment, Trade and Commerce, Tracey Taegar-Panton, to deliver a presentation marked mostly by technical numbers about [...]

Kareem Musa Scolds Prime Minister for Trying to “Flee” Economic Disaster

First-term area representative for Caribbean Shores, Kareem Musa, has become a noted debater in the House of Representatives. Today’s Budget presentation was no different as he touched on multiple topics [...]

Michael Finnegan Trashes P.U.P. Explanations for Superbond

In his usual inimitable style, Mesopotamia area representative Michael Finnegan hit back at the Opposition’s defense of the loans they made under their administration which have become the Superbond. Referencing [...]

Cordel Hyde, Kareem Musa Invite U.D.P.’s for a Walk on Southside

We’re not sure if they compared ideas before coming to Belmopan on Thursday, but two People’s United Party area representatives suggested similar methods for having the Government understand the plight [...]

Belize Bank May Go to C.C.J. to Challenge U.H.S. Judgement

Is the Belize Bank headed to the CCJ to force the application of an arbitral award against the Government of Belize?  It is perhaps the only option left, since the [...]

“Sedi” Elrington’s Progresso Heights Case Goes to the C.C.J.

A lawsuit filed against Foreign Minister Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington and his law firm, Pitts and Elrington, will be heard in the Caribbean Court of Justice in the months ahead.  The [...]

Belize Takes Steps to Address Brazil Corned Beef Issue

Belizeans are lovers of corned beef; there are seven brands of corned beef on supermarket shelves.  There was a scare over the weekend when Brazil’s Secretariat of Animal and Plant [...]

Overnight Shooting Leaves Man Hospitalized

Overnight gun violence in the south side of Belize City has left one man hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Just minutes before eight p.m. on Thursday shots rang [...]

Toledo Soldier Tops Guyana Training Course

A B.D.F. soldier is making a name for himself in Guyana. Officer Cadet Francisco Choc was awarded best overall trainee in the Guyana Defence Force standards officers’ course.  Choc also [...]

Jose Mai Scorns Agriculture Ministry over Potatoes

Back to today’s budget debate….Orange Walk South area representative Jose Mai focused on the impact of the Budget – or lack thereof – on the productive sector, which he described [...]

Cordel Says U.D.P. Must Own “Its Corruption”

Lake I Representative, Cordel Hyde turned the tables on the U.D.P. on the issue of corruption in his budget presentation on Thursday. The U.D.P. has continuously shaken their fingers against [...]

What is True Unemployment Rate?

What is the real unemployment rate?  That’s the question you may want to ask and perhaps you will be no smarter after the following.  Now, the figures released from the [...]

Gaspar Vega Absent Again, But is He Making Up with Party?

Former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega once again skipped proceedings in Belmopan this week, marking the fifth consecutive meeting he has been absent from. Under the Standing Orders, more than [...]

Said Musa Raises Reported Dismissal of European Ambassador

Fort George Area Rep and Former Prime Minister, Said Musa, is always a must listen to during the debating of the budget and on Thursday during his presentation, he didn’t [...]

The Fight to End Tuberculosis in Belize

It’s World Tuberculosis Day around the world – it is a day designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths [...]