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Tourism Zone Residents Complain About New Measures by B.T.B., CitCo

More traffic, more noise, more chaos and significantly less profits, as residents, businesses and tour operators are livid that the Belize Tourism Board is once again proposing a shakeup of [...]

Vendor Complains She Can’t Afford Rental Fee

The proposed three-hundred-dollar rental fee, according to retailers using CitCo’s booths, will further cripple their already weakened bottom line.  Patricia Madril has been selling food within the zone for the [...]

Mayor Sympathizes, Will Work Out Issues

Late this evening, we got a response from Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley, who told News Five that there has been a deviation from the initial tourism master plan for [...]

Barton Middleton – Conman or Conned?

Did Barton Middleton act as an agent in the very lucrative visa services industry between 2011 and 2013?  He has been accused of such by no less than Patrick Tillett, [...]

Police Restore Media Relations with Conditions

The logjam between the Belize Police Department and the media has been broken.  This morning, representatives of various media houses met with Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie and four jurisdictional [...]

Ladyville Fights Illegal Dumping

A recent fire in the Ladyville community has brought into sharp focus the ongoing issue of illegal dumpsites that have been popping up through the village on the Philip Goldson [...]

New Operator to Replace PASA for Management of Disposal System

In early January, PASA Belize Limited shut down operations at the solid waste transfer stations and sanitary landfill. All operations within the central corridor—from San Ignacio/Santa Elena to San Pedro [...]

Expansions Planned to Solid Waste Management System

As we told you earlier, solid waste management is everyone’s business and there is need for enforcement of the law, specifically as it relates to violation of illegal dumping and [...]

Victim Pulls Out of Child Molestation Case

Tonight, a San Pedro security guard in his mid-sixties accused of molesting an eight-year-old girl is a free man. Sixty-seven-year-old Jose Romero walked from the serious offense for carnal knowledge [...]

Accused Child Rapist Free after Case Falls Apart

Another case of sexual abuse against a minor was disposed of in court today.  After he was accused of molesting a child since the age of eleven, in August of [...]

Manslaughter Accused on Bail Goes Missing

Twenty-five-year-old Saul Ortiz of San Ignacio Town is missing. Since earlier this week, he hasn’t been seen by his family and his mother reported him missing on Monday.  Ortiz, if [...]

Governor General to Consider Final Assent to PACT Amendment Bill

Governor General Sir Colville Young will, in the next few hours, consider affixing his assent to the PACT (Amendment) Bill, General Revenue and Appropriation Bill and ten others brought from [...]

A.G. Says G.G. is Constrained by the Law, Not the Senate’s Wishes

Can the Government safely ignore the consideration of the Senate in deciding to pass on the PACT (Amendment) Bill to the Governor General? Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte refuted our suggestion [...]

New House by Hand in Hand Ministries

A single mother of six children was officially gifted with her brand new home today. The Port Loyola resident and her family were selected by the Hand in Hand Ministries [...]

Researcher Hails Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in Sarteneja, Monkey River

Norwegian researcher Marianne Karlsson today issued the results of her thesis project about adapting to climate change in two seaside fishing communities at either end of the country. A few [...]

The B.T.L. Telephone Directory is Here!

The new telephone directory was released today. The 2017 edition features a cover shot by renowned local photographer Tony Rath and was done in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.  [...]

Scotia Bank Plans Relief Drive for Majestic Alley Families

On Wednesday you saw the families affected by the Majestic Alley fire collect their cook tops and other donations to help them rebuild, in the wake of Friday’s inferno.  Businesses [...]

Celebrating Early Childhood with Outdoor Expo

Since the beginning of the month there have been a number of activities across the country commemorating child stimulation month. The purpose of observing child stimulation is to create public [...]

Healthy Living Speaks to Belize’s Sole Neonatologist

In Healthy Living tonight, we introduce you to a neonatologist.  Now, neonatology is a medical field that is not common in Belize but it is certainly a specialized one. Doctor [...]