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John DeShaies, Accused of Theft and Suspect in Double Murder, Out On Bail

Fifty-four-year-old John Deshaies was granted bail this morning, but as soon as he met bail, he was rearrested and tonight remains in police custody.  The Canadian national was charged a [...]

Before Re-Arrest, Canadian National Denies Charges

The couple, a retired officer of the U.S. Marine Corps and his Canadian girlfriend, was found dead in a cane field off the Patchakan/Chan Chen Road after being reported missing [...]

DeShaies Offers Details of Relationship with Murder Victims

According to DeShaies, he has been fully cooperative with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation who have been dispatched to Belize to probe into the murders.  He says that [...]

DeShaies Says He Has and Will Cooperate with Authorities

Since being picked up as a person of interest by Corozal police, DeShaies is being bounced around from one jurisdiction to another on a seemingly endless string of perp walks.  [...]

P.M. Gone? Not Yet, But He is Thinking About It

The House of Representatives met today in special session in Belmopan. Its main business was to introduce nine original and amended bills and two loan motions. We will get to [...]

P.M. Barrow Admits He Has Few Worlds Left to Conquer

According to the Prime Minister, today was a good day in terms of his back problems, but there are increasingly fewer of them. With his main goal of this term [...]

Government Washes Hands off Integrity Commission

In December, the seven-member Integrity Commission was appointed in Belmopan. Barely a few months into their tenure, they have decided that a clean slate is needed in respect of financial [...]

P.M. Says There Is No Legal Basis for Retrospective Decision by Commission

Outside the House, the Prime Minister refused to take blame for the delay in the appointment of the Commission, repeating that circumstances in that appointment were beyond his control. He [...]

Norman Rodriguez Interdicted from Magistrate Post

Embattled lower court judge Norman Rodriguez is at home tonight on half-pay, following a decision by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to interdict him.  The announcement comes on the [...]

No Way Back for Penner; Did Cabinet Review Visa Recommendation Reports

Former Cayo Northeast area representative and Minister of State of Immigration and Nationality, Elvin Penner, resurfaced in Belmopan this week attending the Senate Special Select Committee’s public hearings as a [...]

When is Ex-D.P.M. Coming Back to House?

For the sixth consecutive meeting of the House of Representatives dating back to his resignation as Minister of Agriculture and formerly National Resources, Orange Walk North area representative Gaspar Vega [...]

How Much Mark Espat’s Firm Got Paid for Superbond Consultation

Around twenty-one million Belize dollars was paid out to settle the final costs of the re-arrangement of the Superbond Three point O, which took about five months to negotiate. The [...]

O.A.S. Report in Hands of Belize Police; Will It Be Publicly Released?

Last August, an independent investigative report commissioned by the Organization of American States cleared members of the Belize Defence Force who were part of a patrol in the Cebada area [...]

Why Fuel Prices Are So High and When They Will Come Down

Premium fuel has gone above eleven dollars for the first time in several years but there is no change in the price of regular gasoline and a slight reprieve for [...]

Emmy-Winning Belizean-American Anchor Kendis Gibson Touches Down in Jewel

Acclaimed Belizean-American journalist Kendis Gibson, an Emmy Award winning reporter and anchor for ABC, is visiting the Jewel for the first time in over ten years.  Gibson’s jaunt is equal [...]

S.S.B. Workers Walk Out; Management Raises Alarm About Services

Social Security Board employees staged another walk-out this afternoon. Around three o’clock, employees started to exit the offices individually and some thirty minutes later the building was almost empty. In [...]

How New Loans from C.D.B. Will Help Belizeans

Inside the House, the Government introduced amendments to the Customs and Excise Duty; General Sales Tax; and Stamp Duties Acts to give effect to concessions promised to the Chamber of [...]

Fire Destroys Townhouse in Quallos Alley, Belize City

Two families are without a roof over their head tonight after a fire destroyed their home. The families lost most of their belongings and nothing was insured. As many as [...]

Glenn D. Godfrey Persists in U.S. Court Case, But Will He Succeed in Belize?

On Wednesday of this week, a court in the U.S. made a ruling that appears to uphold a lower court’s jurisdiction in the GDG Acquisitions LLC versus Government of Belize [...]

Did Angel Campos Interfere in Free Zone’s Business?

We have been reporting on the problems in the Corozal Free Zone, where C.E.O. Valentino Blanco has been suspended on the order of the Board of Directors. After about a [...]

Speaker Honors Fellow Nurses at House

This week is Nurses Appreciation Week and the Nursing Association and Nurses and Midwives Council of Belize have held various activities to honor the largest and most unsung portion of [...]

Hi Mom! Mother’s Day Greetings from the Streets

Traditionally, the second Sunday in the month of May is celebrated across the world as Mother’s Day. It’s a time where we recognize mothers for their love and dedication to [...]