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American Parents Detained for Daughter’s Death in San Pedro

A teenage girl was found dead at a resort in San Pedro and police are investigating as a case of murder because a post mortem concludes that the child was [...]

Did Ministers Act with “Decorum” on Wednesday?

U.D.P. Ministers Anthony “Boots” Martinez and Edmond “Clear the Land” Castro appeared before the senate hearing on Wednesday. They are the first two sitting ministers to be questioned by senators [...]

‘Boots’ Sticks to Guns

Minister Martinez was defensive today telling the media this afternoon that he comported himself fairly well, given the nature of questions that were asked during his testimony.  While his conduct [...]

Minister Insists Alvarine Burgess Questions Were ‘Out of Order’

Martinez maintains that the questions posed to him were beyond the pale, and resulted in his terse responses.  He also strongly believes that Burgess should never have been called before [...]

Tracy Panton Says Inquiry is About Recommendations, Not Grandstanding

Has the senate inquiry run its course? Prior to calling several past and present ministers to testify before the Senate Special Select Committee, U.D.P. ministers have been singing the same [...]

News Five Investigates Sarstoon River “Oil Spill”

On Wednesday, OCEANA and the Belize Coalition to Save our Natural Heritage organized a media tour to Cadenas, and an additional trek to Gracias A Dios in southern Belize. This [...]

DOE Says Tar Was Spilled; National Plan Still in the Works

As you heard in that story, the local press didn’t observe anything that looked like crude oil in Belize’s water ways. But Guatemalans living in the area claimed that the [...]

Less Fishers But More Gill Nets in Sarstoon

Over the years, we’ve reported on the illegal fishing taking place in southern Belize. Hundreds of Guatemalans are fishing illegally in Belizean waters and it is an issue that Wil [...]

Is Gracias a Dios Border Marker Neglected? That’s What the BTV Believes.

Is Gracias a Dios border marker neglected? That’s what the BTV believes. On the trip up the Sarstoon, the media made a quick stop where the BTV had planted mahogany [...]

Business Development Focus at Senate

The Senate met in its final session before summer break in Belmopan. On the agenda were ratifications of several treaties and review and passage of bills from the House of [...]

Fixing Issues with Land Transfer Payments

Two of the Bills garnering wide debate were the Stamp Duties Amendment Bill and Economic Development Council Bill. The former deals with stamp duties chargeable on transfers of land, particularly [...]

B.C.C.I., B.T.I.A. to Dictate Composition of Economic Development Council

There was near-unanimous support for the establishment of the Economic Development Council, which advises the Prime Minister and the Government on economic and business issues. The Bill calls for ten [...]

BECOL Gets New Headquarters

There was a groundbreaking ceremony today in Cayo for a headquarters for the Belize Electric Company Limited, BECOL, whose parent company is Fortis. Fortis is the previous owner of Belize [...]

Edmond Castro Dismisses ‘Minister’s List’

Earlier in this newscast, you heard from one of the two witnesses at Wednesday’s Senate hearings, Minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez, attempting to justify his behaviour. And while raising strong objection [...]

Castro Stung by Questions on Court Case

Castro also bristled when the matter of his court case in 2013 against nemesis Alvarine Burgess was brought up by Senator Michel Chebat. Castro sued Burgess and this television station [...]

Castro Caught over P.M. Admonition

The recalcitrant Ministers were also pressed on their public commentary about the inquiry, its purposes and intentions, and the Prime Minister’s famous dictum that all Ministers should stop making visa [...]

INVEST Belize Talks Technology

The fifth edition of Invest Belize was launched today at the Radisson by BELTRAIDE of the Ministry of Trade and Investment. This volume focuses on how technological advancements can expedite [...]

CARICOM Heads of Government Support Belize against Guatemala

The thirty-eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded today in Saint George’s, Grenada.  The conference discussed the Single Market and Economy [...]

The Plan to Decrease Gender-Based Violence

The National Women’s Commission, the Secretariat of the National Gender-Based Violence Committee, today launched the Plan of Action 2017-2010 as the country’s national response to Gender Base Violence. This 2017-2020 [...]

Who Will Be Miss Carnival 2017?

Carnival season 2017 is in full swing and mas bands across the city are meticulously preparing for the upcoming road march.  Getting there, for most associations, means participating in all [...]

Healthy Living: Stay Fit, Stay Dry

If you’re preference for fitting in daily exercise is a nice outdoor jog or walk in the mornings or evenings; then surely the onset of the rainy season is not [...]