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A Small Slice of Drama from Part Two of Committee Hearings

The Senate Special Select Committee has been watercooler talk across Belize since hearings resumed at the end of April. For better or worse, it has been dominated by the behavior [...]

More from Your Paycheck for Social Security

Will there be an increase in the amount of money that comes out of your paychecks for social security? That is yet to be seen, but on Tuesday, S.S.B. C.E.O. [...]

S.S.B. Wants Stable Investment Options

According to Doctor Young, the investment income of the S.S.B. in the utility companies, the private sector and the agricultural industry has been keeping the fund buoyant over the years. [...]

Fire Destroys Free Zone’s Oldest Store

There was a massive fire inside the Commercial Free-Zone in Corozal during the early hours of this morning. According to a late report from the police, around one a.m. Corozal [...]

B.S.I. Looks Forward, Wants Farmers to as Well

This week, Belize Sugar Industries Limited’s managers and senior officials are in meetings in Orange Walk Town, reviewing the recently gone sugar cane milling season. It was a record-breaking and [...]

BELCOGEN: ‘Piece of Junk’ or Worth Saving?

Seven years ago, the Belize Co-Generation Energy Project kicked off at Tower Hill, Orange Walk. It uses bagasse from milled sugar to provide up to twenty-five megawatts of electricity for [...]

Slight Increase in Inflation; Exports Rebound

The Statistical Institute of Belize has released new figures for the month of June, recording a slight increased of point six percent on the All-items Consumer Price Index.  Goods and [...]

Police to Get to Bottom of B.D.F. Uniform Mystery

The story of the used B.D.F. uniforms…everyone has weighed in from the respective government ministries, including home affairs and defense.  Those worn military garbs were all listed for destruction by [...]

It’s over for Darrell Bradley, but Not for U.D.P. in City

It’s now official: Mayor of Belize City Darrell Bradley will not run for a third term in office. A decision not to contest the coming internal convention for the United [...]

C.S.I. Belize: Equipment and Wheels for Scenes of Crime, Forensic Service

Over a million and a half Belize dollars in forensic equipment was handed over to the Ministry of Home Affairs today. The donation, gifted by the US Embassy, is to [...]

Leroy Gladden Shot in Belize City

Twenty-seven-year-old Leroy Gladden is fortunate to have escaped grave injuries after coming under gunfire on Tuesday night.  The stevedore, of a Black Orchid Street address, was standing in front of [...]

Stepfather Charged in Brutal Sex Assault

A fifty-year-old man was arraigned today in the Belize Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested and charged with six counts of sexual assault and three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse [...]

Ministry Queries G.S.U. Funds but No Investigation

There have been reports that some sixty thousand dollars were unaccounted for from the GSU’s budget. But today Junior Minister Elodio Aragon says that the funds are not missing from [...]

‘Banditos’ to Storm Nicaragua; They’ll Be Wearing New Gear

The Belmopan Bandits won the Premier League of Belize and that qualified them as the team to represent the Jewel in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. In its first [...]

Kaina Martinez and Future Athletes Run the Track in Seine Bight

Over two hundred children, ages five to seventeen, registered with Kaina Martinez’s annual track and field games held over the weekend in Seine Bight Village on the peninsula, catering to [...]

Second payment made for B.T.L., but will Belize get some money back?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned to Belize from personal leave in the United States around lunchtime today. Reporters met him at the Philip Goldson International Airport for an extensive briefing [...]

Was P.M. Barrow hoodwinked in Miami?

Does the Prime Minister claim to be hoodwinked by Lord Michael Ashcroft following their 2015 conference in Miami, Florida, where the details of what became the Settlement Agreement were hammered [...]

Attorney General: Dunkeld et al. must prove expenses aren’t ‘ridiculous’

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte also weighed in on the matter from a legal perspective.  According to the AG, the case will go before the CCJ in October.  The crux of [...]

P.M. defies international financiers on fuel subsidies for sugar; P.U.P. agrees

On average, four and a half million dollars is spent by government annually as it relates to subsidies on diesel fuel for the sugar industry. It is shared among all [...]

B.S.I. warned it can’t eat its cake on commercial agreement

The Opposition People’s United Party has been closely following the sugar situation. Following a record-breaking crop year and in advance of an expected downturn in prices with the leveling of [...]

Raise cane, says Jose Mai; the more the merrier

Mai does have some suggestions for the commercial agreement. He wants it ironclad that, with the accompanying investments in the sugar mill, that not a stalk of cane is left [...]

P.M. asks B.S.I., Cane Farmers’ Association to mend fences

The Prime Minister also weighed in, reiterating the importance of ASR’s investment in the industry and particularly in the Tower Hill sugar mill to introduce production of direct consumption sugar [...]

Dangriga teen at odds with police after being shot

The family of Ashton Augustine in Dangriga says they want answers from the police because the seventeen-year-old boy was shot under what they consider an excessive use of force. His [...]

A.G. says C.J. will clear up outstanding court judgments

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has come under fire recently from the Bar Association of Belize for failing to deliver in a timely manner, judgments on at least twenty-nine pending cases.  [...]

Judicial and Legal Services Commission would take up ‘worst-case scenario’

While the Attorney General, upon his return to the country, has spoken with the Chief Justice, he had anticipated a similar conversation with attorney Priscilla Banner, President of the Bar [...]