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Murder Victim “Shot Up” at San Pedro House

The latest murder victim is a tour guide and fisherman from San Pedro killed within days of a shooting that left an adult and two minors injured. On Wednesday night, [...]

Public Accounts Chair Julius Espat Says Report Must Be Ventilated

Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan should see the tabling of the 2012-2013 Auditor General’s Report on which we have been reporting all week.  It is all [...]

More Audited Irregularities in G.S.T., B.D.F., but Not Lands or Finance

Two of the largest ministries in the government service – Finance and Natural Resources – were not included. Coincidentally, the same man, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, is currently directly in [...]

1-Year Integrity Commission ‘a Joke’

Formed last December, the Integrity Commission was intended to provide independent assessment of the assets of Belizeans in public life. But a few weeks ago it was announced that the [...]

Lisa Shoman Tells P.M. to Reject Elrington’s ‘No Borders’ Comment

Foreign Minister Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington, in an interview with the media on Wednesday, once again raised the ire of many, including former Foreign Minister Lisa Shoman.  While speaking on the [...]

Former Foreign Minister Says Guatemala Must Respect our Borders

Shoman who has been an advocate for going to the I.C.J. has now changed her position in light of what is being said by the incumbent foreign minister.  That is [...]

Can Guatemala’s Referendum Be Trusted?

Following a round of fruitless bilateral discussions with Guatemala in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016, which ultimately failed to produce a Sarstoon Protocol, the former foreign minister’s perspective on the [...]

Carnival Goes through Belchina This Year

While the Battle of Saint George’s Caye and Independence Day remain the twin towers of the September Celebrations Calendar, in Belize City, the Carnival Road March reaches those heights.  September [...]

Relief for Indigent Property Taxes is Based on Process

Campaign efforts to elect a U.D.P. mayoral candidate for Belize City are in full swing and, as expected with any political race, promises are being made ahead of the August [...]

Julius Promises Governance Reform under P.U.P.

As you’ve heard at the top of the news, two-term representative Julius Espat is under no illusions about the state of Belize’s governance, which he says can be traced back [...]

Don’t Let UNCAC Die!

Belize is now a signatory to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which was signed in December. But there has been no discernible movement to implementing its dictates and Cayo [...]

Storm Harvey Coming to Belize Next Week?

Belize is in the projected path of newly formed Tropical Storm Harvey.  And we say projected because it is still early to determine whether it will really head this way. [...]

CitCo’s Child Advisory Board is Going Back to School

This afternoon, a handful of students, all of whom are members of the Child Advisory Board, an arm of the Belize City Council, were recipients of back-to-school grants.  The initiative [...]

BELTRAIDE Plays Employment Matchmaker

If you are looking for a job, here is an opportunity that can help you. BELTRAIDE today launched a talent fair to create an employment database to meet the demands [...]

Ministry of Education Expands Response on Medical Schools

A month or so ago, the president of Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action and his counterpart in the Poor People’s Organization for a Healthy and Righteous Society, visited the [...]

Reward to Return 3 Months’ Missing Erin Linarez

In May, thirty-two-year-old Erin Linarez left his family home on the island of Ambergris Caye to voluntarily check himself into the REMAR rehabilitation center in Bullet Tree Village. Linarez, battling [...]

Healthy Living Gets You Ready for Back to School

If you’re a parent, you have definitely heard the advice that children enjoy routines. There are only a few weeks left before the start of the school year. And, that’s [...]