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Fuel Prices Going Down “Soon, Soon”

As fuel prices skyrocket, the government is sticking to its guns that its share of taxes is not responsible for the steady increases in prices and is promising a reduction [...]

Thumbs Up for Franz Parke

Turning to judicial matters, the appointment of Franz Parke as a Justice of the Court of Appeal is going through. The Jamaican-American has legal qualification from the University of the [...]

Why No Statement, Amy Forte?

Through her attorney, she approached Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s office to clear her good name in relation to a land transaction involving the son of ex-Lands Minister Gaspar Vega. But [...]

B.T.L. Gets a Boost from G.O.B.

After an uptick in 2016, Belize Telemedia Limited is reporting less profit in 2017 of just over twenty million dollars. At the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday evening, it [...]

Disciplinary, Not Criminal Charges for Cops Who Stole Coke

Rogue officers continue to make headlines after a number of cases involving law-breaking policemen have been reported.  Three members of the Special Patrol Unit are under investigation tonight and it [...]

Criminal Charges for Corporal Who Drew Gun in New Asia Restaurant

A wild night on the town on Tuesday will result in criminal charges being brought against two police officers who were involved in an incident inside a Chinese restaurant.  During [...]

Bar Brawl Charges Coming in San Pedro

While the commander of the Professional Standards Branch is busy with internal investigations, there is one more incident that’s presently being looked into.  A pair of off-duty officers were involved [...]

Immigration to Assist Police in Criminal Investigation

The majority of the recommendations made by the Senate Special Select Committee is either accepted or in some cases has already been implemented in one form or another. But Director [...]

Who Will Bell the Immigration Cat?

It has been a particular practice of Business Community Senator Mark Lizarraga to go through the Auditor General’s recommendations across her three-volume report with all of the witnesses, where possible, [...]

Are New Belizeans Renouncing Guatemala?

Because of the relationship between Belize and Guatemala, the road to acquiring Belizean citizenship by Guatemalans is somewhat complicated. The Guatemalan national must sign a renunciation form in Belize and [...]

No Blank Cheques for Senate Inquiry

There has been widespread objection to Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s decision to disallow further allocations from the budget for the Senate Special Select Committee. The last allocation approved in August [...]

Hiccups Found after Immigration Promotions

Earlier this year, there were rumblings in the Immigration Department after twenty-nine officers were slated for promotion despite concerns about their worth. Minister of State Beverly Williams assured News Five [...]

Healthy Living: What You Should Ask Your Pharmacist

They are one of the key members of your healthcare team yet we very often simplify their role in our care. After seeing the doctor and getting your diagnosis; you’re [...]

G.S.U. Not Immediately Aware of Missing Kelvin Usher

The disappearance of a young Belize City student since Sunday has gripped the nation and galvanized persons from every walk of life.  A massive search and rescue operation to locate [...]

Elite Unit Questioned on Operating Procedure

In the face of specific details being provided by the GSU Commander, there are a number of inconsistencies.  Firstly, Superintendent Makin states that his men fired only three to four [...]

P.S.B. Begins Investigation; P.M. to Make Statement

One person we haven’t heard from is the Prime Minister, but that will change when he addresses the press on Thursday, according to the Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Elrington. [...]

Students Lead Lunchtime Protest in Belize City

On the streets of the Old Capital, temperatures are rising among the younger population, which is demanding answers and action on the mysterious disappearance of one of their own. At [...]

Search Continues in Lucky Strike

For the fourth day, the bushes of Lucky Strike were scoured by family and friends looking for Kelvin Usher.  The family holds hope alive, but every passing minute is critical [...]

Police Say No Relation Between Castro Bust and Firearm Recoveries

Back to this afternoon’s press conference. Home Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington has gone on record to say that neither Cameron Usher Senior nor Kelvin is known for run-ins with the [...]

Cordel: G.S.U. Accountable for Kelvin

From all accounts, fingers are pointing in one direction in the disappearance of the bright and well-liked Kelvin Usher, the SJC JC student who has not been seen by his [...]

P.U.P. Deputy Warns Society is ‘Sick and Tired’

There is a widespread call for a thorough investigation into the disappearance of Kelvin Usher and on what went wrong on Sunday when the GSU descended on the youth and [...]

Special Patrol Quartet Fingered for Cocaine Theft from Operation

A team of four officers attached to the Special Patrol Unit is under investigation tonight for reportedly taking a quantity of cocaine from evidence during an operation in the Cayo [...]

Cop Trio’s Behaviour Not So GREAT at New Asia

A trio of police officer, each from a different part of the country, is in detention in Belize City tonight after a wild night on the town on Tuesday.  The [...]

Senate Inquiry Returns; New Home Brings New Procedures for Immigration

The Senate Special Select Committee resumed after a one-week holiday break with Director of Immigration, Diana Locke, continuing her testimony. For the past two sessions she has been extensively reviewing [...]

Was Immigration Involved in Border Entry Scam in West?

Another example of supposed hustling extends beyond Immigration to the Border Management Agency under the Ministry of Tourism. There have been reports that officers of that agency have assessed extra [...]