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S.S.B. Warned Against Loan to Airport Authority; P.U.P. Agrees

A proposed loan by the Social Security Board to the Belize Airports Authority is making the headlines tonight. The said loan is to finance construction of the Caye Caulker Airstrip [...]

John B. Knocks the Caye Caulker ‘Hustle’

In Friday’s House meeting, Prime Minister Dean Barrow said that the amount being asked for was four million dollars and that the Board had yet to consider it. Meanwhile, Tourism [...]

Bernard Wagner to Lead P.U.P. CitCo Team?

Since the confirmation of the incumbent United Democratic Party’s slate in August, the announcement for the unveiling of the People’s United Party slate in Belize City has been hotly anticipated. [...]

Salary and Employment of B.T.L. C.E.O. ‘Insulting’

By far, C.E.O. of Belize Telemedia Limited Rochus Schreiber’s salary and benefits, amounting to more than seven hundred thousand Belize dollars, is the most paid to anyone in that role [...]

Faye Lin Cannon’s Remaining Siblings Continue to Heal

The battle over custody of the three surviving Cannon siblings continues in the Family Court. They are the younger siblings of the late Faye Lin Cannon, found dead with severe [...]

Franz Parke Case Back to Court on Monday

The Court of Appeal concludes its business for the current term on Friday, but one of its judges is facing a fight to keep his job. Recently appointed Franz Parke [...]

Modest Decrease for Regular Fuel; What Happened to Big Cuts?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow promised a significant fuel price reduction at a press conference, but he asked for a couple days grace for it to happen. According to the Prime [...]

P.U.P. Still Wants Bipartisan Crime Commission; Chester Comes Back

While Social Security dominated this afternoon’s press conference, the first issue raised by P.U.P. Leader John Briceño was crime, which has dominated this week’s news as it has many weeks. [...]

Family Describes Shock of Grandmother’s Shooting Injury; Child Still Hospitalized

A seven-year-old Saint Joseph Primary School student is tonight recovering back at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital from a gunshot wound to the back which exited her abdomen. Malli Herrera [...]

Cardinal Andrews Fighting for Life in K.H.M.H.

As seven-year-old Malli Herrera recovers at the K.H.M.H., Cardinal Andrews continues to fight for his life and remains on a ventilator inside the I.C.U.  The twenty-eight-year-old Belize Water Services employee [...]

San Pedro Man Charged with Attack on Woman

While no one has been detained for either of the shootings in the city, on Ambergris Caye, a construction worker of the San Mateo area of San Pedro Town has [...]

Artist “Cross Di Nitro” Charged with Police Threats; He Says He Fears for His Life

Twenty-one-year-old Bernard Cayetano, aka Unlimited, a local artist was arraigned on Wednesday in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for allegedly obstructing and assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest. He [...]

Jamaican Foreign Minister Shares Decriminalization Experience

The recent decriminalization of a small quantity of marijuana for personal use is not unique to Belize.  In fact, it follows a similar model that has been implemented in Jamaica [...]

Jamaica Takes Baby Steps Toward Legalization

Along with decriminalization is a broader conversation of legalizing the marijuana industry as a viable contributor to a country‘s Gross Domestic Product.  That prototype would be similar to a model [...]

PAC Member Patrick Faber Hits Back at Chairman Espat

A session of the Public Accounts Committee during which Auditor General Dorothy Bradley was scheduled to appear, was called off earlier today when four U.D.P. ministers who sit on the [...]

New Guidelines Introduced for Dealing with Sex Charges

The Caribbean’s judicial officers have for the past few months been consulting on an issue of region-wide importance. With an increase reported in sexually-based offences, particularly here in Belize in [...]

Channel Five’s Marleni Cuellar Represents at Science Journalists’ Conference

Tonight, my colleague Marleni Cuellar is in San Francisco, U.S.A. where she is attending the tenth World Conference of Science Journalists. Marleni is teaming up with Channel Seven’s Courtney Weatherburne [...]

HIV in Belize: Infections Stable, Strides Made, More Work to Do

The Ministry of Health released the 2016 Annual HIV Statistical Report and the numbers show that there were fewer persons infected than in 2015. As in previous years, the report [...]

Ministry of Health Screwed Up Blood Bank?

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has had to suspend elective surgeries because ten days ago, it reported that there has been a shortage of available blood due to a limited [...]

Jamaica’s INDECOM a Model for Addressing Police Issues

The spike in violent crimes across Belize City, as well as allegations of state-sanctioned killings as a possible solution to the rampant homicides that have gripped the Old Capital, has [...]

Designing a New Coastal Highway

The Ministry of Works signed a contract with Italian consultancy firm Politecnica for a feasibility study and detailed designs for the upgrading of the coastal road. Politecnica is the same [...]

How Telemedia Will Handle Planned U.S.-dollar Loan

In contrast to the debate in the House of Representatives which centered on the salary of its C.E.O., the Senate’s debate of the International Banking (Amendment) Bill focuses on Belize [...]

Why Temporary Residency is Necessary

An amendment to the Immigration Act proposes to create a new class of persons with legal immigration status in Belize. As the name suggests, temporary residency supposes that holders who [...]