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Trafficking Claim Investigated by Ex-Jack Charles Employees Turned Alleged Thieves

Keyur Barot and Jitendra Kumar are former employees of businessman Jack Charles.  The duo has been accused of stealing over sixty thousand dollars in proceeds from the wholesaler when they [...]

Trienia Young is New Registrar of Supreme Court

Trienia Marie Young is the new Registrar of the Supreme Court and Registrar General of Belize. The thirty-seven-year-old former head of the Police Prosecution Branch was sworn in on Wednesday [...]

Why Elvin Penner Was Never Charged

Elvin Penner’s political career is in tatters after he was booted from Cabinet in September of 2013 over the Won Hong Kim scandal. He narrowly survived a recall drive shortly [...]

Roger Tien’s ‘Special Access’ at Immigration Dept.

Roger Tien – he was directly invited to Belize by Minister of Economic Development Erwin Contreras on the basis of making investments here. And Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse agreed to [...]

Reforms Suggested for Public Service Commission

At least one member of the Senate Special Select Committee, Ashley Rocke, has gone on record to say he believes that public officers are more to blame than Government ministers [...]

Food Security Programs Implemented in Southern Schools

An initiative to strengthen food security programs has been ongoing since April 2016. Phase three of that project which involves its implementation stage was launched today in Belmopan between the [...]

The Great Pen Cayetano Paints Garifuna ‘Legacy’

Pen Cayetano wants to share the Garifuna culture with Belizeans this nineteenth. The renowned artist is opening an exhibition called ‘Legacy’ at his gallery in Dangriga. The collection of paintings [...]

Foreign Minister Elrington to Taiwan on Crime Issues

Taiwan is giving Belize one million dollars for crime-fighting and law-enforcement equipment. The Belize Police Department will acquire body cameras, motorcycles, handcuffs, drones, breathalyzer equipment and a cellebrite machine, which [...]

Healthy Living: Know Your Antibiotics and How They Work

It’s a major health concern that we don’t talk about enough. But this year, the World Health Organization is commemorating Antibiotics Awareness Week. It’s a global campaign to make people [...]

Godwin Hulse Says Questionable Guate-Belizeans Can’t Vote in I.C.J. Referendum

After a week’s hiatus, the Senate Special Select Committee returned with Minister of Immigration and Nationality Senator Godwin Hulse facing his Senate colleagues in the chair once again.  Over three [...]

Immigration & Foreign Affairs Moving Slowly on Verification of Renunciation Process

That announcement came during an extensive discussion of the countries’ relations in terms of Guatemalans becoming Belizean citizens.  Hulse told the Committee that previously, Guatemala simply accepted the Belizean renunciation [...]

Are ‘Canceled’ Nationalities, Passports Still Being Used?

The Minister of Immigration and Nationality, Senator Godwin Hulse, is the final authority on the granting of nationality certificates. In the Auditor General’s special report, two cases were cited of [...]

Recommenders for Nationality Must Come Out in the Open

In light of the many problems with recommenders for nationality and other Immigration problems, Minister Hulse readily agreed that a recommendation should be made that recommenders present themselves in person [...]

5 Years Later, Still No Solution on Peter Dahlstrom’s Citizenship by Marriage

As noted by Minister Hulse, the case of Swedish national Peter Dahlstrom was one of those that made the news. He married the sister of Kim Simplis Barrow more than [...]

Won Hong Kim Could Evade Gazette Publication for Nationality

P.U.P. Senator Eamon Courtenay questioned Minister Hulse on the matter of the composition of the Nationality Committee, which considers the qualifications of applicants, as well as the publication of names [...]

The “Culture” of Ministerial Recommendations

Those members of Cabinet who have appeared before the Senate Special Select Committee continuously contend that their recommendations for persons to acquire visas, permanent residence, passports and even nationality should [...]

What’s Happened to the Commercial Center

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley is coming to the end of his two terms in office, that’s six years at the helm of City Hall.  Now, he has undertaken massive [...]

Guatemalan Resident of Armenia Held Pending Murder Charge

A Guatemalan national, who resides in Armenia Village, remains in police custody tonight pending directives from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions if charges should be laid on [...]

City Resident Remanded on Sexual Assault Charge

Tonight, thirty-one-year-old Orlando Fisher of Belize City is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being denied bail for the alleged sexual abuse of a nine-year-old child on two [...]

Machete Attack Leads to Charges

An alleged machete wielding attacker was arraigned this morning in court. He is twenty-two-year-old Aaron Flores of Gentle Street, Belize City, who is charged with grievous harm and use of [...]

Trio Charged for Caye Caulker Drug Offence

Police have arrested and charged three Caye Caulker residents for a drug offence.  Around two-thirty on Tuesday afternoon, Police searched the home of fifty-seven-year-old Timothy Stapleton where they found sixty-five [...]

No Ease for Ex-Servicemen Manager – She Must Pay to Park

Congestion and an overall lack of adequate parking along Newtown Barracks in the vicinity of B.T.L. Park, continues to be a problem for patrons of the various establishments along the [...]

Zoning Contributing to Parking Problem

The challenge, according to Mayor Bradley, is that a lack of zoning forces motorists to compete for public parking and that buildings should have been erected with a private parking [...]

New Belizean Tops Regional Nurse Examinations

The results of the Regional Exam for Nurse Registration were released the week and it shows an impressive performance by the students of the University of Belize.  The Caribbean Examination [...]

Diabetes Association Now Has Branch in Corozal

On Tuesday, we shared the staggering diabetes statistics. Latest numbers show that the disease is on the rise in Belize and that more than fifty-thousand persons are afflicted.  During World [...]