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Cotton Farmer Gustavo Cardenas Says New Civic Manager Can’t Be Trusted

The ink had not dried on a contract with businessman Chad Eckert for the management of the Civic Center when a small cotton farmer from the Orange Walk District reveals [...]

G.O.B. Pulls Back on G.S.T. Agriculture Exemptions after Meeting

Ahead of Thursday’s Budget Debate in Belmopan, the government has put aside, for now, one of its revenue-collecting measures targeted to affect the agriculture industry. During his budget presentation on [...]

Gov’t Wins Case on Reduced Interest for U.H.S. Payment…

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning issued judgment on the first part of a three-part application and counter-application by the Government of Belize and the Belize Bank Limited. The [...]

What Will G.O.B. Do to Settle Debt?

But what happens to the rest of the case? That is still being deliberated by the C.C.J. panel. A large part of it has to do with how Government reacts [...]

“Coming Attractions” after U.S. “Crowfoot” Judgment

It hasn’t got much notice in Belize, but the U.S. District Court based in Washington, D.C., a week ago on Monday a U.S. district court judge ordered that the Bank [...]

Kearney Thompson Succumbs to Injuries from Shooting

Late this evening, police confirmed that a shooting victim has succumbed to injuries. Two and a half weeks ago, on March third, Kearny Thompson was shot on Vernon Street in [...]

Drug Plane Dropped 1½ Tons of Cocaine near Rio Hondo before Crash Landing

Tonight, a Mexican news outlet is providing details of a wet drop purportedly from a suspected drug plane that crash landed in Cuatro Leguas, outside of Blue Creek, Orange Walk [...]

Mediator to be Selected in Sharon Pitts Case

The case of attorney Sharon Pitts with the government over improper compensation for a land purchase is headed to mediation. Pitts and Hilmar Alamilla paid small sums for adjoining properties [...]

Final Touches for First-Ever Municipal Election Petition

The first of its kind election petition challenging the results of March seventh’s elections in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, is on its way to the courts to be filed, [...]

G.O.B. Going Ahead with Section 53 Appeal for Now

Also in the court, when the Catholic Church exited the Court of Appeal case last month concerning the momentous decision on amending the Criminal Code to decriminalize private relations between [...]

No Anke Doehm, But San Pedrana Says Don’t Forget Faye Lin Cannon

There were reports that Anke Doehm, accused of child cruelty in the death of thirteen-year-old adopted daughter Faye Lin Cannon, was to return to court this morning for a preliminary [...]

Henry Cornejo Dodges Another Murder Charge

Ducking away from television cameras, twenty-seven year old Henry Cornejo this morning left the precincts of the Supreme Court a free man again. After previously being acquitted in 2012 of [...]

New National Security Minister Takes Aim at B.N.T.U.’s Elena Smith

The new Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, has taken exception to his description by Belize National Teachers’ Union president Senator Elena Smith. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Smith said [...]

Budget Reviewed Ahead of Debate

Earlier we spoke about one of the Budget’s revenue-collecting measures, the exemption of G.S.T. on agricultural services being lifted, being shelved for now. The rest of the billion-dollar budget will [...]

The Jaguars are Back! They Host Grenada on Thursday

The members of the national a selection team were introduced to the media. The group is a mix of well known footballers such as Ian Gaynair, Woodrow West, Dalton Eiley [...]

“Spice Boyz” Look for Upset; Team Belize Says No Way

The Belize National Team has been actively preparing for the past four weeks in anticipation of the international friendly match on Thursday at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium, in Belmopan. That [...]

Media Rejoins Police for Meet and Greet

It has been a while since the media was invited to cover a meet and greet session in Belize City.  But this afternoon, our cameras were once again recording, as [...]

New Commander Replaces Cell Phones with Radios

This afternoon, new south side commander Howell Gillett received a donation of twenty thousand dollars worth of communications equipment from Belize Water Services Limited.  The handheld radios will be used [...]

Older Women Talking About (Safe) Sex – and Food

Earlier today when we headed over to the ITVET Compound in Belize City, a most unusual discussion was taking place among folks over fifty years of age. The topic was [...]

The Plan to Phase Out Plastic and Styrofoam Use

The government says that it wants to reduce plastic and Styrofoam pollution through the phasing out of single-use plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam and plastic food utensils by April twenty-second [...]

Situation Critical: K.H.M.H. Awaits Mexico Roof Rescue

Since Wednesday, the national referral hospital has been providing only about fifty percent of services. The roofing of the facility has been confirmed to be compromised and about one hundred [...]

P.U.P. Says Gov’t Knew and Did Nothing

How much did the Government know about the situation with the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, and how much of its current state could have been prevented? These are the questions [...]

In Roaring Creek, Alvin Montero Meets Gruesome End

The seventh murder since Friday evening occurred in Roaring Creek, Cayo District.  A body was retrieved from the river in the village this morning after it was spotted by women [...]

City Families Come to Grips with Loss of Matriarchs

Two grieving families torn apart by the relentless gunfire are tonight looking for answers as well as for justice. Theresita Flowers and Bernadine Lauriano were both murdered in the recent [...]

Questions About New Civic Management

On Monday, we introduced you to the new team of managers for the Belize Civic Center. The Government signed a three-year contract with Apex Events Services LLC of Florida, whose [...]