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Budget Blast: P.U.P. Says Government Has Given Up

Day-one of the budget debate started this morning in Belmopan and up to news time it continues in an energized National Assembly, that had been downgraded from cold to near-Arctic. [...]

B.T.L. – What Is It Really Worth to Belize?

Is the Government running a game with the share price of Belize Telemedia Limited and what the company is really worth? That’s the thinking in some sectors since G.O.B. is [...]

Cordel Hyde Says Government Too Proud to Alter Course

Lake Independence area representative Cordel Hyde, speaking after Belmopan representative John Saldivar, called the budget a “slap in the face” after the recent municipal election results. According to Hyde, despite [...]

Said Musa Says Tax Grab Covers Up U.D.P. Deficiency

Later, former Prime Minister Said Musa went after the Government’s estimation of the economy. Scorning the charge that the economy was “on the rebound,” he noted that Government hoped to [...]

Kearney Thompson is Latest Murder Victim

Turning to crime…thirty-one-year-old Kearny Thompson lost his fight to survive injuries received during an armed attack on March third in Belize City.  He succumbed to gunshot wounds on Wednesday at [...]

Trio Shot in Cornfield; Will Accused Face Charges?

A father and his two sons are recovering from gunshot wounds after being fired upon by a farmer in the Stann Creek District on Sunday night.  Forty-four-year-old Raphael Choj, along [...]

Chad Eckert Hits Back at Cotton Allegation

American businessman Chad Eckert has responded to a recent claim made against him by former partner Gustavo Cardenas.  The cotton farmer alleges that he has been frozen out of his [...]

The B.N.T.U. Marches Again in Belmopan

As the budget debate took place inside the National Assembly, across Independence Hill at the civic centre, teachers were also having their say. Their call was for an end to [...]

Education Minister Says Union Can Do More

At the start of his presentation on the Budget, Minister of Education Patrick Faber issued a response to the teachers. While Faber has had his issues with the union in [...]

Opposition Threatens Walkout after Faber Antics

Today’s Budget Debate was especially spicy as the main speakers went head to head. Belmopan’s John Saldivar answered Leader of the Opposition John Briceño and was in turn answered by [...]

John Saldivar Outlines Measures on Crime

The once and current Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, reviewed the performance of his Ministry of Defense before the merger announced earlier this week and also spent some time [...]

Mark King “Is Not a U.D.P.”

The Deputy P.M.’s spiel was not only expelled on the P.U.P. Even a former colleague, who just also happens to have been a former area representative from Lake Independence, got [...]

Woman Killed in Traffic Collision Outside Capital

A fifty-eight-year-old woman from Las Flores, Belmopan, was killed in a road traffic accident on Wednesday night on the Stann Creek Valley Road. Police say that just before eight-thirty, they [...]

Who Killed Alvin Montero and Burnt His House?

Investigators are probing yet another murder in Roaring Creek Village where the decomposing body of Alvin Montero surfaced in the nearby river on Tuesday morning.  The corpse was fished out [...]

Police Chasing Kendis Flowers’ Murderer

The predawn shooting that saw twenty-six-year-old street figure Kendis Flowers being cut down on Mahogany Street, is a step closer to being solved.  That is if police are able to [...]

B.N.T.U.’s Smith “Goes High” on John Saldivar

Minister of John Saldivar, took to social media on Tuesday and launched an attack on B.N.T.U. National President, Elena Smith following her comments against his appointment as Minister of National [...]

P.U.P. Goes after “Coward” Minister for Smith Attack

Saldivar’s Facebook post is seen as a form of cyber bullying, for which there are no laws to protect victims. Of equal concern is that Saldivar appears to be using [...]

Money Laundering and Insurance

Since the beginning of the week, stakeholders in the insurance sector have been meeting at the Biltmore to participate in a series of workshops on a range of issues, including [...]

Orientation Day for New Town and City Councils

Two weeks after the municipal elections and the new and returning municipal government leaders are getting a two-day crash course in governance. Following every municipal election, the Ministry of Local [...]

Tackling TB and the Link to HIV

World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on March twenty-fourth. The disease, while preventable and curable, is still a major concern in developing countries, as it is associated with high mortality rates in HIV positive [...]

On World Water Day, How Safe Is Our Water?

Today is World Water Day, and it’s good time to think about our abundance of access to water – especially clean safe drinking water. Tonight in Healthy Living, we find [...]