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Hugo Patt Speaks on Taking over the Ministry of Natural Resources

His promotion to the second most powerful government ministry is still making headlines, but since the announcement that on June twenty-fifth, he will become the new Minister of Natural Resources, [...]

Will Promotion Boost Patt’s Chances to Contest Upcoming Leadership Convention?

Hugo Patt’s ascension as well as the significance of the portfolio he has been assigned, leads many to question whether the U.D.P. Corozal North area rep is being primed for [...]

DPM Patrick Faber Comes Out in Support of New Lands Minister

As you heard, Minister Patt officially assumes direction of the Ministry of Natural Resources, in the next two week. The minister from the north has not held any of the [...]

Was Carla Barnett Pushed Out of Lands?

The announcement on Tuesday that Senator Carla Barnett was leaving the Ministry of Natural Resources took a lot of people by surprise because it is well known that the senator [...]

G.O.B. Rejects Santander’s Request to Sell Sugar Locally

There is sweet news for cane farmers who strongly fought against the Spanish multinational, Santander, for introducing white sugar into the local market. Tonight, there is a decision in respect [...]

Controversy over Development in Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

There is growing public concern about the status of a development in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve by a group of businessmen led by former Immigration Minister Elvin Penner. [...]

C.E.O. Percival Cho Says Environmental Clearance to Developer Not Granted

According to C.E.O. Cho an application by the developer has been halted because of environmental clearance not being granted. The Department of Environment, however, is reviewing that application.   Isani [...]

Foiled Robbery on King Street; 1 Man Detained

A police officer’s quick action foiled a robbery in progress in the downtown area today. The brazen robbery in progress happened shortly after ten this morning in front of a [...]

Armed Robbers Target Balloon Bar Pizzeria

On Wednesday night around eight-twenty, robbers struck the Balloon Bar Pizzeria on Marine Parade.  Police say they were called out to the establishment where they learnt that two armed robbers [...]

Thieves Identified in Creole Wagans Robbery

Creole Wagans located on ‘E’ Street was the target of robbers on Monday around two-thirty in the afternoon. The perpetrators only managed to take a small amount of cash and [...]

Are Robbers Abandoning Downtown and Targeting the North Side?

Are robbers abandoning downtown and targeting the north side? From all indications it appears so. After police implemented the “safe zone” on the Alberts following a string of daring armed [...]

Landy’s & Sons in Orange Walk is Targeted by Thieves

And from robberies in the city to a burglary in the north.  Today police said that Landy’s and Sons, a hardware store on the Belize-Corozal Road in Orange Walk Town [...]

Faber for U.D.P. Leadership, Next Prime Minister

Political pundits view Hugo Patt’s promotion to the Ministry of Natural Resources as an attempt to neutralize any power play by frontrunners Patrick Faber and John Saldivar in the run [...]

John Saldivar Already Campaigning for U.D.P. Leadership

Despite having lost to Collet’s Patrick Faber for Deputy Party Leader in May 2016, John Saldivar has reemerged as a serious contender.  The Belmopan area representative is already on the [...]

Trade Licenses Bill to Apex; is it Political Victimization?

Is a move by the Belize City Council to bill the managing company of the Civic Center approximately half a million dollars for trade licenses, a case of political victimization [...]

Late Evening Murder in the City

Late this evening, there was a murder in the south side of the city. Police have not been able to confirm details, but we know that a man on Collet [...]

Nurse Leimi Ewan Perishes in Fatal RTA

There was a fatal accident on the Philip Goldson Highway on Wednesday evening which claimed the life of Nurse Leimi Ewan. The northern regional nurse was traveling from Crooked Tree [...]

Bystander Injured During Shootout in Calcutta

Police say they were called out to the scene of a shooting around eight-forty-five on Wednesday night in Calcutta Village, Corozal. A man who was standing behind a supermarket fired [...]

Did a Charging Golf Cart Cause the Deadly Fire in San Pedro?

The Fire Department continues its investigations into the horrific fire in the Escalante Subdivision of San Pedro. Thirty-six-year-old Clarita Bacab, perished in the inferno as did her two children and [...]

Sentence Deferred for Dwayne Davis, Guilty of Manslaughter

Thirty-seven-year-old Dwayne Davis remains behind bars tonight pending sentencing. Davis was charged with the 2012 murder of Doctor Ivan Garcia but pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was to be sentenced [...]

South Cebada Conservation Post is Inaugurated

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, along with a team of five ranking government officials, including Minister of National Security John Saldivar, journeyed to the depths of the Chiquibul National [...]

Setting the Record Straight: G.O.B. Decides Whether Salaries of Striking Teachers are Docked

Minister of Education Patrick Faber says that the government is solely responsible to make decisions on whether or not salaries should be docked for teachers who go on strike. There [...]

Details on the Drowning of Toddler in Southern Belize

A baby girl drowned in a pit of water in Bella Vista Village on Tuesday. Police responded to the drowning sometime around one-thirty that afternoon when a woman reported that [...]

Queen of the Bay Pageant Taken Over by Former Queens

The Queen of the Bay pageant is a highlight in the September calendar as highly anticipated as the Carnival Road march. Deep in tradition, the pageant has been running for [...]