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G.O.B. Objects to B.E.L. Getting Higher Rate Increase Than Requested

Will your light bill go up on New Year’s Day?  The Ministry of the Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities has essentially requested a stay of execution, asking the Public [...]

G.O.B. to P.U.C.: Hold off on Electricity Increase Until After June 2019

In a letter written by C.E.O., Doctor Peter Allen earlier today, the ministry states, “that any potential losses to B.E.L. due to the variance between the Reference Cost of Power [...]

Father Comes to Son’s Rescue and Would-Be Killer is Shot in the Neck

Just before news time on Thursday, shots rang out on Faber’s Road Extension at the residence of Dennis Hislop and his family. An armed man had targeted his son and [...]

A Blood Feud with No Apparent End

There are no arrests to report on tonight, in respect of the daylight execution of Daniel Hughes on Boxing Day.  Police are asking the public to come forward with any [...]

Lotteries Committee to Crack Down on Illegal ‘Rafflers’

The Lotteries Committee has now decided to enforce a law that dates back to the early fifties. It’s a piece of legislation that governs the promotion and execution of any [...]

You Can Be Fined $3K for Raffling Without a License

According to Samuels, any violation of this specific law and its regulations is an offence that carries a fine of three thousand dollars and/or six months in jail.   Lewin [...]

M.O.E. Supports Docking of Teachers’ Salaries

The Ministry of Education is siding with schools managements which have decided to dock the salaries of teachers who were absent on November seventh, the day that more than a [...]

School Management Makes Error in Hardship Allowance Payment

When more than one thousand teachers demonstrated in Belmopan in November, there were doing so for two primary reasons; time off to collect salary and hardship allowances. By a show [...]

Justice Adolph Lucas Retires from the Supreme Court Bench at 75

Upon celebrating his seventy-fifth birthday on December twenty-third, Justice Adolph Lucas reached his retirement age.  As stated in the Constitution of Belize, the high court judge must relinquish his seat [...]

Corozal Town Council Audit Reveals Gross Mismanagement

Two weeks ago, the Corozal Town Council, under the leadership of Mayor Rigoberto Vellos, released a nine-page financial report. The report focuses on the spending timeline of the previous town [...]

Former Corozal Council Gives Employee Dump Truck as Payment for ‘Vacation Leave’

As it relates to assets and inventory, Mayor Vellos says that one of the first tasks the council undertook upon assuming office is to review the possessions of the council. [...]

PACT Awards $6.7 Million in Conservation Investments to Protected Areas

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, has awarded six point seven million dollars in conservation investments to protected areas. The investments will be made through six local conservation organizations that [...]

Bringing in the New Year with Premium Wines and Spirits

2018 is winding down and most Belizeans, like the rest of the world, are planning that special moment—who they will spend the countdown to the new year with or what [...]

Staying Safe This New Year’s Eve with Some Helpful Tips

The New Year is just around the corner which means that thousands of Belizeans will be celebrating this joyous holiday. And to bring in 2019, the celebration starts on New [...]