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PM Barrow Introduces New Referendum Bill

A new referendum bill was introduced and taken through all its three stages in the House of Representatives.  The special sitting started after ten this morning and continued well into [...]

Parliamentarians Debate Barrow’s New Super Referendum Bill

The Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill, 2019 was described as a kneejerk reaction by the Opposition to two separate court rulings in a week. The P.U.P. pointed out that the [...]

The Issue of Section Three; Briceño and Barrow Weigh In

One of the main concerns expressed by the Opposition Party is Section Three of the referendum bill.  That section states that “a referendum shall be held to enable electors to [...]

P.U.P.’s Cordel Hyde Breaks it Down for the People

Also weighing in on the heated debated today was the very vocal Lake Independence Area Representative, Cordel Hyde. Hyde, in responding to the tabling of the bill, broke down the [...]

Suit against G.O.B. Remains Before the Supreme Court

The claim that has been brought before the Supreme Court by the People’s United Party persists, despite the passage of a new piece of law which will allow government to [...]

Said Musa Abstains Vote; Praised by the U.D.P. for YES Position

The House debate today provided a rare moment. Former Prime Minister Said Musa, who has been described as a ‘malignant tumor’ by the current government time and again in the [...]

P.U.P. Bashes Joint Statement from Friends of Belize Group

On Thursday the European Union, the United States of America and the United Kingdom fired off a joint press release in which it voiced its support of holding a referendum. [...]

Outside the House: Supporters Say They Want to Vote YES and NOW!

As the debate raged inside the National Assembly, supporters of the yes vote stood at Independence Hill where speakers were placed and police were out in numbers. They were there [...]

Joshua Gallego is Gunned Down on North Creek

Twenty-six-year-old Joshua Gallego was shot on Thursday afternoon; hours later, he succumbed at the K.H.M.H.  While the matter was under investigation, the question is if Gallego’s past had caught up [...]

Murder Trial of Patrick Castillo Concludes

The murder trial of Patrick Castillo, who was charged with the murder of his stepson Yontan Maderos, ended today in the court of Justice Colin Williams. Castillo now awaits a [...]

Common-law Wife Drops Wounding Charges against B.D.F. Leroy Clare

A B.D.F. soldier was before the court today on a charge of wounding, but his common-law wife later requested no further court action against him. But twenty-six-year-old soldier, Leroy Clare [...]

Frederick Lammey Mysteriously Disappears at Sea

There’s a fishy story coming out of Dangriga where a sixteen-year-old minor went missing at sea during a trip to South Water Caye on Monday.  According to Jael Sjogren, a [...]

AIBL’s Banking License is Officially Canceled

Amid the ongoing saga of Atlantic International Bank Limited and the winding down of its operations in Belize, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, on the advice of the Central Bank, has [...]

PACT Grants $2.7 Million for Protected Areas Work

Back in December, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust awarded six point seven million dollars to support improved management of thirteen protected areas across the Belize National Protected Areas System. Earlier [...]

78 Alcaldes are Sworn Into Office in the South

Seventy-eight alcaldes from across thirty-nine Maya villages participated in a training workshop spearheaded by the Attorney General’s Office today.  The session served to inform them of their roles and responsibilities [...]

Belize International Film Festival Calls for Submissions

The Belize International Film Festival will be held in November of this year and this week they opened the call for film makers to submit their film to participate in [...]

Casting Call for Miss Universe Belize 2019

The Miss Universe Belize Organization is looking for the next beauty ambassador to represent the Jewel on the international stage. Last December, twenty-seven-year-old Jenelli Frazer graced the stage in Bangkok, [...]