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Changing the Culture of Accessing Land Services

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country on Tuesday and is to return on January seventeenth.  During his absence, the Minister of Natural Resources, Petroleum, and Mining is acting as [...]

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Minister Hyde Plans to Weed Out Corruption from the Top to the Bottom

Minister Hyde Plans to Weed Out Corruption from the Top to the Bottom

It was infamously dubbed as a “hotbed of corruption” by former Prime Minister Dean Barrow and tonight, new Lands Minister Cordel Hyde speaks of the unabated pillaging of crown land [...]...

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Was Former Lands Commissioner Complicit in Corruption at Department?

Was Former Lands Commissioner Complicit in Corruption at Department?

While speaking about weeding out the department’s corruption, among those who have left is Wilbert Vallejos.  Vallejos was the Lands Commissioner under the U.D.P. administration. Police raided his home in [...]...

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U.D.P. Gearing Up for Municipal Elections

U.D.P. Gearing Up for Municipal Elections

The municipal elections are about a month and a half away, and the United Democratic Party is gearing up.  Party Chairman Michael Peyrefitte says that there has been an overwhelming [...]...

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More Details Emerge from the Karen Bevans Contract

More Details Emerge from the Karen Bevans Contract

The five-year contract signed by the Director of Tourism Karen Bevans in April 2019 is the subject of much scrutiny, particularly since it has left the new P.U.P. administration hamstrung [...]...

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PM Briceño Departs the Country, Cordel Hyde is Ag. Prime Minister

PM Briceño Departs the Country, Cordel Hyde is Ag. Prime Minister

Prime Minister John Briceño departed the country on Tuesday, January twelfth, 2021, on personal leave.  This means that Lake Independence Area Representative Cordel Hyde is acting Prime Minister. Briceño will [...]...

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B.H.A. Reacts to C.D.C.’s New Travel Guidelines

B.H.A. Reacts to C.D.C.’s New Travel Guidelines

The U.S. Government will now require travelers to present negative COVID test results when entering their country. This is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, which [...]...

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Belize Testing Samples to Identify Stains of COVID-19

Belize Testing Samples to Identify Stains of COVID-19

From concerns about new travel regulations to the growing concerns about the highly infectious new strain of the novel coronavirus, first detected in the UK last September.  Experts say the [...]...

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Preparations Ahead of Free Zone Reopening

Preparations Ahead of Free Zone Reopening

As we reported on Tuesday, in two weeks, after almost a year of dormancy, the Corozal Free Zone will reopen for business. Viewers will recall that in the first quarter [...]...

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UNICEF Donates Over $157K Worth of PPE Supplies to G.O.B.

UNICEF Donates Over $157K Worth of PPE Supplies to G.O.B.

UNICEF handed over to the Ministries of Human Development and Health and Wellness P.P.E. supplies to support the national response to COVID-19. On Wednesday, two containers filled with synthetic blankets, [...]...

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Living with COVID-19; the Psychological Effects

Living with COVID-19; the Psychological Effects

The psychological effects of the novel coronavirus are not limited to a victim, but can be experienced by an entire household and the population on a whole. Whether it has [...]...

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U.D.P. Senator Says G.O.B. Did Not Consult P.S.C. in Appointing Customs Comptroller

U.D.P. Senator Says G.O.B. Did Not Consult P.S.C. in Appointing Customs Comptroller

There was some controversy about who would succeed Collin Griffith as the next comptroller of customs. There were two frontrunners, senior customs officers Ian Haylock and Estelle Leslie. Both have [...]...

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Senator Courtenay Corrects Senator Peyrefitte

Senator Courtenay Corrects Senator Peyrefitte

Senator for Government Business Eamon Courtenay quickly corrected Senator Peyrefitte. Courtenay produced a letter from the Office of the Prime Minister sent to the Public Services Commission, expressing the Prime [...]...

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Has the Public Services Commission Failed Public Servants?

Has the Public Services Commission Failed Public Servants?

And the unanswered letter from the PM to the Public Services Commission is telling. The Commission’s functions include the formulation of schemes for recruitment to the public service and the [...]...

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Dr. Dame Minister A Respectful, Respectable Belizean Woman

Dr. Dame Minister A Respectful, Respectable Belizean Woman

Starting Monday, Belize will observe three days of mourning in honor of the country’s first Governor-General, Doctor Dame Minita Gordon. Gordon died on New Year’s Day in Inglewood, California, at [...]...

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WhatsApp’s Revised Privacy Policy – What Will It Mean for You?

WhatsApp’s Revised Privacy Policy – What Will It Mean for You?

Two billion people are registered users of the messaging service WhatsApp. It’s one of the most widely used apps across the world. And in these COVID times, it has helped [...]...

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A New Local Beer is in Town!!

A New Local Beer is in Town!!

You would not have noticed as there is an obvious lack of fanfare surrounding the launch of this new product.  It is a new brew hitting shelves across the country. [...]...

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Healthy Living: Cayo Dialysis Clinic

Healthy Living: Cayo Dialysis Clinic

A new health clinic opened its doors in the West on Wednesday. It will offer a much-needed service to a very high-risk population and relieve them of risky inter-district travel.  [...]...

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Tourism Minister on Karen Bevans’ Contract

Tourism Minister on Karen Bevans’ Contract

On Friday, the contract for B.T.B.’s Tourism Director, Karen Bevan’s, was leaked to the public.  Since that time, the details of the employment agreement signed on April first, 2019 have [...]...

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Evan Tillett is the New Chairman of B.T.B. Board

Evan Tillett is the New Chairman of B.T.B. Board

The board that the minister has selected to spearhead the country’s tourism rebound is led by Evan Tillett.  Tillett is a former colleague of Minister Mahler and is no stranger [...]...

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Tourism Arrivals Down by More than 70% for 2020

Tourism Arrivals Down by More than 70% for 2020

Minister Mahler also shared the key performance indicators for 2020. Since the reopening of the international airport in October 2020, overnight tourist arrivals were at three thousand one hundred and [...]...

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Senate Spars Over Supplementary Appropriation Bill

Senate Spars Over Supplementary Appropriation Bill

The Senate had its first sitting for the new year today in Belmopan. As the government, the People’s United Party now has control of the Senate with six members mainly [...]...

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Senator Courtenay Defends Supplementary Budget

Senator Courtenay Defends Supplementary Budget

Responding to Peyrefitte was Senator for Government Business, Eamon Courtenay.  After P.U.P. Senator Christopher Coye explained the expenditures, Courtenay stressed that the Briceño government did not breach the constitution and [...]...

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Peyrefitte Tells P.U.P. to “Do it!”

Peyrefitte Tells P.U.P. to “Do it!”

The Senate also debated the People’s United Party’s Good Governance in Belize Motion. The motion contains ten covenants that the twenty-six elected government officials pledge to uphold during their term [...]...

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“This Da No The Best Is Yet To Come!”

“This Da No The Best Is Yet To Come!”

Senator for Government Business, Eamon Courtenay responded to Peyrefitte’s criticisms of the motion by reminding the senators on the other side that the motion places on House and Senate record [...]...

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