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The Horrific Murder of a Canadian National in Hopkins

A horrific murder occurred in the south.  The body of a Canadian national was removed from a creek after he went missing for three days. James Slemp lived a quiet [...]

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Eamon Sounds Off on Coastal Road Contract and Imer Hernandez

Eamon Sounds Off on Coastal Road Contract and Imer Hernandez

The Coastal Road Project was formally launched on Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony in La Democracia Village.  At a cost of a hundred and thirty million Belize dollars, the stretch [...]...

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Is MLAT Still Necessary for John Saldivar Probe?

Is MLAT Still Necessary for John Saldivar Probe?

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is tasked with carrying out a criminal investigation into former Minister of National Security John Saldivar in the wake of the Lev Dermen scandal.  A [...]...

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How Can Belize Use MLAT in Investigating John Saldivar?

How Can Belize Use MLAT in Investigating John Saldivar?

In requesting privileged information under MLAT, attorney Eamon Courtenay says that assurances are given by both countries on how the information would be used during an investigation, particularly if there [...]...

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Was Steve Duncan’s Senatorial Appointment in Contravention of Domestic Banks & Financial Institutions Act?

Was Steve Duncan’s Senatorial Appointment in Contravention of Domestic Banks & Financial Institutions Act?

Three weeks ago, Steve Duncan stepped down as a government appointed senator after serving at least four years on the upper chamber. At the time of announcing his replacement, the [...]...

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Exploring the Revised Passport Application Process

Exploring the Revised Passport Application Process

On most days, from Mondays to Fridays, long lines form at the Immigration Department in Belmopan by first time applicants for a passport or others seeking renewals. The process can [...]...

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Fuel Prices Dip at the Pumps

Fuel Prices Dip at the Pumps

There is a change in the prices of fuel tonight that brings good news for consumers.  The price for premium gasoline will go down by fifty-nine cents and will be [...]...

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Comprehensive, Practical Campaign Finance Laws Needed in Belize

Comprehensive, Practical Campaign Finance Laws Needed in Belize

The John Saldivar Scandal has brought sharp focus to the issue of campaign financing. With everyone talking about this, President of the Senate, Darrell Bradley says he has produced draft [...]...

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Darrell Bradley Drafts Up Campaign Financing Legislation

Darrell Bradley Drafts Up Campaign Financing Legislation

Bradley’s draft is patterned along U.S. legislation, but incorporates laws in other countries. It contemplates that foreign nationals should be prohibited from financing campaigns in other jurisdictions. Bradley says that [...]...

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Senate President Disappointed in Saldivar Scandal

Senate President Disappointed in Saldivar Scandal

Unlike a number of U.D.P. cabinet ministers and supporters, the President of the Senate says he is disappointed at what has come up in the Saldivar scandal. Bradley says right [...]...

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Darrell Bradley: System of Gov’t is Broken, Never Trust Politicians

Darrell Bradley: System of Gov’t is Broken, Never Trust Politicians

Darrell Bradley recognizes that the current climate is rife with cynicism due to the corruption. Bradley says the system of government is broken and needs fixing because there are no [...]...

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Darrell Bradley on Stomping Out Corruption

Darrell Bradley on Stomping Out Corruption

We also asked Darrell Bradley to comment on the mammoth anti-corruption protest organized by the opposition party. Bradley says it is a function of democracy, which is required to stomp [...]...

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N.T.U.C.B. Supports National Student Union of Belize

N.T.U.C.B. Supports National Student Union of Belize

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has come out in support of the National Student Union of Belize.  The student union on Thursday joined the N.T.U.C.B. in its anti-corruption [...]...

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Omar Figueroa is U.D.P. Leader-elect?

Omar Figueroa is U.D.P. Leader-elect?

Cabinet met today in Belmopan. One member who was not around the table was Patrick Faber, who is travelling overseas. According to the reports, the new Minster of Fisheries, Omar [...]...

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Santander Begins Harvest

Santander Begins Harvest

There are two sugar producing companies in Belize, A.S.R./B.S.I. in the north and then there is the Santander Sugar Group which has its operations located near Valley of Peace in [...]...

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Santander Plans to Increase Sugar Production to 100 Metric Tons

Santander Plans to Increase Sugar Production to 100 Metric Tons

Santander Sugar Group plans to work with farmers in the area to increase its sugar production. The company exports its sugar through the Big Creek Port and for this harvest [...]...

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Keeping Santander’s Workers Safe

Keeping Santander’s Workers Safe

Seven hundred and fifty persons are employed by Santander Sugar Group.  Twenty-year-old Guatemalan National, Francisco Andres Antonio Sebastian, was an employee of Santander until he was crushed to death. It [...]...

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Santander C.E.O. Explains Why Company Is Prohibited from Selling Sugar Locally

Santander C.E.O. Explains Why Company Is Prohibited from Selling Sugar Locally

In 2018, Santander Sugar was busted for selling sugar in the local market after it was granted an Export Processing Zone to produce sugar for export only. The violation resulted in a [...]...

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Kareem Eagan Wanted for the Murder of Shane Budram

Kareem Eagan Wanted for the Murder of Shane Budram

Belize City police are looking for another person of interest to assist with their investigation into the murder of forty-three-year-old Shane Budram who was shot and killed on Friday night [...]...

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Santander Speaks on Employee’s Drowning

Santander Speaks on Employee’s Drowning

Last week Monday we told you about the twenty-seven-year-old Roy Grinage who drowned while he was swimming across the Belize River. Grinage, a resident of Saint Matthews Village, was returning [...]...

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Police Ketch Taxi to Raid PIV then Pepper Spray Cab Driver

Police Ketch Taxi to Raid PIV then Pepper Spray Cab Driver

There is a bizarre case of police brutality reaching our news desk tonight, where a cab driver reported that on Sunday evening, following the P.U.P. protest a pair of officers [...]...

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‘Star Black’ is in Fear of His Life

‘Star Black’ is in Fear of His Life

According to Jones, his life is under threat following the incident on Sunday because the young men in the neighborhood believe that he had a hand in the police raid.  [...]...

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Did a Big Developer in Riversdale Block a Creek in the Community?

Did a Big Developer in Riversdale Block a Creek in the Community?

Residents in Riversdale say that a big developer is causing problems in the community. They are calling for the immediate removal of a road that they say was laid on [...]...

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Riversdale Creek is Critical to the Fishing Industry in the South

Riversdale Creek is Critical to the Fishing Industry in the South

Fox says that cutting off the creek may cripple the livelihoods of Riversdale fishermen. He reports that two creeks are being affected, but one of those creeks serves as spawning [...]...

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Dylan is Hospitalized!

Dylan is Hospitalized!

Last week, we went to Steadfast Village along the Stann Creek Valley Road to share Dylan Ysaguirre’s story with you. She’s a tour guide who has fallen ill with a [...]...

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