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P.U.P. Goes in on Lev Dermen Scandal

The inaugural sitting of the House of Representatives for the New Year 2020 got underway this morning in Belmopan, amid a number of scandals wracking the Barrow administration.  While several [...]

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PM Holds Position on Unnamed Bribe Recipients

PM Holds Position on Unnamed Bribe Recipients

In attempting to defend his position, PM Barrow reiterated what was said at his press conference on Wednesday, that essentially he is hamstrung until and unless names and credible evidence [...]...

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Many Questionable Characters Granted Belizean Nationality in 2013

Many Questionable Characters Granted Belizean Nationality in 2013

The issue of Belizean nationalities being hurriedly granted to questionable characters was also a hallmark in the opposition leader’s statements on adjournment.  Quite a number of Canadian and American nationals [...]...

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$2.2 Million in Questionable Spending at Julian Cho Technical School

$2.2 Million in Questionable Spending at Julian Cho Technical School

An audit of the National Sports Council for a one-year period showed the blatant disregard for government financial regulations and suspected fraud of huge sums of money. That audit was [...]...

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Toledo West Area Rep Calls Out Dr. Simon Coc

Toledo West Area Rep Calls Out Dr. Simon Coc

Area Representative for Toledo West Oscar Requeña spoke on the audit’s findings on the adjournment of the House. As a matter of national importance, Requeña called for action and highlighted [...]...

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Were the Release of the Auditor General’s Report Timely?

Were the Release of the Auditor General’s Report Timely?

Was the timing of the Auditor General’s reports on the National Sports Council and Julian Cho Technical High School designed to undermine the Deputy Prime Minister whose portfolios as Minister [...]...

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National Sports Council Contacts F.I.U. on Fraud at Council

National Sports Council Contacts F.I.U. on Fraud at Council

In respect of the damning audit of the National Sports Council, in a memorandum dated February twenty-eighth, 2019, Director Ian Jones reacted with an eighty-five pages memorandum. The majority of [...]...

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DPM Faber Speaks on Damning NSC Audit

DPM Faber Speaks on Damning NSC Audit

Deputy Prime Minister Faber says he was the one who commissioned an audit of the National Sports Council when both previous junior ministers demitted office.  Those ministers of state also [...]...

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Make the Names Public!!

Make the Names Public!!

This afternoon on adjournment in the House, Caribbean Shores Area Rep Kareem Musa also weighed in on the Lev Dermen scandal, stating that because it is a federal case before [...]...

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Faber Says No to Receiving Mason’s Money

Faber Says No to Receiving Mason’s Money

And while he may not have been close to Lev Dermen, Deputy Prime Minister was asked once again about his involvement with convicted murderer William “Danny” Mason.  You will recall [...]...

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Julius Goes In on John Saldivar

Julius Goes In on John Saldivar

Minister of National Security John Saldivar was not present in the house this afternoon when Cayo South Area Rep Julius Espat took square aim at him for his open affiliation [...]...

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Finally, BCCI Gets Contract Documents for the Coastal Highway Upgrading Project

Finally, BCCI Gets Contract Documents for the Coastal Highway Upgrading Project

Late this afternoon, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry acknowledged that at three-twenty-five p.m., it received two packages addressed to the president containing the Procurement and Contract documents for [...]...

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Mark Tuyul Jr. is Laid to Rest

Mark Tuyul Jr. is Laid to Rest

It was an emotional day today for the family of Mark Tuyul Junior, who was laid to rest this afternoon at the Eternal Garden Cemetery at mile thirteen on the [...]...

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Belize Youth Movement Expresses Outrage About the National Sports Council Audit

Belize Youth Movement Expresses Outrage About the National Sports Council Audit

Back to the issue of the audit of the National Sports Council, the Belize Youth Movement is expressing outrage at the fleecing of public funds at the National Sports Council [...]...

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Guatemalan Prez Wants to Meet with G.O.B.

Guatemalan Prez Wants to Meet with G.O.B.

As you know, a new government took over in Guatemala this week. The president is conservative Alejandro Giammattei, and while not much was heard from him in respect of the [...]...

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Civil Aviation to Get $12 Million Radar

Civil Aviation to Get $12 Million Radar

The illegal airplane landings have increased in recent years and civil aviation and security authorities believe that a new radar system will help to crack down, or at lease track [...]...

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Equal Opportunities Bill Consultation is Held in Belize City

Equal Opportunities Bill Consultation is Held in Belize City

On Thursday night, the Ministry of Human Development and National AIDS Commission held a public consultation in Belize City as a part of its community outreach to get feedback on [...]...

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Support for the Equal Opportunities Bill

Support for the Equal Opportunities Bill

So, following those three presentations, as well as remarks from Enrique Romero Executive Director of the National AIDS Commission, the public had the opportunity to make comments and give feedback [...]...

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Candid Comments from Non-Supporters of the Bill

Candid Comments from Non-Supporters of the Bill

And while there was support for the bill – there was a group of independent persons who wanted clarity on some of the points.  But there were many who didn’t [...]...

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Santa Cruz Land Woes Continue

Santa Cruz Land Woes Continue

Battle for control over the Santa Cruz Village Expansion project continues in the south. We first reported the issue in January 2019 when a public meeting was held to clarify certain [...]...

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Santa Cruz Farmers Fear Losing Farm Lands

Santa Cruz Farmers Fear Losing Farm Lands

The Santa Cruz Village Council is also facing another threat. According to Chairman Vincent Scott, more than thirty farmers have been cultivating land at the rear of the village for [...]...

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Apprenticeship Programme, Inspiring the Youth

Apprenticeship Programme, Inspiring the Youth

Last year we were there when a group of Belize City youths completed an apprenticeship programme. Today, we were at Youth for the Future Drive, when they happily received their [...]...

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“What Yuh Know” in Belize

“What Yuh Know” in Belize

The popular YouTube show “What Yuh Know” will feature Belize in one of its upcoming episodes as the twenty-year-old founder embarks on a tour to promote education through an entertainment [...]...

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Agricultural Production is Not Meeting the Demands of the Tourism Sector

Agricultural Production is Not Meeting the Demands of the Tourism Sector

Earlier this week, a meeting was held to present the findings of an Agri-Tourism study of Ambergris Caye. The twelve-month study looked at agricultural produce that is consumed by the [...]...

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Audit Reveals Half a Million Dollars Embezzlement at Sports Council!

Audit Reveals Half a Million Dollars Embezzlement at Sports Council!

Still reeling from the Lev Derman scandal, the government is hit by yet another black eye. An audit of the finances of the National Sports Council by the Auditor General [...]...

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