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P.M. Briceño Comments on Pharmacy Express’ Failed Loan Application

The controversial seven million dollar loan from the Social Security Board to Pharmacy Express Limited, as we reported on Thursday, has been called off.  As it came to be, the [...]

Did S.S.B. do Proper Due Diligence on Pharmacy Express?

The Social Security Board, as an autonomous body, is insulated from government influence.  Despite the Chinese wall that prevents outside interference, the Investment Committee is tasked with doing its own [...]

One B.D.F. Officer Dead, Ten Injured, in Tragic Road Traffic Accident

The Belize Defense Force has lost yet another member of its rank and file in less than a month. Tonight, the family of Private Roxanne Hill and her fellow officers [...]

B.D.F. Soldiers at Price Barracks Receiving Counseling Following Two Deaths

Counselors from the Government of Belize’s Employee Assistance Program were at the Price Barracks today meeting with the female platoon and the leadership staff, in the wake of the death [...]

Team Assembled to Investigate Private Micah Miguel Claims of Sexual Assault

Reporters also asked the Chief of Staff for an update into allegations that Private Micah Miguel was bullied and sexually assaulted at Price Barracks before taking her own life. Viewers [...]

New S.S.B. Headquarters is in Need of Retrofitting

The new Social Security Board headquarters in Belmopan, it’s a building that was recently completed but there are already issues with its design and it will cost S.S.B. a pretty [...]

Anglican Diocese in Belize Celebrates Worship and Fellowship

The Anglican Diocese is celebrating this weekend and is calling out all its faithful to come out and participate in worship and fellowship.  Diocesan Day is commemorated annually on August [...]

Catching Up With Disability Advocate Jerome Flores

You may remember him from making headlines in the news as the paralyzed man taking part in awareness rides. He also set his sights on the Paralympics in 2016, but [...]

Controversial 7 Million Dollar Pharmacy Express Loan is Withdrawn

Tonight, Pharmacy Express Limited, owned by Julius and Angela Zabaneh, is once again making headlines, following a release earlier today by the Social Security Board.  On July twenty-fifth, we reported [...]

Belmopan City Council’s Audit Will Be Complete in a Few Weeks’ Time

Palacio has come under heat before from her councilors who have accused her of misappropriating funds and of not being transparent and accountable. But the mayor insists that it’s because [...]

Belmopan Councilor Bashes Mayor Over Foreign Trips; Mayor Responds

One of the points of contention raised by Councilor Nikki Augustine on her post was that the fundamental needs of the capital, having clean drains and streets, are not being [...]

Belize’s Decades Old Challenge with Brain Drain

While speaking on the issue of tertiary education financing with Doctor Zabaneh, reporters asked for his thoughts on the brain drain situation in Belize. He agreed that many highly trained [...]

Five Days In Class Work Week Returns for Teachers

Teachers are expected to return to a regular five-day work week, with the reinstatement of their full salaries. The Ministry of Education adjusted the work week for teacher in 2021, [...]

M.O.H.W. and M.O.E. Discuss Continuation of Mask Requirement in Schools

Doctor Zabaneh also spoke about the COVID-19 protocol that is being prepared for face-to-face learning. While there will be some changes to those protocols, discussions are being had about whether [...]

Free Education Pilot Project to be Introduced in 2022 School Year

Students attending high school at either of four south side institutions at the beginning of the new academic year will benefit from a new program that is being rolled out [...]

IMPACT Justice Supports Law Revision Efforts of Belize

The Government of Belize is being assisted with revising the country’s subsidiary laws which were last updated almost twenty years ago.  With help from Improved Access to Justice in the [...]

Latched: An Art Exhibit Promoting Breastfeeding and Family

Belize continues to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, despite formal activities that culminated on August seventh. Tonight, an art exhibit is being opened at the Belisle Art Gallery inside the Bliss [...]

Ministry of Health and Wellness Conducts Search on Four Pharmacies Inside FSTV

Today, personnel from the Ministry of Health and Wellness descended upon four drugstores inside the Fort Street Tourism Village that are believed to be connected, including Pharmacy Express Limited. Credible [...]

Family of Ten Displaced By Arson in Ladyville

A sixty-six-year old grandmother and her extended family are tonight reeling from the devastating loss of their family home. The property located along the Phillip Goldson Highway was reduced to [...]

The Physiological Risk Factor Associated With Becoming a Child Abuser

Child abuse has become an all too common theme in news headlines across the country. Today, we spoke with Doctor Annel Martinez, a trained psychiatrist, about the risk factors associated [...]

Psychiatrist Takes on Pattern of Behavior Displayed By Some Child Abusers

So, what about those perpetrators of child abuse that show no remorse for their actions? In some cases, perpetrators carry out these acts as a pattern of behavior. Doctor Martinez [...]

CitCo Presents A Night of Culture

The Belize City Council is hosting a night of culture on Saturday at the Belize City Civic Center.  The event promises a culinary and musical experience that showcases food and [...]

While No Monkeypox Case Present Yet; Chickenpox Cases Increase

While there’s no reported case of Monkeypox in Belize, the Ministry of Health is preparing its staff, primarily at the various points of entry in Belize to be alert to [...]

Ministry of Health, Wellness Promotes Workplace Wellness

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is in the process of promoting what is known as workplace wellness within the public and private sectors. The effort focuses on encouraging everyone [...]

Nutritionist: Mental Health is as Important to Wellness as Your Diet

And because a big part of health and wellness has to do with one’s diet, the food that one eats no doubt is one of the focus areas of the [...]