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Human Remains Wash Up Near Black Rock Road

The decomposed, skeletal remains of an unidentified man washed up on the Macal River bank in Cayo. It was discovered on Saturday morning in the vicinity of Black Rock Road. [...]

PM Briceño and the Need for Supplementary Appropriations

The Supplementary Appropriations Bill will tide the Briceño administration over until the start of the next financial year on April first after it goes before the upper house on Wednesday [...]

P.U.P. Tables Good Government Motion, U.D.P. Opposes

During its first Sitting of the House of Representatives for 2021 on Friday, the new P.U.P. Administration tabled its Good Governance in Belize Motion. The motion is a model of [...]

G.O.B. Adds Further Grounds for Removal of Judges

…from a motion for good governance from elected officials to a constitutional amendment to expand the grounds for removal of Supreme Court judges.  For years, there has been a backlog [...]

PM Briceño Says Cut the Superbond

While Prime Minister John Briceño and his government table bills to alleviate the financial constraints, he has the hefty superbond payments hovering above his head.  Early in the pandemic, then [...]

A New Board for the National Bank of Belize

The government-owned bank, the National Bank of Belize, has a new board of management. The bank, which is headquartered in Belmopan, will now be headed by new chairman, Thomas Tillett. [...]

Minister Cordel Hyde Reveals Massive Land Scam

Prime Minister John Briceño chaired his first House meeting today.  A marathon sitting that just concluded less than a half-hour ago.  During these COVID-19 times, the chambers have been retrofitted [...]

Minister Hyde Names Former MoW C.E.O. Errol Gentle in Land Scam

Minister Hyde then spoke of another incident of clear land fraud. According to Hyde, the victim this time was a man named Florencio Talbert, and the alleged perpetrator was the [...]

Land Compensation Budget “Busted” By Former G.O.B.

Minister Hyde then revealed that the investigation into the Lands Department uncovered the unthinkable; something he says he would have never thought would have been done.  In these challenging times [...]

G.O.B. Repossesses Heavy Equipment from Boots’ Property

The repossession of government assets from past ministers continues. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development, formerly the Ministry of Works, is pursuing the recovery of missing inventory. Earlier today, at mile [...]

House Speaker Val is in Control!

Maintaining order in the House of Representatives, amid the constant verbal exchanges across the floor, has always been a challenge.  Despite being regarded as the honorable house, Parliament has long [...]

Perusing the Director of Tourism’s Plum Contract

On the heels of a stunning defeat at the polls on November eleventh last year, it was expected that all U.D.P. appointed chairpersons on various statutory bodies, including the executives [...]

Does Karen Bevans Have the ‘Guts” to Sue PM John Briceño?

We got a chance to ask Prime Minister John Briceño about Bevans’ contract today.  Bevans has threatened, through Barrow and Williams law firm, to sue Prime Minister John Briceño for [...]

Police Finally Speak on Wilbert Vallejos Raid

Beleaguered former Lands Commissioner Wilbert Vallejos and his family in Patchakan, Corozal District were the subject of an intelligence-led operation on January fourth where their residence was searched by personnel [...]

Inaugural Meeting of the New House of Representatives is Nigh Upon Us

The inaugural sitting of the House of Representatives, led by Prime Minister John Briceño, is being held this Friday.  Several bills will be tabled for the first reading, including a [...]

New Treasury Building, How Much will It Really Cost?

On Wednesday, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing Julius Espat detailed the allegations of misuse of resources by former Minister Rene Montero. He also shed light on the ongoing review of high-cost [...]

Assessment of New Foreign Affairs Building Ongoing

An assessment of the recently constructed Foreign Affairs headquarters, the Leigh Richardson Building in Belmopan continues.  The new administration is concerned about the value for money.  As it stands, the [...]

Still No Word on Who’s the Next Comptroller of Customs

A decision on who will succeed Colin Griffith as the next Comptroller of Customs is yet to be determined by the Ministry of Finance. While senior customs officers Ian Haylock [...]

G.O.B. Condemns Failed Coup Attempt of U.S. Congress

The U.S. Embassy in Belize has issued a statement on the deadly events at the Capitol on Wednesday.  Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges, in speaking about American democracy, said, quote, it [...]

K9 Sniffs Out Crack-Cocaine in OW Residence, 4 Persons Charged

Four persons were charged with drug offenses after the K9 dog, Terry, sniffed out the location of hidden cocaine and crack cocaine at an Orange Walk residence.  Officers descended at [...]

Rapid COVID-19 Drive Restarted Across the Country

Sixty-one thousand, five hundred and eleven COVID-19 tests have been conducted as of today. Eleven thousand, one hundred and fifty-two cases have been confirmed with two hundred and sixty-seven deaths, [...]

Ex-U.D.P. Minister Rene Montero in Equipment Scandal at Ministry of Works

Former Minister of Works Rene Montero may be facing criminal charges in the days ahead.  The three-time U.D.P. Cayo Central Area Representative is the subject of an ongoing investigation being [...]

Will Charges be Brought Against Former Minister of Works?

In investigating Montero’s dealings during his term of office, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development has turned to the Attorney General, the Commissioner of Police, and the Integrity Commission to [...]

Montero and the Horse Racing Gate

If that wasn’t bad enough, Montero has found himself in yet another outrage, this one involving a starting gate used in horse racing activities.  This morning, personnel from the Ministry [...]

Gregory Bowen’s Family Says “show me the evidence of his suicide”

Tonight, the family of Gregory Bowen is speaking out. Bowen is the thirty-nine-year-old man found dead in a cell block at the Queen Street Police Station on Monday morning.  The [...]