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Exclusive Photo Shows Jasmine Hartin with Her Children

On Tuesday, social media was abuzz with videos purportedly taken by Jasmine Hartin. Viewers will recall that Hartin was released on bail on June 9 after being charged with Manslaughter [...]

Database to Bring District Transport Systems Together

There was a handing over ceremony today in Orange Walk for the Belize Motor Vehicle Registration and License System.  The collaboration between the Government of Belize and the Republic of [...]

CABEI Loan to Fund B.D.F. Upgrade

Price Barracks will be receiving a much-needed facelift in the months ahead, with a loan of thirty million U.S. dollars from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, CABEI.  The [...]

Workshops on Dealing with Trauma Cases

RESTORE Belize is hosting an online capacity-building workshop on trauma-informed care. The virtual sessions, which will run through until July ninth, seek to empower service care providers for youth, families [...]

Belize’s 15th Annual Public Service Awards Program

“Belize Public Service – making heroic sacrifices, displaying extraordinary humanness, providing service before self” – that is the theme for this year’s Public Service Day, celebrated annually on June twenty-third. [...]

Still No New Building: Fire Fighters Move to Temporary Quarters

The Belize National Fire Service headquarters has relocated to two temporary sites in Belize City.  You’ll recall that the previous U.D.P. administration sold the fire station to Atlantic Bank before [...]

AG Has Removed Herself in Maya Lands Case

Last week, the Acting Chief Justice ruled that the past administration violated Maya Customary Land Tenure for the residents of Jalacte.  The village and two men were awarded six point [...]

AG Marin-Young Gives Update on Status of Protected Disclosures Bill

Another one of those good governance measures that the government introduced back in May is the Protected Disclosures Bill of 2021. Popularly known as the Whistleblower’s legislation, it seeks to [...]

Former AG Peyrefitte Says Caution Needed Before Accusations Made under Whistleblower Act

Former Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte was also asked to weigh in on the whistleblower’s legislation.  And he says that while it hasn’t been fully ventilated in the public and his [...]

Raffles to Encourage Belizeans to “get the jab”

Since it started the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout, the Ministry of Health’s goal has been to get two hundred and fifty-one thousand Belizeans over the age of eighteen fully vaccinated.  But [...]

U.N.D.P. Donates Equipment to Belize Courts

Today, the United Nations Development Program donated a trove of information and communication technology equipment to the Belize’s judiciary to improve the access to justice by addressing the challenges leading [...]

ComPol on Communications Director Fitzroy Yearwood

The return of Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood as the Communications Director for the police department, more specifically the Commissioner of Police, had many wondering why the ComPol who is usually [...]

Conch Season Closed: Eat Something Else in Your Ceviche for Now

The Queen Conch season officially closes today. This means all you conch ceviche lovers will not be able to find that dish or any conch dishes at your favorite restaurant, [...]

Cabinet Approves Promotions for Nurses and Standardized Fees at Hospitals

Three days after Cabinet met in regular session on June fifteenth, the briefing has been released by the Press Office. Among the highlights was a report from the Prime Minister’s [...]

Equipment Donation for Elijio Panti Park

The Belize Forest Department, through the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Management, handed over thousands of dollars in equipment, transportation and uniforms to the co-manager of [...]

Investigation Begins into Sleeping Giant Anomaly

It is the most talked about mystery right now: what is causing the smoke or steam to rise in the Maya Mountains? Well, while the public continues its speculation ranging [...]

B.D.F. Officer Wilfredo Majana Inducted in the I.M.S.O. Hall of Fame

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence inducted several individuals into the International Military Student Office Hall of Fame at a prestigious ceremony held on Wednesday. Among the inductees was Belize’s [...]

Is it Fire? A Volcanic Eruption? Meteor? Or Steam Vent—Speculation Abounds over the Sleeping Giant Plume

Social media has been abuzz with theories of what is happening in the mountains. Some speculate it is volcanic activity, while others say it is a meteorite that struck in [...]

Terminated Employees Contemplate Lawsuit Against San Pedro Town Council

When the San Pedro Town Council changed in March following the municipal elections, several employees from the previous administration were terminated.  Under the labor laws of Belize, those individuals ought [...]

Long Term Employees among San Pedro Town Council Workers Waiting for Severance

According to Elrington, sufficient time has been afforded to the Town Council and its attorneys to respond to the query.  Aside from a delay in response, Elrington says that at [...]

BECOL Holds Virtual Public Forum

If you live along the Macal River or near the Chalillo Dam, the Belize Electric Company Limited is hosting a virtual public information session tonight you may want to attend. [...]

New Working Hours for Government and the Public Service

You may have noticed the various announcements from government departments of a change in their opening hours. Well, that shift came into effect June fourteenth when, along with the recent [...]

Dangriga Mourns as Superintendent Henry Jemmott is Laid to Rest

Two weeks after he was shot dead in San Pedro Town, forty-two-year-old Superintendent of police Henry Jemmott was laid to rest in his hometown, Dangriga. He was given all the [...]

Overcrowding Concern at Wake of Superintendent Jemmott

Both the funeral and the wake for Superintendent Henry Jemmott were well attended by hundreds of people. While they all came out to pay their respects to the senior officer, [...]

Fitzroy Yearwood Returns as PR for Police Department

Today, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams officially announced that Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood is now the Director of Communications in his office and will be the point man to liaise [...]