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An Official Exhibit List in the Case of Lev Dermen; John Saldivar is Named

There is new information tonight in the case of Lev Dermen, an Armenian national with U.S. and Belize citizenship that is causing tremors inside the U.D.P. as it heads to [...]

Prime Minister Barrow: Still No Evidence of Wrongdoing

The allegation of text messages between Jacob Kingston and John Saldivar as court exhibits prompted reaction from Belmopan. The PM did not give interview, but instead issued a four-paragraph statement [...]

John Saldivar’s Statement on Evidence List

A statement from John Saldivar was short and curt.  It states that nothing has changed from his position outlined in a statement on January fifteenth, 2019. Saldivar also echoes what [...]

Opposition Leader Calls on John Saldivar to Resign

The text message referencing Minister Saldivar was also the focus of a statement by Opposition Leader John Briceño.  He is calling on the Prime Minister to fire Saldivar from his [...]

Briceño Gives Barrow Advice in Figuring Out which Minister Took $25K

According to Briceño, if the Prime Minister wanted to act, he could have already done so.  Today, Briceño advised the PM to check with the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to obtain [...]

Revisiting PM Barrow’s Threat of Termination

As we said, the Lev Dermen scandal has been unraveling for days. Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow called a press conference on the recent allegations. At the time he [...]

Does the Status Quo Remain Ahead of Leadership Convention?

As the scandal rocks the U.D.P., the likelihood of the upcoming U.D.P. convention being affected by the pending trial in Utah was a question that was placed squarely to the [...]

No Request for Ministers’ Names from U.S. Embassy

The Lev Dermen saga has been coming up in many ways. At the sitting of the House of Representatives on January seventeenth, Caribbean Shores Area Representative Kareem Musa suggested that [...]

Another Delayed Judgment; P.U.P. Extremely Frustrated

The People’s United Party’s case against the Government of Belize regarding the spending of over one point three billion dollars, including the PetroCaribe funds that were borrowed from Venezuela, has yet [...]

CariCRIS Assigns Belize Bank “Investment Grade” Rating

The Belize Bank Limited, the country’s oldest banking institution, has been assigned an investment grade rating by the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services.  CariCRIS is the Caribbean’s leading credit [...]

What Does Investment Rating Mean for Belize Bank?

The assigned rating augurs well for other local companies wishing to improve their profiles on the regional and international markets.  It is in line with some of the more prominent [...]

Senate Report on Immigration Yet to be Completed

We also found out that Senator Elena Smith’s patience is running thin. The senator says organizations are tired of waiting for U.D.P. Senator Aldo Salazar to present his report on the [...]

Will Hugo Patt Without Support to John Saldivar?

One more story on the dilemma facing the U.D.P.  Minister of Natural Resources, Hugo Patt is running for first deputy leader under team Saldivar. They have been around the country [...]

Chester Seeks Financial Aid to Cover Hotel Bill

A staggering six-figure debt owed to Pedro’s Inn by the Belize Police Department remains unpaid and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is turning to tourism stakeholders in San Pedro to [...]

ComPol Working with F.I.U. and D.P.P. on Auditor General’s Report

Former Minister of State Herman Longsworth Jr. has been terminated from his cushy appointment in New York as Consul General, following the Auditor General’s report on the finances of the [...]

Chris Noble and Alden Dawson are Awarded for Stellar Police Work

A pair of senior police officers was recognized by the Belize Department for their leadership effort in reducing crime in Belize City and San Pedro.  This morning, Christopher Noble and [...]

3rd Annual All Officers Conference Held in Belmopan

This morning at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan, senior officers from across the country gathered for an annual conference to address communication issues between management of the police department [...]

Police Command is Not Top Heavy says Chester Williams

Coming out of the conference was a question on the effectiveness of precinct policing, a model which is being employed in Belize City primarily.  According to ComPol Williams, while senior [...]

Herman Longsworth is Fired

There is a report tonight that the Consul General in New York, Herman Longsworth is heading back home abruptly and has been fired. Longsworth, as you know was named in [...]

Caller Suffers Massive Heart Attack On-Air

It was not unusual for sixty-seven-year-old Keith Swift to call in and participate in the Wake Up Belize Morning Vibes on Krem Radio.  On Monday morning, the Mosul Street resident [...]

Criminal Charges Forthcoming Following Revelations in Auditor General’s Reports?

As much as half a million dollars was found to be embezzled at the National Sports Council between April first, 2015 to March thirty-first, 2016.  A report by the Auditor [...]

The Pickle that is Julian Cho Tech

The Julian Cho Technical High School also finds itself in is a quagmire as the secondary institution continues to operate without a principal.  To make matters worse, former principal Dr. [...]

$1.3M to Build Substandard Classrooms at Julian Cho Tech

According to Requeña, a teacher was awarded a contract for one point three million dollars to build classrooms at Julian Cho.  The quality of work, he says, was well below [...]

Kareem Michael Returns to Central Bank; New Liquidator for CBL Appointed, Again!

Julian Murillo is the new liquidator for Choice Bank Limited beginning today and remains as the liquidator of Atlantic International Bank Limited. The announcement was made by the Central Bank [...]

What the Equal Opportunities Bill is NOT About

Public consultations have taken place countrywide on the controversial Equal Opportunities Bill.  This morning, the media gathered at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City, at the invitation of the [...]