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Changing the Culture of Accessing Land Services

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country on Tuesday and is to return on January seventeenth.  During his absence, the Minister of Natural Resources, Petroleum, and Mining is acting as [...]

Minister Hyde Plans to Weed Out Corruption from the Top to the Bottom

It was infamously dubbed as a “hotbed of corruption” by former Prime Minister Dean Barrow and tonight, new Lands Minister Cordel Hyde speaks of the unabated pillaging of crown land [...]

Was Former Lands Commissioner Complicit in Corruption at Department?

While speaking about weeding out the department’s corruption, among those who have left is Wilbert Vallejos.  Vallejos was the Lands Commissioner under the U.D.P. administration. Police raided his home in [...]

Has the Public Services Commission Failed Public Servants?

And the unanswered letter from the PM to the Public Services Commission is telling. The Commission’s functions include the formulation of schemes for recruitment to the public service and the [...]

WhatsApp’s Revised Privacy Policy – What Will It Mean for You?

Two billion people are registered users of the messaging service WhatsApp. It’s one of the most widely used apps across the world. And in these COVID times, it has helped [...]

A New Local Beer is in Town!!

You would not have noticed as there is an obvious lack of fanfare surrounding the launch of this new product.  It is a new brew hitting shelves across the country. [...]

Tourism Minister on Karen Bevans’ Contract

On Friday, the contract for B.T.B.’s Tourism Director, Karen Bevan’s, was leaked to the public.  Since that time, the details of the employment agreement signed on April first, 2019 have [...]

Evan Tillett is the New Chairman of B.T.B. Board

The board that the minister has selected to spearhead the country’s tourism rebound is led by Evan Tillett.  Tillett is a former colleague of Minister Mahler and is no stranger [...]

Marijuana Expert Joins Belize’s Great Cannabis Debate

Since taking office in late 2020, the Briceño Administration has moved ahead with the formal introduction of the hemp industry as a viable means of economic growth for Belize.  The [...]

Rene Montero’s Name Stink da Road!

Former Minister of Works Rene Montero is at the heart of a land scandal in which it is alleged that a number of dubious transactions were conducted on his behalf [...]

Another Allegation of Land Fraud Involving Rene Montero

In another case, De La Rosa shares the story of an individual who later found out that his information was used to acquire a piece of land.  He approached De [...]

P.S.U. Wants Whistleblower’s Act Introduced

In light of Eddie de la Rosa’s testimony, who says he witnessed the corrupt activities within government ministries, the P.S.U. says that people like De La Rosa need protecting.  De [...]

Public Officers Complain About Unfair Dismissal

The Public Service Union is also addressing complaints made by public officers regarding unfair dismissal.  In its release, the P.S.U. says that it received several complaints from public officers who [...]

P.S.U. Says P.U.P.’s Good Governance Motion Symbolic

The P.S.U.’s Dean Flowers took the opportunity to weigh in on the Good Governance motion introduced in the House on Friday.  The unions have always been a very vocal advocate [...]

N.F.S.S. to Continue Using Belize Medical College for Forensic Autopsies

On January fifth, cabinet announced following a weekly briefing that authorization had been given to the National Forensic Science Service to enter into a formal agreement with Central America Health [...]

General Revenue Supplementary Bill Introduced

Much of today’s proceedings within the National Assembly Chambers were statements by ministers.  It was until two in the afternoon that the House moved into the day’s business, starting with [...]

Ballooning Wage Bill Briceño’s Burden

But the Briceño administration is facing a financial dilemma.  As the PM said in his New Year address, the government ‘bruk.’  A ballooning wage bill burdens the fiscal budget.  In [...]

PM Briceño Calls on Steve Perera to Resign

Attorney Estevan Perera was sworn as the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission in July 2020 under the Barrow Administration.  He is a known U.D.P. supporter who has also [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Seeking Re-election, but Who Will Make Up His Slate?

Who sits as the head of the elections and boundaries commission is important to the ruling administration as in less than two months, voters will be returning to the polls [...]

Destinee Arnold’s Farewell as Miss Universe Belize

The new Miss Universe Belize will be crowned on Saturday at three p.m. during a live virtual event right here on Channel Five. Like so many other traditions during the [...]

A Media Award Competition

They just released the latest crime statistics for 2020. Now the Belize Crime Observatory wants to recognize outstanding journalists. The media competition is an extension of a data training workshop [...]

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 [...]

M.o.H.W. Encourages Cante Family to Ask for Money as Compensation for Body Mix Up

The Cante Family in San Felipe Village is advised to request financial compensation after the family’s patriarch was mistakenly buried as a John Doe in another village without the family. [...]